Colorado – Forestry Technician

CO Forest Service

File Reference: 2023-2
Position Title: Forestry Technician – Open Pool
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)., Colorado
Salary: $45,000 – $50,000; Commensurate with experience
Employment Status: This full-time, regular appointment will be a Colorado State University Administrative Professional employee.
Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applicants should submit all application materials by 11:59pm on April 21, 2024 for full consideration.

Job 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.

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