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Forestry Worker Duties

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

An employee allocated to this class participates in and may supervise the operation and minor maintenance of vehicles and equipment utilized in timber harvesting and other forestry operations. Duties also include assisting in research and teaching programs and require a thorough knowledge of a wide variety of forestry techniques and operations. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate employees engaged in a variety of forestry activities. Work is supervised and reviewed in progress and upon completion by a technical superior.


Serves as lead man in the performance of such forestry activities as planting, marking for timber sales, and cutting timber for sale or stand improvement; girdles or injects trees for stand improvement; plows fire lines, fights wild fires, and removes diseased or insect damaged timber; clears and builds facilities for campgrounds and recreation areas; clears and plants wildlife feeding areas and assists in timber inventories.

Supervises and participates in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, buildings, and other facilities.

Supervises and participates in the operation and maintenance of 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.

Thorough knowledge of the techniques and methodology employed in general forestry operations.

Considerable knowledge of the operation and maintenance of a wide variety of vehicles and equipment use in forestry operations.

Knowledge of the hazards and safety requirements of forestry operations.

Ability to supervise employees engaged in a variety of general forestry operations.

Ability to operate and maintain a wide variety of forestry equipment.

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

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



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