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Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District - Forestry Technician

Salary Range: $44,000 – $58,000
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday

The Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District is accepting applications for a full-time Forestry Technician. Under the general guidance of the Landscape Foreman the successful applicant will be part of a highly motivated parks maintenance team. The Forestry Technician will be responsible for a variety of duties in the maintenance and care of trees and shrubs in the District’s parks and greenbelts. Duties include trimming, pruning, removing and planting trees and shrubs; identifying hazardous and defective trees and implementing corrective measures; implementing and maintaining a tree inventory; identifying diseases and insects in trees and shrubs and treating with mechanical and/or chemical means; operating a bucket truck, chipper and stump grinder; climbing trees by means of rope and saddle to accomplish necessary arboreal maintenance; watering and fertilizing trees and shrubs; assisting Mechanic with routine maintenance and repair of chain saws, chipper, stump grinder and other hand tools. Applicant should have three years of increasingly responsible experience in Urban Forestry, or any combination of education and/or work experience that has provided the knowledge and abilities necessary for excellent job performance. Must be able and willing to work in all types of weather and lift, move and carry objects in excess of 50 pounds. Members of the Parks Maintenance Team are expected to contribute to snow removal and seasonal special events and projects that may occasionally require working evenings and weekends. Applicant must possess or be able to obtain a valid Colorado Commercial Driver’s License (Class ‘B’ CDL) and be insurable by the District’s insurance carrier. Selected applicant must successfully pass a physical exam and drug test and possess a clean driving record. Successful applicant must present an MVR before a firm offer of employment will be made.

See the Full Job Description for details and qualifications.

To apply, send an Employment Application, a one-page cover letter stating interest and qualifications as it relates to this position, and a resume with three professional references via email to patm@kcranch.org. Materials may also be mailed in a sealed envelope to KCRMD, Attn: Pat Malloy, 7676 S. Continental Divide Rd., Littleton, CO 80127. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Full Time Lead Maintenance Specialist-Large Tree Care       


Salary: $39,250.00 - $47,100.00 Annually
Location: Various locations in South Suburban Parks and Recreation District, CO
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Parks and Open Space
Job Number: 2017-01989
Closing: 7/30/2017 5:00 PM Mountain

Job Summary

Under direct supervision of the Large Tree Care Supervisor, assist in the scheduling, coordinating, directing, assigning and evaluating of annual, monthly and day to day work plans and personnel associated with the District's large tree care program, which includes, but is not limited to: tree pruning, tree removal, stump grinding and includes tree support systems as well as participating in forestry-related special events. Assist Supervisor and other Forestry, Horticulture and Graphical Information System team members with mapping District assets, personnel training, snow removal, storm damage response, mosquito control, special projects and maintaining a safe work environment.

Job Requirements

Must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or its equivalent. A Technical School certification or AS or BS college degree in Urban Forestry, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, or related science degree, is highly desirable. Three years of experience in urban forestry, arboriculture, forestry, or utility tree trimming with a focus on tree climbing, rope use, knots, rigging, felling, bucking and limbing, tree pruning and tree removal, chainsaw use and maintenance, EAB sampling/treatment and tree inventorying.  Highly desirable skills and knowledge are: tree identification, ability to use field data collection devices to maintain maintenance records, and the use of developing technology to inspect and maintain trees. Snow and ice removal and mosquito control experience is helpful. A combination of experience and education may be considered.
 
Knowledge of modern arboricultural principles, standards, and best management practices, operations and activities of a municipal urban forestry program, tree identification, tree biometrics, CODIT, arboricultural knots and rigging systems, work-place and arboriculture safety practices, laws, regulations, and methods of pesticide applications. Skilled in the proper use, care and maintenance of Forestry Division assets such as hand, power and motorized tools including chainsaws, tree climbing gear, rigging equipment, aerial lift units, chippers, stump grinders, and snow and ice management equipment, the safe and lawful operation of motor vehicles, snow plows and snow blowers, reading and understanding general and scientific tree reference materials, safely felling trees and in the proper use of pesticides and associated personal protective gear. The ability to learn, understand and follow policies, procedures, and master plan objectives for the District, learn, understand and follow the District's personnel policies and procedures, learn, understand and follow the District's purchasing policies and procedures, understand the District's organization and operation structure, as necessary, to carry out assigned responsibilities, successfully and productively work without supervision within established policies and procedures and regularly exercise independent judgement for daily operations. The ability to train and supervise subordinate employees, community service workers, and volunteers, adhere to safe work practices and procedures, tie and use arboricultural knots and rigging systems, maintain a CDL Class B Driver License with air brake endorsement, read and interpret sketches, diagrams, plans, and maps, adapt to changing priorities, weather events, and special work requests, interact tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately with the public, District administration, co-workers, and other agencies or contractors, communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, read, listen and follow directions/instructions from supervisory staff. Must possess, or be able to acquire within six (6) months of employment, the International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist certification. Must possess, or be able to obtain within eight (8) months of hire, the Colorado Pesticide Applicator's License as a Certified Operator in the Turf and Ornamental categories. Must possess, or be able to acquire within sixteen (16) months of hire, the Colorado Pesticide Applicator's License as a Certified Operator in the aquatic category. International Society of Arboriculture Certified Tree Climber or Aerial Lift Operator is highly desirable. 

Driving is a requirement that includes a current, valid Colorado Driver License Class B with the air brake endorsement, or ability to obtain within three (3) months of hire. Maintenance of a good driving record is required. Must be able to pass a CDL drug screening and health assessment prior to operating CDL equipment.
 
The ability to successfully complete a background check including but not limited to criminal history search and motor vehicle history check and drug screen is required.  

Additional Information

Forty-hour work week, Monday through Friday. Hours vary seasonally: 6:30am – 3:00pm or 7:00am – 3:30pm. Occasionally there may be 4-day, 10-hour work weeks. Work hours are subject to change, as needed, to complete work assignments. Occasional holidays, weekends, and evenings may be required.

Please note: Review of applications will begin immediately and interviews may begin prior to and/or after the advertised close date. At the discretion of the hiring authority a rope and saddle tree climbing test may be administered as part of the interview process.

For more detailed information on job functions and requirements please view the full job description, available under the 'Job Descriptions' section of our employment site or by clicking here.  

Please contact Lyna Alfaro at EAlfaro@ssprd.org with questions regarding this opportunity. 

About South Suburban

Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational services and programs. 

To learn more about the District as an organization and a workplace, visit:


Applications may be filed at www.sspr.org/employment


HOURLY - Forestry Assistant


Salary: 
$10.00 - $13.00 Hourly
Location: Recreation and Cultural Services - City of Colorado Springs, CO
Job Type: Hourly
Department: Parks, Rec & Cultural Svc
Job Number: 12525
Closing: 7/23/2017 11:59 PM Mountain

Description / Position Overview

This is a year round hourly (at-will) position with benefits limited to those required by applicable state and federal laws, which include Worker's Compensation, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, and PERA (Public Employees' Retirement Association).

Normal work hours will be weekdays, between 6:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., approximately 29 hours per week. Total hours worked not to exceed 1,500 annually.

Forestry Assistant (70700)

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services seeks a Forestry Assistant to perform tasks related to urban forestry and the wildland urban interface.

Essential Job Functions - the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:

  • Participate in the management of an urban forestry program, including hazard and needs assessments
  • Interact with the public about tree-related concerns and requests
  • Respond to customer service requests
  • Perform site inspections for City tree maintenance, hazard tree issues, insect and disease issues, and compliance with City codes pertaining to private trees and shrubs
  • Input work orders and customer requests into the Cartegraph database
  • Assist Staff Foresters with various projects including forest restoration, fuels mitigation, and biomass utilization
We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

Knowledge of:
  • Urban forestry, forest pest management, and arboricultural practices
  • Characteristics of various trees, shrubs, and other plant life
  • Modern office procedures and equipment, including specialized software (especially Geographic Position Systems and Geographic Information Systems software)
Ability to:
  • Identify tree species
  • Diagnose tree health issues and insect infestations
  • Safely use and care for tools and equipment used in tree care and maintenance
  • Read and follow maps
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Ideal candidates will also:
  • Possess the International Society of Arboriculture Arborist Certification
Relevant Background and Formal Education

The selected individual must be at least 18 years of age.

The selected individual will have a minimum of six months of urban or traditional forestry experience or education.

Finally, the selected individual will possess, or obtain upon hire, and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license.

Additional Information

Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to stand, stoop, walk, climb, bend, and lift up to 60 pounds occasionally.
 
Environmental Conditions 
Primary Work Environment - Outside in all weather conditions
Extreme Temperature - Seasonally
Wetness and Humidity - Seasonally
Respiratory Hazards - Occasionally
Noise and Vibrations - Occasionally
Physical Hazards - High traffic areas
Mechanical and/or Electrical Hazards - Occasionally
Exposure to Communicable Diseases - Rarely

This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.

Please visit https://coloradosprings.gov and click on 'Apply for a City Career' > 'City Career Postings – Apply Now' button to complete an online application. All job applicants will need to create a new login and online application (unless you already have a NEOGOV/governmentjobs.com user ID and password).
 
Completing your application in full, including the entire work experience section, will assist Human Resources (HR) in the applicant screening process. Your application may not be considered if all of the information requested for each employer you list is not provided.
 
Our NEOGOV application system does not allow you to edit your application after it has been submitted for a position. If you want to make changes, you may submit another application prior to the position's closing date and time listed in the job posting. HR will review the last application you submit for a position.

To view the status of your application, go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/cosprings/default.cfm.

To be notified of future career opportunities, go to http://coloradosprings.gov/jic

If hired, you will be required to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the United States.


CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER 
Office of Human Resources 
201 W Colfax Ave, Dept 412, Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building 
Denver, CO 80202 

http://www.denvergov.org/jobs
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:
Forestry Inspector - Limited

An Equal Opportunity Employer
SALARY
$22.57 - $32.95 Hourly

OPENING DATE: 07/03/17

CLOSING DATE: 07/14/17

THE POSITION

The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks

Denver's Office of the City Forester is housed within the Park and Recreation's Natural Resources Division and is internationally renowned for its innovative management of Denver's community forest.   Among the Office's accolades you will find being named as one of the 10 Best Cities for Urban Forests by American Forests and the US Forest Service, National Arbor Day Foundation Public Awareness of Trees Award and being named a Tree City USA since 1986.

Denver's trees provide citizens with the feel of a city within a park providing character to neighborhoods and highly valued shade to structures, public spaces and grey infrastructure. The Office is responsible for the oversight of 2.2 million trees within the City and County of Denver with an asset value of $2.9 billion that provide $122 million in annual environmental services.

ABOUT OUR JOB

Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) is seeking an experience, enthusiastic and highly motivated professional for the position of Arboreal Inspector with our Office of the City Forester.  

This is a LIMITED position, with an expected end date of December 31, 2019. 
 

  • Performs routine tree risk evaluations of City trees located in the public right-of-way as well as private property trees to mitigate risks associated with structural defects, diseases and pest infestations.
  • Performs tree appraisals to determine monetary value in case of damage resulting from landscaping, street construction, building construction or demolition or other casualty loses.
  • Creates and implements tree protection for demolition and new construction projects and monitors and works with contractors to ensure correct and continuous protection.
  • Issues notices of code violation to property owners when trees are in violation of the Denver Revised Municipal Code. This includes monitoring trees to ensure compliance in a timely manner.
  • Ensures tree contractors operating in Denver are licensed and operating within all applicable ordinances, rules and regulations, and assists with monitoring for unlicensed tree contractors.
  • Maintains appropriate records and reference files, including electronic inventory records of existing public right of way trees.
  • Conducts inventory of all public right-of-way trees by surveying and collecting data for inventory. Updates the inventory to reflect any changes including removals, new plantings or changes in condition of tree.
  • Assists with educational outreach and community groups through organized classes and trains volunteers to participate in community forestry.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned and requested.
  • Any one position may not include all of the duties listed.  However, the allocation of positions will be determined by the amount of time spent in performing the essential duties listed above.

ABOUT YOU

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • In-depth knowledge and experience identifying trees
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Certification
  • Colorado Pesticide Applicator License
  • Experience with Code Enforcement
  • Experience with plant appraisal and diagnosis of biotic and abiotic tree disorders
  • Experience with Tree Keeper 
  • Experience and understanding of mobile devices
  • Microsoft experience (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint)
  • Conflict resolution or customer service experience

We realize that your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you have the following minimum qualifications:
  • Associates degree in Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, or directly related field.
  • One year of experience with tree identification, diagnosis of biotic and abiotic plant stresses, and tree inventory system.
  • Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirement.
  • Additional appropriate experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirement.
  • Valid driver's license at the time of application. As a condition of continued employment, driver's license but be kept current.
  • Possession of an International Society of Arboriculture Certification at the time of application or must obtain by the end of the probationary period.

ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE

Classification Title: We call this position a Forestry Inspector.  The official job classification title is Forestry Inspector.

Hiring Range: $22.57 - $32.95 Hourly
Assessments / Testing: This position does not require testing.
Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.
Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Recruiter: VH

Position: Climber, Groundsman, Spray Tech
Date needed: June 26, 2017
Type: Full-time
Education Requirements: High School Diploma/GED
Experience Required: 1-2 years
Salary: $14 - $23 per hour

How to apply: Call or email McGarva Tree Service, Inc. in Conifer, CO 303-838-4202/ mcgarvatree@yahoo.com

Description: Pay dependent on experience. Future benefits include health insurance coverage, payed vacations and bonuses. Must have valid driver's license and good driving record.

Position: Assistant District Forester
Location: Durango, Grand Junction and Gunnison, Colorado (3 positions), with a potential for additional Assistant District Forester positions in other locations
Salary: $44,000 - $46,000, 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 11:59 pm on June 29, 2017 for full consideration.

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the District Forester, these positions will be the lead for the Good Neighbor Authority. The Good Neighbor Authority is a national program that allows cross-boundary forest treatments and effective sharing of limited resources between federal and state agencies, to achieve landscape-scale impacts. Under the agreement, the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) has the authority to conduct forest treatments on the 11 National Forests in Colorado, complementing work on state and private lands, and leveraging state resources to accomplish work across land ownership boundaries. As part of the Good Neighbor Authority there is the Good Neighbor Supplemental Project Agreement (SPA) for the timber sales on USFS lands. The SPA clarifies the various roles and responsibilities between CSFS and the USFS.

These positions will be working closely with the local USFS district office implementing the Good Neighbor Supplemental Project Agreement - timber sale preparation, implementation, administration, and close out. In addition, these positions will also provide professional forestry assistance to other district staff in additional program areas including:

  • Forest product sales
  • Greenhouse operations
  • Community/HOA wildfire mitigation assistance
  • Private lands forest management
  • Insect and Disease program assistance
  • District facilities maintenance

These positons will also provide professional, science-based assistance to local landowners regarding forest health (insects, disease, and wildfire mitigation), and prepare program related reports when needed. For the incumbents of these positions to be successful they must be a self-starter and have strong negotiation skills.

At times, these positions will develop service agreements with landowners by creating scopes of work, assessing district 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 will lead district work teams, train and mentor district staff members, develop and manage program and project budgets up to $250,000, create detailed work plans, serve as the acting District Forester in the District Foresters absence, and participate on agency committees. They must have a thorough knowledge of silviculture, 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.

Purpose of the Department/Work Unit: CSFS districts and field offices provide forestry services and outreach to federal, private, state and local government forested landowners and communities. Within CSFS, the district office is the base for field operations and local program delivery with the designated service area. Service and program delivery directly relates achieving stewardship of Colorado’s diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations. The specific program mix is correlated to population, forest type and condition, product markets, and specific local needs.

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 18 district and field offices throughout the state, with a State Office located in Fort Collins on one of the foothills campuses of CSU. These districts provide the full range of CSFS services to the counties listed.

The Durango District contains Dolores, San Juan, Montezuma, La Plata, and Archuleta counties. The Grand Junction District contains Delta, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin, and Rio Blanco counties in western Colorado. The District office is located in Grand Junction. The Salida District/Gunnison Field office contains Chaffee, Hinsdale, Gunnison, and Lake counties in south central and western Colorado. The field office is located in the town of Gunnison.

All Districts utilize a team approach to deliver CSFS programs and services. Individual staff members take the lead on one or more program areas and all staff members are expected to assist as needed for successful, efficient and effective delivery of services and programs.

Decision Making: Under general direction from the District Forester, agency policies, and program guidelines, this position makes decisions on project design, layout, contracting method, funding source, project implementation, grant funding approvals, landowner and partner communications, and daily operations. This position also assists with decisions concerning the allocation of district resources to complete CSFS activities, including the use of seasonal employees, field equipment, and district vehicles.

Position Supervises: This position may occasionally be asked to oversee one to two seasonal foresters.

Diversity Statement: Applicants are expected to possess demonstrated knowledge of and relevant ability with culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Occasional irregular work hours and periodic long days, evening and weekend service, and off-site meetings.
  • Ability to safely operate 4-wheel drive vehicles, pull loaded trailers, operate forestry machinery and tools; perform strenuous outdoor work in a variety of weather conditions.
  • 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.

Required Job Qualifications:

Degree Requirements:

  • A Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program option completed by June 29th, 2017 and
  • Four years of professional forestry experience.

OR

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or greater) in Forestry or a Natural Resources program option completed by June 29th, 2017, and
  • Five years professional forestry experience, with specific experience in Timber Sale Administration, Timber Sale Preparation, Dendrology, Forest Ecology, Forest Management, Forest Measurements, and Silviculture.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience managing a timber program.
  • Certified as a USFS cruiser.
  • Experience with timber sale prescription development, sale layout, cruising, and timber marking.
  • Experience giving public presentations.
  • Experience with administering timber sale contracts.
  • Lead program and/or project management experience.
  • Committed to safety, quality, demonstrated excellent customer service ethic and professionalism.
  • Demonstrated experience with participation on teams, committees and other special assignments.
  • Ability to work independently, be a self-starter with strong negotiation skills.
  • 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.
  • Experience in western United States forest management techniques in wildfire hazard mitigation; forest insect and disease detection, prevention, and suppression, and outreach.
  • Demonstrated skills in writing forest management plans.
  • Completion of ATV Operator safety training.
  • Completion of S-212 Power Saws certification.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Forest Management Administration and Professional Services (70%)

This position provides professional forest management services and science-based forest management information to local federal, state and private landowners and communities in the following general areas:

  • Good Neighbor Program typical activities include working closely with the local USFS district office implementing the Good Neighbor Supplemental Project Agreement (SPA). Implementation efforts include planning, set-up, cruising, and administration of forest product sales on USFS lands; best management practices (BMPs) implementation to protect watershed, threatened and endangered species; archeological sites; and water quality. This position is responsible for periodic, often daily, on-site project inspections and tours to ensure contract specifications are being met – this site inspection must be documented and included in the project file. Specific details to implementing the SPAs include:
    • Forest Product Sale Development – These positions are responsible for collecting forest inventory data using science-based methodologies, statistically valid timber cruising methods, geographical information systems, and global positioning systems. Inventory data is then analyzed using computer programs such as the Forest Vegetative Simulator (FVS) to develop science-based silviculture recommendations based upon SPA objectives. Based upon forest inventory data, these positions must establish forest management plans based upon USFS objectives. More specifically, these positions are responsible for determining forest product volume, monetary value and identifying timber sale locations. They are responsible for sale layout, boundary marking and, depending on harvest method chosen, individual tree marking based upon tree condition, species, age, and health all within the framework of landowner objectives. To provide these services these positions must have a working knowledge of dendrology, silviculture and harvesting methods, inventory standards, local timber markets, insects and disease, stand regeneration and logging equipment.
  • Landowner Services – These positions are responsible for providing professional expertise to state and private landowners in outreach and communication. Specifically, they must have the ability to articulate science-based forest management information to various audiences including private landowners, agency partners, homeowner associations, civic groups, environmental organizations, general publics and elected officials by providing the latest scientific-based information on forest management, forest health, insect and disease control, and wildfire mitigation to individual landowners, homeowner groups and partner organizations. Typical activities include presentations, workshops and outreach related to forest management, silviculture, insects and disease, forest health, forest ecology, urban & community forestry, wildfire mitigation, fire prevention, and other forestry topics. These positions may also provide training to private landowners, partners and agencies, and are expected to effectively communicate with other local agencies, organizations and landowners.

Administration and Supervision (20%)

  • Administration – Coordinating with the District Forester, these positions will assist with budget development and tracking; work planning; professional development training; agency committee participation; grant administration (project inspections, accomplishment tracking, and reporting); agency representation on internal and external teams; and program associated administration. These positions are also expected to oversee various service agreements and forest product contracts and be able to develop project scopes-of-work, conduct project inspections and approve project completion.
  • Facilities and Vehicles – Facilities maintenance including snow removal; management of field equipment and district vehicles. Frequent driving of state vehicles in all types of weather and road conditions. May be asked to pull loaded trailers with loaded equipment and may be required to secure DOT driver certifications.
  • Supervision – responsible for the daily oversight and guidance of permanent and seasonal staff.
  • Leadership/Mentoring – provide leadership to permeate staff in the absence of the District Forester and at their direction. Mentor and train seasonal staff and other staff as needed.

District Support (10%)

These positions will provide professional forestry assistance, when needed, to other district staff in additional program areas including:

  • Forest management planning, provided to individual landowners, state land agencies, federal agencies, and communities;
  • Grant project administration, processing grant payments based upon specific grant requirements.
  • Insect and disease detection, providing professional expertise to state and private landowners in the areas of forest health.
  • Wildfire mitigation and fuels treatments, projects are based upon knowledge of basic wildland fire suppression techniques and understanding of fire behavior prediction models.

Appointment and Benefit Information about Position. This is an Administrative Professional position at Colorado State University. Insurance benefits are provided, and administrative professionals may select from several options for medical, dental, life, and personal disability insurance, as well as retirement plans.

Full-time administrative professionals earn a full 24 days of vacation and another 15 days of sick leave annually, and have access to additional benefits, such as free employee study privileges of up to 9 credits per year at Colorado State University, and/or a 50-percent reduction of tuition costs for Spouse/Partner and children. CSU does offer Domestic Partner benefits.

Application Information. When applying with the Colorado State Forest Service, applicants are requested to submit the materials listed below through an online process at http://csfs.colostate.edu/employment/.

Search Contact: For questions about this position or the application process, please contact Sarah Badding at csfs_jobs@mail.colostate.edu or 970-491-7293.

Required Application Materials: 1) Cover Letter, 2) The résumé, 3) Professional References, 4) College transcripts of your Forestry/Natural Resource degree.

All of these materials must be received for applications to be considered complete by closing date.

Please allow at least two to three weeks after the closing date for us to review your application materials and determine those candidates we plan to invite to interview. If you are not selected for an interview, we will send you notification when the process is complete. Should you be invited to an in-person interview, the Colorado State Forest Service will cover all reasonable travel expenses per candidate. At the time of on-campus interviews, application materials of finalist candidates will be made available to Forest Service and other relevant constituents.

Background Investigations: Colorado State University (CSU) 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 (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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. 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.

Position Title: Assistant District Forester
Location: Franktown and Montrose, Colorado (2 positions) with a potential for additional Assistant District Forester Positions in other locations.
Salary: $44,000 - $46,000, 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 June 29, 2017 for full consideration.

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the District Forester, this position will be the lead and serve as the representative for one or more of the following program areas:

  • Forest management
  • Firewise
  • Forest agriculture
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans
  • Forest stewardship planning
  • Grant program management
  • Urban and community forestry
  • Outreach & education programs
  • Wildfire mitigation & fuels treatment
  • State parks forest management
  • State trust land forest management
  • Pile burning on state lands
  • Insect and disease
  • Community/HOA assistance
  • Seasonal crew hiring and oversight
  • Local government parks and open space projects

Grant programs this position will administer include but are not limited to: Colorado Forest Restoration, State & Private Forestry, State Fire Assistance, Community Assistance Funding on Adjacent Lands, and other State and Federal grants.

This positon will provide professional, science-based assistance to local landowners regarding forest health (insects, disease, and wildfire mitigation), and prepare program related reports. In addition, these positions will also provide assistance to other district staff in additional program areas including: Federal land forest management through the Good Neighbor Authority and District facilities maintenance.

At times, these positions will develop service agreements with landowners by creating scopes of work, assessing district 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 will lead district work teams, train and mentor district staff members, develop and manage program and project budgets up to $250,000, create detailed work plans, serve as the acting District Forester in the District Foresters absence, and participate on agency committees. The position must have a thorough knowledge of silviculture, 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.

Purpose of the Department/Work Unit: CSFS districts and field offices provide forestry services and outreach to private, state and local government forested landowners and communities. Within CSFS, the district office is the base for field operations and local program delivery with the designated service area. Service and program delivery directly relates to achieving stewardship of Colorado’s diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations. The specific program mix is correlated to population, forest type and condition, product markets, and specific local needs.

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 18 district and field offices throughout the state, with a State Office located in Fort Collins on one of the foothills campuses of CSU.

The Montrose District office is located in Montrose, CO and covers Ouray, Montrose and San Miguel counties. The Franktown District office based in Franktown, CO, serves Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln counties. The Montrose and Franktown Districts, as well as all CSFS District offices, operate with a team approach to deliver CSFS programs and services. 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.

Decision Making: Under general direction from the District Forester, agency policies, and program guidelines, this position makes decisions on project design, layout, contracting method, funding source, project implementation, grant funding approvals, landowner and partner communications, and daily operations. This position also assists with decisions concerning the allocation of district resources to complete CSFS activities, including the use of seasonal employees, field equipment, and district vehicles.

Position Supervises: This position may occasionally be asked to oversee one to two seasonal foresters.

Diversity Statement: Applicants are expected to possess demonstrated knowledge of and relevant ability with culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Occasional irregular work hours and periodic long days, evening and weekend service, and off-site meetings.
  • Ability to safely operate 4-wheel drive vehicles, pull loaded trailers, operate forestry machinery and tools; perform strenuous outdoor work in a variety of weather conditions.
  • 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.

Required Job Qualifications:

Degree Requirements:

  • A Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program option completed by June 29th, 2017, and
  • Four years of professional forestry experience.

OR

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or greater) in Forestry or a Natural Resources program option completed by June 29th, 2017, and
  • Five years professional forestry experience, with specific experience in Dendrology, Forest Ecology, Forest Management, Forest Measurements, Silviculture, Urban and Community Forestry, Vegetation Dynamics, or Wildfire Management/Fuels Mitigation

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience with a state forestry agency.
  • Experience giving public presentations.
  • Committed to quality, demonstrated excellent customer service ethic, professionalism and safety.
  • Demonstrated experience with participation on teams, committees and other special assignments, as well as the ability to work independently, be a self-starter with strong negotiation skills.
  • Experience with contracts, agreements, and grant management.
  • Lead 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.
  • Experience in western United States forest management techniques in the following areas: silviculture; harvesting systems; forest management planning; wildfire hazard mitigation; forest insect and disease detection, prevention, and suppression; urban and community forestry; windbreaks; outreach and education.
  • Basic field forestry experience (cruising, prescription development, timber marking, timber sale and/or contract administration).
  • Demonstrated skills in writing forest management plans, timber sale layout and administration, and budget preparation and administration.
  • Experience with wildfire suppression, preferably in the wildland/urban interface and a current Incident Qualifications Card, or have the ability to obtain one, at the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) qualifications level of Firefighter Type 2 or above.
  • Completion of ATV Operator safety training.
  • Completion of S-212 Power Saws certification

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Forest Management Administration and Professional Services (80%)

This position provides professional forest management services and science-based forest management information to local federal, state and private landowners and communities in the following general areas:

  • Forest Management Planning – When developing forest management plans, forest product sales, or other management practices, this position is responsible for collecting forest inventory using science-based methodologies, statistically valid timber cruising methods, geographical information systems, and global positioning systems. Inventory data is then analyzed using computer programs such as the Forest Vegetative Simulator (FVS) to develop science-based silviculture recommendations based upon landowner objectives. Inventory collected includes site information, stocking levels, forest condition, stand volume estimates, access and more. Street tree and urban inventories collect similar data. Data is used to develop forest management plans, outline timber harvest plans, develop individual stand prescriptions, determine forest growth capabilities, help determine forest regulation methods (uneven-aged or even-aged management) and aid in communications with the forest landowner. Management planning services can be provided to individual landowners, state land agencies, federal agencies, and communities.
  • Forest Product Sale Development - Based upon forest inventory, established forest management plans and landowner objectives, this position is responsible for determining forest product volume, monetary value and identifying timber sale locations. The positon is responsible for sale layout, boundary marking and, depending on harvest method chosen, individual tree marking based upon tree condition, species, age, and health all within the framework of landowner objectives. To provide these services the position must have a working knowledge of dendrology, silviculture and harvesting methods, inventory standards, local timber markets, insects and disease, stand regeneration and logging equipment.
  • Grant Project Administration – Depending on grant requirements and type (pass-through or non-pass through) this position is responsible for developing service contracts with detailed scopes-of-work, hosting show-me trips, service contract development and coordinating final award with CSU Purchasing staff. Based upon grant specifications, the forester will develop a detailed and specific project plan with the contractor for all non-pass through grant and collect required performance bonds and/or damage deposits. This position is responsible for periodic, often daily, on-site project inspections to ensure contract specifications are being met – this site inspection must be documented and included in the project file. The position will process grant payments based upon specific grant requirements. Finally, the position will be responsible for project close-out.
  • Forest Stewardship Program – Typical activities include forest management (stewardship) plan development for private landowners, partners and agencies; planning, set-up, and administration of forest product sales on private lands; cruising; best management practices (BMPs) implementation to protect watershed and water quality; providing professional assistance to private landowners and local governments; promoting the CSFS Seedling Tree Program and providing assistance on proper planning, planting and care of seedlings; management of Colorado’s Forest Agriculture Program; and other associated forest stewardship duties.
  • Landowner Services – This position is responsible for providing professional expertise to state and private landowners in the following areas:
    • Forest Health – Assist landowners and communities with insect and disease identification and provide control recommendations (chemical and mechanical). Typical activities include providing professional services to state and private landowners on insect and disease monitoring, tree problem diagnosis, tree hazards and recommendations including field surveys, wildfire hazard mitigation grant management. Forest health diagnosis is based upon individual tree and stand level observation, insect and disease sampling, data collection and analysis.
    • Forest Management Planning and Implementation – When requested by the landowner or community, CSFS foresters provide forest inventory, develop forest management plans, and assist with plan implementation.
    • Wildfire Mitigation and Fuels Treatment – Assist landowners by providing the latest science-based information on wildfire mitigation techniques including fuels reduction, fuel breaks, and defensible space and providing information on post-fire effects, Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) development and implementation and associated forest management practices. Accomplishments are often achieve through collaborative partnerships. Fuels treatment/fuels reduction and defensible space projects based upon knowledge of basic wildland fire suppression techniques and understanding of fire behavior prediction models.
    • Outreach and Communication – The position must have the ability to articulate science-based forest management information to various audiences including private landowners, agency partners, homeowner associations, civic groups, environmental organizations, general publics and elected officials by providing the latest scientific-based information on forest management, forest health, insect and disease control, and wildfire mitigation to individual landowners, homeowner groups and partner organizations. Typical activities include presentations, workshops and outreach related to forest management, silviculture, insects and disease, forest health, forest ecology, urban & community forestry, wildfire mitigation, fire prevention, and other forestry topics. These positions may also provide training to private landowners, partners and agencies. This position is expected to effectively communicate with other local agencies, organizations and landowners.

Administration and Supervision (20%)

  • Administration – Coordinating with the District Forester, this position will assist with budget development and tracking; work planning; professional development training; agency committee participation; grant administration (project inspections, accomplishment tracking, and reporting); agency representation on internal and external teams; and program associated administration. This position is also expected to oversee various service agreements and forest product contracts and be able to develop project scopes-of-work, conduct project inspections and approve project completion.
  • Facilities and Vehicles – Facilities maintenance including snow removal; management of field equipment and district vehicles. Frequent driving of state vehicles in all types of weather and road conditions. May be asked to pull loaded trailers with loaded equipment and may be required to secure DOT driver certifications.
  • Supervision – This position is responsible for the daily oversight and guidance of permanent and seasonal staff.
  • Leadership/Mentoring – provide leadership to permeate staff in the absence of the District Forester and at their direction. Mentor and train seasonal staff and other staff as needed.

Appointment and Benefit Information about Position. This is an Administrative Professional position at Colorado State University. Insurance benefits are provided, and administrative professionals may select from several options for medical, dental, life, and personal disability insurance, as well as retirement plans.

Full-time administrative professionals earn a full 24 days of vacation and another 15 days of sick leave annually, and have access to additional benefits, such as free employee study privileges of up to 9 credits per year at Colorado State University, and/or a 50-percent reduction of tuition costs for Spouse/Partner and children. CSU does offer Domestic Partner benefits.

Application Information. When applying with the Colorado State Forest Service, applicants are requested to submit the materials listed below through an online process at http://csfs.colostate.edu/employment/.

Search Contact: For questions about this position or the application process, please contact Sarah Badding at csfs_jobs@mail.colostate.edu or 970-491-7293.

Required Application Materials: 1) Cover Letter, 2) The résumé, 3) Professional References, 4) College transcripts of your Forestry/Natural Resource degree (must be completed by June 29, 2017).

All of these materials must be received for applications to be considered complete by closing date.

Please allow at least two to three weeks after the closing date for us to review your application materials and determine those candidates we plan to invite to interview. If you 

are not selected for an interview, we will send you notification when the process is complete. Should you be invited to an in-person interview, the Colorado State Forest Service will cover all reasonable travel expenses per candidate. At the time of on-campus interviews, application materials of finalist candidates will be made available to Forest Service and other relevant constituents.

Background Investigations: Colorado State University (CSU) 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 (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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. 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.
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