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Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM) Support - Yuma Proving Ground, AZ

Colorado State University
Job Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Facilities Management
Position Location
Yuma Proving Ground, AZ

Research Professional Position: Yes

Posting Number: 202100781AP

Position Type: Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title
Research Associate I

Number of Vacancies: 1

Work Hours/Week: 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range

Employee Benefits

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Desired Start Date

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on

Description of Work Unit

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 the 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

A Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM) Support position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands.

This position is located at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. The U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground is located in southwestern Arizona (near the southeast California border) and is approximately 25 miles northeast of the city of Yuma. The Proving Ground is located in the heart of the great Sonoran desert and experiences very hot temperatures with clear air, low humidity, and little rain.

Required Job Qualifications
  • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to legally work in the United States by the proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
  • Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license by the employment start date.
  • A BA/BS degree in natural resources, land conservation, forestry, horticulture, or related applied discipline.
  • Six months or more field experience in land rehabilitation.
  • Experience with geographical information systems (GIS) and global position systems (GPS).
  • Experience operating four-wheel-drive vehicles and other equipment in rough terrain.
  • Ability to walk long distances on rough terrain and work for extended hours in extreme weather conditions.
  • Experience using various pieces of heavy equipment.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Experienced in site assessment and practices related to noxious weed management.
  • Experience with Arizona native and invasive plant identification.
  • Experience in the restoration of disturbed desert soils, vegetation, and habitats.
  • Experience with runoff/erosion control in a desert environment.
  • Experience using lightweight construction equipment and executing road construction and maintenance.
  • Experience with maintenance and repair of equipment, as well as experience maintaining small engines.
  • Experience working on military lands.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) A or B
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 Category: LRAM Management Support

* Support and maintain the LRAM program at the location.

* Work on land repair, erosion control, maneuver damage assessment, resource monitoring, noxious weed control, etc.

* Use GIS/GPS to collect and analyze data to identify improvement opportunities for land quality and a safe training environment.

* Address new projects and work on documentation of damage/condition of lands.

* Understand and execute Best Management Practices in the field (i.e., the sound execution of projects for long-term sustainability and use).

* Work independently as well as collaboratively with installation personnel during the execution of projects.

Percentage Of Time: 50

Job Duty Category: Project Management Support

* Coordinate and collaborate with Range personnel in Training Exercises and Military Operations in the identification of projects. Work with federal employees from military (e.g., commander to soldier), federal civilians, and the public (private contractors). Interact with other services to ensure a safe training environment.

* Provide guidance and instructions to soldiers to ensure safety and ensure environmental factors are in compliance with military and project regulations.

* Contribute to the Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) work plan, which is part of the Installation Master Plan.

* Report on project execution to the funding agency (monthly, annually).

* Ensure all environmental paper work is completed for all projects (in and out-of-house) to meet compliance regulations.

* Address and execute new projects for ITAM program consideration.

* Ensure that federal materials/services are accounted for and regulations adhered to in support of the project for the ITAM program at the location.

* Responsible for all tools and equipment, including forklifts, backhoes, water truck, and spray truck (maintenance and use).

Percentage Of Time: 50

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than August 2, 2021, 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. Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) uploaded in the 'Official Transcripts' or 'Unofficial Transcripts' slot.
  4. Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the 'Other' slot.
  5. 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

Search Contact
Christine Bern

EEO Statement

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 or expression, or pregnancy and 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/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.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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