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Assistant Forester

Assist planning and support for development and maintenance of forestry plantations.

Tasks

  • Assist in development and operational management of plantations by undertaking forestry operations
  • Assist in planting, site preparation, site establishment, noxious weeds, vermin, fencing, pest and disease identification, tree nutrition and land evaluation activities
  • Monitor plantations and ensure management of inventory
  • Assist in implementation of cutting programs to assure continuous production of timber and to assist timber production goals
  • Implement methods of cutting and removing timber with minimum waste and environmental damage and suggest methods of processing wood for various uses
  • Assist in implementing projects for control of floods and soil erosion
  • Comply with all safety and environment policies and procedures by identifying and reporting incidents to assist in rectifying and improving safety procedures
  • General duties as required

Personal Requirements

  • problem solving skills
  • like working outdoors
  • communication skills
  • enjoy science and the environment
  • planning skills
  • work independently
  • computer skills
  • management and organisation skills