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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

Finance Manager

Location: Fort Collins, CO

The Manager of Finance will serve as the primary fiscal officer for the CSFS, approving all distributions of income and expenses for CSFS cash accounts, budget accounts and 53-fund accounts. They will be required to serve as the primary contact for the Office of Sponsored Programs, coordinating with other CSFS administrative staff. They will be responsible for educating and training program managers and other personnel throughout the CSFS on the correct application of Federal Cost Accounting Standards relative to project expenditures, other necessary accounting principles, audit requirements, financial guidelines and policies, compliance with CSU policy, etc. They will be required to create spreadsheets and generate reports used to produce the budget for the agency, reconcile accounts, and other reporting needs, accounting for the staffing budget of salaried employees for the agency, facilitating annual budgeting and staffing exercises with the CSFS Leadership Team to determine staffing requirements, and the proper timing and distribution of salaries (as dictated by grant guidelines) for all agency employees over 400+accounts. They will use their knowledge and expertise of fiscal rules and guidelines to determine when program managers need to be alerted to potential or real budgetary problems, making sure to also recommend alternative solutions. When needed, the Manager of Finance will counsel program managers on appropriate spending alternatives to accomplish project and budget objectives and create program-level and account-level processes to address unusual budget requirements.

Open Pool

As of Aug. 11, 2022, we are actively hiring foresters from the Open Pool for the Golden, Franktown, Steamboat Springs and Boulder Field Offices.

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 – Open Pool

Locations: Boulder, Fort Collins, Franktown, Golden, Canon City, La Veta, Woodland Park, Alamosa, Durango, Gunnison, Montrose, Salida, Grand Junction, Granby, Frisco, Steamboat Springs, Gould/State Forest CO

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

Forester – Open Pool

Locations: Boulder, Fort Collins, Franktown, Golden, Canon City, LaVeta, Woodland Park, Alamosa, Durango, Gunnison, Montrose, Salida, Grand Junction, Grandby, Steamboat Springs, Walden

The Colorado State Forest Service accepts applications on an ongoing basis from individuals who are interested in obtaining full or part-time, Forester positions to lead and serve as the representative for one or more of CSFS programs. Forester positions will be hired from this general pool announcement periodically dependent on funding and work needs. 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, 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

Student Researcher (25 KB DOCX)

CSFS Student Administrative Support (250 KB PDF)

Seasonal Employment

No openings at this time. Please check back later.

Internships

No openings at this time. Please check back later.
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