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Senior Lead Wildlife Biologist

Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

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Apply by date: 12/11/2023

Salary Range: $85,000 – $120,000

Position Summary:

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.

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

A Senior Lead Wildlife Biologist position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) at Travis Air Force Base (AFB), California. This position will serve as the team lead for CEMML’s support activities at Travis AFB and work directly with the Installation, Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC), and CEMML staff and subcontractors to complete required agreement tasks. The incumbent will interpret management policies of the Air Force as they pertain to the management of natural resources in general, and endangered species in particular. Incumbent will oversee CEMML staff at the installation, provide consultation and expert advice to management in the Environmental Office at Travis AFB, and work collaboratively with installation staff to recommend decisions and changes to operating practices that have a substantial impact on compliance with federal laws/regulations and which directly affect the installation’s ability to utilize its land for the military mission. Primary duties will include the performance of work requiring advanced biological knowledge and requiring the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment.

Travis AFB is a United States Air Force Base under the operational control of the Air Mobility Command and is located three miles (5 km) east of the central business district of Fairfield, in Solano County, California, 50 miles northeast of San Francisco and 40 miles southwest of Sacramento. Travis AFB is situated on approximately 5,137 acres and is midway between the coastal zone and the interior valley of California. The primary ecological communities are northern claypan vernal pool and annual grassland, sometimes referred to as vernal pool grassland.

Required Qualifications:             

  • BA/BS in biology, environmental science, wildlife biology, natural resources management, or a closely related field.
  • A minimum of five years post degree work experience in the areas mentioned above (may include up to two years of graduate school experience).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience writing and reviewing survey memos and technical reports.
  • Experience with the flora and fauna of central/northern California or nearby areas.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations and requirements regarding environmental protections (e.g., Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, NEPA, Sikes Act, etc.).
  • Experience performing field data collection.
  • Experience working with/coordination with federal/state agencies.
  • Experience conducting wildlife surveys.
  • Experience with ArcGIS 10.6 or higher or ArcPro, including map composition, data analysis, and preparation of metadata files.
  • Ability to work outdoors in rough terrain and inclement weather.
  • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date. • A valid driver’s license must be maintained for continued employment.

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: &

Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.


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