Herpetologist/Crew Lead (Temporary) - Edwards AFB, CA - Tenders Global

Herpetologist/Crew Lead (Temporary) – Edwards AFB, CA

Colorado State University


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Working Title Herpetologist/Crew Lead (Temporary) – Edwards AFB, CA
Position Location Edwards Air Force Base, California
Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work? No
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202300007AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate II
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $50,000-$55,000
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/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/ .
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 01/23/2023
Description of Work Unit The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (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 Colorado State University (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, please visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/
Position Summary A Herpetologist/Crew Lead (Temporary Research Associate II) position is available with CEMML. This is a temporary, full-time (12-month) appointment located at Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB), California. The Herpetologist Crew Lead (hereafter crew lead) is needed to conduct surveys and lead a crew for inventorying amphibians and reptiles present on EAFB lands, and thus must have experience handling and trapping wildlife, and organizing and implementing field studies. The crew lead will lead survey efforts for terrestrial wildlife and provide leadership guidance for wildlife technicians.
The crew lead will perform a variety of survey techniques to monitor herpetofauna and fish populations including: (1) visual encounter surveys along transects; (2) mark-recapture surveys using capture arrays/pitfall traps; (3) opportunistic sampling along roads, particularly at night; (4) acoustic surveys at wetland and pond complexes. The crew lead will identify all species of reptiles and amphibians observed or captured and collect information on life stage, size, weight, sex, reproductive status, and habitat characteristics. All individuals will be captured using appropriate safety measures and tools to minimize distress for the animals and risk for researchers (i.e., lizard lassoos, snake tongs and hooks) and will be released at the capture site. For wetland and pond complexes, search methods will also include aquatic seining and dip-netting during the day to sample larval life stages and acoustic surveys after sunset to monitor breeding activity. A representative subset of individuals will be euthanized and prepared as voucher specimens with a genomic-quality tissue sample. These specimens and associated data will be maintained in perpetuity in the Herpetology Collection of the California Academy of Sciences. The crew lead will also conduct site visits of EAFB’s Geographically Separated Units (GSUs) in California and Nevada. Each site visit will consist of a brief natural resources survey including a baseline assessment of flora, fauna, geology, hydrology, habitat type, and any natural disturbances. Other duties of the crew lead also include data proofing and management, report writing, and preparation of outreach materials. The crew lead may also assist with other natural resource surveys on EAFB including (but not limited to): large mammal surveys, vegetation/habitat surveys, and wetland surveys.
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 , https://covid.colostate.edu/pandemic-preparedness-team-broad-guidance-for-all-summer-and-fall-2021-activities/ .
Required Job Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, natural resources management, ecology, or similar field of study
  • At least two years of experience handling and trapping wildlife
  • At least two years of experience conducting wildlife monitoring and/or research activities
  • Experience managing and organizing large amounts of data
  • Experience with GPS data collection in the field
  • Experience with ArcGIS and using it for database development and cartographic production
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
  • Must be able to walk for long periods of time in inclement weather and under strenuous and uncomfortable environmental conditions while carrying heavy equipment
  • Must be able to comply with all applicable regulations and pass a federal background check to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC)
  • 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
  • At least two years of experience identifying California amphibians and reptiles in a field setting
  • At least two years of experience working with venomous snakes
  • Previous experience preparing voucher specimens of amphibians and reptiles
  • Previous experience working on military installations
  • Strong organizations skills, particularly in regards to scheduling field activities and managing data
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 Field Work
  • Conduct a variety of activities related to surveying amphibians and reptiles. 
  • Activities include: 
    • visual encounter and acoustic surveys; 
    • installing and monitoring drift fence and pitfall trap arrays;
    • opportunistic sampling along roads;
    • preparing voucher specimens of amphibians and reptiles and 
    • develop schedules of daily field activities for the field crew.
Percentage Of Time 70
Job Duty Category Data, entry management and analysis
  • Collect, store, manage, analyze, and summarize survey data.
Percentage Of Time 15
Job Duty Category Document production
  • Help prepare monthly progress reports and maps. 
  • Develop training and outreach materials. 
  • Analyze data and summarize findings in a final technical report.
Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category Leadership guidance
  • Provide leadership guidance for technicians and trainings as needed.
Percentage Of Time 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 January 23, 2023 for full consideration at https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/118985 . 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.
  • Resume
  • 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 backgro
    Search Contact Jennie Anderson ([email protected])
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