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Rangeland Management Specialist

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Department Of The Interior Elko , NV 89802

Posted 3 months ago

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Due to current Hiring Controls, priority consideration will be given to all current DOI non-competitive applicants for this position.

This announcement may be used to fill more than one position within the district.

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

This position is located in Elko, Nevada. Information about Elko and the local area can be found at the Elko Chamber of Commerce.

Announcement extended due to low applicant pool.

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At the GS 5-7-9 Levels: Assists senior rangeland management specialists in gathering, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of monitoring data to determine if land use objectives are being met.

Reviews grazing permits to ensure compliance with appropriate federal law. Reviews and processes annual grazing applications. Conducts upland vegetation monitoring studies and determines the need for range and watershed improvements that are directly related to management objectives.

Responsible for assisting in preparing, evaluating and conducting biological analyses of public rangeland projects. Responsible for providing basic input to interdisciplinary reports, environmental assessments, and protective stipulations for rangeland ecosystems.

At the GS-11 Level: Plans, manages, produces, and implements allotment evaluations for assigned allotments.

Principle author/editor of written products developed for the allotment evaluation and NEPA environmental assessment process. Develops, maintains and revises planning documents in the field office for the range program in accordance with established planning schedules. Ensures impacts to the range and grassland ecosystem are properly mitigated.

Serves as the principal investigator and negotiator on livestock grazing unauthorized use cases and makes recommendations for case settlement and closure. Assists in the development, implementation, and maintenance of Resource Management Plans (RMPs).

Physical Demands: 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.

Extended periods of driving four wheel vehicles over rough terrain is required to reach remote areas. Overnight camping is sometimes required. The incumbent may be 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 work is performed in remote areas. The work involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risks and discomfort.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - May travel to district and field offices to consult with federal and non-federal agencies as well as the general public.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    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


Qualification Requirement Using Specialized Experience or Education: In order to be rated as qualified using specialized experience, we must be able to determine that you meet the definition(s) below; 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 level of the position to be filled.

Basic Education Requirement: This position has BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.

All applicants must clearly state their undergraduate and graduate degree(s) and submit ALL l their college transcript(s). The BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS for this position are as follows: A. Degree: Range Management OR a related discipline that included at least forty-two (42) semester hours in a combination of the plant, animal, soil sciences, and natural resources management, as follows: 1.

Range Management: At least eighteen (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. 2. Directly related plant, animal, and soil sciences:

At least fifteen (15) semester hours of directly related courses in the plant, animal, and soil sciences, including at least one (1) 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. 3. Related resource management studies:

At least nine (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-- B. Combination of education and experience with at least forty-two (42) semester hours of course work in the combination of plant, animal, soil sciences and natural resources management as described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

To qualify at the GS-05 grade level you must meet the Basic Education requirements.

To qualify at the GS-07: In addition to meeting the basic education requirements described above, one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lover grade level (GS-05) in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is further defined as 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 One (1) year of graduate education leading to a Master's degree in rangeland management or a directly related field; OR Graduated from a four year college with Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.), which is based on one of the following: (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society member. For a detailed description of Superior Academic Achievement please visit: Superior Academic Achievement 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 at GS-09: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement described above, one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is further defined as: assisting with grazing leases, permits, transfers and allotment management plans, monitoring studies, allotment evaluations and inspections, and analyzing multiple resource management issues; OR Two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in Rangeland Management or a directly related field 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 may be combined with experience.

To qualify at GS-11: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement described above, one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) in the federal service.

Specialized experience is further defined as: resolving grazing administration issues, developing allotment plans, and serving as principal contact and negotiator for rangeland issues within multiple-use-management areas; OR Three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Rangeland Management or a directly related field 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 two years may be combined with experience.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.64. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.


This position falls under the Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions and Rangeland Management Series, 0454 Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR).

This position has a positive education requirement. See qualification section for description of the Basic Education Requirement (BER). Additionally you must submit copies of transcripts or a list of all college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education.

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Rangeland Management Specialist

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Department Of The Interior