Wood Biomass Research Associate

Colorado State Forest Service

Fort Collins, Colorado

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $44,000 - $45,000 commensurate with experience
Deadline Nov 01, 2021
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

The successful applicant will assist with conducting a statewide wood biomass assessment that will include quantifying supply, conducting a mill/facility capacity survey, and evaluating biomass markets. The position will also support a $2.5 million biomass grant program, providing help with identifying potential projects and administering selected projects. The position will reside in the Science and Data Division of the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS). It is a 2-year appointment, with potential for extension dependent upon funding and work availability. The position will be based out of the CSFS State Office in Fort Collins, Colorado, but qualified candidates that reside in Colorado and can work remotely will be considered. Some overnight travel will be required. Duties are approximately 75%-85% research and 15-25% project administration, but could include supporting other programs and staff within the CSFS as needed.

Required Job Qualifications       

  • Bachelor degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Natural Resource Economics, or a related field and 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Data collection and analysis skills
  • Capacity to summarize scientific and economic data for inclusion in reports and presentations
  • Ability to communicate with diverse groups of colleagues, partners, and clientele
  • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the employment start date; Colorado State Forest Service will not sponsor a visa for this position

Preferred Job Qualifications      

  • Masters degree
  • 4 or more years of work experience in a relevant position
  • Project administration experience
  • Forest products development skills
  • GIS mapping expertise
  • Technical experience related to forest products industry, with emphasis on biomass utilization
  • Experience with utilization and marketing of wood products, including biomass

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, unofficial transcripts, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Fordham at Amanda.West@colostate.edu 

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