An hourly CDL/Heavy Equipment Operator position is available with Colorado State University (CSU) and the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML), and will be located at Camp Roberts, 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/.


Camp Roberts, at 42,784 acres, is the largest training area under the control of the California Army National Guard. The mission at Camp Roberts is to facilitate the training, mobilization and security of the National Guard, Army Reserve and Active Component units in support of federal, state and community missions. Camp Roberts is located in Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties on Hwy 101, approximately 9 miles north of Paso Robles. Cities near Camp Roberts have an abundance of recreational opportunities, picturesque landscapes, and attractive neighborhoods.


Work efforts involve:

  • Trail Maintenance Repair, which includes the moving and hauling of aggregate; scarifying, cutting, and shaping trails to remove irregularities (e.g., potholes, ruts, gullies, and corrugation); loading, hauling, and spreading aggregate; grading and compaction of trail surfaces to direct water off of trails to appropriate drainages; and the restoration and emplacement storm water mitigation best management practices (BMPs).
  • Training Land Repair, Reconfiguration, and Improvement, which includes the repair, reconfiguration, and improvement of training lands through scarifying, grading, hauling and spreading soil and aggregate; applying soil amendments; and hydroseeding, compacting, and the implementation of best management practices.
  • Vegetation Management includes the removal of encroaching and overgrown grasses, woody vegetation, and debris.
  • Perform first echelon maintenance on equipment to include greasing, checking and maintaining fluid levels, track tightening, and operational safety check of equipment.


  • Must have a Commercial Driver’s License – Class A
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have experience operating heavy equipment such as D5 dozer (100 HP minimum), Grader (672G), Front end loader, Dump truck, Hydroseeder and various tractors
  • Must be physically able to work outdoors and perform strenuous labor under all weather conditions, able to lift 40 pounds repeatedly, able to follow directions, work collectively with others as a team, and maintain safe working standards


  • Experience working on a military installation


Pay rate is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


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.


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


Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. 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.

See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at http://www.cemml.colostate.edu.

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