Forestry Worker

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Forestry Worker

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Job Description:1) Performs variety of tasks to reforest and protect timber tracts and maintain forest facilities, such as roads and campsites: Plants tree seedlings in specified pattern, using mattock, planting hoe, or dibble.2) Cuts out diseased, weak, or undesirable trees, and prunes limbs of young trees to deter knot growth, using handsaw, power saw, and pruning tools.3) Fells trees, clears brush from fire breaks, and extinguishes flames and embers to suppress forest fires, using chain saw, shovel, and engine-driven or hand pumps.4) Clears and piles brush, limbs, and other debris from roadsides, fire trails, and camping areas, using ax, mattock, or brush hook.5) Sprays or injects trees, brush, and weeds with herbicides, using hand or powered sprayers or tree injector tool.6) Erects signs and fences, using posthole digger, shovel, tamper, or other handtools.7) Replenishes firewood and other supplies, and cleans kitchens, rest rooms, and campsites or recreational facilities.8) Holds measuring tape or survey rod, carries and sets stakes, clears brush from sighting line, and performs related tasks to assist forest survey crew.

Average Salary:The median expected salary for a typical Forest and Conservation Worker in the United States is $49,257. This basic market pricing report was prepared using our Certified Compensation Professionals' analysis of survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at employers of all sizes, industries and geographies.

Education Needed:Generally, forest and conservation workers need a high school diploma. Since many forest worker positions provide only seasonal employment during the warm weather periods, students are often employed to perform short-term labor intensive tasks. Many states have forest and conservation worker training programs. The programs usually occur in the field through programs such as Sustainable Forest Initiative. A number of community colleges and technical schools offer two year degrees in forest management technology, forest harvesting, conservation and wildlife management. Some education programs include field trips that let student observe or participate in forestry or logging tasks.

Location For This Job:Forests some may include:Allegheny,Angelina,Chippewa,and many more national forests.

Forestry Worker


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