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Forestry professionals

OaSIS code 21111.00

Forestry professionals conduct research, develop plans and administer and direct programs related to the management and harvesting of forest resources.

Overview

Also known as

  • Appraisal forester
  • Consulting forester
  • District forester
  • Forester
  • Regional inventory officer - forestry
  • Registered professional forester (RPF)

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan and direct forest surveys and related studies and prepare reports and recommendations
  • Establish short- and long-term plans for management of forest lands and forest resources
  • Plan and direct woodlands harvesting, reforestation, silviculture and fire prevention and fire suppression programs, road building, wildlife management, environmental protection and insect and vegetation control programs
  • Negotiate terms and conditions of agreements and contracts for forest harvesting, forest management and leasing of forest lands
  • Monitor contract compliance and results of forestry activities
  • Ensure adherence to government regulations and company objectives
  • Plan and conduct public relations programs, and education and extension programs related to forestry
  • Develop and oversee programs for tree seedling production and woodlands nursery operations
  • Conduct advanced research in the areas of tree improvement, nursery seedling production, forest soils, forest ecology, forest mensuration, forest operations and other areas
  • Provide advice and recommendations, as a consultant on forestry issues, to private woodlot owners, municipal, provincial or federal governments or to companies.

Additional information

  • Supervisory and senior occupations in this unit group require additional experience.
  • With experience, mobility is possible to management positions in government and industry.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Forest economist (in 41401.00 Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

TEER

1 – Occupations usually require a university degree

Major group

21 – Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences

Sub-major group

211 – Professional occupations in natural sciences

Minor group

2111 – Life science professionals

Unit group

21111 – Forestry professionals

Occupational profile

21111.00 – Forestry professionals

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Analyzing Data or Information
4 - High Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
4 - High Level
Developing Objectives and Strategies
4 - High Level
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics
4 - High Level
Managing Resources
4 - High Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
4 - High amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
3 - About half the time
Standing
Duration
3 - About half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
2 - Less than half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Consulting businesses
  • Education institutions
  • Federal government
  • Forest industry
  • Forestry-related industries
  • Provincial government
  • Self-employed

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Categorization Flexibility
4 - High Level
Far Vision
4 - High Level
Fluency of Ideas
4 - High Level
Information Ordering
4 - High Level
Mathematical Reasoning
4 - High Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Evaluation
5 - Highest Level
Monitoring
5 - Highest Level
Coordinating
4 - High Level
Critical Thinking
4 - High Level
Decision Making
4 - High Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Independence
4 - Highly important