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Colorado State University Training Area Project Management Coordinator / Land Management Coordinator in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Training Area Project Management Coordinator / Land Management Coordinator

Position Location Fort Polk, LA

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 202100332AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title Research Associate II

Number of Vacancies 1

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range $72,000 - $82,000

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University ( CSU ) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas. https://hr.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2021/01/benefits-summary-afap.pdf.

Desired Start Date 05/17/2021

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 04/26/2021

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. To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.

Position Summary

A Training Area Project Management Coordinator position is available with Colorado State University’s Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands ( CEMML ), assigned to Fort Polk, LA in support of Forces Command ( FORSCOM ) mission to provide natural resources management for the US Army Sustainable Range Program ( SRP ). This position serves as the Fort Polk Training Area Project Management Coordinator, working under the supervision of CSU - CEMML and in coordination with the Fort Polk Integrated Training Area Management ( ITAM ) office. This position coordinates/oversees land management projects, contracts, equipment rentals, and acquisition of supplies and materials for natural resource management projects conducted in support of ITAM . The individual in this role coordinates GIS data tasks associated with LRAM and RTLA projects as well as the SRP GIS Quality Assurance Program ( QAP ) standard data layers.

Required Job Qualifications

  • BS/BA Degree in natural resources management, forestry, archaeology, geology, GIS or a field relevant to land management.

  • Ability to learn Fort Polk’s polices as detailed in the ITAM workplan, Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan, Range Operations Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Ability to coordinate subcontracted land management efforts and ensure work meets standards specified by the SOW CSU is obligated to complete.

  • Ability to perform quality control assessments on CEMML staff/sub-contracted work and provide guidance to staff/sub-contractors on how to satisfy SOW requirements if initial work efforts do not meet specified requirements. And, ensure staff/sub-contractors adhere to the guidance provided.

  • Experience with executing land reclamation projects that includes heavy equipment allocation, and soil, water and vegetation management. Have a working knowledge of heavy equipment types and their capabilities.

  • Ability to oversee land management projects by navigating wooded and rugged environments either in a vehicle (to include ATV ) or on foot across uneven terrain.

  • Ability to withstand long periods outdoors exposed to extremely hot and humid conditions.

  • Ability to take note of land restoration requirements identified while afield and the ability to record concerns about land restoration requirements from Fort Polk staff.

  • Ability to use GIS to create planning level project maps, to include data acquisition and maintenance.

  • Ability to manage GIS databases.

  • Skilled operating personal computer workstations and standard software packages, including experience with Excel.

  • Ability to write clearly and effectively.

  • Ability to execute computer analysis for budgeting, reporting and project resource allocation.

    Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Graduate Degree in natural resources management, forestry, archaeology, geology, GIS or a field relevant to land management. Or, at least ten years of land management supervisory experience in Louisiana.

  • Demonstrated experience on how to comply with and execute projects under Fort Polk policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrated knowledge ensuring subcontracted land management efforts meet standards specified by governmental requirements.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform quality control assessments on CEMML staff/sub-contracted work and provide guidance to staff/sub-contractors on how to satisfy SOW requirements if initial work efforts do not meet specified requirements. And, ensure staff/sub-contractors adhere to the guidance provided.

  • At least five years’ experience with executing land reclamation projects that includes heavy equipment allocation, and soil, water and vegetation management.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer analysis for budgeting, reporting, and project resource allocation.

  • Five years’ experience conducting management projects by navigating wooded and rugged environments either in a vehicle (to include ATV ) or on foot across uneven terrain.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of identifying land restoration requirements identified while afield and from staff and the ability to implement projects to address requirements.

  • Five years of land management experience at Fort Polk, LA.

  • Background in Fort Polk Range Operations/Management.

  • Knowledge of TC-25-1, Sustainable Range Program, Integrated Training Area Management work plan, Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands.

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize ESRI ArcGIS in database management, mapping and analysis.

    Diversity Statement

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

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Training Area Project Management

Duty/Responsibility

Determine best courses of action to complete natural resources restoration and land sustainment projects at Fort Polk, LA. Ensure all project efforts are in compliance with the Sikes Act and other federal laws and regulations established to safeguard natural and cultural resources. Ensure land management actions meet requirements established by FORSCOM and the SOW provided by ITAM and coordinate/schedule project activities directly with Fort Polk Range Operations office. Allocate limited resources to efficiently complete SOW requirements.

Independently identify need for land restoration and report findings to ITAM .

Percentage Of Time 40%

Job Duty Category Contractor Oversight

Duty/Responsibility

Oversee and perform quality control on land sustainment subcontracted activities. Ensure such activities are being executed in compliance with the SOW provided IMCOM and adhere to local Fort Hood polices.

Percentage Of Time 15%

Job Duty Category CSU Employee Supervision

Duty/Responsibility

Supervise CSU employees supporting training area project management.

Percentage Of Time 20%

Job Duty Category Administrative Reporting and Program Coordination

Duty/Responsibility

Provide monthly and quarterly reports to the CSU - CEMML PI.

Develop long-range program budgets and monitor expenditures to ensure proper allocation of program funding.

Ensure CSU - CEMML staff have resources and supplies to execute tasks.

Percentage Of Time 10%

Job Duty Category GIS Data Management

Duty/Responsibility

Manages GIS data in support of RTLA and LRAM programs to include design, implementation, maintenance and GIS map production.

Manages Fort Polk SRP QAP database to required standard to include data updates, data verification and ground truthing.

Percentage Of Time 15%

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than April 26, 2021 for full consideration at jobs.colostate.edu. Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

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 birth dates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

1) Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter’ slot.

2) Resume

3) References – please include within your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License

Search Contact Chuck Burns, Chuck.Burns@colostate.edu

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. 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 (https://oeo.colostate.edu/) is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • These positions will be located at Fort Polk, LA please affirm your knowledge that work will be performed at that work location.
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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

    Optional Documents

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