Who are they and what do they do? The task of a forester is to manage the work activities related to the felling and logging in the appointed forest district.
What are the activities of the job? Organising and managing the work in the appointed forest district - drawing up work and transport schedules - selecting the trees to be cut down - allocating work tasks to the subordinate personnel and checking their results - organising the transportation of materials, machinery and equipment to the desired places at right times - ensuring adherence to the fire protection and work safety regulations - making reports on the work done, production and stocks, keeping the necessary files - carrying out the tasks of a forest warden, administration of the property in the appointed forest district - creating documents necessary for efficient forest administration (such as the reports about optimum growth of trees, reafforestation, etc.).
Where is it done and under what conditions? Partly in offices and partly in the open air, and therefore varying weather conditions must be also expected.
What tools/equipment do they use? A computer, a car or another vehicle, devices for measuring the logs, writing utensils, and word of the mouth.
What do you need to succeed? You need a complete secondary vocational education, higher education or university education focused on forestry, a positive attitude to wildlife and nature, organising skills.