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Kansas Forest Service
2610 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502

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K-State Employment Opportunities

The Kansas Forest Service is always looking for energetic, enthusiastic, career-minded individuals who desire to work in an exciting and dynamic industry.
The Kansas Forest Service currently has career opportunities open for the following positions:


Fire Management Officer

The Kansas Forest Service is looking for a Fire Management Officer to help the fire program meet the needs of fire departments and communities we serve. This position will serve as the public and interagency face of the Fire Program and will provide visionary and dynamic leadership for a small but growing Great Plains wildfire program. They will administer cooperative agreements with rural fire departments and provide oversight in the administration of the Federal Excess Personal Property and Fire Fighters Property Programs. They will provide leadership and assistance to fire departments in organization, training, planning and operations, and have the opportunity to more effectively pursue relations with those we serve. Apply here: 

Communications Coordinator

The Kansas Forest Service is looking for a full-time, term position as a Communications Coordinator based in the State Office in Manhattan, KS. This position will lead and expand the Kansas Forest Service's formal and informal communications and program marketing efforts. Position will research, write, edit, and produce assigned and self-generated stories that will foster media use, attract readers, benefit Kansas, and create awareness of the Agency. This position will also establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with federal, state, and local natural resource agencies and organizations on forestry and natural resource subjects for purposes of promoting the mission and services of the Agency. Apply here:

Student Office Assistant

A student position located off campus at the Kansas Forest Service State Office, 2610 Claflin Road, which will support all main office duties for the state office and remote offices. Hours are flexible depending on student's schedule. The Student Office Assistant will be responsible for answering incoming phone calls and directing questions to appropriate Kansas Forest Service personnel. This position will assist with accounting and a variety of clerical tasks. This position will work with the public and assist with the Conservation Tree Planting Sales Program. Other assigned tasks will depend on the needs of the other Kansas Forest Service staff and programs. Please include a cover letter, resume, and references with application. Apply here:


Employment Opportunities with Forestry Contractors

Full-time Habitat Technician - Custom Forestry Applications, LLC

Job Description: Implements technical wildlife and forestry activities on state and private land throughout Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri at project locations. Conducts timber stand improvement, tree planting and pruning. Assists with ground preparation, native grass plantings, food plot installation, maintaining boundary markers, prescribed fire, light equipment repair and maintenance, along with mixing and applying herbicides. Performs other duties as required.