Natural Resources Technician (Eielson Air Force Base)

The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$37,000-$40,000 annual salary
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
One Natural Resources Technician (Seasonal Worker, Full-time, 40 hours/week) position is available with the Colorado State University (CSU) Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position will provide support to the natural resources program at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska. Successful candidates will gain entry-level experience on a range of natural resource and wildlife management projects under mentorship with natural resource managers at Eielson AFB, while learning about the regulatory framework used to guide management on Department of Defense lands. This position is available through an open pool that includes a variety of other positions that will continue to be posted throughout 2023. Military affiliation is not required to apply for this position.

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 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

Position Duty Station: Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska
Eielson Air Force Base is a 20,000-acre United States military installation located about 26 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. The base is used primarily for aircraft testing and support, and secondarily to provide a variety of recreational programs for military personnel and the public. The Eielson natural resources program is managed by the 354th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES), which is tasked with managing the installation’s natural resources, as required by DoD policies and the Eielson Integrated Natural and Cultural Resources Management Plans. More specifically, the 354th CES maintains and protects over 15,700-acres of forests, 330-acres of lakes, and 28 miles of fresh-water streams. It also manages the AFB’s recreational programs, which offer many unique hunting, fishing, skiing, and hiking opportunities throughout the year.
To learn more about Eielson AFB and its mission, visit

The Natural Resources Technician will provide support to the Eielson AFB natural resources program through various surveys, invasive species management, and recreation area management. Survey tasks will include the completion of various acoustic bat and migratory bird surveys, while working closely with the Eielson AFB biologist. The technician will also assist with the monitoring and management of invasive plant species (primarily choke cherry trees), which will require the use of chainsaws and brush cutters. They will also help with recreational area and trail maintenance. Additional surveys alongside USFWS staff may also be available, and backcountry hiking and camping may be required. Once hired, wildlife and ATV safety training will be provided. A majority of the work will be conducted outdoors, and will entail either working alongside other technicians/managers and/or independently, as necessary. All necessary personal protective equipment will be provided.

Pay rate is $37,000-$40,000 annual and the work period will not exceed 120 working days.

Employee Benefit information can be found on HR’s Website at and

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Applicants can view other positions that are available in the open pool and start their application at:
Applicants will 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 uploaded in the ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ or ‘Official Transcripts’ (optional) slot
4. References – please include in your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

In addition to well-known housing resources, can be used to find short-term rentals for technicians that need to relocate to a new state or city. In addition to searching your desired cities, you can create a Housing Request and property owners that meet your availability and criteria will reach out to you. Housing options include houses, apartments, extended stay hotels, and extra rooms. The turnaround for short-term rentals can be as short as 1-2 weeks if needed. Please review or other housing sites prior to applying to ensure you can meet the needs of the position.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.
Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, CSU 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 at:
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/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University 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 and equal access institution and 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, [email protected].
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected].
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected].
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.
See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at

• Must be physically capable of working independently in remote outdoor locations under varying weather conditions. Field activities include frequent hiking while carrying up to 50 pounds.
• Pursuing a B.S. in a natural resources-, environmental compliance-, or ecosystem science-related field.
• Must have an interest in pursuing a natural resource-related career.
• Must have a valid driver’s license for operating federal vehicles, including cars.
• Must be able to pass a federal background investigation to obtain a Department of Defense Installation Access Pass.
• The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

• B.S. in a natural resources-, environmental compliance-, or ecosystem science-related field.
• Experience with migratory bird surveys
• Experience using GPS equipment and GIS software
• Experience using chainsaws and hand-tools
• Experience with ATVs

Contact Person
Damian Moya
Contact eMail
[email protected]

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