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Hourly Wildlife and Outdoor Recreation Management Technician

Two Wildlife and Outdoor Recreation Technician (Seasonal Worker, 40 hours/week, 6-month duration) positions are available with the Colorado State University (CSU) Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). These positions will provide support to the natural resources program at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida. Successful candidates will gain excellent, entry-level experience on a range of wildlife, protected species, and natural resource management projects. Military affiliation is not required to apply for this position.


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

Position Duty Station: Eglin Air Force Base

Eglin AFB is a 465,000-acre United States military installation, making it one of the largest AFBs in the world, and the largest forested installation. The base’s undeveloped area, which accounts for 405,000 acres, is primarily used for military training and ordnance testing and research, and secondarily for timber management and outdoor recreation, with over 205,000 acres open to the public. Major areas of the Eglin AFB natural resources program include timber management, outdoor recreation, endangered and protected species management, erosion control, wildland fire management and prescribed burning, and many other special projects. The holistic approach to ecosystem management at Elgin AFB has led to exciting outcomes, such as federal down-listing of the Okaloosa Darter from endangered to threatened status and surpassing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recovery goal of 350 breeding pairs for the red-cockaded woodpecker. Moreover, these achievements resulted in no significant impacts to the Elgin mission while greatly improving the base’s future mission capabilities.
For more information on Eglin Air Force Base’s mission and vision, visit

Wildlife and outdoor recreation technicians will be tasked with a variety of natural resources projects, including maintaining and creating fences and pens for gopher tortoises, monitoring shorebirds and sea turtles during the nesting season, and maintaining recreation areas by repairing fences and picnic tables, and mowing and maintaining the grounds. Technicians also will assist with special-opportunity hunts and fishing rodeos. Technicians will be required to operate gas-powered tools, augers, tractors, welders, and other special equipment. The variety of projects that technicians will be working on will provide valuable wildlife, outdoor recreation, and natural resources management experience. 
·    Must be physically capable of working independently in remote outdoor locations for long periods of time under varying weather conditions. Field activities will require frequent walking, pulling, lifting, and using motorized equipment and tools.
·    Experience using a chainsaw, auger, and other gas-powered and mechanical tools.
·    Must have a valid driver’s license for 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.
·    Experience operating tractors and ATVs
·    Carpentry and welding experience
·    Small engine repair experience
·    B.S. in a natural resources-, environmental compliance-, or ecosystem science-related field.
Pay rate is $15/hour and the work period will not exceed 6 months.
A living allowance of $500 is included to assist with relocation and/or living costs.
CSU 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.
Email each of the items listed below individually as a Word Document (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) to and be sure to put “Eglin AFB” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted through 25 October 2020. 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)
CSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. CSU is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complying 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.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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