FOREST ASSISTANT III (NURSERY HEADMEN), JOB GRADE KFS 12- REF-KFS/FAIII/2022 ONE HUNDRED & THIRTY-SIX (136) POSTS (PERMANENT & PENSIONABLE

a) Job Specification

This is the entry for cadre for Forest Assistant. An officer at this level shall report to Forest Station Manager.

b) Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Implement the forest legislation and related policies for enhancing the growth and development of the forest sector.
  2. Labelling of seed and seedlings beds for easy identification and monitoring.
  3. Participate in data collection on seed germination to determine germination percentage.
  4. Participate to basic forest data for entry into forest records books and registers.
  5. Identification of nursery soil collection sites.
  6. Participate nursery soil curing and collection.
  7. Record station rainfall, wind speed, wind strength, humidity and wind direction data.
  8. Participate in forest survey and inventory activities.
  9. Carry out forest conservation activities.
  10. Participate in forest fire fighting
  11. Participate construction of germination and Swaziland beds.
  12. Participate in monitoring pest and diseases out breaks in the tree nursery and the field.
  13. Mixing of nursery soil to ensure appropriate ratios.
  14. Participate in nursery activities (seed sowing, pricking out, potting, hardening-off, soil fumigation, root pruning, watering, chemical and fertilizer application, cleaning and weeding).
  15. Identification of sites for flying nurseries to enhance proximity to planting sites.
  16. Participate in the implementation of forest activities (stake cutting, staking out, planting, beating up, pruning, thinning, re-spacing, coppice reduction, and climber/creeper cutting, weeding, boundary and fire break maintenance).

 

c) Person Specifications

  1. KCSE (D+)
  2. Certificate in Forestry
  3. Proficiency in computer applications
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