Forestry Jobs, Silviculturist

Minimum ? Preferably Bachelor?s degree in Forestry

Not required

The tasks a Silviculturist is expected to perform include:

Evolving more efficient methods of cultivation, propagation and management of forests and utilization of forest products

Studying vital statistics concerning forests, indicating rate of growth, yield and general behaviour of different kinds of trees

Conducting research on effects of climate, soil, physiographic and biotic factors upon growth, character and development of forest lands

Examining composition of different types of forests and investigating relationship between various components of forest community such as trees, climbers, shrubs, herbs, bushes, grasses and various micro-organisms

Dealing with forest influences on soil, climate, floods, soil conservation and farming of forest products, other than wood

Compiling volume and yield tables for timber and examining suitability of indigenous timbers for various purposes such as furniture making, construction, etc.

Investigating problems connected with seasoning of wood for uses such as scantlings, sleepers, veneers, etc.

Designing operation of timber seasoning kilns and studying formation, measurements and removal of drying trees in timber during kiln or air drying

Developing and suggesting improved methods of converting wood into charcoal, veneer, plywood, etc.

Developing adhesives from indigenous material like coconut shell, cashew-nuts and conducts experiments to produce building material from bamboo and wood wastes

Skilled in research and development, especially related to forestry

Knowledge of characteristics of different types of trees, their requirement, etc.

Proficient in handling large amount of data

Knowledge of computer programmes and data analysis techniques

Aware of similar research work done in the past

Ability to incorporate the research work of other scientists in their own work

Efficient in presenting the results of their work

Proficient in English language

Knowledge of scientific rules and methods to solve problems

Familiar with product engineering, equipment research and designing

Will be updated

Manual dexterity

Attention to detail

Ability to work independently

Team player

Analytic thinker

Hardworking and persistent



Good communication skills

It is a field job

Work from home is not applicable

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

May require supervising a team

Local travelling is part of the job

Working hours

Working hours are 9 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Overtime may be involved

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to extreme weather conditions, pesticides, fertilizers, chemicals, etc.

Occupational hazards include injury to body from using sharp tools/equipment, etc.

For freshers - INR 8,300 to INR 12,500 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Importance and Achievements of Silviculture in India

Silviculture and Forestry Research is an important aspect of forestry programme. An appropriate Silviculture system is important for the growth of the trees and for obtaining adequate regeneration of desired species. The health of the forests and productivity entirely depends upon proper working of forests and research activities for improving the hygiene and management of the forests. The government is focusing a lot on these environmental issues, thus the opportunities for a Silviculturist is expected to increase.

Central and state governments

Government research institutes

Private research initiatives

Job openings are in Tier I, Tier II and Tier III cities