Colorado State Forest Service
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.
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 at https://csfs.colostate.edu/employment/
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