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Rangeland Management Specialist

Employer
Department Of The Interior
Location
Currie, Nevada, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 23, 2024

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Land Management
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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These positions are located in Ely, Nevada. Information about Ely and the surrounding area can be found at:Ely

We expect to fill two vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.

These positions are authorized a 20% incentive - see Additional Information

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience.

This position has a Basic Education Requirement.

A. Degree: Range Management OR a related discipline that included at least 42 semester hours in a combination of the plant, animal, soil sciences, and natural resources management, as follows:

1. 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.

2. 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 (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 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.

B. Combination of education and experience with at least 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 using education you will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit all of your college transcripts; a certificate of diploma cannot be used to determine applicant qualifications. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education.

For GS-09: Meet the basic education requirement and have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in rangeland management related work. At this level, rangeland management specialist independently performs 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 master's degree or master's 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 may be combined with experience.

For GS-11: Meet the basic education requirement and have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in rangeland management related work. At this level, work assignments require the rangeland management specialist to determine approaches and solutions using professional knowledge or experience of range management operations such as resolving grazing administration issues, developing allotment plans, and serving as principal contact and negotiator for rangeland issues with multiple-use-management areas; OR 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral 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 two years 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.

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 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 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.

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