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Program Manager, Forest Management Division

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

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. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Program Manager, Forest Management Division
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 201700514AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $52,000 – $54,000, commensurate with experience
Desired Start Date 10/02/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 07/30/2017
Description of Work Unit

The Forest Management 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 Forest Stewardship Program Manager is a sub-staff of the Forest Management Division of the Colorado State Forest Service. The administration of Forest Stewardship Programs is carried out under the supervision of the Forest Management Division Supervisor.

General Information about Fort Collins. The CSFS State Office, located in Fort Collins, Colo., offers award-winning schools, a globally focused university, thriving arts scenes, and eclectic shops and restaurants. The City offers a plethora of outdoor activities at its 600 acres of parks, 40,000 acres of natural areas, 20 miles of off-street hike/ bike trails, four golf courses, a racquet center, three swimming pools, an ice rink and a community center. Fort Collins also supports multiple transportation options, including 21 bus routes, more than 280 miles of bike lanes, and 30 miles of paved trails for pedestrians and bicycles.

General Information about Broomfield. The CSFS Broomfield Office, located in Broomfield, Colo., offers easy access to both the Denver Metro area and the City of Boulder. The region is highlighted by thriving technical and development businesses, health centers and the communications industry. Easy access to recreational activities including hiking, mountain biking and fishing make Broomfield attractive to the outdoor enthusiast.

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Forest Management Division Supervisor, this position is responsible for the oversight and administration of programs supporting forest stewardship activities on private lands in Colorado. Specifically, this position will be responsible for program administration, professional forestry functions, and science-based forest management expertise supporting the field units (districts) in providing programs to the citizens of Colorado. Specific programs under the direction of this position include Forest Stewardship and Forest Agricultural Tax Classification. The position maintains key working relationships with partners, particularly with the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). The incumbent represents Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) on the NRCS State Technical Committee and related Forestry Advisory Subcommittee and serves as the CSFS liaison with the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts.

This position requires proficiency in general program management skills including but not limited to: recording accomplishments, meeting deadlines, handling budgets, and supporting field operations. The Program Manager needs to be proactive in his/her program development, assist other Program Managers in program accomplishments, 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 Manager will serve as a CSFS representative and advocate for forest management and change consistent with our mission and strategic priorities.

Daily activities include: grant and contract writing and administration, budget administration of a budget of $1 to $2 million (spanning multiple years of funding), assisting districts with program implementation and coordination, maintaining relationships with key partners, conducting training workshops, administering landowner assistance programs, and assisting the Forest Management Division Supervisor with other special projects as they arise.

Required Job Qualifications

-A degree in forestry, another natural resources program, or a related degree will be considered.
-Four years field forestry and/or Forest Management program administration experience.

Preferred Job Qualifications

- Experience with and demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively in teams.
- Experience with and ability to work collaboratively and advance outcomes with internal staff and external partners and cooperators.
- Capable of effectively documenting accomplishments, record-keeping, developing annual reports, budget management and ranking, reviewing and managing various forestry related grant programs.
- Experience writing, reviewing, and implementing forest management plans.
- Experience in preparing and administering contracts and agreements for forest management work.
- Experience in organizing, developing, and delivering public presentations, events, and publications and other informational and educational activities.
- Experience working in and maintaining a safe working environment; quality and demonstrated excellent customer service ethic and professionalism.
- Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Advanced knowledge of Forest Management with basic knowledge of Western United States Forests.
- Proficient with the general Microsoft Office Suite software products.

Diversity Statement

Applicants are expected to possess 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

This position requires proficiency in general program planning and administration skills including but not limited to: recording accomplishments, meeting deadlines, handling budgets, and supporting field operations. The Program Manager needs to be proactive in his/her program development, assist other Program Managers in program accomplishment, 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.

Specifically, the incumbent of this position will facilitate the creation and implementation of long-range plans to ensure completion of annual program of work; coordinate closely with state and federal partners in the administration of assigned programs; plan and monitor annual budgets for assigned programs including on-going grants under the purview of this position; and monitor target accomplishment and ensure accomplishment reports are completed in a timely manner.

Percentage Of Time 60%
Job Duty Category Support to Districts and Professional Services
Duty/Responsibility

The incumbent of this position will be responsible for providing professional forest management services and science-based forest management information to all CSFS districts and field offices in the planning and implementation of forest management activities within their jurisdiction including: Forest Stewardship and Forest Agricultural Tax Classification.

Percentage Of Time 30%
Job Duty Category Regional and National Program Leadership
Duty/Responsibility

The position maintains key working relationships with partners, particularly with the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). The incumbent represents Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) on the NRCS State Technical Committee and related Forestry Advisory Subcommittee and serves as CSFS liaison with the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts.

This incumbent is expected to provide leadership, oversight, science-based forest management expertise, coordination and administration of working groups when needed, advocating for forest management and change consistent with our mission and strategic priorities.

Percentage Of Time 5%
Job Duty Category Supervision of Seasonal and Hourly Employees
Duty/Responsibility

The incumbent of this position is responsible for the daily oversight and guidance of seasonal and/or hourly staff, ensuring regular communication with employees. The incumbent of this position will develop and monitor ongoing performance. They will be responsible for creating bi-annual employee development plans, and updating those plans as needed. They are also expected to ensure the day-to-day safety of employees, and mentor and train seasonal and/or hourly staff as needed.

Percentage Of Time 5%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

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. 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 - 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., Travel - Irregular work hours and periodic long days, evening and weekend service, occasional off-site and periodic overnight travel.
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.
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 Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

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.

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 5

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents