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Colorado State University Plant Restoration Field Technician - Guam in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Plant Restoration Field Technician - Guam

Position Location Guam

Research Professional Position No

Posting Number 202001016AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title Technical/Support I

Number of Vacancies 1

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range $50,000 – $56,000

Employee Benefits

Desired Start Date 01/25/2021

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 01/04/2021

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 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

Serves as a Plant Restoration Field Technician to support tasks for the Forest Enhancement Program at Naval Base Guam Telecommunications Site, Guam. The Technician will be required to work with CSU staff, the engineering, architecture, environmental and construction firm HDR, and Federal staff on a regular basis to meet the needs of the Forest Enhancement Program. Field support will include native seed collection, native plant salvage, and operation of a native plant nursery for the purpose providing native plant material for use in limestone forest enhancement projects in northern Guam.

Required Job Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in botany, horticulture, biology, ecology or a closely related science.

  • 1 year field or nursery experience in plant identification, restoration techniques, and or horticultural techniques.

  • Ability to perform strenuous field work in rugged terrain and weather extremes without direct onsite supervision.

  • Experience using GPS units for data collection.

  • Be able to pass the NACI background check for a Common Access Card.

  • 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 United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • M.S. degree in botany, horticulture, biology, ecology or a closely related science.

  • More than 1 year field experience directly related to botany, horticulture, biology, ecology or a closely related science.

  • Greater than 6 months experience operating or working in a plant nursery.

  • Greater than 6 months experience with native plants of the Pacific Islands.

  • Experience using data management software, particularly MS Access.

  • Competency in ArcGIS

  • Experience conducting controlled research experiments and statistical analyses.

  • Experience conducting seed collections, plant propagation, transplanting, pest control using chemical and physical methods, and monitoring plant species following outplanting.

  • Experience working on a military installation and working with military headquarters-level staff.

  • Familiarity with DoD/Navy environmental regulations.

Diversity Statement

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

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Project support


Assist with drafting and updating of HACCP, APP, Annual Report and other project deliverables, attend staff meetings. Acquire required training needed to accomplish project.

Percentage Of Time 10%

Job Duty Category Nursery operation and management


Assist in continued construction and upgrades of a native plant nursery, establishment of propagation and production techniques, and development and maintenance of production schedules. Propagate and culture native plants including rare plant taxa from seed and vegetative material, maintain stock plants, record and enter data, maintain a clean and orderly nursery. Assist in procurement of nursery supplies.

Percentage Of Time 50%

Job Duty Category Field work


Conduct field surveys and seed collections. Clean and dry seeds and store to ensure viability. Obtain GIS coordinates to document collection areas and record important details. Salvage plants from suitable donor populations. Salvage includes mature trees, shrubs and herbs. Collect pertinent data while conducting all these activities.

Percentage Of Time 40%

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than 01/04/2021 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) 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 Sienna Hiebert,

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.

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * This position will be located in Guam, please affirm your knowledge that work will be performed at that work location.

  • Yes, I affirm.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

  • Unofficial Transcripts

Optional Documents

  • Official Transcripts

  • Other