Natural Resources Specialist

A Natural Resources Specialist (Research Associate II Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands. This position is located at Donnelly Training Area, Alaska.

The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands 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.

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

Donnelly Training Area is a training area that supports U.S. Army arctic training and testing missions located south of Delta Junction in Alaska. Delta Junction is located approximately 100 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. Delta Junction is a small town that provides access to excellent recreation and wildlife opportunities such as fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, and cross-country skiing.

In coordination with the Fort Wainwright (Alaska) Natural Resources Manager, the incumbent will provide leadership and technical guidance for the Donnelly Training Area (DTA) natural resources management team. Responsibilities will include coordinating programs in forestry, wetland monitoring and permitting, wildland fire management, fish and wildlife management, outdoor recreation and natural resources inventory and management, creating and maintaining geographical databases using Arc GIS, and coordinating and working cooperatively with other federal/state agencies and non-government organizations. The incumbent may be required to attend public meetings, travel to other Army facilities, and supervise full-time employee(s) and seasonal technicians. Additional duties include entering and evaluating data, writing and preparing reports and NEPA documentation, and assisting in maintaining equipment and vehicles.

U.S. citizenship or legal documentation is required. A BS/BA degree in natural resources, wildlife, forestry or related field is a must. Applicants must have the ability to work outdoors in adverse weather and rugged terrain, and must have or be able to obtain a valid drivers’ license.

An M.S. degree in natural resources, environmental sciences, botany, forestry or related field is preferred. Additional preferred qualifications include: experience with natural resources management programs to include land management, wetland delineation, forestry management, outdoor recreation, game and non-game management; experience working on public lands and with public land management agencies; knowledge of wetlands management and ecology, wildlife surveying, and vegetation and plant communities identification; and experience with ATV/snow machine and 4-wheel drive vehicles. Experience with GPS and GIS technologies and experience with database entry, development and management are beneficial. Good oral and written communication skills are desired for this position.

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. Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for Natural Resources Specialist efforts at Donnelly Training Area, Alaska.

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

Prospective candidates should apply online at no later than January 1, 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:

1) Statement of Qualifications (cover letter addressing each minimum and desirable criterion in announcement)
2) CV (resume)
3) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications unless announcement specifies that years of experience are allowed to be substituted)
4) Degree Conferral (if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded, include a copy of diploma)
5) References (contact information for professional references, including at least one supervisor)

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. 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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POSITION #: DTA/NR Specialist/1/1/13

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Donnelly Training Area, Alaska
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