The Forester will cruise timber for volume estimation and value, conduct field work, interpret remote sensing data, map and inventory features in GIS and other duties as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but not are limited to the following.
- Read and interpret survey plats.
- Cruise timber for volume estimation and value.
- Identify plants in agriculture, forested and natural areas.
- Conduct field work to include but not limited to the following: walk through dense vegetation, traverse ditches and streams, wade through wet soils, walk long distances through woods and crop fields, operate construction equipment, carry GPS, survey and other equipment for habitat assessment and monitoring.
- Write technical reports related to natural resources.
- Proficient in the following equipment: GPS, hand compass, hip chain, clinometer, increment borer, prism.
- Communicate with landowners, farmers, conservation planners, and contractors.
Physical/Mental Demands and Working Conditions
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is required to stand and walk for long periods of time and willing to work in hot, cold and wet field conditions with exposure to biting insects and livestock. The employee must routinely lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.
Bachelor's degree in forestry; equivalent course of study; or equivalent combination of experience and education.