The Colorado Forest Restoration Institute at Colorado State University is hiring two full-time, salaried, Administrative Professional Research Associate positions.
Research Assistant II: Assistant Program Manager, Spatial Analyst
Tasked with contributing to a program of work that advances collaborative forest restoration, natural resource planning, wildfire risk mitigation, and watershed health-related decision-making in Colorado and the Interior West with spatial data production, management, analysis, and communication. The incumbent will be responsible for spatial data production using remote sensing and field-based technologies (GPS), spatial data management, spatial analysis to support science and planning initiatives, and written and oral communication of spatial data and results of spatial analyses to diverse audiences. The Colorado Forest Restoration Institute is involved in multiple initiatives that require spatial data analysis and modeling to assess current conditions (e.g. wildfire risk, forest composition and structure, watershed health/erosion modeling) and to prioritize forest restoration and fuels reduction activities across large landscapes. These initiatives are often collaborative in nature so the incumbent should have a general knowledge of western US forest ecology and forestry issues. The spatial analyst is expected to contribute to collaborative planning efforts and the publication of peer-reviewed journal papers and non-technical products for diverse audiences.
Research Assistant III: Program Manager, Collaborative Decision Support
Will contribute to, lead, and evaluate collaborative adaptive management processes with forestry, fire, and watershed collaborative groups including the development of goals and objectives, integrating best available science into project planning and implementation, analysis of social, planning, and/or policy results, and communication of project outcomes. The incumbent will develop, sustain, and adaptively manage a program of work in close collaboration and coordination with CFRI personnel. The incumbent will be responsible for: planning and managing program-wide strategies and processes through which managers, stakeholders, and scientists can collaboratively produce and apply science-based knowledge in forest restoration and management decision-making; contributing to the publication of peer-reviewed journal papers and non-technical products for a diverse audience regarding collaborative decision-support; and contributing to the growth and sustainability of collaborative decision-support projects in which CFRI is involved. In addition, the position supports CFRI Directors with business operations, coordinating with CSU Sponsored Programs, and providing support for CFRI internal operations, administration, and communication.