forest and conservation workers

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Job Family: 45-0000 Agriculture and Forestry

Occupational Group: 45-4010 Forestry

OCCUPATION PROFILE

JOB FAMILY:

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP:

OCCUPATION:

AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

FORESTRY

FOREST AND CONSERVATION WORKERS

45-4011

BROADBAND LEVELS: Level 1

Level 2

– Pay Band 007

– Pay Band 008

DESCRIPTION

This is work performing manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect forests, forested areas, and woodlands through such activities as raising and transporting tree seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to trees; and building erosion and water control structures and leaching of forest soil.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Plants, cultivates, and harvests trees and tree seedlings to reforest land.

Sprays or injects trees, brush, and weeds with herbicides to combat insects, pests, and harmful diseases.

Sorts and separates tree seedlings, discarding substandard seedlings, according to standard chart and verbal instructions.

Identifies and cuts diseased, weak, and other undesirable trees to protect forested areas.

Prunes or shears tree tops and limbs to control growth, increase density, and improve shape.

Fells trees, clears brush from fire breaks, and extinguishes flames and embers to suppress fires.

Selects and cuts trees according to markings or size, specie, and grade.

Examines and grades trees according to standard chart and staples color-coded grade tags to limbs.

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Job Family: 45-0000 Agriculture and Forestry

Occupational Group: 45-4010 Forestry

Helps forest survey crews by clearing site-lines, holding measuring tools, and setting stakes.

Clears and piles brush, limbs, and other debris from roadside, fire trails, camping areas, and planting areas.

Drags cut trees from cutting area and loads trees onto truck.

Erects signs and fences, using posthole digger, shovel, or other hand tools.

Maintains campsites and recreational areas, replenishing firewood and other supplies, and cleaning kitchens and restrooms.

Gathers, bundles or sacks, and delivers forest products to buyer.

Collects user fees, enforces recreation area rules and regulations and provides general safety.

Responds to special directions and instructions during emergency operations.

EXAMPLES OF JOB CHARACTERISTICS

Performing General Physical

Activities

Handling and Moving Objects

Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.

Using one's own hands and arms in handling, installing, forming, positioning, and moving materials, or in manipulating things, including the use of keyboards.

Judging Qualities of Things,

Services, and/or People

Making judgments about or assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.

Identifying Objects, Actions, and

Events

Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.

EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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Job Family: 45-0000 Agriculture and Forestry

Occupational Group: 45-4010 Forestry

Problem Identification

Information Gathering

Identifying the nature of problems

Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information

Mathematics

Mechanical

Using mathematics to solve problems

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance

Active Listening

Public Safety and Security

Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate

Writing Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience

Knowledge of some or all of the following: weaponry, public safety, security operations, rules, regulations, precautions, prevention, protection of people, data and property

Biology

Science

Knowledge of plant and animal living tissue, cells, organisms, and entities, including their functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment

Using scientific methods to solve problems

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

EFFECTIVE:

07/01/2002

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