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Inventory and Monitoring Specialist – Lakewood, CO (ID# 14960)

Since 2009, Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT) has been serving government clients with time-tested solutions that increase client effectiveness through the intelligent use of technology. CNT’s expertise includes software and application services, network services, and business process services. The company is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a regional office in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and client locations nationwide. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNT is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is the premier federal agency charged with protecting and enhancing America's treasured fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. USFWS works for the perpetuation of diverse and abundant wildlife because biodiversity is essential to maintaining the health of our environment, our families, and our economy. USFWS maintains a network of public lands totaling upwards of 150 million acres split in to eight geographic regions and nearly 700 field stations.


Job Description:

The Inventory and Monitoring Specialist will assist with development of Inventory and Monitoring Plans (IMPs). Work with refuge field stations and I&M staff in FWS Region 6 to update their biotic and abiotic inventory and monitoring survey information in the PRIMR database. Assist with development of initial survey instructions (ISI) and formal survey protocols per the FWS How to Develop Survey Protocols handbook. Workshops require familiarity with the USFWS’s PRIMR database and National Wildlife Refuge.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development and review of regional and station protocols, ISI, or Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) following the requirements in the Inventory and Monitoring Protocol Handbook
  • Conduct literature searches and provide synthesis of this information to assist with IMPs, Habitat Management Plans, or protocol development
  • Demonstrate, and document experience with wildlife or habitat surveys and aptitude for working with government databases

Includes the following:

  • Update the PRIMR database, developing pre-IMP workshop materials (PRIMR reports, other background information and shared documents or worksheets)
  • Assist with organizing and hosting IMP workshops for up to 6 field stations.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position does not have management authority or supervisory capacity

Education and Experience:

  • B.S. Degree in Biology or Ecology
  • 2-3 years of experience with the USFWS is highly desirable for completing this job efficiently

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge with the Service’s I&M program is desired
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with others, but also often alone with little day-to-day direct oversight are critical qualities for the position

Work Environment:

This position is primarily performed in a secured federal office setting, a controlled office environment)

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!



Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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