Foresters


Manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine optimal harvesting schedules.
Also called: Area Forester, Forest Practices Field Coordinator, Forester, Silviculturist

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • biology
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
    Safety and Government
  • law and government

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    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

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

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
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Independence

Technology:

    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS software
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access
    Electronic mail software
  • IBM Notes
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    bachelor's degree
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