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What strategy should I take when approaching the interview process for a forestry technician position in the US Forest Service?

Be proactive. During a hiring event you will get a lot of calls around the same time from different jobs you applied for and this can be a bit overwhelming. So simplify it! Go in ahead of time and pick out a place you want to work or projects you want to work on and find a place that will offer y...
Interview US Forest Service State Agency Forestry Technician USDA Forest Service
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Looking for information regarding the daily life of a forestry technician in the US Forest Service!

Depends on the position but likely sweaty, demanding, at times monotonous, exhausting, and incredibly rewarding. Your experience will change depending on the position you have - meaning fire vs trails vs timber - but generally you can expect to start at sunrise and end around 5.My experience is w...
Day in the Life US Forest Service State Agency Forestry Technician USDA Forest Service
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What's it like being a Forestry Technician at USDA Forest Service?

My crew was very small and in turn we got to do a lot of different things on the forest. Some places might just hire you to mark timber or cruise trees, but my job allowed me to do everything! Here is a list of things you may end up doing Cruising timber- 3P, fixed plot, variable plot Marking tim...
Day in the Life Forestry Technician Forestry
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How helpful is a forestry major for someone in a forestry technician role at the USDA Forest Service?

My major prepared me for my job as a Forestry Technician in many ways. One way in which it prepared me was through classes such as Forest Ecology and Silviculture. Taking these classes as an undergraduate student increased my knowledge of tree species and their role in forest succession and ecosy...
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