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Forest and Conservation Workers
District Of Columbia

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Under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect areas such as forests, forested areas, woodlands, wetlands, and rangelands through such activities as raising and transporting seedlings combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to plant life and building structures to control water, erosion, and leaching of soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, and tree planters.

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Check equipment to ensure that it is operating properly.
  • Select or cut trees according to markings or sizes, types, or grades.
  • Identify diseased or undesirable trees and remove them, using power saws or hand saws.
  • Spray or inject vegetation with insecticides to kill insects or to protect against disease or with herbicides to reduce competing vegetation.
  • Confer with other workers to discuss issues such as safety, cutting heights, or work needs.
  • Drag cut trees from cutting areas and load trees onto trucks.
  • Thin or space trees, using power thinning saws.
  • Maintain tallies of trees examined and counted during tree marking or measuring efforts.
  • Fight forest fires or perform prescribed burning tasks under the direction of fire suppression officers or forestry technicians.
  • Perform fire protection or suppression duties, such as constructing fire breaks or disposing of brush.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Dibblers
  • Forestry saws
  • Screwdrivers
  • Sprayers
  • Weeders

Technology:
  • Map creation software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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