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Rangeland Management Specialist

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Department Of The Interior Alturas , CA 96101

Posted 2 months ago

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Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website.

Few positions are in the Applegate Field Office located in Alturas, CA and Cedarville, CA. For more information about the local area, please visit the Suprise Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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Responsibilities

Physical Demands: The individual works in an office setting at this level, however, in order to gather samples and complete monitoring activities, the individual may frequently be required to walk or ride horses and/or vehicles over rough terrain, perform duties that require recurring bending, crouching, stooping, reaching or lifting.

Work may also include lifting of moderately heavy items, such equipment and samples. Extended periods of driving four wheel drive vehicles over rough terrain is required to reach remote areas. Overnight camping is sometimes required. The incumbent may subjected to hostile wildlife, chemical and physical hazards.

Work Environment: The work of the employee is performed in an office setting.

However, frequently when necessary to complete the work, there is outdoor exposure. Outdoor exposure requires some discomfort in extremes of temperature or inclement weather. Outdoor work is performed in remote areas. The work involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risks and discomfort (e.g., outdoor camping, insect borne disease). Special safety precautions and specialized equipment are required.

GS-05 Duties: The person in this position works under the guidance and supervision of a supervisor or higher graded rangeland management specialist.

This is a developmental and basic trainee position. Major duties include but are not limited to: Prepares, evaluates and conducts ecological analyses of public rangeland projects; develops management plans, assists in designing technical surveys, and performs work on rangeland improvement projects under the supervision of a senior rangeland management specialist; conducts monitoring studies and determine the need for rangeland and watershed improvements; and properly files, stores and preserves range administration records and monitoring data.

GS-07 Duties: The person in this position works under the guidance and supervision of a supervisor or higher graded rangeland management specialist.

This is a developmental and advanced trainee position that has assignments more complex and with less instruction than the basic trainee position. Major duties include but are not limited to: Prepares, evaluates and conducts ecological analyses of public rangeland projects; develops management plans, assists in designing technical surveys, and performs work on rangeland improvement projects under the supervision of a senior rangeland management specialist; conducts monitoring studies and determine the need for rangeland and watershed improvements; and properly files, stores and preserves range administration records and monitoring data.

GS-09 Duties: The person in this position works under the guidance and supervision of a supervisor or higher graded rangeland management specialist.

This is a developmental position. Major duties include but are not limited to: Prepares, evaluates and conducts ecological analyses of public rangeland projects; serves as a rangeland resource consultant and advisor to numerous ranchers, farmers, and other land users in an assigned area; authorizes livestock use, process crossing permits, transfers, perform case file updates, and execute unauthorized use actions, range use adjustments and exchange-of-use authorizations; and conducts monitoring studies and determine the need for rangeland and watershed improvements.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • May be required for training, meetings, and field work.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
11

  • Job family (Series)
    0454 Rangeland Management

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.

  • You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you

  • Have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.

  • Direct Deposit Required.

  • Background Investigation Required.

Basic Education Requirement: This position has a positive education requirement which requires that you have a degree in range management; or a related discipline that included at least 42 semester hours in a combination of the plant, animal, and soil sciences and natural resources management, as follows: Range Management

  • At least 18 semester hours of course work in range management, including courses in such areas as basic principles of range management, range plants, range ecology, range inventories and studies, range improvements and ranch or rangeland planning; directly Related Plant, Animal, and Soil Sciences

  • At least 15 semester hours of directly related courses in the plant, animal and soil sciences, including at least one course in each of these three scientific areas, i.e., plant, animal and soil sciences. Courses in such areas as plant taxonomy, plant physiology, plant ecology, animal nutrition, livestock production and soil morphology or soil classification are acceptable; and related Resource Management Studies

  • At least 9 semester hours of course work in related resource management subjects, including courses in such areas as wildlife management, watershed management, natural resource or agricultural economics, forestry, agronomy, forages and outdoor recreation management; OR A combination of education and experience -- at least 42 semester hours of course work in the combination of plant, animal, and soil sciences and natural resources management shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.

Qualifications

Specialized Experience Requirement:

In addition to meeting the basic entry requirement, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education of the position to be found qualified. In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade.

To qualify for the GS-05: To qualify for the GS-5 Rangeland Management Specialist, you must meet the basic entry requirements.

To qualify for the GS-07: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in rangeland management related work. Work assignments were diverse, limited in complexity & selected to provide experience & training.

Examples: assisting higher level professionals with grazing applications and permits, on-the-ground use supervision, planning and conducting range studies, planning range & watershed improvements, conducting trespass investigations, consulting with livestock operators and preparing land use planning documents; OR have 1 year of graduate education leading to a master`s degree in rangeland management or a directly related field OR meet the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) See OPM Quals Standard-General Policies E(4)(f); OR have an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience and education described above. Only graduate level education may be combined with experience.

To qualify for the GS-09: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in rangeland management related work. At this level, rangeland management specialists independently perform recurring assignments that are more difficult & complex than those performed by a recent graduate.

Examples: work requiring the application of expanded professional knowledge, such as assisting with grazing leases, permits, transfers and allotment management plans; monitoring studies, allotment evaluations and inspections; and analyzing multiple resource management issues; OR 2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a masters degree or masters or equivalent graduate degree in the field of rangeland management or directly related fields of study; OR have an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience and education described above. Only graduate level education in excess of the first year of may be combined with experience.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

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Rangeland Management Specialist

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Department Of The Interior