Forester – District Conservation Technician, Jefferson Conservation District

Lakewood, CO

Organization: Jefferson Conservation District

Contact: Questions about this position can be referred to Emily Zeller at


  • Initiate planning and coordinate with landowners and other stakeholders to develop a forest management plan (FMP).
  • Perform necessary field work during all seasons to collect and organize forest inventory data using standard forest inventory equipment.
  • Analyze and interpret data using computer software; compile data, current science (literature review) and prescription/recommendations into a written FMP.
  • Use FMPs in the development of conservation plans under Farm Bill programs, primarily EQIP – Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

Desired qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, or at least 2 years’ work experience, in forestry, natural resource management, or a related field.
  • Basic understanding of forest and fire ecology in the western United States.
  • Demonstrated success in working and communicating with others.
  • Technical writing – write effectively and efficiently on topics involving forestry and natural resources.
  • Development and delivery of visual presentations for a variety of groups, that may or may not be familiar with natural resources topics.
  • General computing: proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, ArcGIS, and able to learn other software programs as necessary

Salary/pay: $17.00 – $22.00 per hour depending on experience.

Link to more information: See the full description.

How to apply: Application materials listed below should be compiled into one single electronic document/file (PDF or Word document) and named using this naming convention: “Forester2Application2017_ApplicantLastname”. For example, an application from someone named Sally Smith should read “Forester2Application2017_Smith”. Email the application file as an attachment to this address — – and put “Forester 2 Application” in the subject line.

Required Application Materials: Cover letter (one page, one-sided), Résumé (or CV), Name, contact information, and relation for three professional references, and College/university transcripts (photocopies acceptable)

Application deadline: July 9, 2017