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  • Hourly Natural Resources Technician

    Guest Damian Moya
    • Employer: The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
      Location: San Antonio, Texas
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 10/24/2022
      Open Until Filled: No


    One Natural Resources Technician (Seasonal Worker, Full-time, 40 hours/week) 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 Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA), Texas. This position is intended to provide successful applicants with exposure to careers in military lands management and natural resources work experience. The technician will contribute to environmental management efforts at JBSA while learning about the regulatory framework and importance of managing natural resources on Department of Defense lands. Successful applicants will gain entry-level experience on a variety of natural resource and wildlife management projects under mentorship with natural resource managers at JBSA. Military affiliation is not required to apply for this position.


    The Natural Resources Technician will provide support to the JBSA’s Natural Resources Manager on a variety of natural resources and environmental management projects. These projects will include removing invasive plant species, feral hog trapping/removal, native species planting/seeding, modification of habitat, creation of demonstration sites to include landscaping and best management practices showcase areas, removing hunting stands, and conducting site surveys and gathering data for biological assessments. Technicians may also be tasked with public outreach efforts and may assist with the installation hunting program. Once the technician is hired, safety training for operating UTVs and ATVs will be provided. A majority of the work will be conducted outdoors, and will entail either working alongside other technicians/managers and/or independently, as necessary. All necessary personal protective equipment will be provided.


    • Must be physically capable of working independently in remote outdoor locations under varying weather conditions. Field activities will include using hand tools for vegetation management and maintenance, and conducting field surveys. These actions will require frequent walking, lifting, pulling, and kneeling.  
    • Must have, or be pursuing, a degree in a natural resources-, environmental compliance-, or ecosystem science-related field.
    • Must have experience using basic hand tools (e.g.; shears, loppers, hammers, drills).
    • Must have some experience with plant and wildlife identification.
    • Must be comfortable working alongside hunting and/or lethal control practices for invasive species management.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license for operating federal vehicles, including cars and UTVs.
    • Must be able to pass a federal background investigation to obtain a Department of Defense Installation Access Pass.
    • The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.


    • B.S. in a natural resources-, environmental compliance-, or ecosystem science-related field.
    • Experience driving ATVs or UTVs.
    • Experience with hunting programs.
    • Familiar with local plant and wildlife species identification.



    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 http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.

    Position Duty Station: Joint Base San Antonio, Texas

    Joint Base San Antonio is a 45,704-acre United States military installation that is located near the City of San Antonio, Texas. This installation is composed of four geographically separated areas, and this position will take place primarily on JBSA-Camp Bullis, which is the largest separated area found just north of San Antonio. JBSA is home to the 502 Air Base Wing, which is tasked with providing support for all personnel and units stationed at JBSA. They are also tasked with managing the installation’s natural resources, which includes over 22,350 acres of forests, and 144 acres of wetlands. Key areas of focus for the JBSA natural resources program include threatened and endangered species management, invasive species management, and outdoor recreation.

    To learn more about JBSA and its mission, visit https://www.jbsa.mil/campbullis/.


    Pay rate is $16/hour and the work period will not exceed 145 working days.


    Employee Benefit information can be found on HR’s Website at https://hr.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2021/02/benefits-summary-hourly.pdf and https://hr.colostate.edu/current-employees/benefits/.


    Email each of the items listed below individually as a Word Document (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) to CEMML_AF_Seasonal@mail.colostate.edu and be sure to put “Joint Base San Antonio” in the subject line. 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. A complete application consists of the following items.

    1) Statement of Qualifications (a letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement)

    2) Resume

    3) Three references (contact information for professional references, including at least one supervisor; references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates)


    Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

    Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, CSU has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19. Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare an exemption. More information about the vaccination mandate can be found on the CSU COVID-19 Information & Resources site at: https://covid.colostate.edu/.

    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/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University 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 and equal access institution and 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 Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu.

    The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu.

    The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu.

    Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

    See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at http://www.cemml.colostate.edu.

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