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Marine Mammal Technicians
Posted: January 21, 2014
Expires: March 10, 2014
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ORGANIZATION The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands 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/.
LOCATION In October 2010, the Air Force's Elmendorf Air Force Base and the Army's Fort Richardson joined to become Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER). The installation is over 84,000 acres, stretching from northern Anchorage to Palmer, Alaska. JBER is located near Anchorage, Alaska, which has a population of nearly 300,000. Its proximity to JBER provides access to an urban center as well as excellent recreation and wildlife opportunities. For more information about Anchorage, visit http://www.anchoragechamber.org.
RESPONSIBILITIES In coordination with the JBER Conservation Team, the incumbent will assist with a variety of marine mammal projects including but not limited to: behavioral observations of belugas from land and boat in Knik Arm (primarily Eagle Bay), placement and maintenance of a variety of passive acoustic monitoring devices and investigation of the detectability of marine mammals under dark and near-dark conditions using FLIR and night vision equipment. Incumbent will also enter data, manage databases, and conduct analyses on desktop computers. While the major emphasis of this position is focused on marine mammal work, the incumbent may also occasionally be assigned to work on any or all of the following: fish sampling, bird surveys by sight and song, placement and maintenance of remote cameras, data entry, vegetation surveys, and various tasks in support of hunting and fishing programs. Incumbent will assist JBER personnel with field and administrative projects as needed and other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS U.S. citizenship or legal documentation is required. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must have or be willing to obtain a valid driver's license. Candidates must have a BS/BA degree in marine biology, biology, ecology, natural resources, wildlife, fisheries or related field. Candidates must be physically able to work in inclement weather with the ability to traverse rough terrain. Candidates should be comfortable working both outside and in an office setting, have excellent verbal and writing skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Flexibility in work hours, including weekends, is desired. Experience working with endangered species, experience monitoring marine mammals, especially land-based visual monitoring, and experience conducting behavioral observations of cetaceans preferred. Experience operating a small boat in coastal Alaskan waters (or a similar cold water, extreme tide environment), experience working with passive acoustic monitoring equipment (dipping hydrophones, C-POD, EAR, etc.), and experience working with thermal imaging devices (FLIR) is beneficial. Experience working with active sonar (DIDSON) is a plus. Candidates should have the ability to work extended hours alone in bear country, have experience performing data entry and management, and experience working on a military installation.
HOUSING AND DURATION Travel expenses to Alaska will NOT be paid. No housing will be provided. Temporary positions with Colorado State University/CEMML are limited in duration. Seasonal positions will last approximately 6 months, starting early June 2014 (dates are somewhat flexible and coordinated with JBER marine mammal lead). Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for marine mammal efforts at JBER.
BACKGROUND CHECK 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.
PAY RATE Pay rate is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Range: $15.51 - $20.71/hr.
APPLICATION Applications will be accepted through 10 March 2014. Email (preferred) or mail: (1)Brief cover letter describing your qualifications for this position (2)Resume (3)Contact information for three references (4)College transcripts (unofficial OK)
To: ATTN: Ms. Cassandra Schoofs Research Associate I: CSU-CEMML 673 CES/CEIEC 6346 Arctic Warrior Drive JBER, AK 99506-3221
Email: Cassandra.email@example.com Office: 907-306-6751
Colorado State University 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. 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.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at http://www.cemml.colostate.edu.
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