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

An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for the operation and minor maintenance of vehicles utilized in timber harvesting and other forest operations. Work also involves the performance of a variety of forest resources skill and assisting in research and teaching programs. Work is performed under general supervision of a technical superior and is reviewed through periodic inspection.


Performs field forestry work such as, but not limited to, planting, marking for timber sales, cutting timber for sale, cutting timber or undesirable trees for stand improvement, girdling or injecting trees for stand improvement, plowing fire lines, fighting wild fires, cutting diseased or insect damaged timber, clearing an building facilities for campgrounds and recreation areas, clearing and planting wildlife feeding areas, and assisting in timber inventories.

Assists in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, and other facilities to include minor carpentry and plumbing.

Operates and performs maintenance on trucks, chain saws, farm tractors, road graders, log skidders, and related forestry equipment.

Performs related work as required.

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

Considerable knowledge of general forestry operations.

Considerable knowledge of the operation and maintenance of a wide variety of forestry implements and equipment.

Knowledge of the hazards and safety requirements in forestry operations.

Ability to operate a wide variety of forestry equipment.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.

Ability to work long hours at hard manual labor under varied climatic conditions.

Ability to perform minor repairs, periodic maintenance, and adjustments on equipment.

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



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