Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Range$50,000 $58,000.
POSITION A National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Analyst (Research Associate II Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
ORGANIZATION 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.
LOCATION This position is located at the Fort Wainwright Army installation near Fairbanks, Alaska. The installation encompasses nearly 1.6 million acres of land in Interior Alaska. The installation is not obtainable through public transportation. Fort Wainwright boasts a wealth of natural and cultural resources, stunning landscapes, and is a recognized leader in environmental management. Its proximity to Fairbanks provides access to city life as well as fishing, hunting, native crafts, dog mushing, snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and views of the Alaskan Northern Lights. For more information about Fairbanks, visit http://www.explorefairbanks.com, http://www.fairbanksalaska.us, or http://www.fairbankschamber.org.
RESPONSIBILITIES The successful applicant will provide technical NEPA expertise and support to the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Wainwright, Alaska (USAG FWA) as part of the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division NEPA Branch. The NEPA Branch is responsible for providing sound analysis of environmental impacts from proposed actions occurring on and around USAG FWA lands. The selected candidate will provide support in preparing and coordinating environmental reviews of projects among the Environmental Division and other Garrison Directorates; military units; other military branches; local, state, and federal agencies; special interest groups; and members of the public. The selected candidate will also assist in conducting public involvement activities, reviewing NEPA documentation by other agencies, developing and tracking mitigation measures, and assisting in supervising a student intern.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. BS/BA in environmental planning, natural resources management, physical sciences, or related field. A minimum of one year of experience in preparation of NEPA documentation and project management. Must have or be able to obtain a valid drivers license.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Working knowledge of NEPA requirements and procedures. Experience working with federal or state land management and environmental programs. Experience in preparing environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, and categorical exclusion documents. Experience in project management and coordination among multiple agencies and stakeholders. Excellent organizational skills, effective writing and oral communication abilities, and an understanding of conflict resolution techniques. Proficient with Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Adobe programs, and ArcGIS.
SALARY Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Range$50,000 $58,000. Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for NEPA efforts at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
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/. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered. Apply no later than December 22, 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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