Urban and Community Forestry Program Specialists

Colorado State Forest Service

Denver, Colorado

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $65,000 - $70,000 (Based on Experience)
Deadline Jul 29, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Join Our Team as an Urban and Community Forestry Program Specialist!

The Colorado State Forest Service is seeking passionate and skilled individuals to join our team as Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) Program Specialists. Reporting directly to the UCF Program Manager, these roles are pivotal in providing community forestry assistance and programs to field offices, partners, and communities throughout the Front Range or eastern plains of Colorado. Apply Now!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver urban and community forestry programs and technical expertise to CSFS field offices and partners.
  • Assist with community forestry projects including tree planting, inventory, canopy and risk assessments.
  • Conduct trainings and workshops for professionals and community members.
  • Advocate for community forestry with city councils, county governments, and regional organizations.
  • Administer grants and contracts, support the Colorado Tree Coalition, and manage Arbor Day Foundation recognition programs such as Tree City USA.
  • Work with disproportionately impacted communities to organize urban forestry projects utilizing federal grants.

Ideal Candidates Will Have:

  • Exceptional technical proficiency in urban forestry practices and community engagement.
  • Ability to travel throughout the Front Range or eastern Colorado and occasionally to other CSFS offices.
  • Experience in program delivery, grant and budget management, and field operations support.
  • Strong communication skills for conducting workshops, writing reports, and maintaining relationships with key partners.

Work Location: We are hiring for two positions. Both positions are based out of the CSU Spur campus office in Denver, with the potential for flexible work arrangements.

Salary: $65,000 - $70,000 based on experience

Why Choose Colorado State Forest Service?

We not only value our forests; we also value our employees. Joining our team comes with incredible benefits:

  • Identity Wear Stipend: Elevate your professional image with a stipend for personalized wear.
  • Work-Life Harmony: Achieve optimal work-life integration through tailored and flexible scheduling options.
  • Connectivity Privilege: Stay seamlessly connected with either a cell phone allowance or a provided work cell.
  • Assistance Program: Access premium well-being resources through our Employee Assistance Program.
  • Premium Healthcare Benefits: Prioritize your well-being with access to exclusive and comprehensive healthcare benefits.
  • Time-Off: Recharge with 15 days of sick leave and 24 days of annual leave.
  • Retirement Plan: Secure your financial future with a remarkable 12% employer contribution to your retirement plan.
  • Professional Development: Enhance your skills through personalized professional training opportunities facilitated by CSU.
  • Educational Empowerment: Receive 9 hours of education credits annually through CSU.
  • Tuition Privileges for Family: Secure your family's future with 50% off tuition for children, partner, and spouse.
  • Relocation Support Package: Facilitate a smooth transition with our moving expense allowance.
  • Community Leadership Initiative: Give back to your community with paid administrative leave dedicated to volunteering.

Ready to lead and make a lasting impact on Colorado's forests? Apply now and be part of our dynamic team! Join us in making a positive impact on Colorado's forests and communities!

For full consideration, applications must be received no later than 11:59pm MT on July 29, 2024. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates. CSU is committed to full inclusion of qualified individuals. If you are needing assistance or accommodations with the search process, please reach out to the listed search contact.


Apply here - https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/146318.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the names, e mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. In the cover letter please address which position you are most interested in, Front Range or Eastern Plains.

CSU is committed to full inclusion of qualified individuals. If you are needing assistance or accommodations with the search process, please reach out to the listed search contact.
References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.

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

Category Forestry