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Kansas Forest Service
2610 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502

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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.


Student Office Assistant

Job Title:                      Student Office Assistant

Department:               Kansas Forest Service

Compensation:           $10.00/hr

Status:                         Part-time

Job Summary:

Provide customer service to both in person and over the phone customers. Assist the Conservation Tree Planting Program and complete an assortment of documents for the Kansas Forest Service.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Answer and directing phones to appropriate staff
  • Welcome and assist customers
  • Place seedling orders and accepting payment
  • Process a variety of different payment vouchers
  • Complete data entry
  • Filing and organization of office
  • Running errands to campus and various locations
  • Other tasks as requested


  • Must be a Kansas State University student enrolled in at least 6 credit hours
  • Maintain a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA, in good disciplinary standing
  • Well-organized and detail oriented
  • Effective and consistent verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to maintaining a professional and friendly environment

Application details here.

Employment Opportunities with Forestry Contractors


Custom Forestry Applications, LLC.
Seasonal Forestry and Wildlife Technician (2 positions): 

Positions opens February 24, 2021 and closes March 5, 2021
Seasonal position: mid-March 2021 through at least February 2022
$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, controlled burning, spraying invasive plants and other forestry related activities.   A bulk of the work will be completing chainsaw timber stand improvement, invasive species control, and mechanical and hand tree planting.

You’re basically going to work outside every day, acquire a ton of field experience that most young professionals aren’t lucky enough to get, and stand out on the next big interview.

Job Qualifications: 

Pursuing a bachelor’s of Science in forestry, wildlife biology, natural resources or other closely related fields preferred.  Field identification of common Midwest trees, shrubs, and grass is very important.  Knowledge of and ability to operate 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 3 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 3 references to:

Luke Terry, Owner

Custom Forestry Applications LLC

2284 250th Street

Robinson, KS 66532