An Ecologist (Research Associate II Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). The ecologist will work as part of a team to organize and analyze historical golden eagle monitoring data collected on Air Force installations and develop management recommendations for compliance with the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA).
The ecologist will provide technical expertise and assistance for providing the Air Force with an update on the status of golden eagle activity on a subset of Air Force installations in the western United States, verifying compliance with BGEPA, and developing management strategies. The successful candidate will work as part of a team to organize, manipulate, and interpret historical data on golden eagle nest occupancy and productivity, mortalities, and banding and telemetry data. The team will collaborate with the Air Force to develop long-term storage and access for monitoring data and results.
The successful candidate may assist with other DoD environmental compliance projects as needed.
B.S. in a related field (e.g. wildlife biology, population ecology) with at least three years’ professional experience OR M.S. in a related field
Demonstrated professional experience with ecological modeling, analyzing telemetry data, and statistical analysis
Proficiency in ArcGIS
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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
The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date
Ability to travel as needed
Experience conducting avian surveys
Have a federal bird banding permit or in the process to obtain one
Knowledge of the BGEPA or Migratory Bird Treaty Act and associated compliance requirements
Previous experience supporting natural resources projects on military installations
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 http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.
For full job listing and to apply please visit https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/56754