Natural Resources Specialist

Colorado State University

United States 🇺🇸

Description of Work Unit


CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of
Natural Resources at 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.

Position Summary

Natural Resources Specialist (Research Associate III Special) position at Air National Guard Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland is available with Colorado State University’s (CSU) Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML).

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

Required Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of biology and/or natural resources.
  • More than five years of work experience demonstrating the knowledge, skill and ability in natural resources management, interpretation of environmental processes, policies and regulations to successfully assist ANG installation environmental leaders in identifying and locating natural resources present on ANG installations for the purposes of planning development on the installation with regard to those resources while ensuring the military mission is not impacted.
  • Have demonstrated knowledge and experience working with and/or managing aerial photos, design plans, avoidance and minimization analysis, quantifying impacts and identifying alternatives to reduce impacts as well as other training and skills pertaining to the position.
  • Experience monitoring natural resources studies, surveys and projects from initial programming and planning to conclusion of the project, with little to no supervision. Have a thorough understanding of most standard computer programs, as well as proficiency in VEMO, Air Force eDash, and other DoD database management and SharePoint systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge working with all laws and regulations that govern natural resources and have demonstrated experience carrying out review and compliance activities under those regulations.
  • The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license by employment start date.
  • Candidate must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC). Furthermore, candidates are required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a federal background check to remain eligible for employment by CSU. Pursuant to the Department of Defense Scope of Work applicable to this position, no foreign national shall be employed without prior approval of the Federal Government.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Desired qualifications include experience working in a highly structured organization and knowledge of Army Instructions, directives, guidance and processes.
  • Personnel in this category may also hold professional certifications in their perspective area of expertise (e.g., wetland identification and delineation, erosion and sediment control inspections, certified arborist and professional natural resources management).
  • Previous experience at the GS-12 equivalent.
Diversity Statement

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