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Working As A Park Maintainer

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Make Decisions

  • $81,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Park Maintainer Do

Forest and conservation workers measure and improve the quality of forests. Under the supervision of foresters and forest and conservation technicians, they develop, maintain, and protect forests.

Duties

Forest and conservation workers typically do the following:

  • Plant seedlings to reforest land
  • Clear away brush and debris from trails, roadsides, and camping areas
  • Count and measure trees during tree-measuring efforts
  • Select or cut trees according to markings, sizes, types, or grades
  • Spray trees with insecticides and fungicides to kill insects and protect the trees from disease
  • Identify and remove diseased or undesirable trees
  • Inject vegetation with insecticides and herbicides
  • Help prevent and suppress forest fires
  • Check equipment to ensure that it is operating properly

Forest and conservation workers are supervised by foresters and forest and conservation technicians, who direct their work and evaluate their progress.

Forest and conservation workers perform basic tasks to maintain and improve the quality of the forest. They use digging and planting tools to plant seedlings and power saws to cut down diseased trees.

Some forest workers work on tree farms or orchards, where they plant, cultivate, and harvest many different kinds of trees. Their duties vary with the type of farm and may include planting seedlings or spraying to control weed growth and insects.

Some forest and conservation workers work in forest nurseries, where they sort through tree seedlings, discarding the ones that do not meet standards. Others use hand tools or their hands to gather woodland products, such as decorative greenery, tree cones, bark, moss, and other wild plant life. Some may tap trees to make syrup or chemicals.

Forest and conservation workers who are employed by or under contract with state and local governments may clear brush and debris from trails, roads, roadsides, and camping areas. They may clean kitchens and restrooms at recreational facilities and campgrounds.

Workers with a fire protection background help to suppress forest fires. For example, they may construct firebreaks, which are gaps in vegetation that can help slow down or stop the progress of a fire. In addition, they may work with technicians to determine how quickly fires spread and how successful fire suppression activities were. For example, workers help count how many trees will be affected by a fire. They also sometimes respond to forest emergencies.

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How To Become A Park Maintainer

Forest and conservation workers typically need a high school diploma before they begin working. Most workers get on-the-job training.

Education

Forest and conservation workers typically need a high school diploma and a valid driver’s license before they begin working. Some vocational and technical schools and community colleges offer courses leading to a 2-year technical degree in forestry. The programs typically offer courses in forest management technology, wildlife management, conservation, or timber harvesting. Programs that include field trips to watch and participate in forestry activities provide particularly good background knowledge.

Training

Entry-level forest and conservation workers generally get on-the-job training as they help more experienced workers. They do routine labor-intensive tasks, such as planting or thinning trees. When the opportunity arises, they learn from experienced technicians and foresters who do more complex tasks, such as gathering data. Workers also learn safety procedures, including how to operate equipment safely and how to maintain safety gear.

In addition, some states require that crews and individuals receive training, and sometimes a license, in the use of commercial pesticides. For more information, consult states’ Departments of Agriculture.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Forest and conservation workers must convey information effectively to technicians and other workers.

Decisionmaking skills. Forest and conservation workers must make quick, intelligent decisions, especially when they face dangerous conditions.

Detail oriented. Forest and conservation workers must watch gauges, dials, or other indicators to determine whether equipment and tools are working properly. Workers must follow safety procedures with precision.

Listening skills. Forest and conservation workers must give full attention to what their superiors are saying. They must understand the instructions they are given before performing tasks.

Physical stamina. Forest and conservation workers plant trees and repeatedly perform a variety of physical tasks. They also must be able to walk long distances through densely wooded areas and carry heavy equipment with them.

Advancement

To advance their careers and become forest and conservation technicians or foresters, forest and conservation workers usually need an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in forestry or a related field.

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Park Maintainer Demographics

Gender

Male

74.1%

Female

16.0%

Unknown

9.9%
Ethnicity

White

68.1%

Hispanic or Latino

15.3%

Black or African American

9.6%

Asian

4.3%

Unknown

2.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0%

Park Maintainer Education

Schools

University of Connecticut

22.6%

Keene State College

6.5%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

6.5%

University of New Haven

6.5%

State University of New York at Binghamton

6.5%

University of Rhode Island

6.5%

Syracuse University

3.2%

Southern Connecticut State University

3.2%

State University of New York College of Optometry

3.2%

New York University

3.2%

LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York

3.2%

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

3.2%

American Institute of Baking

3.2%

Liberty University

3.2%

Middlesex Community College - Middletown

3.2%

New Hampshire Technical Institute

3.2%

Quinnipiac University

3.2%

Iowa Western Community College

3.2%

College of Southern Nevada

3.2%

University of West Georgia

3.2%
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Majors

Business

17.1%

Environmental Science

9.8%

Sociology

7.3%

Communication

7.3%

Psychology

4.9%

Music

4.9%

Political Science

4.9%

Fine Arts

4.9%

Plant Sciences

4.9%

Supply Chain Management

4.9%

History

4.9%

Civil Engineering

4.9%

Apparel And Textiles

2.4%

Management

2.4%

Drafting And Design

2.4%

Public Health

2.4%

Architectural Technology

2.4%

Animal Science

2.4%

Occupational Safety And Health

2.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

61.0%

Other

28.8%

Masters

5.1%

Associate

3.4%

Certificate

1.7%
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