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Objective: Seek the Position of Forest Technician
SUMMARY: Remarkably talented and energetic Forest Technician with more than six years experience in compiling data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts; training and leading forest workers in forest propagation, fire prevention and suppression; assisting conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats, and helping to provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources.
Summary of Qualifications
Thorough knowledge of forest surveying and mapping.
Huge knowledge of silviculture, reforestation, and wildlife habitat.
Great knowledge of methods used to determine timber volumes.
Profound knowledge of timber harvesting and utilization.
Exceptional knowledge of forest management policies and practices.
Huge knowledge of pesticides and herbicides.
Remarkable knowledge of timber cruising and mapping techniques.
In-depth knowledge of fundamental concepts of Geographic Information Systems and ability to use a Global Positioning System.
Strong knowledge of forest practices as they relate to ecosystem management principles.
Profound knowledge of forest fire suppression methods and techniques.
Uncommon ability to identify different types of plants, animals and habitats.
Remarkable ability to operate and maintain various equipment and tools, and use proper safety methods.
Exceptional ability to judge tree heights and grades.
Strong ability to maintain work-related records and prepare reports.
Exceptional ability to communicate effectively.
Department of Public Administration, Minneapolis, MN 2002 - Present
Prepare timber for sale, including establishing property and timber sale boundary lines, cruising timber for volume, scaling trees, marking trees, assigning GPS timber sale boundaries, and preparing timber sale proposals and maps.
Inspect and verify field performance of timber sale consultants.
Collect field data for Forest Inventory, prepare maps, write prescriptions, enter data, and update inventory data following treatments.
Provide assistance for recreational programs and facilities including the operation and maintenance of sites, trails, pathways, and campgrounds.
Implement field functions of the reforestation program including the following: delineation of treatment areas, overseeing ground operations, applying chemicals, operating and maintaining reforestation equipment.
Collect field data and assist in day-to-day operations for land use programs.
Oversee the application of pesticides and herbicides.
Assist private landowners on forest management procedures in accordance with the forest management program.
Interpret aerial photos and maps for forest management purposes.
Conduct insect and disease surveys.
Administer timber sales by inspecting for contract compliance and working with timber sale contractors to address contractor needs, problems and concerns.
Write contract specifications and sales proposals.
Identify and provide initial assessment of potential trespasses.
Assist in wildfire suppression and prescribed burn programs.
Appraise timber volumes and values.
Perform recreational trail maintenance and development by brushing, marking, bulldozing, and construction.
Assist other divisions and agencies by taking part in special projects such as search parties, elk censuses, dam maintenance, animal necropsies, and harvest data collections.
Maintain records, and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
Operate, maintain, and instruct others in the use of equipment.
Perform related work as assigned
Department of Public Administration, Minneapolis, MN 2000 - 2002
Forest Technician Trainee (under supervision)
Performed forest protection activities, including fire control, fire crew training, and coordination of fire detection and public education programs.
Conducted inspections and monitored water quality at logging sites to enforce water quality laws.
Patrolled park and forest areas to protect resources and prevent damage.
Enforced burning law during fire season.
Performed reforestation (forest renewal), including nursery and silviculture operations, site preparation, seeding and tree planting programs, cone collection, and tree improvement.
Selected and marked trees for thinning or logging, drawing detailed plans that included access roads.
Performed forest nursery operations, timber harvesting, land use activities such as livestock grazing, and disease or insect control programs.
Thinned and spaced trees and controlled weeds and undergrowth, using manual tools and chemicals, and supervised workers performing these tasks.
Led forest and conservation workers in seasonal activities, such as planting tree seedlings, putting out forest fires and maintaining recreational facilities.
Conducted laboratory and field experiments with plants, animals, insects, diseases and soils.
Installed gauges, stream flow recorders, and soil moisture measuring instruments, and collected and recorded data from them to assist with watershed analysis.
Associate Degree in Forestry University of New York (2000)