We are about 1000 people working at the Swedish Forest Agency. To succeed with our mission and reach our goals we need many different professional competences.
The single most common job is to work as forest officer. Besides the jobs presented below we employ e. g. economists, behavioral scientists, lawyers and public relation specialists.
About 50 percent of our employees are forest officers based at one of our local offices spread across the country. A forest officer works with forest-related questions mainly in close contact with people. He/she gives individually aimed professional advice to the forest owner as well as general information in forestry- and silviculture matters. The officer also verifies that legal regulations are followed.
Related tasks are e. g. to carry out training-courses as well as information activities to the public and in school as well as forest inventories e. g. about game damage and mapping of high conservation value forests.
Qualifications: University level forestry education (BSc, MSc) as well as in biology and communicative and pedagogical skills.
Specialists in various forestry-related subjects
Our specialists support the organization to secure a legally uniform and correct application and in keeping in touch with the latest knowledge in the forestry field. This is done e. g. through giving consulting service, contributing in courses and conferences, evaluations and inventories of wood production and conservation values, analysis on a national level and international work.
Qualifications: Most of our specialists have post-graduate university level educations in forestry, biology, ecology, geology and behavioral science. Several years work-experience is desired.
Computer and GIS-specialists
Computer services and the development and application of new programs are of growing importance. Our GIS-specialists adapt the necessary forest information to the digital form that is needed to perform the daily tasks in a rational and efficient way. Our computer specialists install and support our systems and infrastructure.
Qualifications: University level education in computer sciences and engineering.