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Job Title: Forestry Technician

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled Forestry Technician to assist in the management and conservation of our forest resources. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of forestry practices, including tree identification, forest inventory, and silviculture. The Forestry Technician will work closely with our team of professionals to ensure the sustainable use and protection of our forest resources.


  • Conduct forest inventory and mapping using GPS and GIS technology
  • Assist in the development and implementation of forest management plans
  • Perform tree identification and measurement
  • Assist in the design and implementation of silvicultural treatments
  • Conduct forest health assessments and identify potential threats to forest resources
  • Assist in the monitoring of wildlife populations and habitat
  • Collect and analyze data to support forest management decisions
  • Operate and maintain forestry equipment, including chainsaws, brush cutters, and GPS units
  • Assist in the coordination of forest management activities with other departments and agencies
  • Provide support to other forestry professionals as needed


  • Bachelor's degree in Forestry or related field
  • Experience in forest inventory, mapping, and silviculture
  • Strong knowledge of tree identification and forest ecology
  • Proficiency in GPS and GIS technology
  • Ability to operate and maintain forestry equipment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Valid driver's license and ability to travel to remote locations

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to hike long distances over rough terrain
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to operate forestry equipment for extended periods of time

Salary: Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.


  • Health, dental

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What is the best way to find and hire a Forestry Technician near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Forestry Technician applicants. Employers posting their Forestry Technician job on Indeed get about 19 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Forestry Technician applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Forestry Technician are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 12 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 23 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Forestry Technician positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Forestry Technician role?
SMS has 98% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Forestry Technician job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Forestry Technicians are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 106% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Forestry Technician applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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