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Environmental Compliance Subject Matter Expert-Washington, D.C.

Colorado State University
Job Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Laboratory and Research
Position Location
Washington, D.C.

Research Professional Position: Yes

Posting Number: 202101141AP

Position Type: Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title
Research Associate III

Number of Vacancies: 1

Work Hours/Week: 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range
$120,000 - $140,000

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 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.

Position Summary

This position is a Subject Matter Expert in environmental compliance and current contamination issues (and in particular Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances [PFAS] providing technical support to Army National Guard Headquarters (ARNG HQ). Support to the position may be up to 50% remote location. Army National Guard (ARNG) / National Guard Bureau (NGB) is located in Arlington, VA

Required Job Qualifications

The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Must have a valid and current driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license by the employment start date.

Applicants must have a B.S. degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Toxicology or a related field plus 8 years of experience supporting environmental compliance restoration programs.

Applicants must have knowledge with Installation Restoration Programs, Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) eligible sites Compliance-related Cleanup (CC) sites, Munitions Response Sites, and Army Environmental Strategic Cleanup program within ARNG.

Experience with the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), PFAS emerging contaminants is required.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Desired qualifications include experience with a technical review of environmental and CERCLA documents, developing and presenting briefings, and delivering environmental cleanup instruction.

Experience with funding request support services, Operational Range Assessments, and Restoration Technical Project Management support is beneficial.

Experience with execution, coordination of Preliminary Assessments, Site Investigations (PA/SI), Remedial Investigations, and ARNG environmental programs is helpful.

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: Subject Matter Expert


Subject Matter Expert to ARNG Installations & Environment on matters related to environmental cleanup and restoration. Work includes program management, strategic planning and implementation, budget development and review. Develop and write policy as required. Responsible for ensuring ARNG projects are within regulations and meeting objectives to meet mission requirements.

Percentage Of Time: 40%

Job Duty Category: Communication/Reporting


Prepare briefings and staff packages for higher headquarters (HQ level) and address questions from ARNG. Coordination and liaison with ARNG HQ and state installations regarding environmental cleanup and restoration. Ensure two-way flow of information between headquarters and ARNG state level installations.

Percentage Of Time: 30%

Job Duty Category: Data Development / Review


Coordinate interviews, review historical records, review documents

Percentage Of Time: 30%

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire.

Apply no later than October 25, 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 birth dates 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 - Candidate must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC). Furthermore, candidates are required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a federal background check to remain eligible for employ

Search Contact
Liz Caldwell,

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 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,

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.

Minimum References Requested

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