COSA Career Opportunity – Environmental Planning Manager – City of Fort Co llins Natural Areas

Dear COSA Friends,

The Fort Collins Natural Areas Department is posting, for the third and charmed time, an awesome employment opportunity. We know there is somebody out there in our community who wants to go to the next level and Fort Collins is the place to do it! Aside from a phenomenal program, if you like music, then “check”, Fort Collins is your spot. If you like killer mountain biking, check. If you like living in a town with a terrific university, check. If you want to live in a town with a wonderful school district, check. If you want to work for a natural areas department that has reintroduced black-footed ferrets and bison, conducted award winning riverine and upland restorations, and that has a passion for expanding the universe of local-conservation opportunities, check. Here are the basics: The Department has an annual budget of approximately $13 million and manages 37,000 acres of fee land and holds 6,000 acres of conservation easements. This senior level, supervisory position is responsible for all strategic, management, restoration, and recreation planning. In addition, special projects are managed by, or under the direction of, this position. Success in this position will require the ability to collaborate deeply with internal and external partners. A high level of expertise and experience is required in natural resource management; biological restoration; and, Western water law and administration. The candidate must have a history of successfully leading and managing teams, individuals, and projects. This is an outstanding opportunity for a conservation professional who wants to make a real and lasting difference in her/his community. The application deadline is April 26. The job posting can be found at:

John Stokes

Natural Areas Department, Director

Fort Collins, Colorado

(970) 221-6263

(970) 217-9592 (cell)