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    This position is located within a National Forest. This position is established on a Forest Service unit to perform technical duties in timber stand improvement, reforestation, and tree improvement.

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    Inspects silvicultural contract work (e.g., genetic tree improvement, planting, thinning, seeding, site preparation) for compliance with contract. Explains steps necessary for compliance to contractor and reports violations to COR. May act as COR on various silvicultural contracts.

    Examines sapling and larger stands to collect and record data on stocking, density, condition, insects, disease, site index, and ground vegetation. Makes recommendations for areas requiring remedial action.

    Examines plantations to assess numbers of tree seedlings present, condition, and growth and survival rates, and evidence of animal, insect or disease damage.

    Selects prospective parent seed trees using established procedures to determine which trees have superior growth characteristics.

    Determines the relative abundance and species of seed cones by observing the developing cone and pollen buds.

    Operates chainsaws and other power equipment to implement thinning, planting, pruning, fire suppression and other silvicultural projects. Follows silvicultural prescriptions and directs work to accomplish timber stand objectives.

    Performs maintenance and cleaning of power equipment and hand tools.

    As assigned, performs resource work in other areas, such as timber stand thinning, pruning, inspecting wildlife contracts, fire suppression, or burning slash.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per fire/work assignment.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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