A Seasonal Land Rehabilitation Support Technician/Equipment Operator (EO) position is available with Colorado State University (CSU) and the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML), and will be located at Fort Hunter Liggett, California.


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 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 http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.


Fort Hunter Liggett is an approximately 161,000-acre United States Army Reserve installation located in Monterey County, California. The installation is located in the Santa Lucia Mountain Range of the outer South Coast Mountain ranges. Installation lands include annual and perennial grasslands, oak savannas and woodlands, mixed evergreen forest, coastal scrub and chaparral on a variety of contours.


The successful candidate will assist the Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM) component of the Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) program to sustain realistic training land conditions and the support of mission requirements for units at the installation. This position will execute rehabilitation and maintenance projects, and will monitor the effectiveness of various methodologies. This position will conduct field work, collect data, will survey and assist with land rehabilitation projects by clearing debris, mowing, removing invasive species, and conducting other assigned duties. The successful candidate will use and operate light and heavy equipment to help maintain trails, roads and training lands.


• Must have at least 6 months’ experience with the use and maintenance of light and heavy equipment typically associated with land rehabilitation projects (e.g., trucks, trailers, hydro-seeders, tractors, and light equipment such as chainsaws, string trimmers and associated motorized equipment).

• Must have experience with vegetation rehabilitation techniques and applications.

• Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a valid California driver’s license.

• Must be able to work in field conditions that includes rugged terrain and extreme weather (low humidity, extreme heat) as well as be able to repeatedly lift 50 pounds.

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

• A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class 1 or 2 is preferred.


Pay rate will be up to $25/hour depending on experience and qualifications. Work is for up to 9 months. Employment is contingent upon project funds. CSU conducts a background check on all final candidates.


Email each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf) to cemml_seasonal@Mail.colostate.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 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 (letter addressing each qualification described in announcement as well as list of equipment experience)

2) Resume (list name and location of previous employment, as well as employment dates)

3) Three references (contact information for professional references including at least one supervisor, references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates)

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.

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