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Forest and Conservation Technicians

Provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts under the direction of foresters, or train and lead forest workers in forest propagation and fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Keep records of the amount and condition of logs taken to mills.
    • Thin and space trees and control weeds and undergrowth, using manual tools and chemicals, or supervise workers performing these tasks.
    • Manage forest protection activities, including fire control, fire crew training, and coordination of fire detection and public education programs.
    • Monitor activities of logging companies and contractors.
    • Perform reforestation or forest renewal, including nursery and silviculture operations, site preparation, seeding and tree planting programs, cone collection, and tree improvement.
    • Train and lead forest and conservation workers in seasonal activities, such as planting tree seedlings, putting out forest fires, and maintaining recreational facilities.
    • Plan and supervise construction of access routes and forest roads.
    • Supervise forest nursery operations, timber harvesting, land use activities such as livestock grazing, and disease or insect control programs.
    • Provide information about, and enforce, regulations, such as those concerning environmental protection, resource utilization, fire safety, and accident prevention.
    • Develop and maintain computer databases.
    • Inspect trees and collect samples of plants, seeds, foliage, bark, and roots to locate insect and disease damage.
    • Measure distances, clean sightlines, and record data to help survey crews.
    • Issue fire permits, timber permits, and other forest use licenses.
    • Map forest tract data using digital mapping systems.
    • Survey, measure, and map access roads and forest areas such as burns, cut-over areas, experimental plots, and timber sales sections.
    • Provide forestry education and general information, advice, and recommendations to woodlot owners, community organizations, and the general public.
    • Provide technical support to forestry research programs in areas such as tree improvement, seed orchard operations, insect and disease surveys, or experimental forestry and forest engineering research.
    • Install gauges, stream flow recorders, and soil moisture measuring instruments, and collect and record data from them to assist with watershed analysis.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    N/A
    Workplace Documents
    N/A
    Graphic Literacy
    N/A

    Abilities

    • Information Ordering

      The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    Knowledge

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 41500/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 19.95/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

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    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Dependability
    • Cooperation
    • Attention to Detail
    • Independence

    Tools

    • Theodolites
    • Portable data input terminals
    • Moisture meters
    • Commercial fishing nets
    • Calipers

    Technology

    • Map creation software
    • Inventory management software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software
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