Forest & Conservation Workers
Field Laborer, Forest Resource Specialist, Forestry Support Specialist, Tree Planter
see titles from the Air Force.
Fire Protection; Fire Protection Apprentice; Fire Protection Craftsman; Fire Protection Helper; Fire Protection Journeyman; Fire Protection Superintendent; Pest Management; Pest Management Apprentice; Pest Management Craftsman; Pest Management Helper
What they do:
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, tree planters, and gatherers of nontimber forestry products such as pine straw.
On the job, you would:
- Check equipment to ensure that it is operating properly.
- Confer with other workers to discuss issues, such as safety, cutting heights, or work needs.
- Gather, package, or deliver forest products to buyers.
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
- law and government
- talking to others
- keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- 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
- exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Map creation software
- ESRI ArcGIS software
- Geographic information system GIS software
- IBM Lotus 1-2-3
- Microsoft Excel