The Range and Training Land (RTLA) Coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing a natural resource monitoring program for the training lands at Fort Irwin, CA as part of the Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) Program.
• Plan and execute a monitoring program to quantify both short-term and long-term impacts of military training activities and support management decisions.
• Develop and implement monitoring protocols and assessments of training land condition including soil condition, vegetation condition, maneuver trail condition, culverts, heavy use sites, and burn areas.
• Coordinate and conduct data collection to include training and supervising field crews.
• Conduct sound and effective analysis of collected data and make recommendations for the use and implementation of those findings.
• Identify equipment and materials necessary to perform monitoring tasks.
• Prepare the RTLA Annual Report on all monitoring activities and results; provide a summary of RTLA activities for inclusion in the ITAM Annual Report.
• Assist the Land Rehabilitation Coordinator in identifying areas in need of rehabilitation and assessing the effectiveness of land rehabilitation projects and methods.
• Provide technical review and input to various environmental documents, research proposals, and installation plans.
• Assist in the preparation and presentation of educational materials to inform soldiers and civilians about how to sustain and improve Army training lands.
• Interact with installation agencies to coordinate the wise and sustainable use of military training lands.
• Provide technical assistance and advice to military trainers, range managers and environmental personnel to include assessing impact of resource management on military training and training impact on natural resources.
• Provide RTLA input to ITAM programmatic plans, work plans, and budgets.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelors Degree in Biology, Natural Resources or related field combined with a minimum of five years relevant work experience, or a Masters Degree in the above listed fields with a minimum of three years relevant work experience.
• Relevant work experience designing and implementing field studies preferably in a desert and/or military environment
• Knowledge of desert ecology, vegetation, and soils.
• Experience analyzing vegetation and soils data
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Intermediate level ArcGIS experience
• Experience driving a 4WD vehicle in difficult terrain
• US driver’s license.
• US citizenship.
• Ability to successfully pass NAC-I (National Agency Check with Inquiries) investigation.
• Ability to use computers and familiarity with Microsoft Office products.
• Ability to walk distances of up to 1 mile over rough terrain and perform repetitive tasks that require bending or kneeling.
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