Search Underway for Colorado Department of Agriculture Conservation Services Division Director

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Published Friday, April 1, 2016

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has posted a job announcement for a Division Director position that will focus the Division's efforts on coordinating, collaborating and cooperating with federal and state agencies in order to develop and implement positive relationships with Colorado farmers and ranchers particularly in public land use and range management.  The Division also assists private landowners in conservation practices.

This position is a member of the Senior Management team, reporting directly to the Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner.  The Division Director will represent the Colorado Department of Agriculture and its mission in the development of policies and implementation of proposals that will protect and enhance the state's agriculture land as well as assist Colorado farmers and ranchers.  This person will lead the Department in federal land use and planning, and conservation and natural resources issues that impact agriculture. The position supervises division employees and oversees the budget, policies and goals of the division's programs providing management and oversight. The purpose and programs of the Division also includes administrative and financial support to the 76 conservation districts; and oversight and administration of the noxious weed, bio-control (insectary), groundwater, chemigation, and weed free forage programs.

The position will be located in Broomfield, Colorado.  For a complete job description and to learn more about the application process, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/1363041/cda-conservation-services-division-director