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Forest Technician-Silviculture

Date Posted
28th November 2017
Reference
VAC-27512
Sector
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Silviculture Manager, the Forest Technician will conduct field assessments of sites in (public and private) forests island-wide.

Job Description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AREAS:

  • Conducts measurements of trees at all stages of growth and the compilation and basic analysis of the collected data. 
  • Carries out assessment of compliance with documented standards of forest plantation establishment and silviculture maintenance (i.e. weeding, pruning, etc.).
  • Assists in activities concerning the collection and storage of forest tree seeds, including the monitoring of fruit reaping sites (or Seed Stands). 
  • Assists with the drafting/ documentation of Silviculture Plans
  • Delivers presentations (PowerPoint) of specific work done and findings

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

  • Physically fitness to carry out hiking activities for moderate to long distances and off the beaten track
  • Experience with ground navigational skills by maps and/or the use of hand-held GPS equipment
  • Understanding of basic botanical principles, particularly in regards to tree structure, reproduction, and taxonomy
  • Working knowledge of spreadsheet database (e.g. MS-XL) functions
  • Ability to work and communicate productively and safely in remote locations. 
  • Safety consciousness
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently, and as part of a team
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work with an eye for detail
  • Ability to work extended hours when necessary

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

• Associate Degree in Forestry, Agriculture, Natural Science, Environmental Management or related area

OR

  • Any other acceptable combination of qualification and experience
 
We thank all persons who express an interest; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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