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Forestry Technician Duties

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This is technical field work involving the operation and maintenance of institutional forest lands.

An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for performing tasks which require advanced technical knowledge of forest resource management. Work involves assisting in research and teaching programs and the operation and maintenance of vehicles and equipment utilized in forestry operations. Work is performed under general supervision of an administrative superior and is evaluated by results obtained.


Performs technical forestry work such as, but not limited to, timber cruising, marking, harvesting, reforestation, timber stand improvement, wildlife and fisheries habitat development and improvement, fire protection and suppression, insect and disease control, and recreation area development.

Constructs and maintains roads, bridges, buildings, and other facilities.

Operates and maintains light and medium construction equipment, chain saws, and timber harvesting equipment.

Assists in teaching and research projects.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school supplemented by technical training in forestry and considerable experience related to this class of work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of forest resource operations.

Considerable knowledge of the operation and maintenance of light and medium construction equipment.

Some knowledge of the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, and buildings.

Knowledge of the hazards and safety requirements in forestry work.

Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with faculty, staff, and fellow employees.



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