Colorado – Forestry Program Specialist

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Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Program Delivery, the Forestry Program Specialist is responsible for the oversight and administration of assigned forestry grant programs including the Forest Restoration and Wildfire Risk Mitigation (FRWRM) grant program, Landscape Scale Restoration Grant program, and Healthy Forests and Vibrant Communities fuels mitigation grant program. This position will be responsible for program administration, professional forestry functions, and technical assistance to field units throughout Colorado.

This position requires that the Program Specialist is proficient in general program management skills including but not limited to: recording accomplishments,meeting deadlines,tracking budgets,developing and sustaining key relationships and supporting field operations. The Program Specialist needs to be proactive in their program development, assist other Program Specialists accomplishing program objectives, forecast program needs, be aware of significant changes, practices, etc. in related areas, and effectively share new knowledge and information with internal staff and external partners and cooperators. The Program Specialist will also serve as a CSFS representative on various committees and working groups.

Daily activities include: grant program development and administration, budget administration, assisting field with program implementation and coordination, maintaining relationships with key partners, responding to requests for information from various constituents with quick turnaround times, conducting trainings and workshops, and assisting the Manager of Program Delivery with other special projects as they arise.

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