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Natural/Cultural Resource Specialist-Pentagon

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
Closing date
Feb 22, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Posting Detail Information
Working TitleNatural/Cultural Resource Specialist-Pentagon
Position LocationArlington, VA
Work LocationPosition is fully in-office/in-person
Research Professional PositionNo
Posting Number202400036AP
Position TypeAdmin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification TitleProf/Indiv Contrib III
Number of Vacancies1
Work Hours/Week40
Proposed Annual Salary Range$123,000 - $139,000
Employee Benefits
Colorado State University is not just a workplace; it's a thriving community that's transforming lives and improving the human condition through world-class teaching, research, and service. With a robust benefits package, collaborative atmosphere, commitment todiversity, equity and inclusion ( , and focus on work-life balance, CSU is where you can thrive, grow, and make a lasting impact.
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Desired Start Date02/19/2024
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on01/29/2024
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
Position is a Subject Matter Expert in natural and cultural resources as they relate to military compliance and readiness. Individual works at the Pentagon in Washington DC.
Required Job Qualifications
- Applicants must have a BS degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Archaeology, Anthropology or a closely related field plus 10 years of experience supporting Headquarter-level Natural and Cultural Resource programs.
- Must have 5 years of experience supporting Department of Defense programs, preparing briefings and developing policy.
- Prior experience conducting complex studies and analyses and presenting divergent professional natural and / or cultural resource opinions.
- Must be able to pass the background for a Common Access Card ( CAC ) and other levels of clearance as required.
- The successful candidate 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.
- Must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Department of Defense Common Access Card ( CAC ) and public trust clearance. Furthermore, candidates are required at a minimum to complete a NACI /SF85 and successfully pass a federal background check to remain eligible for employment by CSU .
Preferred Job Qualifications
- Specific experience with Air Force environmental policies, guidance and instructions preferred.
- Experience developing budget priorities and providing oversight of program execution is helpful.
- Prior experience writing fact sheets and briefings to Senate and House Armed Services Committee members, professional staff and military liaisons is a plus.
- Current Secret clearance or clearance within the last 10 years is beneficial.
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 CategorySubject Matter Expert
Function as a subject matter expert ( SME ) supporting the Air Force Deputy Assistant Secretary ( DAS ) in the areas of natural and cultural resource management. Advises the DAS of the Air Force in matters related to environmental compliance and standardization. Support policy development, provide guidance and opinion on environmental matters as they relate to the military mission. Liaise with Air Force Deputy Assistant Secretary ( DAS ) for Installations and Environment, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, and Air Staff (A7C) organizations. Coordinate DAS initiated policies and guidance with Air Staff to ensure well-rounded policy development.
Percentage Of Time80%
Job Duty CategoryWriting / Reviewing / Data
Write briefs to congress, provide speech writing support, document preparation, review and summary. Gather, synthesize and analyze data. Participate in enterprise-wide data calls.
Percentage Of Time20%
Application Details
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than 1/29/2024 for full consideration. 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:
- Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the 'Cover Letter' slot.
- Resume
- Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) uploaded in the 'Unofficial Transcripts' slot.
- Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the 'Other' slot.
- 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 to candidates.
CSU is committed to full inclusion of qualified individuals. If you are needing assistance or accommodations with the search process, please reach out to the listed search contact.
Conditions of EmploymentPre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver's License
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/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. TheOffice 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,
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,
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,
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to theOffice of Civil Rights, Department of Education ( .
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 for the finalist before a final offer. 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
References Requested
Minimum Requested3
Maximum Requested3
Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * This position is physically located in Washington D.C. at the Pentagon. Please affirm your knowledge that work will be performed at that location.
- Yes
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
- Cover Letter
- Resume or CV
- Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
- Other

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