Natural Resource Specialist - Lackland Air Force Base, Texas @ Colorado State University

Natural Resource Specialist - Lackland Air Force Base, Texas


Natural Resource Specialist - Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

Position Location Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work? No

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 202201911AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title Research Associate II

Number of Vacancies 1

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range $80,000 – $95,000

Employee Benefits

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To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 01/30/2023

Description 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

Position Summary

Colorado State University and the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CSU/CEMML) is hiring a Natural Resource Specialist to be located at Lackland, Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. This position will provide support to government staff in determining appropriate AF approaches to meeting natural resources environmental requirements for NEPA/EIAP including, but not limited to: Sikes Act, USFWS, CZMA, ESA, MMPA, NOAA, various Executive Orders.

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 Degree in Biological Sciences; Natural Resources

At least three (3) years of experience responding to natural resources regulatory requirements including Sikes Act; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS); Endangered Species Act (ESA); Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA); Wetlands delineation and permitting; Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA); National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) requirements; Floodplain Executive Orders; Wetland Executive Orders

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 Degree in Biological Sciences; Natural Resources

• Experience with Air Force Natural Resources management including AFMAN 32 -7003; Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans (INRMP); compliance with natural resources regulations, including USFWS and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)/Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP); consultations for NEPA/EIAP projects; biological evaluations, biological assessments, and biological opinions

• At least two (2) years U.S. Air Force project planning or management experience

• Experience with management and oversight of NEPA 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 Natural Resource Document/Plan/Survey Review and Feedback


Provide review and comment on natural resource, wetlands, floodplains, coastal, ESA, etc. portions of NEPA/EIAP documents

Review natural resource plans/reports to ensure accuracy and review studies/surveys undertaken to ensure it is consistent with appropriate natural resources laws and regulations

Percentage Of Time 25

Job Duty Category Natural Resource Management Support


Provide support to government staff in determining appropriate AF approaches to meeting natural resources environmental requirements for NEPA/EIAP including, but not limited to: Sikes Act, USFWS, CZMA, ESA, MMPA, NOAA, various Executive Orders.

Support application of the INRMP or similar studies as related to upcoming projects

Support consultations for NEPA/EIAP projects with USFWS, CZMA, MMPA, NOAA, and other natural resources related regulatory agencies

Participate in project completion by evaluating issues; developing and implementing solutions; and resolving problems to natural resource challenges

Provide written and oral communication of complex/controversial information clearly, concisely, and sensitively to a variety of audiences; including higher-level managers; project proponents; cooperators; and other stakeholders

Assist with planning and determination of approaches for upcoming projects

Provide natural resource subject matter expertise to government staff for conveyance of complex studies and analyses and potential courses of action

Percentage Of Time 75

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 30, 2023, 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:

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.

Search Contact Shannon Voggesser (

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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