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Manager of Forest Inventory and Analysis

Company: Colorado State University
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Job Description:

SunIRef:cr001 Position Location Fort Collins, Broomfield, Grand Junction, Gunnison or Montrose CO. Research Professional Position No Posting Number AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Number of Vacancies 1 Work Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range $62,000 Desired Start Date 10/26/2020 Position End Date (if temporary) To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/05/2020 Description of Work Unit The Forest Inventory and Analysis Programs are a branch of the Science and Data Division of the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS). The administration of the Forest Inventory and Analysis programs are carried out under the supervision of the Associate Director of Science and Data. The Science and Data Division of the Colorado State Forest Service provides administration and oversight of science and data delivery that directly contribute to the agency's mission of the stewardship of Colorado's diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations. Position Summary Under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Science and Data, this position is responsible for the oversight and administration of the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program for the Colorado State Forest Service. The FIA program is the ongoing measurement and monitoring of permanent forest inventory plots administered by the USDA Forest Service. This position oversees work conducted primarily in Colorado and Wyoming, but occasionally in neighboring states such as New Mexico and Arizona. This position is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of several hundred plot measurements in a given field season. The Manager is a member of the CSFS Management Team. The Management Team coordinates work effort across all program areas for efficiency, effectiveness and cohesiveness of program delivery and outcomes. The Management Team's role is to allocate and manage resources to ensure agency goals and objectives are achieved on time and within budget, address operational and program issues, and ensure that policies and practices are implemented consistently. The Management Team carries out agency priorities established by the Leadership Team. The Manager is also responsible for the supervision of their assigned staff, including, but not limited to, regular performance evaluation, team building and team meetings, professional development, and conflict resolution. The Manager must be self-directed and innovative. Daily activities include: actively supervising employees; planning for accomplishment of the program of work; monitoring budget and accomplishments; procuring equipment and supplies; coordinating with USDA Forest Service partners, CSFS field units, and private landowners. Required Job Qualifications A bachelor's degree in forestry or other natural resource-related program. Four years of field forestry experience which includes on-the-ground experience in field data collection and management. Previous experience in supervising temporary and/or permanent employees to ensure safety and on-the-job success. Experience in program management that demonstrates successful project planning and accomplishment Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license by the employment start date Preferred Job Qualifications Demonstrated ability to work independently and at a high level of proficiency. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively in teams. Ability to work collaboratively and advance outcomes with internal staff and external partners and cooperators. Demonstrated ability to define, guide, and implement strategic and operational planning and management activities. Demonstrated ability to manage and oversee programs, projects, operations and staff. Demonstrated ability to provide, articulate, and implement vision, programs and direction for Forest Inventory and Analysis programs. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and foster local, state, federal partner support for Forest Inventory and Analysis programs. Demonstrated ability to identify, define, and implement new program opportunities. Capable of effectively documenting accomplishments, record-keeping, budget management and ranking, reviewing and managing various forestry related grant programs. Experience in the Forest Inventory and Analysis or other permanent plot inventory systems. Experience in field data collection methods including the use of data recorders. Experience in interpretation and application of data collected. Experience in developing and delivering technical training. Commitment to safety, customer service, and professionalism. Diversity Statement Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations. Essential Duties Job Duty Category Program planning and administration Duty/Responsibility Create and implement long-range logistical plans to ensure completion of annual program of work. Ensure equitable distribution of workload among crew members throughout the field season. Ensure necessary staffing, supply and budget to successfully accomplish the program of work. Coordinate closely with CSFS primary partner, the USDA Forest Service, in the administration of this program. Monitor target accomplishment and ensure accomplishment reports are completed. Percentage Of Time 35% Job Duty Category Supervision Duty/Responsibility Directly supervise 4 Supervisory Foresters located at remote duty stations throughout Colorado and Wyoming. Ensure regular communications with employees. Develop and monitor employee ongoing performance. Create employee development plans and conduct mid-year and annual performance evaluations. Ensure ongoing crew supply needs are met. Deliver training necessary to ensure crew performance. Build and maintain a high-performance team. Ensure the day-to-day safety of employees working in remote locations. Percentage Of Time 25% Job Duty Category Quality assurance/quality control Duty/Responsibility Personally participate in plot measurements throughout the field season to ensure crew performance and program accomplishment. Participate in Quality Assurance inspections conducted by the USDA Forest Service. Percentage Of Time 15% Job Duty Category Regional/National program leadership Duty/Responsibility Participate on Regional and National working groups related to the Forest Inventory and Analysis field. Percentage Of Time 5% Job Duty Category CSFS Management Team Duty/Responsibility The Manager serves as a member of the CSFS Management Team guiding and coordinating work efforts across all program areas to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, and cohesiveness of program delivery. They work with the CSFS Management Team on problem solving, budgeting, operating procedures, work planning, and other management issues, making recommendations for prioritizing and allocating resources. The Manager coordinates with and provides input to CSFS Management Team on program policy and guidelines. Additionally, they ensure annual work planning and fiscal planning efforts between area staff and CSFS Management Team are completed. Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Grant Review and Oversight Duty/Responsibility Administers the 1.5 million dollar annual federal Forest Inventory and Analysis grant, which includes preparing annual narratives and accomplishment reports. Percentage Of Time 10% Special Instructions to Applicants To apply please submit a Cover Letter addressing how you meet both the required and preferred qualifications, A resume, (3) Professional References, and unofficial College transcripts of your forestry, natural resources, geography, or related biological or physical sciences degree. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver's License - Successful applicants must have a valid Colorado driver's license or ability to acquire one upon employment., Travel - Irregular work hours and periodic long days, evening and weekend service, periodic overnight travel., Special Requirements/Other - Field work can require work in challenging terrain and under adverse weather conditions. Search Contact Holly Leary, , 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 or expression, or pregnancy and 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/equal access/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 Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523, . The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, . 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.

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