FOREST TECHNICIANS– RESEARCH & BIO-PHYSICAL INVENTORY- (2 Posts)- (LEVEL 5)

FOREST TECHNICIAN – BIO-PHYSICAL INVENTORY (LEVEL 5)

Salary Range: $1,066,362.00 - $1,320,593.00 per annum, plus applicable allowances

Job Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Forest Resource Assessment Officer, the Forest Technician (BPI) will assist with inventory activities in forest estates island-wide.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AREAS

  • Conducts volume assessment in Forest plantations
  • Assists in locating permanent field plots with road navigation, interpreting maps and aerial photos, running compass lines, chaining/pacing distances, and using in-house GPS equipment.
  • Conducts measurements involving vegetation diversity and soil and erosion data.
  • Provides technical assistance to Forest Operations and Legal and Enforcement officers in relation to conducting scale log and boardfoot measurements.
  • Locate plots by pre-determined GPS coordinates;
  • Conduct field measurements according to specified inventory protocol;
  • Perform quality checks and upload field data daily

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES                                                                                                                    

  • Strong data collection and analytical skills
  • Experience with topographic maps, compass, and aerial photos for road navigation, interpreting cover types, identifying point locations.
  • Understanding and experienced with basic field forestry skills related to timber logging
  • General safety (CPR and First Aid) and wilderness safety training and experience
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Goal oriented
  • Good interpretative skills
  • Good multi-tasking skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good oral, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet specific deadlines
  • Ability to build partnership in achieving operational goals
  • Good knowledge of information technology

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Associate Degree in Forestry, Agriculture, Natural Science, Environmental Management or related area
  • Two (2) years field experience in a related area

OR

  • Any other acceptable combination of qualification and experience

 

FOREST TECHNICIAN– RESEARCH (LEVEL 5)

Salary Range: $1,066,362.00 - $1,320,593.00 per annum, plus applicable allowances

Job Purpose

Under the general direction of the Senior Research Officer the incumbent is responsible for the implementation of a variety of activities related to the Agency’s research programmes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

  • Developing individual work plans
  • Participating in the development of the Branch/Division strategic operational plans
  • Participating in Public awareness and public education activities
  • Assisting in the implementation of approved external requests
  • Participating in inter-divisional related activities to achieve the Agency’s objectives
  • Layout and monitoring of experimental plots
  • Scheduling collection of data from the experimental plots
  • Inputting data collected
  • Preparing preliminary and progress reports
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Strong research, data collection and analytical skills
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Goal oriented
  • Good interpretative skills
  • Good multi-tasking skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good oral, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet specific deadline
  • Ability to build partnership in achieving operational goals
  • Good knowledge of information technology

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Associate Degree in Forestry, Agriculture, Natural Science, Environmental Management or related area
Two (2) years research experience in a related field
OR 

Any other acceptable combination of qualification and experience

 

Applications along with résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, November 24, 2017 to:

Director, Human Resource Management & Development,

Forestry Department,

173 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8

Fax: 924-2626

Email: hrmd.fd@gmail.com

We thank all persons who express an interest; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

 

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