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Forestry Technician Duties

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This is advanced technical and supervisory work in the operation and maintenance of institutional forest lands.

An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for performing a variety of specialized, technical tasks requiring considerable knowledge of, and experience with, forest resources management techniques. Duties may also involve assisting in the operation and maintenance of forestry programs and projects. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate personnel. Work is performed under the general direction of an administrative superior and is reviewed through conferences and the observation of results.


Supervises and participates in technical forestry work.

Supervises and participates in the construction, operation, and maintenance of forestry facilities and equipment.

Assists in instructing students and subordinate technical personnel in forestry research methods, techniques, and interpretation of results through informal methods and demonstrations.

Assists in the development and implementation of instructional and research materials.

Assists in the design and implementation of data collection methodology to support research and teaching prefects and various land-use programs.

Conducts supplies and equipment inventories, maintains appropriate records.

Prepares reports from research generated data and literature searches.

May independently conduct research in support of major research projects.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from an accredited college or university in an appropriate curriculum and considerable experience related to this class of work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Thorough knowledge of forestry operations.

Considerable knowledge of the operation and maintenance of vehicles and equipment used in forestry operations.

Knowledge of road, bridge, and building construction and maintenance.

Knowledge of the hazards and safety requirements involved in forestry operations.

Some knowledge of wildlife management as related to forestry operations.

Some knowledge of data collection methodology.

Ability to supervise and/or train subordinate employees or students.

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



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