Pacific Air Force Environmental Planning Specialist - Joint Base Pearl Harbor @ Colorado State University

Pacific Air Force Environmental Planning Specialist - Joint Base Pearl Harbor


Pacific Air Force Environmental Planning Specialist - Joint Base Pearl Harbor

Position Location Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work? Yes - Hybrid Remote/In- Office

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 202201799AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title Research Associate III

Number of Vacancies 1

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range $100,000 - $125,000

Employee Benefits

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Desired Start Date 01/03/2023

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 01/31/2023

Description of Work Unit

Colorado State University (CSU) founded the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) in 1991 as an environmental research, education, and service unit of the Warner College of Natural Resources. Its mission is to assist federal agencies with conservation, preservation, and management of environmental resources.

CEMML is successful because it evolves quickly to meet ever-changing military requirements, and it collaborates regularly with CSU to develop and maintain the necessary administrative infrastructure to facilitate those aims. CEMML’s operational model recruits and retains highly-qualified personnel who cooperate with federal partners to fulfill their agency missions. CEMML currently employs over 650 professionals located on 100+ federal facilities and military installations around the world.

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

Position Summary

This position is located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and will support Pacific Air Force Staff. Part-time telework is possible.

This position will:

Provide Environmental Planning Function (EPF) for Pacific Air Forces (PACAF). Coordinate Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP)/National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA)/Environmental Baseline Surveys (EBS) requirements and identify, communicate, and coordinate them with Major Commands (MAJCOMs)/proponents.

Assist federal officials by assuring EPF requirements are reflected in Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution.

Facilitate stakeholder/community input.

Communicate and advocate for PACAF mission requirements across PACAF, and DoD and non-DoD agencies and departments, and local and host nation governments.

Support preparation and/or execution of Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), Environmental Assessment (EAs), EAs of special concern, Environmental Studies (ESs), Environmental Reviews (ERs) and “in-house” developed EAs.

Conducts timely scoping of environmental planning activities for PACAF / Department of Air Force (DAF) directed initiatives developing a description of Proposed Action and Alternatives (DOPAA) and other EIAP/NEPA/EBS documentation.

Facilitate signature process for EIAP related issues and documents within the MAJCOM, as required by DAF policy.

Obtains MAJCOM decisions and guidance for framing and implementing proposed actions and coordinating final concurrence on DOPAA scope and leadership direction when changes are required/approved by PACAF.

Provide EIAP status updates on actions in support of DAF leadership.

Support leadership briefs and information requests to stakeholders as required.

Coordinate and support PACAF environmental staff with PMO requirements and facilitate communication between other services and agencies, and local and host nation governments.

Submit NEPA requirements for centralized funding during annual data call as appropriate, and programs projects in the appropriate systems.

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: summer-and-fall-2021-activities/.

Required Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in environmental discipline (Environmental Science, Physical Science, Engineering, Environmental Policy/Planning).

At least 5 years’ experience with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Directly managed at least 3 NEPA actions.

In addition to NEPA, applicable experience working with federal environmental regulations and legislation.

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

Master’s Degree in environmental discipline (Environmental Science, Physical Science, Engineering, Environmental Policy/Planning).

At least 10 years’ experience applying NEPA within Department of Defense (DoD) missions.

At least 10 years’ experience with overseas environmental planning and impact assessments for military missions in the Pacific Theater.

Familiarity with DoD and US Air Force environmental programs and NEPA.

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 Program Management


Assist in executing and managing projects; collect, manage, and analyze data; prepare reports and other project deliverables as directed. Apply scientific methods; communicate study designs and results in writing and orally to assist PACAF in meeting its obligations to federal environmental regulation and laws, particularly NEPA and the processes associated with NEPA review.

Percentage Of Time 20

Job Duty Category NEPA Compliance


Ensure compliance with US Air Force EIAP. Conduct NEPA documentation reviews, environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, and prepare Records of Decision.

Percentage Of Time 30

Job Duty Category Budget and Planning Support


Provide information and data to ensure that EPF needs are included in Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution. Prepare procurement packages (scope of work, statement of objectives, and cost estimates) and centralized funding requests to support EPF activities.

Percentage Of Time 20

Job Duty Category Coordination and Communication


Request and interpret MAJCOM guidance for proposed actions. Provide regularly and timely status updates on EIAP actions. Develop and deliver briefings to clients and USAF/PACAF leadership.

Percentage Of Time 30

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than January 31, 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 birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

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


Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) uploaded in the ‘Official Transcripts’ or ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ slot.

Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot.

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 check

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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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