Invasive Species Field Biologist - Guam

Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

Assan, US Territories

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $50,000 - $65,000
Deadline Dec 04, 2023
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Full job description: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/136203 
Apply by date for full consideration: 12/4/2023
Salary Range: $50,000 - $65,000

Position Summary:
CEMML is a research, education, and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DoD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues.

To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/ 

An Invasive Species Field Biologist position is available with Colorado State University and The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, and duty-stationed on Guam in compliance with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Mariana Islands Training and Testing Biological Opinion of 2015 and the Navy-funded Project Statement of Work that implement regional biosecurity measures to prevent introduction and promote control and management of invasive species. In fulfillment of these objectives, the Field Biologist will act on a Biosecurity team to conduct field data collection, and control invasive species and provide interdiction on the islands in support of US Navy Joint Region Marianas, located on Guam. Invasive species control includes brown tree snake, little fire ant, coconut rhinoceros beetle, and Tinian cycad scale. Brown tree snake work will require working with dead lab mice for bait stations. Little fire ant control includes vegetation management and pesticide application. Coconut rhinoceros beetle work includes baiting and removal. Additional vegetation management may be required for a variety of project needs. Field biologists work out of the CEMML office in Assan, Guam and will be required to coordinate with Navy, Air Force, and Marine project partners and service members of Naval Base Guam, Anderson Air Force Base, and Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz.

Required Qualifications:    

  • A BS degree in Botany, Biology, Ecology or closely related field.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of professional work experience in natural resource management.
  • Minimum of (2) years of experience working with and managing geospatial data in ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online.
  • Must be capable of walking several miles in inclement weather (extreme heat, high humidity, heavy rain and winds) carrying up to 35 pounds.
  • Ability to deploy from Guam to locations in Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, sometimes on short notice.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.
  • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Employee Benefits: 
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility / & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/

Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.



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Category Botany, Restoration
Tags GIS, Environmental Consulting