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|Working Title||Forestry Program Specialist|
|Position Location||Fort Collins, CO|
|Work Location||Position qualifies for hybrid/in-office work|
|Research Professional Position||No|
|Position Type||Admin Professional/ Research Professional|
|Classification Title||Project/Prgm Mngmt I|
|Number of Vacancies|
|Proposed Annual Salary Range||$65,000-70,000, commensurate with experience|
Colorado State University is not just a workplace; it’s a thriving community that’s transforming lives and improving the human condition through world-class teaching, research, and service. With a robust benefits package, collaborative atmosphere, commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion , and focus on work-life balance, CSU is where you can thrive, grow, and make a lasting impact.
|Desired Start Date|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on||10/09/2023|
|Description of Work Unit||
The Colorado State Forest Service is an agency of Colorado State University (CSU), Colorado’s land grant institution of higher education, 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 field units throughout the state, with a State Office located in Fort Collins on one of the foothills campuses of CSU.
The Forest Planning and Implementation Division of the Colorado State Forest Service provides administration and oversight of forest management programs 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”. The Forestry Program Specialist is a sub-staff of the Forest Planning and Implementation Division of the Colorado State Forest Service. The administration of forest management programs is carried out under the supervision of the Manager of Program Delivery.
Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Program Delivery, the Forestry Program Specialist is responsible for the oversight and administration of programs including the Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) program and related grant programs such as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Community Assistance Grant, United States Forest Service (USFS) Adjacent Lands Grant and National Forest Foundation (NFF) grants. This position will be responsible for program administration, professional forestry functions, and science-based forest management expertise supporting field units throughout Colorado. The position maintains key working relationships with partners and represents the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) on a variety of state and regional committees.
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, science, 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 and advocate for forest management and social change consistent with our mission and strategic priorities.
Daily activities include: grant and agreement writing and administration, budget administration, assisting field with program implementation and coordination, maintaining relationships with key partners, conducting trainings and workshops, and assisting the Manager of Program Delivery with other special projects as they arise.
|Required Job Qualifications||
|Preferred Job Qualifications||
Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.
|Job Duty Category||Program Planning and Administration|
This position requires proficiency in general program planning and administration skills including but not limited to: recording accomplishments, meeting deadlines, budget tracking and administration. The Program Specialist needs to be proactive and forward thinking in their program development, assist other Program Specialists in accomplishing program objectives, forecast program needs, be aware of significant changes, practices, science, etc. in related areas, and effectively share new knowledge and information with internal staff and external partners and cooperators.
|Percentage Of Time||45%|
|Job Duty Category||Support to Field Staff and Professional Services|
The incumbent of this position will be responsible for providing professional forest management services and science-based forest management information to all CSFS field staff in the planning and implementation of forest management activities within their jurisdiction including: GNA, BLM Community Assistance Grants, USFS Adjacent Lands Grants, and NFF agreements.
|Percentage Of Time||20%|
|Job Duty Category||State and Regional Program Leadership|
The position maintains key working relationships with various local, state, region and federal partners including the USFS, BLM, and NFF. The incumbent is expected to provide leadership, oversight, science-based forest management expertise, coordination and administration of working groups when needed, and advocating for forest management and social change consistent with our mission and strategic priorities.
|Percentage Of Time||20%|
|Job Duty Category||Grant Administration|
The incumbent of this position will be responsible for preparation and submittal of grant applications for programs under oversight including NFF Grants, BLM Community Assistance Grants and USFS Adjacent Lands Grants. The Program Specialist is expected to monitor target accomplishment and ensure accomplishment reports are completed in a timely manner.
Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
|Percentage Of Time||10%|
|Job Duty Category||Supervision of Seasonal and Hourly Employees|
|Percentage Of Time||5%|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Hybrid Position with location based out of the State Office – Fort Collins, Colorado
CSU is committed to full inclusion of qualified individuals. If you are needing assistance or accommodations with the search process, please reach out to the search contact, Diana Selby at Diana.Selby@colostate.edu.
|Conditions of Employment||Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License - Successful applicants 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., Special Requirements/Other - Irregular work hours and periodic long days, evening and weekend service, occasional off-site., Travel - Periodic overnight travel.|
|Search Contact||Diana Selby, Diana.Selby@colostate.edu|
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|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 for the finalist before a final offer. 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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