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Forest Technician, Bio-Physical Inventory

Date Posted
13th November 2017
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Job Type
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


  • 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



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


  • Any other acceptable combination of qualification and experience


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


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