Find your new career TODAY!

Forest Technician, Bio-Physical Inventory

Date Posted
13th November 2017
Reference
VAC-27402
Sector
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Forest Resource Assessment Officer, the Forest Technician (BPI) will assist with inventory activities in forest estates island-wide.

Job Description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AREAS

  • Conducts volume assessment in Forest plantations
  • Assists in locating permanent field plots with road navigation, interpreting maps and aerial photos, running compass lines, chaining/pacing distances, and using in-house GPS equipment.
  • Conducts measurements involving vegetation diversity and soil and erosion data.
  • Provides technical assistance to Forest Operations and Legal and Enforcement officers in relation to conducting scale log and boardfoot measurements.
  • Locate plots by pre-determined GPS coordinates;
  • Conduct field measurements according to specified inventory protocol;
  • Perform quality checks and upload field data daily

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES                                                                                                                   

  • Strong data collection and analytical skills
  • Experience with topographic maps, compass, and aerial photos for road navigation, interpreting cover types, identifying point locations.
  • Understanding and experienced with basic field forestry skills related to timber logging
  • General safety (CPR and First Aid) and wilderness safety training and experience
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Goal oriented
  • Good interpretative skills
  • Good multi-tasking skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good oral, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet specific deadlines
  • Ability to build partnership in achieving operational goals
  • Good knowledge of information technology

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Associate Degree in Forestry, Agriculture, Natural Science, Environmental Management or related area
  • Two (2) years field experience in a related area

OR

  • Any other acceptable combination of qualification and experience

 

Salary Range: $1,066,362.00 - $1,320,593.00 per annum, plus applicable allowances

 

Upload a New Document for this application

Email*  
 
Password* Confirm Password*
First Name* Last Name*
Home Location*:
Caribbean
How did you find us?*
Cover Letter
By submitting this form you agree to our terms of use