Natural Resources Specialist

Joint Base Andrews, MD
$80,000-$100,000 annually
Nov 15, 2018
Dec 20, 2018
Military, Other
Full Time


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.

Natural Resources Specialist (Research Associate III Special) position is available with Colorado State University’s (CSU) Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to provide program management support, surveillance, oversight, and technical expertise for the Air National Guard Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, supporting the Air National Guard (ANG)’s Natural Resource programs in the 54 States and Territories related to hydrology, ecology, riparian or wetland management, fish and wildlife, forestry and vegetation, land management, outdoor recreation and access, wildland fire, and avian and wildlife conflict prevention.


The Natural Resources Specialist shall provide program management support; biological technical expertise; evaluation of natural resources studies and surveys; review of projects, studies, and surveys for regulatory compliance; as well as general database, GIS, GeoBase, and editorial support. This is a customer service oriented position, which is responsible for coordinating with ANG NEPA, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, and Civil Engineering programmers and managers, as well as installation personnel at more than 160 ANG installations.




Required Job Qualifications: 


Bachelor’s Degree in the field of biology, natural resources, or related field is required, plus five or more years of relevant work experience demonstrating the knowledge, skills and abilities in natural resources management, interpretation of environmental processes, policies and regulations to successfully assist ANG installation environmental leaders in identifying and locating natural resources present on ANGinstallations for the purposes of planning development on the installation with regard to those resources while ensuring the military mission is not impacted. Have demonstrated knowledge and experience working with and/or managing aerial photos, design plans, avoidance and minimization analysis, quantifying impacts and identifying alternatives to reduce impacts as well as other training and skills pertaining to the position. Experience monitoring natural resources studies, surveys and projects from initial programming and planning to conclusion of the project, with little to no supervision. Have a thorough understanding of most standard computer programs, as well as proficiency in database management and SharePoint Systems. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Must demonstrate knowledge of Department of Defense policies and processes, and military culture in general. Demonstrated knowledge working with all laws and regulations that govern natural resources and have demonstrated experience carrying out review and compliance activities under those regulations. The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license by employment start date. The successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position Preferred Qualifications: 


Highly qualified candidates will have a Master’s Degree in Natural Resources or a related field. Desired qualifications include experience working in a highly structured organization such as governmental agencies, the military, or corporations with clearly established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols is desirable. Demonstrated experience acting with diplomacy and discretion at all organizational levels, work with a wide range of information, organize details, and meet deadlines is preferred. Knowledge of Air Force Instructions, directives, guidance and processes is highly desirable. Personnel in this category will possess professional certifications in their perspective area of expertise (e.g., wetland identification and delineation, erosion and sediment control inspections, and professional natural resources management). Prior experience with VEMO, Air Force eDash, ANG GeoBase and other DoD database management systems is a plus. Previous experience at the GS-12 equivalent is beneficial. Project management and/or process management certification highly desirable (e.g. PmP, Learn Six Sigma, etc.) Application Instructions: 


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than December 3, 2018 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 (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement) uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter’ slot. 2) Resume 3) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) uploaded in the ‘Official Transcripts’ or ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ slot.  4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot.  5) 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.


CEMML has an open Natural Resources Specialist position. For full position details please visit


CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.






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