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rangeland Management Specialist

Employer
Department Of The Interior
Location
Aberdeen, South Dakota, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Land Management
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Great Plains Region, Great Plains Regional Office, Deputy Regional Director - Trust Services, Division of Natural Resources, Agricultural Management Section in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

This is a Bargaining Unit position, for more information see What are bargaining units?BASIC REQUIREMENTS (IOR) FOR ALL GS-0454 GRADES:

A. Degree: 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.
* Related Resources 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

B. 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 in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: In addition to meeting the basic entry level qualification requirements, applicants must have the following:

GS-11: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, I have at least one (1) year of full-time specialized experience or the equivalent, comparable to at least to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal Service (obtained in either the public or private sector). This experience must include 3 of the 4 activities: 1.) Provides guidance, program development and review, and coordination of tribal and bureau resource staff on rangeland management. 2.) Provides recommendations to management after reviewing rangeland management legislation and ensuring proper implementation of policy guidelines. 3.) Utilizes rangeland management programs sufficient in performing overall technical, project assignments, project management and financial management functions connected with existing and new projects across the Region. 4.) Provides necessary technical advice and assistance to Bureau and tribal personnel in the implementation of 25 CFR Part 166, the Indian Agricultural Resources Management Act, the Indian Reorganization Act (P.L.73-383), the Indian Self Determination and Education Act (P.L. 93-638), and the Disaster Relief Act (P.L. 93-288).

OR

Education: Three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

GS-12: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, I have at least one (1) year of full-time specialized experience or the equivalent, comparable to at least the GS-11 in the Federal Service (obtained in either the public or private sector). This experience must include 4 of the 5 activities: 1.) Provides and develops guidance, program development and review, and coordination of tribal and bureau resource staff on rangeland management. 2.) Advises management by interpreting rangeland management legislation and ensuring proper implementation of policy guidelines. 3.) Utilizes rangeland management programs sufficient in performing overall technical, project assignments, project management and financial management functions connected with existing and new projects across the Region. 4.) Provides necessary technical advice and assistance to Bureau and tribal personnel in the implementation of 25 CFR Part 166, the Indian Agricultural Resources Management Act, the Indian Reorganization Act (P.L.73-383), the Indian Self Determination and Education Act (P.L. 93-638), the Disaster Relief Act (P.L. 93-288), Privacy Act, the Freedom of Information Act, Food Security Act of 1985, Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Farm Bills, Taylor Grazing Act of 1934 (P.L. 73-482), Records Management regulations and policies, and basic livestock ownership and husbandry laws. 5.) Working knowledge of Geographical Information Systems technologies and methods related to data development for the purposes of natural resources, Indian trust asset, and land management with an emphasis on rangeland management program.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the position to be filled. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472).

Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur in the same location within 90 days from the closing date.

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