Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Range: $37,000-$41,000.
Two 18-month Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM) field assistant (Research Associate I) positions are available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). These positions are located at Fort Hunter Liggett, California.
RESPONSIBILITIES These positions will assist the Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) staff with the sustainment of realistic training land conditions and the support of personnel, vehicles, and mission requirements for units at the installation. As a member of the LRAM team, field staff will support the overall training mission, enhance the safe use of training areas, sustain the overall land condition, improve off-road access to training areas, increase the net use of training areas, improve operational and tactical mobility, and reduce the impacts of soil erosion on training lands.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A BS/BA in applied biological sciences, agriculture, restoration ecology, natural resources management, or related discipline appropriate to the position is required. A combination of an equivalent level of education and experience will also be considered. This position requires at least six continuous months of specialized experience in land rehabilitation and land management that includes experience in LRAM programs or programs similar to LRAM, use of Global Position Systems (GPS), application of best management practices for soil conservation and erosion control, and working successfully with others as well as independently. Applicants must demonstrate experience operating and maintaining mechanized equipment including tractors, seed drills, hydroseeds, and/or straw mulchers. Prior experience working on military installations is required. The successful applicants must have or be able to obtain a valid driver's license.
The successful candidates must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Applicants should have the ability to work under field conditions including rugged terrain, low humidity, and extreme heat, and be able to repeatedly lift at least 50 pounds. Knowledge of common plants of the central coast and experience monitoring vegetation are also desirable. Experience in invasive species management, use of erosion control materials, and the application of herbicides is a plus.
SALARY Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for LRAM efforts at Fort Hunter Liggett.
BENEFITS 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 9% matching. For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/.
Prospective candidates should apply online at https://warnercnr.colostate.edu/jobs/. Apply no later than May 26, 2013, 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:
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