FOREST TECHNICIAN-SILVICULTURE (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 Silviculture Manager, the Forest Technician will conduct field assessments of sites in (public and private) forests island-wide. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AREAS:

  • Conducts measurements of trees at all stages of growth and the compilation and basic analysis of the collected data. 
  • Carries out assessment of compliance with documented standards of forest plantation establishment and silviculture maintenance (i.e. weeding, pruning, etc.).
  • Assists in activities concerning the collection and storage of forest tree seeds, including the monitoring of fruit reaping sites (or Seed Stands). 
  • Assists with the drafting/ documentation of Silviculture Plans
  • Delivers presentations (PowerPoint) of specific work done and findings

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

  • Physically fitness to carry out hiking activities for moderate to long distances and off the beaten track
  • Experience with ground navigational skills by maps and/or the use of hand-held GPS equipment
  • Understanding of basic botanical principles, particularly in regards to tree structure, reproduction, and taxonomy
  • Working knowledge of spreadsheet database (e.g. MS-XL) functions
  • Ability to work and communicate productively and safely in remote locations. 
  • Safety consciousness
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently, and as part of a team
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work with an eye for detail
  • Ability to work extended hours when necessary

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

• Associate Degree in Forestry, Agriculture, Natural Science, Environmental Management or related area

OR

  • Any other acceptable combination of qualification and experience

Applications along with résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, December 8, 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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