Forestry, Forest Jobs

Minimum ? Preferably 12th pass

Not required

The tasks a Forester is expected to perform include:Supervising duties of Forest Guards and Forest Fire Watchers Assisting Forest Ranger in development of forest and exploitation of its produce

Raising nurseries of various plants required for afforestation

Arranging for weeding in the nurseries Marking and felling of trees within his block

Issuing transit and other passes

Protecting forest produce from theft and poaching

Supervising fire-fighting operations

Maintaining records of timber felled for sale

Enquiring and reporting occurrence of theft, fire, illegal cultivation, etc. to higher authorities

Supervising work of labourers/mazdoors engaged in forest work, maintaining their attendance and arranging payment of their wages

Equipped in firefighting operations Knowledge of afforestation methods and techniques Skilled in integrated insect, pest and disease management Skilled in forestry management Proficient in preparing plantation beds

Familiar with nutrient management of the soil

Equipped in cutting trees for timber Skilled in basic nursery management Skilled in survival training Knowledge of operating fire arms Maintain a valid driving license Knowledge of operating tree cutting equipment like chain saw, etc.Skilled in using navigation maps, binoculars and radio talkies


Expertise and hands-on experience in forestry

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Hardworking and persistent



It is a field job

Work from home is not applicable for this profile

The candidate will supervise a team of Forest Guards, Forest Fire Watchers and other labourers

Part-time and contractual jobs may be available Local travelling is not part of the job

Working hours

Working is 9 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Shift system and overtime may be involved according to the forest norms Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

Health risks include exposure to pesticides, fertilisers, extreme weather conditions, dust and equipment noise

Occupational hazards include injuries due to forest fires, interface with wildlife and altercations with poachers

For fresher -INR7,000 toINR23,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in Forestry2Indian forestry revolves around social and environmental elements of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). The demand for wood and wood products will continue to increase in the future. The present need is met mainly from the agroforestry sector and balance demand through imports. The forests of the country are catering to 16% of human and 18% of cattle population needs. India is also maintaining around 20% of the forest area under a protected area network for providing ecological security.The forestry sector is impacted by other sectors such as energy, agriculture, education, water resources, industry, infrastructure development, biofuels, change in demographic structure and high economic growth. All the policies of the Government of India have to move around the prime objective of the National Forest Policy and mandate of achieving 33% forest and tree cover in the country.Every nation in the world is recognising the importance of forest area to maintain ecological balance, natural resources and other benefits. India has also realised this and is preserving its forest resources. This effort will open opportunities for people in forestry and related areas.

State Governments

Job openings are in Tier III cities2