Reforestation technician - Salary and Career
Forest Technicians

Reforestation technician - 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 Reforestation technician earn

A Reforestation technician 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 Reforestation technician

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 Reforestation technician

Forest Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Reforestation technician 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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