Careers: First-Line Supervisor

Careers: First-Line Supervisors

This job is right for you if….

You like training workers, assigning jobs, solving on-site problems, and are a leader.

Fast Facts:

Being a supervisor is being a team player. You will have to coordinate and support a large group of individuals on the job.

Median Hourly Earnings:


Occupational Group:

  • Forestry
  • Forest Sciences

Job Types Include:

  • Field Operator 
  • Harvest Supervisor  
  • Logging Crew Foremen 
  • Logging Supervisor

Maine Based Resources To Get Training: Forest & Conservation Worker

Entry-Level Education 



Currently, there are four Forestry/Wood Harvesting programs in Maine, all offer Certified Logging Professional (CLP) apprenticeship certification to successful graduates. These programs accept high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Training lasts between one and three years depending on the individual school. 

Maine Community College System


Community Colleges offer programs that may be of interest to prospective first-line forestry supervisors. 

University of Maine- Forestry Education & Research