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Top 50 Natural Resource Technician Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Natural Resource Technician. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Natural Resource Technician resumes they appeared on. For example, 20.3% of Natural Resource Technician resumes contained Habitat as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Natural Resource Technician actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Natural Resource Technician

1. Habitat
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Here's how Habitat is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Find and implement solutions to enhance short and long-term health and productivity of native wildlife habitats and populations.
  • Created and conducted tours with school and public groups on the importance of shellfish to our marine habitats.
  • Lead a riparian habitat restoration crew conducting preliminary work for the Yuma East Wetlands and West Wetlands Projects.
  • Restore grassland and wetland habitat using several tools and techniques.
  • Plant trees along buffer areas to improve habitat.
  • Delineated imperiled species habitat using the Biotics 5 database to inform environmental reviews.
  • Assisted Nicole Davros as a Natural Research Technician on a large scale pheasant research project involving habitat selection and brood survival.
  • Observe and assess condition or quality of spawning and rearing habitat for Washington native salmonids.
  • Created a presentation and final habitat restoration plan for a $430,000 Lessard Sams Outdoor Heritage Council habitat grant.

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2. GPS
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Here's how GPS is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Use map reading, aerial photography interpretation, GPS, and orienteering skills daily.
  • Used GPS equipment in mapping and monitoring noxious weed areas for future management.
  • Navigate to and from remote areas using aerial maps and GPS units.
  • Identified and mapped invasive plant species with a Trimble GPS unit.
  • Collect and input field data into computers using Garmin and Trimble GPS.

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3. Invasive Species
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Here's how Invasive Species is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Assisted with planning and implementation of invasive species and pest management control and ecological restoration.
  • Identify and remove invasive species using chemical and mechanical methods.
  • Helped determined priority areas and work, including invasive species removal, mulching, irrigation of natives, and plant collection.
  • Complete natural resource management activities within prairie, oak savanna and woodlands with a special emphasis on invasive species removal.
  • Work to control and remove invasive species in different natural environments through manual, mechanical, and chemical methods.
  • Maintained roads and trails of the WMA through vegetation removal, heavy equipment operation, and invasive species management.
  • Secured an Illinois Pesticide Operator License to apply fast-acting chemicals to invasive species and stumps.
  • Coordinated and supervised volunteer work days to remove invasive species and collect native seeds.
  • Find and identify the extent of invasive species then find a method for control.
  • Maintained and updated road surveys for noxious weeds and other invasive species.
  • Utilized GPS technology to map locations of endangered and invasive species.
  • Involved in mapping invasive species and areas of management control.
  • Identified and documented invasive species to determine proper tracking and removal Implemented habitat restoration and operated heavy machinery

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4. GIS
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Here's how GIS is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Develop in-office GIS automation procedures for spatial and tabular data for watershed management.
  • Created and maintained various maps in GIS software in order to maintain coyote reports and trail and park maps.
  • Created a roadside survey for Bobwhite Quail on ArcGIS that was used by DNR staff and Quail Forever volunteers.
  • Assisted in wildlife management, park design, trails management, GIS mapping, and Aquatic Nuisance Species inspections
  • Developed maps in ArcGIS and implemented a user-friendly, accessible interface for viewing DHEC regulation sites.
  • Mapped land use types with ArcGIS, focusing on vegetation communities and invasive plant populations.
  • Create customized reports of natural resource management activities using ArcGIS and Microsoft Word.
  • Installed a new community mapping system using the AutoCAD & ArcGIS software.
  • Provide assistance to other departments for GIS related inquiries or issues.
  • Utilized the Road Data Management System/ArcGIS software to generate maps.
  • Organized and processed GIS data collected in the field.
  • Assisted staff in analyzing habitat suitability with ArcGIS.
  • Keep records and update GIS and GPS files in two databases, NRIS and FACTS.
  • Used MS Access, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, and ArcGIS.
  • Operated GIS related software to manipulate, store and organize spatial and non-spatial data in corporate Citrix/SDE file system.
  • Injected city ash trees with TREE- ge to combat infestations of EAB and kept GIS inventory of treated trees.

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5. Water Samples
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Here's how Water Samples is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Interpreted laboratory analysis of private well water samples for homeowners.
  • Enforce the state of South Carolina pool and fountain rules and regulations by conducting chemical tests on water samples.
  • Established a database on well water samples and test results.
  • Collected sand and water samples for bacteria sampling.
  • Prepare bottles for water samples.

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6. Data Entry
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Here's how Data Entry is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Performed data entry to help prepare public reports on the restoration project.
  • Produced data entry, review, and analysis in excel for manila and littleneck clam population counts.

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7. Data Collection
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Here's how Data Collection is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Created protocols to streamline data collection and storage in order to improve current and future functionality of an established database.
  • Assisted graduate student with the data collection of tree attributes in riparian areas on northern Wisconsin lakes.
  • Research includes radio telemetry on nesting females, data collection and entry, and vegetation surveys.
  • Coordinate with field manager to ensure proper data collection from field crew.
  • Field data collection for water resources projects.

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8. Natural Resources
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Here's how Natural Resources is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Maintained natural resources displays, educational trails and information, cross-country ski trails, camp sites, and recreation sites.
  • Collected samples and helped process them in the NTRES (Natural Resources) wetland lab.
  • Plan, organize, and implement natural resources projects and programs.

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9. Arcgis
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4 Arcgis Jobs

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10. Restoration Projects
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Here's how Restoration Projects is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Planned and implemented ecological restoration projects, including habitat enhancement through re-vegetation and invasive plant control.
  • Worked with field construction crews during all phases of project implementation for shoreline and other restoration projects in the Division.
  • Monitored, planned, and implemented restoration projects and noxious weed control (mechanical and chemical) projects.
  • Maintain and repair levees, basins, and water control structures for wetland restoration projects.
  • Operate chainsaws and heavy equipment to clear land for grassland restoration projects.
  • Lead field crew members and volunteers on implementing natural resource restoration projects.
  • Assist with prescribed burns for grassland restoration projects.

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11. Native Plants
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Here's how Native Plants is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Develop techniques for constructing and cultivating native plants in a newly constructed nursery.

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12. Management Plan
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Here's how Management Plan is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Communicated with public and park staff regarding natural resource management plans.
  • Developed prescribed fire management plans to meet established resource objectives.
  • Implemented management plans in the Denver metro and urban areas such as weed and wildlife management/control.
  • Synthesized data collected in the field to create management plans for high-quality natural areas.

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13. DNR
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Here's how DNR is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Work with WDNR technicians and graduate student to conduct road-side pheasant detection surveys.
  • Conducted fish passage assessment surveys for culverts on DNR owned land.

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14. Hand Tools
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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Create a localized map of plans and progress as clearing of invasive plant species began using hand tools and tractors.

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15. Forestry
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Here's how Forestry is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Improved food security in Sub-Saharan Africa by promoting new and improved Agroforestry techniques.
  • Operated forestry machinery including; cable skidder, skid steer, small wood mill and wood chipper.

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16. Heavy Equipment
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Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Maintain heavy equipment and farm implements.
  • Operated heavy equipment, drove trailer, planted natural vegetation and invasive weed control.

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17. Plant Identification
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18. ATV
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19. Weather Conditions
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Here's how Weather Conditions is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Work alone or with others in remote areas and under extreme weather conditions.
  • Worked in all weather conditions out in the field 95% of the time.
  • Recorded water quality and weather conditions, installed and monitored audio recordingdevices.
  • Traverse steep forested terrain in all weather conditions carrying an electro-fisher.

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20. Management Practices
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Here's how Management Practices is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Collected statistical data on native and invasive woody and herbaceous plant species composition to measure responses to management practices.
  • Applied management practices in restoration and maintenance of prairie, urban forest, oak savannah, and wetland habitats.

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21. Fish Species
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Here's how Fish Species is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Observe and identify various fish species found in Washington.

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22. Seed Collection
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Here's how Seed Collection is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Perform restoration projects such as native seed collection, mitigation work, and wildlife habitat enhancements.
  • Developed experience performing woody clearing, prescribed burns, and native seed collection and processing.

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23. Ensure Compliance
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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Supervised cultivation operations to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Managed private well inspection program - inspected drinking water wells to ensure compliance with construction standards and permitting regulations.
  • Inspected drinking water distribution facilities to ensure compliance with state and EPA regulations concerning the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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24. Vegetation Surveys
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Here's how Vegetation Surveys is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Conducted detailed vegetation surveys to determine edge species diversity and density.

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25. Ecology
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Here's how Ecology is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Provide managers with ecology, fisheries management, habitat assessments, and water quality recommendations.
  • Served as an educator to visitors on the local ecology and history of the New Jersey Pine Barrens Ecosystem.

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26. Research Projects
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Here's how Research Projects is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Assisted with wetland delineations and forest ecology research projects such as forest inventories, forest structure assessments, and wildlife control.

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27. Technical Support
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Here's how Technical Support is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Provided technical support for Crystal Lake low impact development project involving 20 households and managed stormwater flow data for 2 subwatersheds.

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28. Dhec
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Here's how Dhec is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Issued citations when DHEC safety regulations were not met.

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29. General Public
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Here's how General Public is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Conducted safety training and education programs for restaurant owners, students, and the general public.

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30. Vegetation Management
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31. Annual Reports
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Here's how Annual Reports is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Gathered annual reports from multiple departments within the organization to review and provide recommendations for improvement.

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32. Shad
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Here's how Shad is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Assisted in the American Shad strip-spawning restoration program.

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33. Arcmap
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Here's how Arcmap is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Mapped locations of cameras and boxes with GPS and ArcMAP.
  • Preform QAQC Checks and Project Deliveries using ArcMap 9.3, 10.0, 10.1, and 10.3.

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34. CPR
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Here's how CPR is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Trained new employees, CPR certified, concealed handgun permit

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35. Utvs
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Here's how Utvs is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Operate trucks, UTVs, and small boats.

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36. Community Outreach
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23 Community Outreach Jobs

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37. Safety Procedures
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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Lead field teams in the collection of data, correct collection procedures, equipment use and safety procedures.

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38. Preventative Maintenance
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8 Preventative Maintenance Jobs

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39. Data Analysis
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146 Data Analysis Jobs

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40. CDL
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4 CDL Jobs

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41. Monthly Reports
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Here's how Monthly Reports is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Completed daily activity reports and monthly reports.
  • Submitted monthly reports on nuisance wildlife and gave pest management plans to customers.

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42. Arcview
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43. SQL
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Here's how SQL is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Project developer of QAQC tool through SQL queries, Data Reviewer, Model Builder, and simple python scripts.
  • Created and maintained a geo-database linked photo archive for habitat and resource management using VBA, SQL, and geospatial attributes.

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44. Animal Care
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28 Animal Care Jobs

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45. DBH
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46. Chemical Applications
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Here's how Chemical Applications is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Conducted noxious weed control using both biological and chemical applications.

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47. Site Surveys
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48. Weekly Reports
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Here's how Weekly Reports is used in Natural Resource Technician jobs:
  • Prepare weekly reports based off of data Analyze data from monitoring events Operations of Heavy equipment Processing of lab samples
  • Write daily and weekly reports on contractor.

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49. Government Agencies
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42 Government Agencies Jobs

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50. Pollution Prevention
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7 Pollution Prevention Jobs

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20 Most Common Skills For A Natural Resource Technician

Habitat

25.6%

GPS

10.7%

Invasive Species

8.0%

GIS

7.2%

Water Samples

6.6%

Data Entry

5.2%

Data Collection

5.0%

Natural Resources

4.8%

Arcgis

3.6%

Restoration Projects

3.0%

Native Plants

2.6%

Management Plan

2.4%

DNR

2.2%

Hand Tools

2.2%

Forestry

2.2%

Heavy Equipment

2.0%

Plant Identification

1.8%

ATV

1.8%

Weather Conditions

1.8%

Management Practices

1.6%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Natural Resource Technician

Rank Skill
1 Habitat 20.3%
2 GPS 8.5%
3 Invasive Species 6.3%
4 GIS 5.7%
5 Water Samples 5.2%
6 Data Entry 4.1%
7 Data Collection 3.9%
8 Natural Resources 3.8%
9 Arcgis 2.8%
10 Restoration Projects 2.4%
11 Native Plants 2.0%
12 Management Plan 1.9%
13 DNR 1.7%
14 Hand Tools 1.7%
15 Forestry 1.7%
16 Heavy Equipment 1.6%
17 Plant Identification 1.4%
18 ATV 1.4%
19 Weather Conditions 1.4%
20 Management Practices 1.3%
21 Fish Species 1.3%
22 Seed Collection 1.3%
23 Ensure Compliance 1.1%
24 Vegetation Surveys 1.1%
25 Ecology 1.1%
26 Research Projects 0.9%
27 Technical Support 0.9%
28 Dhec 0.8%
29 General Public 0.8%
30 Vegetation Management 0.8%
31 Annual Reports 0.8%
32 Shad 0.6%
33 Arcmap 0.6%
34 CPR 0.6%
35 Utvs 0.6%
36 Community Outreach 0.6%
37 Safety Procedures 0.6%
38 Preventative Maintenance 0.6%
39 Data Analysis 0.6%
40 CDL 0.5%
41 Monthly Reports 0.5%
42 Arcview 0.5%
43 SQL 0.5%
44 Animal Care 0.5%
45 DBH 0.5%
46 Chemical Applications 0.5%
47 Site Surveys 0.5%
48 Weekly Reports 0.5%
49 Government Agencies 0.5%
50 Pollution Prevention 0.5%
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