Forestry technical assistant - Salary and Career
Forest Technicians

Forestry technical assistant - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They supervise the execution of forestry activities, from the construction of forest nurseries and infrastructure, seedling production and forest harvesting to the management of native and commercial forests, inventory forests, plan forestry activities, prepare technical documents. They manage conservation and production units, act in environmental preservation and conservation, inspect and monitor fauna and flora, provide training and can participate in research.

How much does an Forestry technical assistant earn

A Forestry technical assistant earns between $1.174 and $6.540 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.466 and a median salary of $1.799 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 4.178 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Forestry technical assistant

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.466 29.593 617 12
1º Quartile 1.174 14.093 294 5
Median Salary 1.799 21.585 450 8
3º Quartile 4.988 59.856 1.247 23
Higher Salary 6.540 78.485 1.635 31

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • agricultural production technicians
        • forest technicians

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Main workplaces

Forest Technicians they work in public and private institutions linked to forestry activities, wood products manufacturing companies, pulp and paper industries, research and development institutions, ecological reserves and forestry and forestry industries. Advanced mapping techniques, made possible by the global positioning system (gps) have facilitated and streamlined the identification of events to be monitored, expanding the job market. They work outdoors and indoors. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract. They operate under favorable working conditions. In some activities, they may be subject to noise and toxic material.

What does it take to work in the field of Forest Technicians

The exercise of the profession of Forest Technicians requires a technical forestry course or a post-technical forestry course at a medium level. They work in a multidisciplinary team, under the occasional supervision of forestry engineers and the like. The full exercise of the activity is achieved after professional experience of one to two years in the area.

Functions and activities of Forestry technical assistant

Forest Technicians must:

  • elaborate technical documents;
  • minister training in the forestry area;
  • participate in forest research;
  • communicate;
  • work in environmental preservation and conservation;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • monitor fauna and flora;
  • practice forestry extension;
  • inspect fauna and flora;
  • planning forestry activities;
  • ministering training in the forestry area;
  • inventory forests;
  • minister training in the forest area;
  • acting in environmental preservation and conservation;
  • minister training in forestry area;
  • supervise execution of forestry activities;
  • manage conservation and production units;
  • participate in forestry research;
  • plan forestry activities;
  • delivering training in the forestry area;
  • practicing forestry extension;
  • delivering trainings in the forestry area;

  • Activities

    • preparing physical and operational execution schedule;
    • raise support for tourism in conservation areas;
    • detecting training and retraining needs;
    • make post-planting and regeneration survival surveys;
    • perform residual survey, cubage and stacking factor;
    • promoting forestry activities;
    • work as a team;
    • provide technical data for drafting contracts;
    • issue operational activity reports;
    • designing forest nurseries;
    • inspect forest areas;
    • elaborate cost spreadsheet for project execution;
    • advise implementation of rural tourism activities;
    • prevent the extraction of endangered plant species;
    • participate in the preparation of projects, studies and reports on environmental preservation and conservation;
    • identify community leaders;
    • evaluate environmental damage;
    • prepare teaching material;
    • show responsibility;
    • preparing didactic material;
    • create identification and signaling plates;
    • identify areas of environmental intervention;
    • quantify biomes;
    • issue notices of environmental violation;
    • identify those responsible for environmental damage;
    • elaborate plans for cutting and sustainable management;
    • guidance on the rational use of renewable natural resources and environmental conservation;
    • establish conservation guidelines;
    • manage industrialization of forest products;
    • monitor fisheries management;
    • planning infrastructure (sheds, nurseries, access roads, fences, equipment and others) ;
    • detecting training and recycling needs;
    • monitor reproductive cycle of animal species;
    • supervise succession of forests;
    • define soil preparation and conservation techniques;
    • monitor endangered animal and plant species;
    • plan wood harvest volume;
    • guidance on the creation of a private reserve of natural heritage;
    • stop trafficking in animals and plants;
    • issue forest inventory reports;
    • install experiments in general;
    • participate in the publication of research results;
    • set forest goals;
    • propose alternative use of forest areas;
    • advise creation of cooperatives;
    • demonstrate critical sense;
    • advise on the use of technologies;
    • monitor migration of animal and plant species;
    • determining area for implantation, conduction and restoration of forests;
    • analyze technical environmental and environmental impact projects;
    • supervise forestry maintenance;
    • supervise quality control of forestry production;
    • issue tax documents;
    • demonstrate written expression skills;
    • inspect phytosanitary control of forest essences;
    • census neighboring areas of conservation and production units;
    • supervise application of chemical and organic products;
    • coordinate surveillance and rescue team;
    • guidance on environmental legislation;
    • elaborate urban and rural landscaping and afforestation projects;
    • supervise database;
    • set up demonstration units;
    • adjust language;
    • organizing a training schedule;
    • process collected data;
    • demonstrate oral expression skills;
    • to carry out phytosociological surveys;
    • perform technical skills;
    • perform continuous and pre-cut inventory;
    • lead;
    • developing a management plan for native and commercial forests;
    • define loading and transport logistics;
    • inspect predatory hunting and fishing;
    • supervise construction and conservation of infrastructure;
    • check collected data;
    • demonstrate adaptation quality;
    • demonstrate good physical condition;
    • elaborate self-supply plans;
    • provide renewal of tax documents;
    • guide on the use of technologies;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • develop methods and equipment;
    • participate in the elaboration of research projects;
    • research alternative uses of wood;
    • select matrices of forest species;
    • evaluate trainees' performance;
    • sort biomes;
    • commercialize by-products;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • issue technical and expert reports;
    • perform topographic surveys;
    • elaborate technical drawings;
    • identify potential alternative forest areas (consortia);
    • demonstrate economic feasibility of products and methods;
    • delivering lectures to communities, schools and companies;
    • inspect production and commercialization of products and by-products of flora;
    • mobilize communities and leaders;
    • guiding the execution of technical projects;
    • update forest cover data;
    • advise on environmental legislation;
    • manage processing of forest products;
    • follow experiments in general;
    • supervise production and dispatch of seedlings;
    • collect data, materials and by-products to support research;
    • supervise forest harvest;
    • supervise management of native and commercial forests;
    • monitor areas of revegetation, reforestation and regeneration;
    • disclose research results;
    • evaluating the performance of trainees;
    • ministering classes;
    • control production volume and stock of forest products;
    • demonstrate consistency;
    • assist in defining the inventory methodology;
    • register training carried out;
    • supervise construction of forest nurseries;
    • issue authorization for forest harvesting and controlled burning;
    • visit areas of environmental intervention;
    • inspect use of forestry machinery and equipment;
    • define training techniques;
    • supervise financial execution of forestry activities;
    • guidance on the recovery of degraded ecosystems;
    • supervise forest protection;
    • systemizing socio-economic information of the community;
    • update entries in general;
    • collect data, materials and by-products to subsidize research;

    Sectors that hire Forestry technical assistant the most in the job market

    • support activities for forestry production
    • engineering services
    • other professional, scientific and technical activities
    • manufacture of pulp and other pulp for papermaking
    • eucalyptus cultivation
    • timbering in native forests
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • paper manufacturing
    • business management consulting activities
    • pine cultivation

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