Colorado State University Wildlife Biologist/Game Technician - Fort Polk, LA in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Wildlife Biologist/Game Technician - Fort Polk, LA

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 201800608AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Number of Vacancies 1

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range $30,000 - $50,000

Desired Start Date 09/04/2018

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Posting Date

Open Until Filled Yes

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 07/30/2018

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

In coordination with the Fort Polk Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) Program Manager and CSU/CEMML staff, execute Game, Fish, and Wildlife projects to include: fisheries, food plots, game birds, white-tailed deer, forest prescriptions, nuisance/invasive species, other game projects, and other program support. Additional work will include coordination with installation staff, attending meetings, data management, equipment maintenance, outreach, maneuver damage inspections, special events, and development of deliverables.

Required Job Qualifications

BS/BA degree in wildlife biology, fisheries biology, or related field.

Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather and rugged terrain.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by 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.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Experience in the management of rare and endangered species, particularly the red-cockaded woodpecker. Experience with fisheries, including pond and lake management. Experience with GPS and GIS technologies Good oral and written communication skills

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


Fisheries: implementation of the fisheries management plant to include, but not limited to; population sampling via electrofishing and netting/seining, water quality testing and reporting, aquatic vegetation control (mechanical and herbicide), water control structure maintenance and repair, and fish stocking.

Food plots: implement food plot management to include, but not limited to; operation of heavy farm and other appropriate equipment to prepare, seed, fertilize, and manage wildlife food plots.

Game birds: game bird management to include, but not limited to; spring whistle and gobbler counts, fall covey census, and other population management activities for the northern bobwhite quail and eastern wild turkey.

White-tailed deer: white-tailed deer management and monitoring to include, but not limited to; deer spotlight census, browse surveys, and other population density techniques to support determinations of her density. Ability to work up to 2 weekends a year (5, 16 hour days) during mandatory white-tailed deer check efforts at the Fort Polk and Peason Wildlife Management Areas.

Forest prescriptions: conduct field surveys to evaluate game species habitat for forest prescriptions.

Nuisance/Invasive species: assist the Integrate Pest Management Program and other Fort Polk directorates with nuisance species as requested.

Other game projects: assist with other game monitoring, management, and special projects/events as requested.

Other programs: Assist with other program areas to include, but not limited to; non-game, botany, endangered species, and other programs as requested.

Percentage Of Time 75%

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Office Work


Office work includes data management, reporting, equipment inventory and maintenance, project outreach, coordination with Federal and CSU personnel, and attending meetings, trainings, and seminars.

Percentage Of Time 25%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than July 30, 2018 for full consideration. 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:

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

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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 or expression, or pregnancy and 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/equal access/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 Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) 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. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • This position will be located at Fort Polk, LA please affirm your knowledge that work will be performed at that work location.

  • Yes

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

  • Unofficial Transcripts

Optional Documents

  • Official Transcripts

  • Other