Land Condition Assessment Specialist (Research Associate I Special)

Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)

Schofield Barracks , Hawaii

A Land Condition Assessment Specialist (Research Associate I Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Schofield Barracks, HI.


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, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations.

To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit


Work will be on-site at Schofield Barracks/Wheeler Army Airfield, Oahu, Hawaii. Schofield Barracks was established in 1908 to provide mobile defense of Pearl Harbor and the entire island. Located 20 miles from Honolulu on the plateau or "central valley" of Oahu between the two volcanic mountains that comprise the island, the nearly 20,000-acre installation is home to the U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii. Nearby world-renowned beaches, breathtaking mountains and tropical splendor provide countless recreational opportunities.


  • Manage the RTLA component of the Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) program at Schofield Barracks Military Reservation by monitoring natural resources, assessing damage, and evaluating land repair.
  • Coordinate activities with the Range Manager and the Schofield Barracks ITAM Coordinator. 
  • Implement the RTLA program by following directives outlined in Army Regulation 350-19 the Army Sustainable Range Program.
  • Coordinate with military training schedule and environmental programs.
  • Manage and monitoring objectives as stated in the installation’s RTLA protocol
  • Use approved monitoring protocols
  • Execute established projects
  • Determine the effectiveness of Land Rehabilitation and Management projects.
  • Create maps that depict the availability, suitability, accessibility, and capacity of training lands.
  • Conduct internal encroachment assessments to assist with various installation plans
  • Review installation plans
  • Work with global positioning systems (GPS) and differential correction.
  • Track project development in monthly reports.
  • Identify program funding needs and manage project funding.
  • Prepare project reports


  • The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.
  • BS/BA degree in natural resources management or closely related field of applied ecology. One year or more field experience. Working experience with Geographical Information System and Global Positioning System technologies. Experience with ArcGIS/MAP. Experience with 4-wheel drive vehicles, and the ability to work outdoors in adverse weather and on rugged terrain.
  • Must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC). Candidates are required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a federal background check


Experience working on public lands with land management and regulatory agencies. Knowledge of common Hawaiian invasive species. Working knowledge and experience with the military or related work experience with state or federal agency. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access database.


Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.


Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Annual salary range $50,000. Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for Land Assessment efforts at Schofield Barracks, HI.


Colorado State University offers a generous benefits package including 24 days of paid vacation leave, tuition credits, excellent health insurance (including vision and dental), and retirement plans with 11.5% matching. For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit



Prospective candidates should apply online at Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than November 19, 2017, for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

  • Statement of Qualifications (one page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement)
  • Resume
  • Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications)
  • Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded)

References (contact information for professional references including at least one supervisor, references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates)Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce, and complies with all federal and Colorado state laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

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