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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

State Forester

Location: Fort Collins, CO

The CSFS is seeking a State Forester who will be a visionary and inspiring leader for staff, partners, and the public. The State Forester will need to bring creativity and innovation to the agency as Colorado’s growing population and changing climate poses new challenges. Within the agency, the State Forester will provide direction and motivation and foster a culture of positivity, inclusivity, diversity, and accountability. Outside the agency, the State Forester will build the role of CSFS as a state and national leader by being knowledgeable in technical and policy issues, operating in a collaborative manner, employing political acumen, positioning the agency to address the most critical forest issues in the state, and ensuring that the agency has the resources needed to fulfill its mission.

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

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 during 2021 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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