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Forestry Technician - Open Pool

Company: Colorado State University
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Detail Information
Working Title Forestry Technician - Open Pool
Position Location Boulder, Fort Collins, Franktown, Golden, Canon City, La Veta, Woodland Park, Alamosa, Durango, Gunnison, Montrose, Salida, Grand Junction, Granby, Frisco, Steamboat Springs, and State Forest (Gould).
Work Location Position is fully in-office/in-person
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202300158AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week
Proposed Annual Salary Range $45,000 - $50,000; Commensurate with experience
Employee Benefits
Colorado State University ( CSU ) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: &
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 12/31/2023
Description of Work Unit
The Colorado State Forest Service is an agency of Colorado State University, and is housed organizationally, in the Warner College of Natural Resources. The CSFS also staffs the Division of Forestry for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. The CSFS has field offices throughout the state, organized within 4 Areas with a State Office located in Fort Collins on one of the foothills campuses of CSU .
Individual staff members take the lead on one or more program areas and all staff members are expected to assist each other as needed for successful, efficient and effective delivery of services and programs.
Position Summary
The Colorado State Forest Service accepts applications on an ongoing basis from individuals who are interested in obtaining a full or part-time Forestry Technician position, to work within one or more of CSFS programs. Forestry Technician positions will be hired from this general pool announcement periodically dependent on funding and work needs. These positions will be hired under temporary worker authorizations and may last up to 3 years. 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 or Forester, the Forestry Technician position will work to support and deliver CSFS services in one or more of the following program areas:

  • Forest management

  • Forest agriculture

  • Forest stewardship planning

  • Urban and community forestry

  • Wildfire mitigation & fuels treatment

  • Insect and disease

  • Fire Wise & Community Wildfire Protection Plans

  • Special projects as assigned

  • Grant program management

  • Outreach & education programs

  • Pile burning on state lands

  • Community/ HOA assistance

  • Federal, state, and local government forest management projects

    These positions will provide professional, science-based assistance to local landowners regarding forest health (insects, disease, and wildfire mitigation), and prepare program-related reports and plans. In addition, these positions will also provide assistance to other staff in additional program areas including: Grants, Federal land forest management through the Good Neighbor Authority, State Land management and facilities maintenance.
    At times, these positions will assist and 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 must have a basic knowledge of silviculture, Forestry 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.
    Required Job Qualifications

    • A bachelor's degree (or greater) in forestry; other natural resources program or related degree will be considered.

    • 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.

    • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States before the employment start date; Colorado State Forest Service will not sponsor a visa for this position.

      Preferred Job Qualifications

      • Experience communicating with the public.

      • Committed to quality, demonstrated excellent customer service ethic, professionalism and safety.

      • Demonstrated experience with participation on teams or, as well as the ability to work independently, be a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills.

      • Program and/or project management experience.

      • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

      • Proficient with ArcGIS data management, capable of using ArcMap compatible GIS / GPS units to collect field data and ability to manipulate data in ArcMap.

      • Understanding of the following areas: silviculture; harvesting systems; forest management planning; wildfire hazard mitigation; wildfire suppression; prescribed fire; forest insect and disease detection, prevention, and suppression; urban and community forestry; windbreaks; outreach and education.

      • Understanding of basic field forestry skills (cruising, prescription development, timber marking, and timber sale and/or contract administration).

      • Demonstrated skills in writing forest management plans, timber sale layout and administration, and budget preparation and administration.

        Diversity Statement
        Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.
        Essential Duties
        Application Details
        Special Instructions to Applicants
        In your application materials please address how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. A complete application includes a cover letter, resume, and 3 references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
        This pool expires on December 31, 2023. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.
        Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
        Search Contact Aaron Green,, 970-473-1022
        EEO Statement
        Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity ( is located in 101 Student Services.
        The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,
        The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,
        The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,
        Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education ( .
        Background Check Policy Statement
        Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
        References Requested
        References Requested
        Minimum Requested 3
        Maximum Requested 3
        Supplemental Questions
        Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

          • These Forestry Technician positions may be assigned to any of our field office locations around the state. Please indicate the locations you would like to be considered for. If you wish to be considered for all, please enter 'All Locations'. Please note, you will only be considered for the office locations that you list in your response. The available locations are: Boulder, Fort Collins, Franktown, Golden, Canon City, LaVeta, Woodland Park, Alamosa, Durango, Gunnison, Montrose, Salida, Grand Junction, Granby, Frisco, Steamboat Springs, and State Forest (Gould).

            (Open Ended Question)
            Applicant Documents
            Required Documents

            • Cover Letter

            • Resume

              Optional Documents

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