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About CSFS

The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) is a service and outreach agency of the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. In addition to our state office on the CSU Foothills Campus in Fort Collins, the CSFS maintains 17 field offices throughout Colorado. Our professional staff offer Colorado residents an easily accessible source of technical forestry assistance and educational outreach.

Together with other natural resource organizations, CSFS provides comprehensive support for the care of our natural environment. This exchange of technical assistance and information among cooperating organizations ensures the commitment to a common goal — future forests that will provide benefits for present and future generations.

Our Staff Include

  • Foresters
  • Staff foresters and other support staff
  • Administrative staff
  • Seasonal foresters and internships

Current Employment Openings

Full-Time Employment

Lead Project Forester (2 positions)

Locations: Salida, Golden, CO

Under the supervision of the Supervisory Forester, the Lead Project Forester will lead and manage complex projects/programs, falling within one or more of the following program areas:

  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans and wildfire hazard mitigation
  • Forest agriculture
  • Forest stewardship planning
  • Good Neighbor Agreements
  • Outreach and engagement programs
  • Collaboratives and Partnerships

The Lead Project Forester may perform some, or all, of the following: project budget management, program oversight, personnel direction, grant and agreement development and implementation. The Lead Project Forester coordinates program delivery with program staff and will serve as the primary contact point for local officials and key CSFS partners within their assigned project/program area(s), under the supervision and mentoring of the Supervisory Forester.

Forest Monitoring Program Manager

Location: Fort Collins, CO

Under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Science and Data, this position is responsible for the development, oversight, and administration of a Forest Monitoring and Data Analytics program for the Colorado State Forest Service. This program will include ecological data production, data management, and data analysis. The position will coordinate field data collection and monitoring protocols, and train employees in these methods. In this role, they will also serve as the professional, science based point of contact and liaison for Federal, State, and local governments, non-governmental organizations, and other partners at Colorado State University.

Executive Assistant to the State Forester/HR Assistant

Location: Fort Collins, CO

The Assistant to the State Forester/HR Assistant is an executive-level support position that will work directly for the State Forester/Director of the Colorado State Forest Service to manage high-level administrative functions. This position must exercise excellent judgement and discretion, have outstanding communication and critical thinking skills, and excel at coordinating complex tasks. This position will communicate regularly with a wide-variety of constituents and requires a high level of professionalism in all interactions.

Nursery Container Production Supervisor

Location: Fort Collins, CO

Under supervision of the CSFS Nursery manager the container production supervisor will be responsible for all operations related to container plant production. Specifically the supervisor will be responsible for the management of the nursery’s 18,000 sq.ft. of greenhouse space, including irrigation, operation of Wadsworth controllers, insect and disease identification and management and general maintenance and upgrades of the greenhouses.

The supervisor will be responsible for the identification and stratification of seed for 40+ species of plants grown in containers with an emphasis on ecotypic plant production. Inventory and quality control of finished material stored in outdoor shade houses and careful attention to nursery budgets will also be the supervisor’s responsibility. Additionally, the container production supervisor will participate in production planning with the nursery manager, grading, boxing and distribution of seedlings with the operations coordinator, and discussions regarding cost containment and future operations.

Open Pool

Open Pool postings are utilized to gather applications for potential job openings that may become vacant in a department throughout a year and may remain open, collecting applicants, on the CSU Jobs website for three, six or 12 months. At the end of this period, current applications are deactivated and pool applicants are invited to reapply to the next open pool cycle (if applicable).

Once an applicant has applied to an Open Pool posting, their application materials will be reviewed every time a new vacancy becomes available. CSFS positions can and may be filled year-round. For open pool positions, applicants should mark the area(s) of the state in which they are willing to work.

Forestry Technician RAI

This position 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, the position 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.


Under the supervision of a Supervisory Forester, the Forester position will be the lead and serve as the representative for one or more of the following program areas:
  • Forest management
  • Forest agriculture
  • Forest stewardship planning
  • Urban and community forestry
  • Wildfire mitigation & fuels treatment
  • State trust land forest management
  • Insect and disease
  • Seasonal crew hiring and oversight
  • Firewise
  • Special projects as assigned
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans
  • Grant program management
  • Outreach & education programs
  • State parks forest management
  • Pile burning on state lands
  • Community/HOA assistance
  • Federal, state, and local government forest management projects

If at any time you would like to update your information or remove yourself from the pool, please contact Tina Little at tina.little@colostate.edu or (970) 491-8662 so she can reactivate your application or remove you.

Part-Time Employment

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