CSFS Seasonal Forester Announcement


POSITION TITLE:  Seasonal Forester (3 positions)

LOCATION: State Forest Field Office (Gould, CO)

HOURLY PAY RATE:  $12.00 per hour (depending on experience) – dormitory style housing and utilities provided.

EMPLOYMENT DATES:  May 2019 through August 2019 (start and end date may be variable)               

CLOSING DATE:  Applications will be considered until all vacancies are filled, however materials should be received by February 4, 2019for full consideration.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date
  • Pursuing or completed degree in forestry or related natural resources field
  • Ability to operate a manual transmission vehicle
  • Ability to operate 4-wheel drive vehicles in variable weather and road conditions
  • Ability to (or willingness to learn how to) operate chainsaws/misc. logging equipment, forestry equipment, and perform strenuous outdoor work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Ability and willingness to work long hours with occasional evening and weekend duties (work based on a 40-hour work week)
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team

 Conditions of Employment:

  • This position requires hiking and carrying field equipment most hours of the workday
  • Occasional camping will be required
  • The employee should be able to work in adverse weather conditions, steep/rough terrain, and with minimal supervision

 Preferred Experience:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written
  • One season of field experience
  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) S130/190 Wildfire Training
  • Experience in the utilization of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet, e-mail, GPS, and ArcGIS

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cruising and data collection for forest-wide inventory
  • Chainsaw operation – thinning, firewood, and defensible space work
  • Assisting with timber sale layout – cruising, boundary delineation, and marking
  • Various GPS and GIS applications
  • Assisting with assessment and treatment of insect and disease projects
  • General labor – rock headers, fences, facility and equipment maintenance, minor construction projects, etc.

To Apply:

Please send electronic versions of the application materials to the email address below:


Resume, cover letter, and three (3)professional references


For questions regarding the position, please contact:

Russ Gross

Colorado State Forest Service

59228 State Hwy 14

Walden, CO 80480

(970) 723-4505

A copy of this announcement is posted on the CSFS website at:  http://csfs.colostate.edu/employment

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer. Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.



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