Forestry Technician Duties
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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
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.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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
Ability to understand and carry out written and oral
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations
with faculty, staff, and fellow employees.