Deputy supervisor seeks top job
The man brought in last May to serve as deputy supervisor of the White River National Forest says he would be interested in a promotion.Don Carroll said he has applied for the supervisor vacancy – but so have a lot of others.”I’m interested in the job. This is a great place to work, and a lot of people expressed interest in it. We’ll see what happens,” he said.Carroll is getting an early taste of what the work might entail by serving as acting supervisor.A succession of temporary supervisors has led the White River National Forest in the last year. Glenda Wilson of the Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region Office in Lakewood served for 12 weeks when then-supervisor Martha Ketelle took a temporary assignment with The Nature Conservancy in Boulder as part of a federal leadership training program.Then, Ketelle was promoted in June to a job in the agency’s Washington office.Laurie Tippin, a deputy supervisor at a forest in Wisconsin, came in as acting supervisor and said she might apply for the vacancy, but later was hired for another job instead.The agency hired Carroll in May as deputy supervisor on the White River National Forest, following the departure of Steve Sherwood from that position the previous fall.Carroll has a degree in forestry from Southern Illinois University and started his Forest Service career in 1980 as a forester on the Wayne-Hoosier National Forest, which straddles Ohio and Indiana. He then did timber work on the Routt National Forest in Craig and on the Yampah Ranger District. He later served as a district ranger, first in Wyoming and then Montana, and in 1999 served as the acting Dillon district ranger in the White River National Forest.Carroll likes being back in Colorado, and said whether he remains in his current job or gets a promotion, he will be “happy either way.”A decision on the new supervisor isn’t expected until late January or early February at the soonest.Contact Dennis Webb: 945-8515, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
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