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forestry technician / wildland firefighter

  • Managed forest protection activities, including fire control, fire crew training, and coordination of fire detection and public education programs.
  • Trained and led forest and conservation workers (Job Corps students) in seasonal activities, such as planting tree seedlings, putting out forest fires and maintained recreational facilities.
  • Provided information about, and enforced, regulations such as those concerning environmental protection, resource utilization, fire safety and accident prevention.
  • Patrolled park and forest areas by vehicle to protect resources and prevent damage and provide clearing of access roads
  • Thinned and spaced trees to control undergrowth, using manual tools and occasionally supervised workers performing these tasks.
  • Extensive use of portable water pumps, helicopters, chainsaws, hand tools and heavy water apparatuses such as fire engines
  • Led and managed groups of 6+ people 
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forestry technician

  • Keep records of the amount and condition of logs taken to mills.
  • The responsibilities listed are at the full performance level.
  • Lay out boundaries of cutting areas as outlined in an environmental assessment.
  • Under supervision of a professional forester, select and mark trees to be harvested or left uncut.
  • Estimate volume, defect, and quality of timber.
  • Inform responsible individual of situations where specific prescriptions do not fit ground conditions.
  • Provide instruction to apprentice cruisers on measuring timber and cruise methods and techniques for appraisals.
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forestry technician

  • Conduct protection, mitigation, or restoration projects to prevent resource damage, and maintain the integrity of natural resources on Fort Bragg
  • Conduct prescribed burns to improve wildlife habitat.
  • Mitigate the protection of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. 
  • Invasive species removal for habitat restoration.
  • Demonstrated wildlife habitat improvement projects by utilizing farming techniques to provide additional food resources for wildlife
  • Analyze and implement state, federal or local requirements as necessary to maintain approved pretreatment, pollution prevention, and stormwater
  • Learn and observe proper safety precautions, rules, regulations, and practices so that unsafe conditions can be recognized and proper safety protocols implemented. runoff programs. timber stand improvement projects to improve longleaf pine plantations.
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forestry technician (fire/fuels)

  • Worked seasonally for five seasons, typically from April through the end of August.
  • Engaged in heavy manual labor while constructing fire line, thinning units, prescribed burning, and maintaining equipment.
  • Assumed several leadership roles while on incidents, such as squad boss and incident commander trainee.
  • Worked on and with a variety of heavy equipment such as chainsaws, fire engines, and pumps.
  • Participated and managed several fuels projects, including photo plots, plotting out burn units, thinning/slashing units, and prescribed burning.
  • Got comfortable working maximum overtime and at odd hours. A typical off forest assignment runs 15 hours a day for two weeks straight. 
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forestry technician

  • Continued use of communication methods, radio use, documenting and relaying procedures throughout seasons
  • Received seasonal work details in various areas of training; such as Dispatch, Communications, Firefighter Training and Leadership for new crew members, Class facilitation, Fire Investigation and Public Information Officer trainings, Tree Climbing, Chainsaw use and Tree felling, Forest Rehabilitation and Prescribed Burning. 
  • Summarize cruising and marking data and prepares reports and topographic maps indicating quantity of timber and condition of area.
  • Draft area maps, marks unit boundaries and occasionally uses Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to record boundary locations
  • Operate and maintain small and heavy equipment including trucks, tractors, skid steers, brush cutters, and chainsaws.