Forest and Conservation Technicians
On the Job
Forest and Conservation Technicians may work under the direction of foresters. They provide technical assistance in work that conserves natural resources. They may compile data, or train and lead forest workers.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Cultivate land.
- Inspect condition of natural environments.
- Collect biological specimens.
- Collect environmental data or samples.
- Set up laboratory or field equipment.
- Train personnel in technical or scientific procedures.
- Prepare documentation for permits or licenses.
- Record research or operational data.
- Survey land or properties.
- Advise others about environmental management or conservation.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
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