Colorado State University — Environmental Planning Technician – Fort Polk, Louisiana

Environmental Planning Technician – Fort Polk, Louisiana

Colorado State University

Environmental Planning Technician – Fort Polk, Louisiana

Working TitleEnvironmental Planning Technician – Fort Polk, Louisiana
Position LocationFort Polk, Louisiana
Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work?No
Research Professional PositionYes
Posting Number202201418AP
Position TypeAdmin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification TitleTechnical/Support II
Number of Vacancies1
Work Hours/Week40
Proposed Annual Salary Range$40,000 – $50,000
Employee BenefitsColorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: &
Desired Start Date10/24/2022
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on09/26/2022

Description of Work Unit
The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (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

Position Summary
This position will serve as the Environmental Planning Technician. The position will provide the support necessary to assist the Fort Polk Conservation Branch programs through National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Maneuver Damage and Mitigation Monitoring. Additional supported programs include Integrated Natural Resources Management, Cultural Resources, Integrated Pest Management, and the Threatened and Endangered Species Program. The majority of support will include NEPA document preparation, NEPA document tracking, post-NEPA monitoring, mitigation monitoring, and Maneuver Damage inspections.

Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, Colorado State University 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 here,

Required Job Qualifications

  • High school diploma
  • 1 year of experience in natural resources
  • Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license by the employment start date.
  • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

    Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science in environmental science, natural resources, or related field that is conducive to managing all aspects of the position.
  • 1+ years of professional experience with NEPA.
  • Knowledge about/experience with the following regulations: the Council of Environmental Quality's (CEQ) NEPA regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508); Knowledge of Army Regulations 200-1, Environmental Protection and Enhancement; 32 CFR part 651 Environmental Analysis of Army Actions; and Army IMCOM NEPA Practices and Procedures.
  • Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience with technical writing/reporting
  • Experience operating 4-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs/ UTVs.
  • Experience communicating with stakeholders and/or the public
  • Experience with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint
  • Experience with ArcGIS working with/creating shapefiles, maps, or geo databases

    Diversity Statement
    Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    Job Duty CategoryNEPA Document Preparation
    Duty/ResponsibilityIt is the responsibility of the Conservation Branch to prepare and coordinate NEPA documentation for the Installation. Assist in environmental analysis for proposed actions and preparation of various levels (Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, and Record of Environmental Consideration) of NEPA documentation. Conduct field surveys and prepare written evaluations of potential effects of military training and planned projects for review. IAW established SOPs meet scheduled due dates and deliverables for projects as directed in the SOPs.
    Percentage Of Time50

    Job Duty CategoryNEPA Document Tracking
    Duty/Responsibility Assist the Conservation Branch with tracking and inventorying Installation NEPA documents IAW established SOPs. Complete each scheduled task(s) and report(s) outlined in the NEPA SOPs that relate to document tracking and inventorying.
    Percentage Of Time10

    Job Duty CategoryPost NEPA Monitoring
    Duty/Responsibility Monitor specific projects following completion of environmental analysis. Complete each scheduled task(s) and report(s) outlined in the NEPA SOPs that relate to monitoring NEPA projects.
    Percentage Of Time5

    Job Duty CategoryMitigation Monitoring
    Duty/Responsibility Monitor mitigations and best management practices detailed and agreed upon during the project planning and NEPA development processes. Complete each scheduled task(s) and report(s) outlined in the Installation SOPs that relate to monitoring projects which required mitigations and best management practices detailed and agreed upon during the project planning and NEPA development processes.
    Percentage Of Time5

    Job Duty CategoryManeuver Damage Inspections
    Duty/Responsibility IAW with established SOPs serve as a team member and inspector for the Installation's Maneuver Damage Program.
    Perform maneuver damage inspections after training events and major training rotations to determine the extent, location, and degree of natural resources damages. Compile and report damages to the Maneuver Damage Coordinator with determination of preferred remediation and coordinate rotational clean-up with engineering entities, DPW Engineering and Planning Divisions, and DPTMS to implement repairs. Participate in all maneuver damage events beginning E+1 through completion. Furnish report(s) and accurate Maneuver Damage field data sheets to the Maneuver Damage Coordinator as applicable. Comply with all due dates and report/map formats that are established.
    Percentage Of Time5

    Job Duty CategoryReporting
    Duty/Responsibility Assist with tracking, updating and reporting ISR-S (or current reporting method), development and review of SOPs, annual SOP review/reports, weekly program updates for projects. Track and ensure all annual SOP reports are written and electronic reports submitted IAW approved format and SOP time-lines.
    Percentage Of Time 5

    Job Duty CategoryEquipment/Building Maintenance
    Duty/Responsibility Track and record equipment location and use as appropriate. As appropriate, conduct required inspections and maintenance/cleaning on vehicles, equipment, dispatches, and government provided office space IAW timelines and Installation SOPs
    Percentage Of Time 5

    Job Duty CategoryReviews
    Duty/Responsibility The government may provide technical reports and documents for review during the performance period for technical review. Review these documents and report comments and recommendations IAW due dates and established Installation SOPs.
    Percentage Of Time 5

    Job Duty CategoryMeetings/Trainings
    Duty/Responsibility Attend meetings and conferences to coordinate, brief and gather information for the NEPA program. May additionally attend public meetings in support of public scoping requirements under NEPA and prepare and maintain informative displays. Attend all required meetings as determined by the ACOR and provide all pertinent information within one business day or as required. Meetings and conferences to be approved by the Fort Polk ACOR.
    Percentage Of Time 5

    Job Duty CategoryDeliverables
    Duty/Responsibility Provide deliverables IAW the scheduled outline
    Percentage Of Time 5

    Application Details
    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than 10/3/2022 for full consideration at Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

    Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

    1) Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter' slot.
    2) Resume
    3) References – please include within your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor.

    References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

    Conditions of Employment
    Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver's License, Special Requirements/Other – Must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) and public trust clearance. Furthermore, candidates are required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a federal backgro

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