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Range and Training Land Assessment Coordinator - Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii

Colorado State University
Hilo, Hawaii
Closing date
Jan 17, 2023

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Working Title Range and Training Land Assessment Coordinator - Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii
Position Location Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii
Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work? No
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202201841AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate II
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $68,900 - $81,500

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: &

Desired Start Date 01/03/2023
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 12/05/2022

Description of Work Unit
WCNR’s Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) is a research, education, and service unit 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 other CSU departments 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, please visit

Position Summary
CEMML’s Range and Training Land Assessment (RTLA) Coordinator, assigned to Pōhakuloa Training Area, commonly referred to as PTA will support the U.S. Army Sustainable Range Program and Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) program. Tasks include the assessment of training areas, collection of data, and reporting of land and environmental conditions. The incumbent will make recommendations on the rehabilitation of these conditions based on training mission goals, natural resources objectives, and best management practices. Fieldwork such as herbicide application and equipment operation is possible depending on the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

Pōhakuloa Training Area, commonly referred to as PTA, is located between Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and the Hualalai Volcanic Mountains on the Island of Hawaii.

Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, Colorado State University has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19. Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare an exemption. More information about the vaccination mandate can be found on the CSU COVID-19 Information & Resources site here,

Required Job Qualifications

• BS Degree in Natural Resources, Environmental or closely related field.

• 3 years relevant work experience.

• Physically able to work outdoors and perform strenuous labor under all weather conditions (e.g., heat and humidity).

• Ability to develop, organize, collect and analyze Range and Training Land Assessment (RTLA) data.

• Field experience collecting environmental assessment data by navigating wooded and rugged environments either in a vehicle or on foot across uneven terrain. Assessments may involve daylong outdoor work.

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

• Experience collecting field GPS data and processing data for use in ArcGIS utilizing Trimble software and hardware. Experience managing data with ESRI ArcGIS.

• Ability to create reports using excellent written communication skills.

• The successful candidate must reside in the Installation vicinity; telecommuting is not available for this position

• Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

• The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Preferred Job Qualifications

• Background with SRP, ITAM, LRAM or RTLA.

• Experience conducting fieldwork on military installations.

• Strong organizational skills.

• Experience communicating effectively with the public, outside agencies, military units and internal staff, both orally and in writing.

• Experience with identifying military maneuver damage, equipment required for repair, and coordinating military units in repairing damage locations.

• Experience managing ESRI ArcGIS databases for RTLA projects utilizing ArcPRO.

• Experience with land rehabilitation, and erosion control practices specific to State and/or EPA approved Best
• Management Practices (BMPs) and the Clean Water Act (CWA).

• Experience safely conducting land management fieldwork, such as manual labor with chainsaws and hand tools, operating agricultural tractors and/or compact track loaders, and applying herbicides is a plus.

• Occasional travel may be required to support other installations and projects.

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 RTLA Coordination

• Conduct RTLA assessments utilizing GPS handhelds and data collection processes.

• Collect data by navigating wooded and rugged environments either in a vehicle or on foot across uneven terrain regardless of weather conditions.

• Identify Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM) requirements and identify optimal or acceptable landscape conditions needed for training missions specific to Fort Sill.

• Communicate findings and recommendations to stakeholders through GIS data, formal reports or verbally.

• Manage various RTLA databases. Utilize ESRI ArcPRO to upload collected data into corresponding databases for use by ITAM and Range Operations staff.

• Utilize GIS data to create maps for project use.

• Participate in monthly Range Operations training area inspections post rotational training.

• Identify locations requiring repairs and communicate to LRAM team leads.

• Coordinate with military units on the repair of maneuver damage.

• Provide identified project locations to LRAM team lead.
This project can require overtime and weekend work.
Percentage Of Time 75

Job Duty Category LRAM Support

• Assist in coordinating and staging required equipment, materials and supplies for projects.

• Assist with LRAM project execution through manual labor such as bending, lifting, walking, digging, using pole saws, chainsaws, related power tools and heavy equipment operations (if qualified).
Percentage Of Time 20

Job Duty Category Reporting

• Track daily work progress for weekly/monthly/quarterly reports. Lead annual RTLA meeting, presenting status of program, recommendations for improvements and discussion of project planning.
Percentage Of Time 2.5

Job Duty Category Other Duties

• Provide GPS data collection for Range Operations assets as needed by Range Operations staff.

• Occasional travel to support other installations and projects.

• The position defined will fulfill other duties and assignments as necessary to fulfill the mission and sub-missions of the ITAM program and IMCOM as approved by the Installation Point of Contact and CEMML supervisor.
Percentage Of Time 2.5

Application Details
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than December 5, 2022, for full consideration at 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. 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.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License, Special Requirements/Other - Must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) and public trust clearance. Furthermore, candidates are required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a federal background

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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/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University 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 and equal access institution and 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.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

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 for the finalist before a final offer. 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.

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