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Colorado State Forest Service Fort Collins, Colorado
Job Type Paid permanent

The Colorado State Forest Service accepts applications on an ongoing basis from individuals who are interested in obtaining full or part-time, Forester positions to lead and serve as the representative for one or more of CSFS programs. Forester positions will be hired from this general pool announcement periodically dependent on funding and work needs. In your application materials, please provide a list of any relevant experience or coursework relevant to the program areas listed below.

Under the supervision of a Supervisory Forester, these Forester positions will be the lead and serve as the representative for one or more of the following program areas:

  • Forest management
  • Forest agriculture
  • Forest stewardship planning
  • Urban and community forestry
  • Wildfire mitigation & fuels treatment
  • State trust land forest management
  • Insect and disease
  • Seasonal crew hiring and oversight
  • Firewise
  • Special projects as assigned
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans
  • Grant program management
  • Outreach & education programs
  • State parks forest management
  • Pile burning on state lands
  • Community/HOA assistance
  • Federal, state, and local government forest management projects

Grant programs these positions will administer include but are not limited to: Colorado Forest Restoration, State & Private Forestry, State Fire Assistance, Community Assistance Funding on Adjacent Lands, and other State and Federal grants.

These positions will provide professional, science-based assistance to local landowners regarding forest health (insects, disease, and wildfire mitigation), and prepare program related reports. In addition, these positions will also provide assistance to other staff in additional program areas including: Federal land forest management through the Good Neighbor Authority and facilities maintenance.

At times, these positions will develop service agreements with landowners by creating scopes of work, assessing project budgets, resources, and personnel, deciding the technical requirements needed for the agreement, administration of science-based forest management activities and obtaining appropriate signatures. These positions will lead project work teams, train and mentor staff members, develop and manage program and project budgets up to $250,000, create detailed work plans, serve as acting Supervisory Forester as assigned, and participate on agency committees. These positions must have a thorough knowledge of silviculture, best management practices, insect and disease identification, pest management, wildfire mitigation and basic wildland fire suppression.

These positions are expected to provide professional services, education and outreach to landowners and cooperators/partners through written and verbal communication. Utilizing feedback from relevant sources to evaluate options and implement solutions is also critical to this position.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply and for a complete position announcement, please review the following website: http://csfs.colostate.edu/employment/ . CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.