Careers: First-Line Supervisor

First-Line Supervisor

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.

What they do:

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of agricultural, forestry, aquacultural, and related workers.

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements

Resource Management

  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job
  • managing your time and the time of other people
Forester with the computer near the log pile

Median Hourly Earnings:


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

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