Forest & Conservation Technicians


Provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under the direction of foresters; or train and lead forest workers in forest propagation, fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats.
Also called: Conservationist, Forest Technician, Forestry Technician, Resource Manager

Knowledge:

    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Math and Science
  • geography

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Forest EcoSurvey
  • Microsoft Access
    Map creation software
  • Allegro Landmark
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
    Analytical or scientific software
  • Assisi Software Forest
  • Forest Vegetation Simulator FVS

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    associate's degree
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