Forest and Conservation Workers:

Under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect areas such as forests, forested areas, woodlands, wetlands, and rangelands through such activities as raising and transporting seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to plant life; and building structures to control water, erosion, and leaching of soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, and tree planters.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 45 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 97
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) -8.57 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Resource Allocation
Oral Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Plant trees or other landscape plants
Harvest agricultural or aquacultural crops
Cultivate agricultural and aquacultural crops for harvesting
Apply herbicides, fertilizers, or pesticides
Cut brush for removal or trimming
Cut trees or logs
Plant agricultural crops
Move heavy objects in agricultural, farming, or forestry settings
Perform forest firefighting activities
Fell trees for timber or land clearing
Stack containers, materials, or products
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Build agricultural structures
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in agricultural, farming, or forestry settings
Control municipal or forest fires
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products
Scale trees as work requires

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Classify materials or products according to specifications
Identify characteristics of insects, pests, and diseases
Identify characteristics of cloth, fabric, paper or pulp
Identify plant diseases
Identify diseased, weak, or undesirable trees or plants
Identify tree or plant species
Mark agricultural or forestry products for identification
Identify characteristics of plants, crops, and tree species

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Supervisory Skills
Natural Resource Management
Land Use
Chain Saws
Conservation Planning

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