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19-1032.00 - Foresters

Manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine optimal harvesting schedules.

Sample of reported job titles: Area Forester, Chief Unit Forester, Environmental Protection Forester, Fire Prevention Forester, Forest Practices Field Coordinator, Forester, Regional Forester, Resource Forester, Silviculturist, Urban Forester

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
78   Core
Monitor contract compliance and results of forestry activities to assure adherence to government regulations.
73   Core
Plan and supervise forestry projects, such as determining the type, number and placement of trees to be planted, managing tree nurseries, thinning forest and monitoring growth of new seedlings.
72   Core
Establish short- and long-term plans for management of forest lands and forest resources.
69   Core
Determine methods of cutting and removing timber with minimum waste and environmental damage.
68   Core
Supervise activities of other forestry workers.
66   Core
Perform inspections of forests or forest nurseries.
65   Core
Plan and direct forest surveys and related studies and prepare reports and recommendations.
64   Core
Direct, and participate in, forest fire suppression.
62   Core
Choose and prepare sites for new trees, using controlled burning, bulldozers, or herbicides to clear weeds, brush, and logging debris.
73   Supplemental
Negotiate terms and conditions of agreements and contracts for forest harvesting, forest management and leasing of forest lands.
70   Supplemental
Plan cutting programs and manage timber sales from harvested areas, assisting companies to achieve production goals.
64   Supplemental
Contact local forest owners and gain permission to take inventory of the type, amount, and location of all standing timber on the property.
63   Supplemental
Map forest area soils and vegetation to estimate the amount of standing timber and future value and growth.
62   Supplemental
Monitor forest-cleared lands to ensure that they are reclaimed to their most suitable end use.
61   Supplemental
Plan and implement projects for conservation of wildlife habitats and soil and water quality.
61   Supplemental
Subcontract with loggers or pulpwood cutters for tree removal and to aid in road layout.
61   Supplemental
Provide advice and recommendations, as a consultant on forestry issues, to private woodlot owners, firefighters, government agencies or to companies.
61   Supplemental
Analyze effect of forest conditions on tree growth rates and tree species prevalence and the yield, duration, seed production, growth viability, and germination of different species.
60   Supplemental
Monitor wildlife populations and assess the impacts of forest operations on population and habitats.
58   Supplemental
Develop techniques for measuring and identifying trees.
57   Supplemental
Study different tree species' classification, life history, light and soil requirements, adaptation to new environmental conditions and resistance to disease and insects.
56   Supplemental
Plan and direct construction and maintenance of recreation facilities, fire towers, trails, roads and bridges, ensuring that they comply with guidelines and regulations set for forested public lands.
50   Supplemental
Conduct public educational programs on forest care and conservation.
31   Supplemental
Develop new techniques for wood or residue use.
Not available Supplemental
Procure timber from private landowners.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

  • All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled — All-terrain vehicles ATV; Four wheel drive 4WD vehicles
  • Articulating boom lift — Bucket trucks
  • Axes — Forestry axes
  • Chain saw — Chainsaws
  • Clinometers — Digital clinometers
  • Direction finding compasses — Navigational compasses
  • Front end loaders — Multipurpose front end loaders
  • Garden chainsaw — Power pruners
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver — Global positioning system GPS devices
  • High branch shears — Pole pruners
  • Laser printers — Computer laser printers
  • Lopper — Power loppers
  • Measuring rods — Tree scale sticks
  • Measuring tapes — Steel measuring tapes
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Portable data input terminals — Handheld dataloggers
  • Power chippers — Brush chippers
  • Power grinders — Stump grinders
  • Saws — Hand saws
  • Scanners — Computer data input scanners
  • Secateurs or pruning shears — Hand pruners
  • Skid steer loaders — Multipurpose skid steer loaders
  • Sprayers — Backpack sprayers; Weed sprayers
  • Tablet computers
  • Tape measures — Hip chains

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — Forest vegetation simulators; Forest yield software
  • Calendar and scheduling software — Work scheduling software
  • Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software Hot technology ; Microsoft Access Hot technology ; SMART
  • Electronic mail software — IBM Notes Hot technology ; Microsoft Outlook Hot technology
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot technology — Trimble CENGEA
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software
  • Inventory management software — Forest Metrix; Fountains Forestry TwoDog
  • Map creation software — ESRI ArcGIS software Hot technology ; ESRI ArcView; Geographic information system GIS software Hot technology ; Mapping software
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word

Hot technology Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
73 
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
70 
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
68 
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
68 
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
66 
Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
64 
Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
62 
Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
60 
Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
60 
Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
54 
Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
48 
Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
47 
Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
44 
Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
44 
Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
41 
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
39 
History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
39 
Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
39 
Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
38 
Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
30 
Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
30 
Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
29 
Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
27 
Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
27 
Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
26 
Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
23 
Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
22 
Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
14 
Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
12 
Philosophy and Theology — Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
12 
Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
5 
Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
5 
Foreign Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
1 
Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
75 
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
75 
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
75 
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
72 
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
72 
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
69 
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
69 
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
69 
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
66 
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
66 
Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
66 
Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
63 
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
60 
Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
60 
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
56 
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
53 
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
53 
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
50 
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
50 
Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
50 
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
50 
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
50 
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
47 
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
47 
Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
47 
Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
44 
Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
44 
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
38 
Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
28 
Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
22 
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
13 
Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
10 
Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
0 
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
0 
Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
0 
Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
75 
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
75 
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
75 
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
72 
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
72 
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
69 
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
69 
Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
66 
Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
66 
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
63 
Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
63 
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
63 
Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
63 
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
56 
Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
53 
Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
53 
Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
50 
Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
50 
Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
50 
Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
47 
Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
47 
Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
47 
Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
47 
Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
47 
Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
47 
Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
47 
Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
44 
Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
44 
Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
44 
Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
41 
Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
41 
Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
38 
Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
38 
Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
35 
Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
31 
Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
31 
Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
31 
Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
28 
Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
28 
Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
28 
Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
28 
Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
25 
Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
25 
Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
25 
Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
25 
Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
25 
Rate Control — The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
25 
Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
22 
Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
22 
Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
19 
Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
13 
Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
3 
Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
83 
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
82 
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
81 
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
79 
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
79 
Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
78 
Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
77 
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
76 
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
75 
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
72 
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
71 
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
71 
Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
70 
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
70 
Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
70 
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
69 
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
69 
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
67 
Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
67 
Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
64 
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
61 
Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
60 
Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
60 
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
58 
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
56 
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
54 
Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
54 
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
54 
Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
52 
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
52 
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
51 
Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
50 
Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
48 
Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
46 
Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
44 
Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
44 
Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
40 
Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
35 
Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
32 
Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
29 
Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
22 
Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.

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Detailed Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Assess compliance with environmental laws.
  • Manage agricultural or forestry operations.
  • Develop plans to manage natural or renewable resources.
  • Determine methods to minimize environmental impact of activities.
  • Inspect condition of natural environments.
  • Direct natural resources management or conservation programs.
  • Plan environmental research.
  • Measure environmental characteristics.
  • Monitor environmental impacts of production or development activities.
  • Cultivate land.
  • Advise others about environmental management or conservation.
  • Plan natural resources conservation or restoration programs.
  • Research crop management methods.
  • Develop agricultural methods.
  • Conduct research of processes in natural or industrial ecosystems.
  • Develop educational programs.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context

Percentage of Top Responses
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


81     Every day
19     Once a week or more but not every day
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


54     Every day
46     Once a week or more but not every day
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


63     Every day
24     Once a week or more but not every day
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


46     A lot of freedom
44     Some freedom
Structured versus Unstructured Work — To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?


39     A lot of freedom
46     Some freedom
12     Limited freedom
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


35     Every day
46     Once a week or more but not every day
19     Once a month or more but not every week
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


33     Every day
51     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — What results do your decisions usually have on other people or the image or reputation or financial resources of your employer?


41     Very important results
35     Important results
14     Minor results
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


38     Every day
41     Once a week or more but not every day
12     Once a month or more but not every week
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


27     Extremely important
45     Very important
27     Important
Contact With Others — How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?


24     Constant contact with others
48     Contact with others most of the time
23     Contact with others about half the time
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


28     Extremely important
45     Very important
14     Important
Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — How much does this job require wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?


21     Every day
43     Once a week or more but not every day
30     Once a month or more but not every week
Frequency of Decision Making — How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?


31     Every day
27     Once a week or more but not every day
26     Once a month or more but not every week
16     Once a year or more but not every month
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


13     Extremely important
61     Very important
14     Important
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


17     Extremely important
53     Very important
20     Fairly important
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


32     More than 40 hours
63     40 hours
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


20     Very high responsibility
33     High responsibility
32     Moderate responsibility
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


24     Extremely serious
32     Very serious
14     Serious
16     Fairly serious
14     Not serious at all
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


15     Every day
30     Once a week or more but not every day
36     Once a month or more but not every week
14     Once a year or more but not every month
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


28     Every day
25     Once a week or more but not every day
15     Once a month or more but not every week
15     Once a year or more but not every month
17     Never
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


54     More than half the time
26     About half the time
21     Less than half the time
Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — How often does this job require working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures?


11     Every day
26     Once a week or more but not every day
46     Once a month or more but not every week
17     Once a year or more but not every month
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


21     Once a week or more but not every day
46     Once a month or more but not every week
23     Once a year or more but not every month
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


11     Very high responsibility
32     High responsibility
18     Moderate responsibility
39     Limited responsibility
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


35     Once a week or more but not every day
20     Once a month or more but not every week
38     Once a year or more but not every month
Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — How often does this job require working exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?


15     Every day
22     Once a week or more but not every day
36     Once a month or more but not every week
11     Once a year or more but not every month
16     Never
Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?


12     Extremely important
29     Very important
17     Important
27     Fairly important
15     Not important at all
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


21     More than half the time
21     About half the time
49     Less than half the time
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


11     Once a week or more but not every day
48     Once a month or more but not every week
30     Once a year or more but not every month
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


18     Once a week or more but not every day
41     Once a month or more but not every week
24     Once a year or more but not every month
12     Never
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


16     Every day
33     Once a month or more but not every week
27     Once a year or more but not every month
19     Never
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


17     Once a week or more but not every day
35     Once a month or more but not every week
43     Once a year or more but not every month
Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?


14     Once a week or more but not every day
32     Once a month or more but not every week
44     Once a year or more but not every month
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


24     Highly competitive
34     Moderately competitive
13     Slightly competitive
26     Not at all competitive
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


32     More than half the time
40     Less than half the time
19     Never
Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?


16     Continually or almost continually
57     Less than half the time
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


16     Moderately close (at arm's length)
40     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
23     I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office)
18     I don't work near other people (beyond 100 ft.)
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


20     About half the time
65     Less than half the time
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


14     More than half the time
71     Less than half the time
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


20     More than half the time
59     Less than half the time
21     Never
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


39     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
54     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


17     Highly automated
34     Slightly automated
40     Not at all automated
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


19     Once a month or more but not every week
53     Once a year or more but not every month
26     Never
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


74     Once a year or more but not every month
15     Never
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


19     Once a month or more but not every week
23     Once a year or more but not every month
51     Never
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


59     Less than half the time
31     Never
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


15     Once a year or more but not every month
69     Never
Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — How much does this job require wearing specialized protective or safety equipment such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection?


18     Once a month or more but not every week
21     Once a year or more but not every month
60     Never
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


37     Once a year or more but not every month
58     Never
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


21     Once a year or more but not every month
70     Never
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


22     Once a year or more but not every month
76     Never
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?


15     Once a year or more but not every month
83     Never
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


12     Less than half the time
85     Never
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


91     Never
Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)


95     Not important at all
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?


98     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Title Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Related Experience A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Job Zone Examples Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, database administrators, graphic designers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.
SVP Range (7.0 to < 8.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
79   Bachelor's degree
7   Associate's degree
6   Post-secondary certificate Help

This occupation may require a background in the following science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational disciplines:

Engineering — Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
Life Sciences — Forest Sciences and Biology; Forestry; Natural Resources and Conservation, Other; Natural Resources Management and Policy; Natural Resources/Conservation, General; Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
95 
Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
78 
Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
50 
Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
33 
Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
22 
Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
6 
Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
89 
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
83 
Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
80 
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
79 
Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
77 
Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
77 
Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
73 
Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
72 
Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
71 
Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
70 
Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
69 
Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
69 
Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
65 
Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
63 
Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
59 
Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
47 
Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
78 
Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
58 
Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
50 
Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
50 
Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
45 
Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
45 
Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2015) $28.00 hourly, $58,230 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2014) 16,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Average (5% to 8%) Average (5% to 8%)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 8,000
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2014)
Government (39% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data external site and 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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