Colorado State University Airspace Environmental Analyst - Andrews AFB, MD in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Airspace Environmental Analyst - Andrews AFB, MD

Position Location Andrews AFB, MD

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 201801012AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Number of Vacancies 1

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range $80,000 - $100,000

Desired Start Date 01/02/2019

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 12/03/2018

Description of Work Unit

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.

Position Summary

An Airspace Environmental Analyst (Research Associate III, Special) position is available with Colorado State University’s (CSU) Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to provide environmental support for all airspace and range matters as directed by Air Force Instruction (AFI) 13-201: Airspace Management. Located at the Air National Guard (ANG) Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, this position serves as the ANG Plans and Requirements Branch’s (NGB/A4AM) primary point of contact for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review of ANG airspace actions. This position assists with Restricted Areas, Military Operations Areas (MOA), Air Traffic Control Airspace, and Military Training Routes, as well as ANG Installations and Mission Support (NGB/A7) in assuring proponents meet all Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP) requirements.

The Airspace Environmental Analyst will coordinate with ANG Civil Engineer and Environmental programs, as well as with external governmental agencies and organizations like the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This position is responsible for impact analysis and technical guidance for airspace and range actions in accordance with AFI 32-7061 and with the FAA’s National Policy Oder 105.1E. The position provides technical review of Test and Training Space Needs Statements (T/TSNS), and prepares, plans, schedules, programs, manages and oversees NEPA projects related to airspace/range actions.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering (including Aeronautical or Astronautical), Mechanical Engineering, or technical related discipline; or a Bachelor’s Degree in environmental planning, environmental science, environmental management, or closely related field is required.

  • 5 or more years of experience demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and abilities to evaluate potential environmental impacts of airspace/range actions and other aeronautical environmental planning actions.

  • Demonstrated knowledge working with laws and regulations that govern the environmental review of airspace actions and demonstrated experience conducting compliance activities in accordance with Federal regulations.

  • Thorough understanding of most standard computer programs and proficiency in database management.

  • Experience working in a highly structured organization such as governmental agencies, the military, or government contracting corporations.

  • Excellent customer service oriented oral and written communication skills.

  • 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 eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Highly qualified candidates will have a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering (including Aeronautical or Astronautical), Mechanical Engineering, or technical related discipline; or a Master’s Degree in environmental planning, environmental science, or closely related field.

  • Demonstrated familiarity with military culture and its established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols is beneficial.

  • Working knowledge of Department of Defense (DoD) and FAA directives, guidance and processes related to airspace is highly desirable.

  • Experience with airspace operations (e.g., standards, best practices, operational trends, and regulations), as an aviator or air traffic controller, is also highly desirable.

  • Experience with NEPA requirements and procedures from initial scoping and project planning to ROD/FONSI and conclusion, with little to no supervision.

  • Demonstrated experience managing projects within organizational hierarchies.

  • Prior experience with Sharepoint.

  • Demonstrated familiarity with statistical data analysis methods.

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 Regulatory Guidance and Expertise


• Provide subject-matter expertise for all ANG airspace and range matters as relates to aeronautical environmental and as directed by AFI 13-201, Airspace Management. • Expert coordination of ANG airspace and range actions in accordance with AFI 32-7061 and the FAA’s National Policy Order 1050.1E. NGB/A4AM. • Develop and/or change airspace or range proposals by preparing Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP) paperwork, in accordance with AFI 32-7061, Environmental Impact Analysis Process. • Provides technical reviews, planning, scheduling, oversight, and management direction regarding airspace and range environmental management.

Percentage Of Time 50%

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category NEPA Airspace Compliance Support


• Serve as subject matter expert for environmental planning to include National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on airspace issues. • Provides technical review of Test and Training Space Needs Statement (T/TSNS) and Air Force Form 813 for airspace actions to determine if action can be categorically excluded or needs more in depth NEPA analysis (EA or EIS). • If Categorical Exclusion is applicable, provide technical review prior to NGB-JA legal sufficiency approval. • Serve as technical advisor to ANG for ongoing NEPA projects.

Percentage Of Time 30%

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Communication and Coordination


• Coordinate with other government agencies and organizations, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is a cooperating agency in all ANG airspace and range proposals and to complete NEPA documents for airspace actions. • Attend Airspace/Range briefings at Pentagon to support newly proposed airspace actions and prepare/present briefs on potential environmental impacts. • Prepare and present briefings on the National Environmental Policy Act and airspace environmental issues at three regional Airspace and Range Regional Conferences. • Lead biweekly conference calls with stakeholders to include FAA Service Areas and FAA legal counsel, as required.

Percentage Of Time 20%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than December 3, 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: 1) Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement) uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter’ slot. 2) Resume 3) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) uploaded in the ‘Official Transcripts’ or ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ slot. 4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded to the ‘Other’ slot. 5) 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, Special Requirements/Other - Candidate 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 fed

Search Contact Sabrina Broderick,

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 the Army National Guard Readiness Center at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

  • yes

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

  • Unofficial Transcripts

Optional Documents

  • Official Transcripts

  • Other