Supervisory Biologist

Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)

Beale AFB , California


A Supervisory Biologist position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Beale Air Force Base, CA.


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


Incumbent will interpret management policies of the Air Force as they pertain to management of natural resources in general, and endangered species in particular. Incumbent will provide consultation and expert advice to management in the Environmental Office at Beale Air Force Base, recommend changes to operating practices that have a substantial impact on compliance with federal laws and regulations and which directly affect the installation’s ability to utilize its land for military training purposes. Primary duties will include the performance of work requiring advanced biological knowledge, requiring the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Environmental Office staff on storm water protection during project planning and implementation
  • Prepare documents and provide support for regulatory field visits for Endangered Species Act consultations, Clean Water Act permits, and State Historic Preservation Officer consultations
  • Support the Natural/Cultural Resources programs by assisting staff biologists on natural resource project planning and implementation, data collection, wildlife surveys, habitat improvement, nature trail development, and invasive weed management
  • Perform dig/work permit review and coordination
  • Review proposed project sites for natural resources impacts
  • Provide GIS support for the Environmental Office, including map creation, data analysis, and GPS data collection
  • Assist the Environmental Office in achieving compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations for construction projects through the Environmental Impact Analysis Process
  • Perform construction site visits during projects to ensure compliance with environmental requirements
  • Develop and present briefing packages and prepare a variety of environmental related reports
  • Serve as technical consultant to public affairs on media relations involving assigned projects
  • Prepare proposed responses to congressional inquiries, audit reports, inspection reports, press releases, and public concerns
  • Prepare and implement up to 25 environmental training sessions for contractors and AF personnel performing construction projects
  • Support quality improvement and promote the environmental awareness program by helping prepare for and attending environmental outreach events
  • Supervise natural resource and grazing projects as needed.
  • Coordinate with other biologists, contractors, military personnel and the public as directed by the Environmental Office
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of people is essential

Position will supervise two or more professional CEMML staff members in addition to overseeing part-time employees and subcontractors. Provide weekly storm water inspections of all National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitted construction sites in conjunction with other construction site visits.


  • 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 in Wildlife Biology, Natural Resource Management, Conservation Biology, or closely related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of post-graduate professional experience (which can include graduate school) in natural resource management is required.
  • Experience in ecosystem management, preferably within a military training context is required.
  • Experience with ArcGIS, including map composition, data analysis, and preparation of metadata files.
  • Experience collecting, storing and analyzing GPS data.
  • One or more years supervisory or team leader experience.
  • Ability to work outdoors in rough terrain and inclement weather.
  • Able to operate and maintain 4-wheel-drive vehicles.


  • MS is preferred in Wildlife Biology, Natural Resource Management, Conservation Biology, or closely related field.
  • Experience writing environmental permit applications associated with construction projects.
  • Ability to identify the flora and fauna of northern California is a plus.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans on military installations is desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


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 $53,000 - $56,000. Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for biology efforts at Beale AFB.


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 January 15, 2018, 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.See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at  
  • POSITION #: 021156.0002
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