Forest & Conservation Workers


Under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect areas such as forests, forested areas, woodlands, wetlands, and rangelands through such activities as raising and transporting seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to plant life; and building structures to control water, erosion, and leaching of soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, and tree planters.
Also called: Crew Leader, Foreman, Forest Resource Specialist, Tree Planter

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • geography
  • biology
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
    Business
  • administrative services

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    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
    Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath

Personality:

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

Technology:

    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    associate's degree
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