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Biosecurity Field Supervisor – Guam

  2021-04-15     Colorado State University     Asan     $58,000 - $62,500 year  

Description of Work Unit

The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (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 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 Biosecurity Field Supervisor (Research Associate I) position is available with CEMML. This is a full-time appointment primarily located on Guam, but the employee will be deployable to project areas within the Joint Region Marianas Area of Responsibility (JRM AOR).

The Biosecurity Field Supervisor will be responsible for leading a crew of at least five biological technicians in conducting QA/QC biosecurity inspections, invasive species control and interdiction, operating toxicant bait stations for brown treesnake control, inspection/ maintenance of multispecies exclusionary fencing, and other duties. To accomplish these duties, the Biosecurity Field Supervisor will maintain close liaisons with Navy project sponsors and other DoD personnel. The Biosecurity Field Supervisor will also be responsible for storing, managing, and analyzing invasive species/biosecurity management and monitoring data and preparing reports and regulatory documents.

Relocation allowance may be available.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in biological sciences, natural resource management, forestry, botany, horticulture, wildlife biology, zoology, or similar science-related field.
  • Must have a minimum of three years of work experience managing natural resources or four years of experience related to biosecurity and invasive species management. Experience needs to be well-documented and acquired under the employment of an academic institution, governmental agency, private company, or non-profit organization in the appropriate field.
  • Must have at least one year of experience supervising field crews. This experience can be acquired concurrently with the three years of natural resources management experience or four years of biosecurity/invasive species management described above.
  • The successful candidate must be capable of walking several consecutive miles carrying light gear of up to 30 pounds and performing light manual labor in a hot tropical environment often on uneven terrain.
  • Must have experience collecting, recording and proofing data.
  • Must have experience maintaining scientific records and summarizing observations in field reports.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using field data collection applications, compasses, maps, data tablet computers, smartphones, and GPS units.
  • Ability to deploy from Guam to locations in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, sometimes on short notice.
  • Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license by the employment start date.
  • Must be willing to submit for NACI background check to obtain a DoD Common Access Card.
  • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • More than three years of experience managing natural resources.
  • More than one year of experience supervising field crews.
  • Previous experience conducting invasive species control and natural resource management particularly in island ecosystems.
  • Professional experience conducting inspections of cargo for invasive species.
  • Experience implementing methods for operational control of brown tree snakes, little fire ants, coconut rhinoceros beetles or other vertebrate or invertebrate pest species..
  • Good technical writing and editing skills and good data analytic and interpretation skills.
  • Experience working on a military installation and working with military headquarters-level staff.
  • Familiarity with DoD/Navy environmental and safety 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.

Job Duty Category: Supervision/field work


Oversee a variety of invasive species monitoring and management activities conducted by biological technicians, including biosecurity cargo inspections, invasive species monitoring, multispecies barrier inspections, operational toxic baiting for invasive species control.

Percentage Of Time: 60%

Job Duty Category: Data, entry management and analysis


Collect, store, manage, analyze, and summarize invasive species/biosecurity management and monitoring data. Track cargo inspections and report results to Navy project sponsors.

Percentage Of Time: 25%

Job Duty Category: Document production


Prepare regulatory documents and reports.

Percentage Of Time: 15%

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than April 14, 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

Search Contact
Jill Krumlauf,

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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