Urban & Community Forestry Manager

Hiring Organization: Colorado State Forest Service
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Ft. Collins, CO
Application Deadline: September 8, 2020

Position Summary:

The Urban and Community Forestry Manager is responsible for the oversight and administration of Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) programs that support urban and community forestry on municipal and private lands in Colorado. This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Communications and Communities.

Required Job Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in forestry, natural resources or a related field
  • Five years of professional forestry experience, with specific experience in urban and community forestry
  • Successful applicants must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively in teams
  • Ability to work collaboratively and advance outcomes with internal staff and external partners and cooperators
  • Supervisory experience, with a demonstrated ability to develop and train staff in appropriate areas, communicating, delegating, evaluating performance, managing conflicts and negotiating when needed
  • Ability to work with diverse audiences while respecting different viewpoints
  • Demonstrated ability in documenting accomplishments, record-keeping, managing budgets, and ranking, reviewing and managing forestry-related grant programs
  • Experience writing, reviewing and implementing tree management plans
  • Experience in preparing and administering contracts and agreements for forest management work
  • Experience in organizing, developing and delivering public presentations, workshops, events and publications, plus other informational and educational activities
  • International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist credential
  • Commitment to safety, quality and excellent customer service ethic and professionalism
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Basic knowledge of western United States forestry
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software products and apps


  • Create and implement long-range plans to ensure completion of the annual program of work for CSFS urban and community forestry programs
  • Coordinate closely with local, state and federal partners in the administration of assigned programs
  • Plan and monitor annual budgets for assigned programs, including ongoing grants under the purview of this position
  • Monitor target accomplishments and ensure accomplishment reports are completed
  • Support staff assigned to the urban and community forestry program
    • Provide technical assistance to CSFS field staff in planning and implementing urban and community forestry program activities on municipal and private lands
      • Participate on state, regional and national working groups related to urban and community forestry programs