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  • Natural Resources Technician - Luke AFB, Glendale, AZ

    • Employer: CEMML, Colorado State University
      Location: Glendale, AZ
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 01/03/2022
      Open Until Filled: No

    A Natural Resources Technician (Temporary Research Associate I) position is available with CEMML. This is a temporary, full-time appointment located at Luke Air Force Base (LAFB) and Barry M. Goldwater Range East (BMGR East). LAFB is a United States (U.S.) military installation located in Glendale, Arizona, approximately 9 miles west of Phoenix, Arizona. LAFB also oversees operations at Auxiliary Field 1 (AUX-1; located 13 miles northwest of Luke AFB) and Fort Tuthill Recreation Area (FTHA; located 2 miles south of Flagstaff, Arizona). BMGR East is a U.S. military installation located 70 miles southwest of Phoenix, AZ. Predominant military practices on LAFB and BMGR East consist of flight training, however, practices on BMGR East also include tactical and weapons training.  A Natural Resources Technician (hereafter technician) with experience monitoring flora and fauna is needed to conduct invasive plant species and bird surveys on LAFB and BMGR East lands, respectively.  Invasive species work will take place on LAFB, Aux-1, and FTRA. The technician will use visual survey techniques to identify invasive plants to the species level and document the location and severity of each infestation. The technician will use GPS enabled tablets to map infestations and record other relevant survey data. Common invasive species that could be encountered during surveys include, but are not limited to: stinknet (Oncosiphon piluliferum), Sahara mustard (Brassica tournefortii), tamarisk (Tamarix spp.), knapweed (Centaurea spp.), and common mullein (Verbascum thapsus). The technician will also have opportunity to assist with a study examining the effects of mechanical treatments for stinknet control. Duties associated with this effort include installing study plots, assisting with mulching and surface scraping efforts, and performing post-treatment surveys.  Bird [H1] work will take place on BMGR East. The technician will conduct point count surveys and time/area constrained searches for migrating and breeding bird species in the Sonoran desert. Special attention will be made to detecting high-interest species such as the Bendire’s thrasher (Toxostoma bendirei), LeConte’s thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei), and loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus). Duties associated with this effort include identifying birds visually and by song/call, estimating distances to detected birds, nest searching, and conducting a brief habitat survey. Other duties involve early wake-ups; driving on uneven, sometimes treacherous terrain; hiking long distances in remote, hot locations; and data entry and management.  

     For full position details and to submit application materials, please visit https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/97107.  Emailed or mailed applications will not be accepted.  

    CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

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