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Forestry Inventory & Analysis (FIA) Crew Leader

Colorado State Forest Service

Various Locations ,  Colorado

With indirect guidance by the  Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program Manager within the Forest Management Division of the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS), this management position will be autonomous, independent, and responsible for conducting forest inventory field work across multiple states as the leader and direct supervisor of a two or three-person seasonal/temporary crew. FIA Crew Leader is responsible for performing a variety of recurring and complex duties in support of both CSFS and the national FIA program. There are four vacancies, located in Fort Collins, Canon City, Gunnison Colorado, and Sheridan Wyoming with a potential for additional FIA Positions in other locations throughout Colorado and Wyoming.

Required Job Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (or greater) in Forestry, Forest Ecology, Botany, or a Natural Resources program option will be considered.
  • Six months of Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) field work and/or FIA Quality Assurance /Quality Control (QA/QC) inspections.
  • Six months using FIA’s MIDAS software and handheld data recorders (i.e. Allegro).
  • Analytical and technical skills related to various GIS software packages and GIS databases, including importing shapefiles and buffering, clipping, intersecting layers.
  • Analyzing and summarizing scientific and economic data for reports and presentations.
  • Experience in road and backcountry navigation using topographical maps, aerial photos, and GPS units.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

To apply and for a complete position announcement, please review the following website: CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer. Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

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