Forest and Conservation Technicians
- Train and lead forest and conservation workers in seasonal activities, such as planting tree seedlings, putting out forest fires, and maintaining recreational facilities.
- Monitor activities of logging companies and contractors.
- Select and mark trees for thinning or logging, drawing detailed plans that include access roads.
- Thin and space trees and control weeds and undergrowth, using manual tools and chemicals, or supervise workers performing these tasks.
- Manage forest protection activities, including fire control, fire crew training, and coordination of fire detection and public education programs.
- Survey, measure, and map access roads and forest areas such as burns, cut-over areas, experimental plots, and timber sales sections.
- Patrol park or forest areas to protect resources and prevent damage.
- Provide information about, and enforce, regulations such as those concerning environmental protection, resource utilization, fire safety and accident prevention.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™; US Department of Labor (BLS); Virginia Workforce Connection.
Projections Quick View:
Virginia: + 2.1%
National: - 5.5%
High School Diploma
Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Moderately High ($36,000 - $49,999)