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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:


Part-Time Vehicle/Equipment Mechanic

The Kansas Forest Service is seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to serve in a part time capacity in our Fire shop as an equipment mechanic. The individual selected will have extensive experience providing service and repair to vehicles, with an emphasis on heavy trucks and diesel equipment. Specific experience with military vehicles will be a distinct advantage. This job will work up to 999 hours per year, with a flexible schedule within Monday - Friday, 7am - 5pm work schedule.  The job will include lifting heavy parts, climbing on and off of large equipment, working in temperature extremes outdoors and in a non-air-conditioned shop. It will also require the ability to communicate effectively in writing, via phone, and email, and to maintain records and parts inventories. The position works under the supervision of the Excess Property Manager, with immediate oversight from existing shop staff. Apply here:


Employment Opportunities with Forestry Contractors


Custom Forestry Applications, LLC.

Forestry and Wildlife Technician (2-3 positions):  Apply Now!

Seasonal positions (October 2019 – April 2020/40 hours per week)

$14.00 per hour

Job Description:

Implement technical wildlife and forestry activities on state and private land throughout eastern Kansas with some work in Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri at project locations.  Primary duties will consist of timber stand improvement, tree planting, edge feathering, cedar removal, spraying invasive plants and other forestry related activities.   Other duties may include assisting with ground preparation, planting native grass, food plot installation, maintaining boundary markers, prescribed fire, equipment repair and maintenance, along with mixing and applying herbicides.  Perform other duties as required.

Job Qualifications: 

Bachelors of Science in forestry, wildlife biology, natural resources or other closely related fields preferred, but willing to train the right person.  Field identification of common Midwest trees, shrubs, and grass is very important.  Knowledge of and ability to operate tractors, skid loaders with attachments, light duty trucks and trailers, all-terrain vehicles, chainsaws, sprayers, and other farm implements.  Individual must be extremely self-motivated, dependable, hardworking, and eager to learn.  Valid driver’s license required and ability to pass a drug screening.


Custom Forestry Applications LLC operates out of Robinson, Kansas specializing in forestry and wildlife management practices for state, federal, and private landowners.  Most projects are within a 4 hour radius from the headquarters, making occasional overnight travel a requirement.  This is a fast paced, goal driven and exciting opportunity to get first hand forestry and wildlife habitat management experience with a growing business. 


If interested please email cover letter, resume, and three references to:


Luke Terry, Owner

Custom Forestry Applications LLC

2284 250th Street

Robinson, KS 66532



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