DERP Project Management and Technical Support

Defense Environmental Restoration
Program Project Management and
Technical Support,
Environmental Programs Division,
Fort Harrison, Montana
A Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) Project Management and Technical Support position
(Research Associate II, Special) with emphasis on on-site support for execution of Defense Environmental
Restoration Program (DERP) projects is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
(CEMML). This position provides support to the Army National Guard Environmental Programs Division (ARNGILE), National Guard Bureau, and will provide on-site technical and project management support from Fort Harrison,
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
To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values,
Successful candidates will provide ARNG-ILE support for Cleanup and Restoration Branch programmatic
activities at sites managed by the Montana Army National Guard (MTARNG). The position will be responsible for
developing and implementing a statewide remediation program that protects human and environmental health by
returning lands to a usable condition through cost-effective cleanup of contamination resulting from past
practices. All activities are to be executed according to pertinent state environmental regulations,
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) requirements, and the
policies set forth by the DERP as executed by the Army. The employee will:
Facilitate implementing Army and ARNG policies and site-specific procedures and management plans for
Installation Restoration Program (IRP), Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP), and other DERPeligible projects.
Manage multiple complex, multi-disciplinary, multi-year sites in different phases of investigation and
Utilize professional discretion and judgment to determine project impacts and engage the support of
other Army agencies as required, to include ARNG-ILE, MTARNG, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
and the Army Public Health Command. Review and evaluate cleanup alternatives with regard to
applicable environmental laws
Coordinate with State of Montana environmental regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with all laws,
policies, and regulations pertinent to cleanup and restoration projects being carried out under auspices of
National Guard Bureau (NGB) and MTARNG.
Plan, coordinate, and direct interdisciplinary technical studies (hydrology, geology, ecology, toxicology,
chemistry), project design and specifications, and construction planning with the assistance of technical
Monitor actions and activities of independent contractors and status of task execution. Coordinate with
the MTARNG to synchronize environmental cleanup actions with military mission requirements.
Coordinate with contractors, MTARNG and NGB Environmental Programs Division to facilitate timely
completion of contracted work.
Provide technical support for development of Installation Action Plans (IAP), Army Environmental
Database-Restoration (AEDB-R) data submissions, cost-to-complete information, and other programrelated database and programming budgeting requirements.
Develop audit-defensible remediation cost estimates in coordination with National Guard Bureau and in
compliance with applicable state, federal, Department of Defense (DoD), and Army regulations and
standard operating procedures.
Review technical documents prepared by contractors for completeness, accuracy, and regulatory and
legal sufficiency. Identify data shortfalls and provide recommendations for correcting and improving
project data.
Prepare the Joint Execution Plan for the Defense State Memorandum of Agreement (DSMOA) in
coordination with Montana environmental regulatory agencies.
Manage the project administrative record and provide for capture and management of associated projectspecific data.
Support public and stakeholder outreach as required by the Restoration Advisory Board and the
Community Involvement Plan.
Perform additional associated responsibilities as assigned by the Cleanup and Restoration Branch Chief.
The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility; CEMML will not provide visa
sponsorship for this position. Candidates must hold a minimum of a B.S. degree in environmental engineering,
physical sciences, biological sciences, geology, hydrology, or a closely related field. This position also requires a
minimum of five years of professional work experience with Department of Defense cleanup and restoration
projects (CERCLA, RCRA, DERP, MMRP), development of “Cost-to-Complete” estimates, and demonstrated
knowledge of federal and state environmental laws and regulations. Candidates must also possess excellent
written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and project management skills, and the ability to
effectively manage diverse and concurrent responsibilities. Candidates must be willing and able to engage with
MTARNG and other stakeholders with diplomacy and tact to communicate regulatory and technical requirements
for cleanup and restoration activities. Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Office software and U.S. Army
RACER software is also required.
Competitive candidates will also have specific knowledge of environmental investigation and remediation,
• Ballistic modeling
• Groundwater contaminant fate and transport
• Groundwater remediation methodologies
• Analytical laboratory methodologies
• Design of remediation systems
Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) remediation site delineation
UXO clearance quality assurance
Risk assessment
UXO geophysical survey, detection, and discrimination
Experience in execution of cleanup programs for the Army or ARNG, project supervision and training in Army
Environmental Liabilities are also desirable.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications within the range $55,000 to $65,000. Continuation of
the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for cleanup and restoration program support
within the ARNG Environmental Programs Division.
Colorado State University offers a generous benefits package including 24 days of paid vacation leave, tuition
credits, excellent health insurance (including vision and dental), and retirement plans with 9% matching. For
more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit
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.
Prospective candidates should apply online at Apply no later than February
15, 2015 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:
Statement of Qualifications (one page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement)
Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded)
References (contact information for professional references, including at least one supervisor)
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.
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