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Colorado State University Wildlife Management and Restoration Technician - Bellows AFS, Hawaii in Fort Collins, Colorado

Classification Title Temporary Hourly

Employment Category Temporary

Is this an Hourly position? Yes

Work Hours/Week 0-40

Overtime Eligible? Yes

Position Location Bellows AFS, Hawaii

Description of Work Unit

CEMML is a research, education, and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at 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 other CSU departments 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

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Position Summary

One Wildlife Management and Restoration Technician (Seasonal Worker, 40 hours/week, 5-month duration) position is available with the Colorado State University (CSU) Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position will provide support to the natural resources program at Bellows Air Force Station (AFS), Hawaii. Successful candidates will gain excellent, entry-level experience on a range of wildlife management and environmental restoration projects. Military affiliation is not required to apply for this position.

Position Duty Station: Bellows Air Force Station Bellows AFS is a United States installation located in Waimanalo on the eastern coast of O’ahu. The 422-acre station is used to provide recreational opportunities for service personnel and their families, and it is used for military training. The beach, dune, and wetland environments on the installation also provide essential habitats for many important plant and animal species, including Hawaiian hoary bats, Hawaiian monk seals, indigenous Hawaiian birds, and a variety of sea turtles. Major focal points of the Bellows AFS natural resources program include remediation projects and management of native and invasive species to promote biodiversity and environmental resilience at the station.

For more information on Bellows AFS and their mission, please visit

PAY RATE Pay rate is $18/hour and the work period will not exceed 5 months. The successful candidate will need to provide their own lodging and transportation. The public bus does not travel the last three miles into Bellows AFS, a personal vehicle is recommended.

Position Minimum Qualifications

• Pursuing a degree in biology, zoology, botany, ecology, or an environmental science-related field. • Knowledge of Hawaiian ecosystems and ability to identify local native vs. invasive species. • Comfortable conducting field work independently in challenging environmental conditions. • Able to work in a safe and efficient manner. • Organized and detail-oriented, especially when working with scientific data. • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and ArcGIS. • Able to carry field gear (30+ lbs.) while navigating rugged terrain.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and be comfortable operating federal vehicles, including cars and ATVs. • Must be able to pass a federal background investigation to obtain a DoD Installation Access Pass. • The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience conducting ecological surveys, with preference given to those who have worked with organisms present on the station (e.g., sea turtles, bats, invasive hogs). • Experience using data-collection tools described above (e.g., camera traps, Trimble GPS units). • B.S. in a filed related to biology, zoology, botany, ecology, or environmental science.

Working Title Wildlife Management and Restoration Technician - Bellows AFS, Hawaii

Posting Number 202100053T

Department CEMML

Salary Range $18.00/hr

Employee Benefits

Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for temporary employees in the following University benefit areas:

Close Date 04/01/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants

Email each of the items listed below as a Word Document (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) to and be sure to put “Bellows AFS Wildlife Management Position” in the subject line. A complete application consists of the following items. 1) Statement of Qualifications (a letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) 2) Résumé 3) Three professional references (contact information for professional references, including at least one supervisor; references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates) Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials.

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. 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.

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 Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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 Job Duties

Job Duty Category Wildlife Mgt and Restoration


The Wildlife Management and Restoration Technician will be tasked with a variety of monitoring and environmental remediation projects across the diverse island habitats at Bellows AFS. These tasks will support the station’s natural resources program and will provide invaluable experience for anyone interested in a career in wildlife, ecological restoration, and/or natural resources management.

The Wildlife Management and Restoration Technician will conduct wildlife surveys for a diversity of taxa, including owls, plovers, bats, sea turtles, fish, and dune invertebrates. The technician also will monitor wildlife via remote cameras and be responsible for processing the associated data. In addition, the technician will inventory ironwood trees, an invasive tree species on O’ahu, at various locations on the installation. Environmental restoration activities will include dune and wetlands remediation projects, feral hog removal events, and organizing and leading bimonthly service projects (e.g., small-scale plantings and beach clean-ups). The technician also will be responsible for organizing and inventorying the plant nursery and propagating native plants. Mapping responsibilities will include documenting the restoration status of coastal dunes with the use of a Trimble GPS unit, using a GIS application (ArcGIS) to map the current condition of beach access points, and updating spatial data indicating locations of invasive trees around wetlands and streams.

The technician will be required to use, maintain, and inventory a variety of hand tools, including shovels, pruners, and occasionally weed-eaters. All data collected in support of the wildlife monitoring and management and restoration activities will be entered into survey forms, then synthesized in PowerPoint presentations, maps, and informational handouts.

Position duties will take place primarily from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, although owl and bat surveys will occur during the evenings and special projects will require some weekend work.

Percentage Of Time 100

Minimum References Required 3

Maximum References Required 3

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

    Optional Documents