Forestry Technician Job Description

Forestry Technician Job Description

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Forestry technician provides input and support to R&D programs, to ensure that they promote sustainable forest management program and continual improvement in the forest operations.

Forestry Technician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective forestry technician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included forestry technician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assisting the Forestry Services Team Leader with Transmission work planning and daily operational activities as they are assigned (customers issues, herbicide application, substation weed control inspections)
Fire Management
Wildland Fire Engine
Prescribed Fire
Assist instructor with classroom and field study
Organize and prepare all equipment and supplies for class, labs and outdoor field research
Assist instruction with student club activities, community projects, and service learning
Provides leadership, guidance, and technical support to others
Detailed, complete Employment Application is required to help better
Work with major gas/electric utility system and address its forestry needs

Forestry Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Forestry Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: SA, ISA, GS, FIRES, DOI, I-, S-190, CPR, UTV, ATV

Education for Forestry Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the forestry technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Education, Management, Forestry, Agriculture, Mathematics, Fire Science, Natural Resources, Wildlife, Science, Engineering

Skills for Forestry Technician

Desired skills for forestry technician include:

Growth rates
Dendrology and taxonomy of regional flora and proficiency using dichotomous keys to identify plant species
Forest entomology
Forest health problems
Forest pathology
Vegetation sampling protocols
Forest mensuration techniques
General ecology and plant taxonomy
Global Positioning Systems and land navigation with a map and compass

Desired experience for forestry technician includes:

Ability to perform basic emergency call-out response and storm restoration support
Redding, CA
You must be a US Citizen or US National
Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
Must meet Smokejumper medical requirements
Primary firefighter retirement covered position

Forestry Technician Examples


Forestry Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of forestry technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for forestry technician
  • Identify tree and brush control work and enter data into hand-held computer
  • Notify landowners of impending compliance or reliability work
  • Discuss and negotiate incompatible vegetation removals
  • Assess terrain, habitat, and environmental conditions
  • Coordinate with project managers, planners, and vegetation crews
  • Inspect and assess the rights of way for vegetation requiring pruning or removal to avoid conflicts with gas pipelines
  • Identify tree and brush control work and capture data with GIS-based program
  • Provide on-site vegetation crew monitoring and safety tailboards
  • Coordinate with project managers, planners, vegetation crews, the client, traffic control, gas standby
  • Communicate objectives and create project plans with oversight from Fish & Wildlife staff biologists
Qualifications for forestry technician
  • Subject to a negative drug test prior to entrance on duty
  • Must meet Maximum Entry Age (MEA) requirements
  • Position requires a Work Capacity Test (WCT)
  • No acute or chronic eye disease
  • No acute or chronic disease of the external, middle, or internal ear
  • No acute or chronic sinus disease or other nasopharyngeal conditions that interfere with distinct speech or with free breathing

Forestry Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a forestry technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for forestry technician
  • Lead teams of volunteers when needed for projects such as monitoring fire behavior patterns and native/invasive species surveys
  • Collect data using GPS and other data collection tools
  • Create and maintain GIS database
  • Create maps
  • Ensure that data are collected at an appropriate level of accuracy
  • Contact property owners to obtain permission to enter property for survey and/or control
  • Locate specific control sites using maps and GIS products
  • Implement manual and chemical control of giant hogweed, kudzu and other target plant, insect or disease
  • Use equipment such as a compact tracked loader or a tracked aerial lift and power tools such as chainsaws or brush saws to access and treat southern pine beetle and other target species
  • Conduct field surveys with the use of a hand-held GPS and mobile mapping unit and plot target species location polygons and records on digital maps
Qualifications for forestry technician
  • Obtain Herbicide Application license within three years
  • No mouth or dental defect that interferes with proper incision and mastication of food
  • No acute or chronic disease of the lungs that impairs pulmonary function
  • No organic heart disease, valvular diseases
  • No acute or chronic disease of the abdomen
  • No acute or chronic genitourinary disease

Forestry Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a forestry technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for forestry technician
  • Maintain detailed records of the control activities and site information for each site
  • 45%) Maintain research plots and utilize GIS to conduct research –
  • Execute field inventories (pre-and post-harvest cruises, stand exams, various measurements)
  • Fixed and variable plot cruising for forest inventory
  • 3P cruising for harvest cruising
  • Use of field data recorders and associated software
  • Delineate harvest boundaries, skid trails, vegetation management areas
  • Mark trees for harvest/retention
  • Operate GPS units for accurate delineation of spatial features
  • Apply herbicides
Qualifications for forestry technician
  • No mental, nervous, organic, or functional neuro-psychiatric disorders likely to interfere with performance
  • No debilitating skin disease or extensive scarring that interferes with function.Any other condition or disease not included herein that will exclude you from consideration providing the condition is satisfactorily corrected
  • Height without shoes does not exceed 77 inches or is not less than 60 inches (5 ft.-6 ft
  • Weight is no less than 120 pounds and no more than 200 pounds without clothes
  • A tetanus immunization or tetanus booster within the last 10 years
  • The primary duty is to provide aid in fire support and suppression where it is needed

Forestry Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a forestry technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for forestry technician
  • Download and manage data
  • Maintain and repair field equipment as needed for field use
  • Use GIS for spatial documentation
  • Make forest management recommendations
  • Assist with forest stand delineation, data entry and analysis, and mapping projects using ArcGIS
  • Assist forester in marking timber sales following a written prescription, recommended Best Management Practices, and State Forest policy
  • Perform timber volume calculations
  • Assist with various Unit Management Planning projects
  • Assist with public education and presentations
  • Assist with forest health monitoring and other forest management projects
Qualifications for forestry technician
  • Obtain ISA certification within three years
  • No anomalies in the number, form, proportion, and movement of the extremities that would interfere with work function
  • Must meet IFPM qualifications
  • Must meet FS-FPM qualifications
  • Moose Pass, AK
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen/National to apply

Forestry Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of forestry technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for forestry technician
  • Plant and water trees on public properties, throughout the City of Austin
  • Inspect trees for disease or pests
  • Answer citizen questions and provide assistance
  • Work involves presale duties including timber marking, traversing, and basic tree measurements and silviculture duties when needed
  • Assists higher-grade specialist in projects of limited difficulty to become familiar with laws, policies, and regulations in the targeted specialized series
  • Corps Members receive on-the job training in planning, organizing, and implementing various timber projects on the unit to develop experience in various phases of timber management
  • Assist in the layout, implementation, data gathering and writing of Timber Harvest Plans and Fuel Management Plans
  • Perform surveys for environmentally sensitive areas and species as identified by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • Work with a diverse team of professionals, agency representatives and various stakeholders
  • Build a culture of safety and excellence
Qualifications for forestry technician
  • Gunnison, CO
  • Juneau, AK
  • Craig, AK
  • Must obtain and maintain a State Pesticide Applicator’s License
  • Saratoga, WY
  • Yucca Valley, CA

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