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Natural Resources Specialist - Marine Corps Base, Oahu, Hawaii

Title: Natural Resources Specialist - Marine Corps Base, Oahu, Hawaii
Location: Marine Corps Base, Oahu, Hawaii
Full Consideration Application Date: 01/03/2023
Salary Range: $85,000 - $100,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications
Position Summary:
The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) is a research, education, and service unit 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 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
The Natural Resources Specialist position provides experienced on-site support at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Hawaii located at Kaneohe Bay on the Mokapu Peninsula on the Northeastern coast of Oahu. There is occasional travel to other MCB Hawaii installation areas, including Camp Smith, Pu‘uloa, Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Camp Smith, Pearl City Annex, Manana Neighborhood Housing, and Waikane Valley and to other on-island meetings or events and mainland events.
With oversight by the MCBH Senior Natural Resources Program Manager, the position supports a wide variety of natural resources management tasks at the installation to include support to planning documents and efforts including Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) review and update, resource inventory and monitoring, implementation of INRMP projects and other tasks, supporting Section 7 consultations and compliance with existing Section 7 obligations, coastal management zone compliance, threat management, restoration activities, and support to manage activities by collaborators, cooperators, contractors and project cost estimates. The position consists primarily of office-based tasks as well as occasional field activities. The position provides technical expertise on Natural Resources such as, but not limited to, protection of coastal and marine resources, threatened and endangered species management including species monitoring and long-term programming, fish and wildlife management, and wetlands protection and management; reviews and summarizes NEPA and natural resources issues/concerns for USMC actions; prepares and reviews reports and presentation; recommends mitigation measures to support regulatory species consultations; develops guidance, establishes enhanced tools and technical approaches for resource management; coordinates with other environmental SMEs, and coordinates with action proponents on natural resources consultation requirements. Works closely with installation staff, stakeholders and collaborators to develop and implement an efficient and effective program. Success in this position requires a high degree of analytic acumen, initiative, and resourcefulness; proven leadership skills and team-building capabilities; and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Relocation expenses may be available, conditions apply. The position is not eligible for telework. Employee is expected to report in person/on-site on work days.
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 Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in biology, natural resources, environmental planning, or related field.
• Five or more years of relevant work experience demonstrating knowledge, skills and abilities in natural resources management.
• Two years of experience managing and providing oversight to natural resources projects and compliance (can count towards 5 years required above).
• Excellent oral and written communication and technical writing skills and ability to work with a wide range of data types and sources.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
• Physically able to conduct field work, walking on uneven terrain, on steep topography and in inclement weather.
• 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.
Employee Benefits:
Colorado 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: &
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CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.