Colorado State University LRAM Supervisor and Operations Coordinator-Fort Polk, LA in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title LRAM Supervisor and Operations Coordinator-Fort Polk, LA

Research Professional Position No

Posting Number 201800596AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Number of Vacancies

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range 60,000-75,000

Desired Start Date 09/01/2018

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Posting Date

Open Until Filled Yes

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 08/27/2018

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

Supervise soil stabilization and vegetation management activities at Installation Management Command (IMCOM) sites at Fort Polk, LA in support of the Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM) component of the Army’s Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) Program. Perform managerial tasks associated with hiring, budgeting and materials acquisition. Determine project needs and objectives for managing landscape condition requirements per Fort Polk training mission goals. Knowledge and the ability to oversee heavy equipment operation such as: 10 to 25 ton dump trucks (25 ton off road dumps at some locations) dozers, motor graders, front-in loaders, vibratory compactors, scrapers, forestry mowers (FECON), track hoes, agricultural tractors, and back hoes for the purpose of completing LRAM projects. Primary functions are soil stabilization and vegetation management on Army lands. This position will also require tracking and preparing monthly and quarterly reports.

Required Job Qualifications

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

  • BS degree in soils, agronomy, forestry, conservation biology, ecological restoration or closely related field in natural resource management is required.

  • 5 years professional experience.

  • 1 year supervisory experience.

  • Hazardous Waste Management Training
    Specific to Army Lands. (Ability to mitigate fuel spills associated with heavy equipment)

  • Soil and Water Conservation Training (Blue Card Certified)

  • Experience with running and maintaining heavy equipment

  • Physically able to work outdoors and perform strenuous labor under all weather conditions (e.g., heat and humidity). Able to lift 40 pounds repeatedly

  • Must have a valid and current driver’s license or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license by employment start date.

  • Be able to follow directions, work collectively with others as a team, and maintain safe working standards

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • A MS degree in soils, agronomy, forestry, conservation biology, ecological restoration or closely related field is desired.

  • Experience managing regionally specific landscape conditions and developing work requirements per Army mission expectations (Fort Polk)

  • Knowledge and experience necessary to facilitate: o Soil Stabilization o Land clearing o Site Preparation o Work Site Revegetation

  • Experience with land rehabilitation, horizontal construction techniques, and erosion control practices specific to State and/or EPA approved Best Management Practices (BMPs) required to achieve compliance with the Clean Water Act (CWA)

  • Experience running and maintaining heavy equipment such as: o 10 to 25 ton dump trucks o Dozers o Motor graders o Front-in loaders o Forestry mowers (FECON) o Agricultural tractors o Back hoes

  • A Commercial Driver’s License is preferred.

  • Supervisory experience

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 LRAM Project and Employee Supervision


Supervise LRAM project operations and RLTA surveys at Fort Polk, La. LRAM tasks will entail conducting activities to execute repair, maintenance, and reconfiguration projects in support of Army training missions. The two primary functions LRAM uses to repair, maintain and reconfigure training lands is vegetation management and soil stabilization treatments. Projects supervised include: Mechanized Brush and Small Tree Removal, Thinning, Clearing (Rotary Cutter, FECON, Hydro-ax) • Gravel and Aggregate Application • Rip Rap Application • Articulated/Cable Concrete Application • Creating and/or Maintaining Turnouts and Diversion Ditches • Developing Grass Lined Channels • Creating Water Bars • Applying Rock Check Dams/Filter Dams • Hard-Lined Channel Development • Installing Low Water Crossings • Archaeological Site Capping • Terracing • Culvert Placement (Repair, Maintenance) • Forming Sediment Basins • Installing Sediment Traps • Drum Chopping • Installing Gabions • Ditch Line Establishment/Maintenance (Tactical use trails) • Cut and Fill • Soil Compaction • Crowning Trails • Outsloping/Insloping Trails • Grading/Shaping • Developing Broad-Based Diversion Dip • Creating Turn Pads • Stump Grinding • Applying Fill Dirt

Supervise RTLA surveys as needed to determine LRAM requirements

Percentage Of Time 45

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Project Development, Budgeting, and Administrative Support


Develop cost saving strategies and project exaction proficiencies at Fort Polk, LA. Work closely with the PI on determining functional equipment and material needs and practical LRAM execution strategies at Fort Polk, LA. Approve I-9 verifications, assist employees with entering time and leave in Time Clock Plus and the WCNR System, guide employees to CSU resources, coordinate DOT drug testing for CDL drivers, submit purchase requests in the WCNR system, responsibly acquire project materials with a CSU P-Card, disseminate CSU-CEMML business policies to employees, and coordinating issues/efforts with campus staff. Work independently on hiring actions with HR and completing budgetary submissions to the business office.

Percentage Of Time 40

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Equipment maintenance and upkeep. Conduct research on parts and costs and submit purchase requests.


Oversee operational maintenance and inspections on equipment for operational readiness and safety and make minor adjustment and perform operator maintenance on equipment operated. Oversee routine maintenance tasks necessary to keep machinery, equipment and tools in good working condition such as changing tires, inspecting, greasing, and cleaning equipment, maintaining fluid levels, changing blades, calibrating equipment and performing related tasks.

Percentage Of Time 5

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Other Duties/Reporting


Tracks project for monthly/quarterly reports. The position defined will fulfill other duties and assignments as necessary to fulfill the mission and sub-missions of the ITAM program and DPTMS as approved by the Installation Point of Contact.

Percentage Of Time 10

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than August 27, 2018 for full consideration. 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:

REQUIRED 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 ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ slot. 4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot.

OPTIONAL 1) Official Transcripts 2) License/Certification 3) Other

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 Jacie Ullrich

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 Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) 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 (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will 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

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • Please affirm your knowledge that this position is located at Fort Polk in Louisiana.

  • Yes, I affirm.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

  • Unofficial Transcripts

Optional Documents

  • Official Transcripts

  • License/Certification

  • Other