Biological Technician - Guam
Fort Collins, CO
Job posting number: #7068392
Posted: July 29, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionDescription of Work Unit
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 http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/
Five Biological Technicians positions are available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). These are 40-hour week appointments primarily located on Guam, but they will be deployable to study/project areas within the Joint Region Marianas Area of Responsibility (JRM AOR).
The Biological Technicians will conduct biosecurity inspections, invasive species control and interdiction, ungulate fence and Brown treesnake barrier inspection/maintenance, and other duties. The Biological Technicians will also be responsible for entering invasive species/biosecurity management and monitoring data.
Required Job Qualifications
The qualified individual should have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of one (1) year of work experience in with natural resources or agricultural inspections. Experience needs to be well-documented and acquired under the employment of an academic institution, governmental agency, private company, or non-profit organization in the appropriate field.
Experience working on a military installation and working with military headquarters-level staff.
Experience working in Micronesia in the biological, natural resources, or agricultural fields.
Experience implementing methods for operational control of brown tree snakes.
Experience implementing methods for operational control of coconut rhinoceros beetles and little fire ants.
Experience conducting inspections of cargo for invasive species.
Must have experience conducting fieldwork, and accurately recording, entering, and proofing data.
Must be capable of walking several consecutive miles while carrying gear and performing manual labor in a hot tropical environment on uneven terrain on most days.
Ability to take photographs and collect samples of plants, insects, and animals for identification.
Ability to use compass, maps, data tablets, and GPS.
Must be willing to submit for NACI background check to obtain a DoD Common Access Card.
The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by proposed start date U.S. employment authorization. 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.
Preferred Job Qualifications
B.S. degree in botany, horticulture, biology, ecology or a closely related science.
More than two (2) years’ experience with natural resources or agricultural inspections.
Familiarity with DoD/Navy environmental and safety regulations.
Experience conducting inspections and repair work on fencing/barriers intended to manage natural resources.
Ability to deploy to adjacent islands on short notice.
Guam CORE pest control applicator’s licensing.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.