Range Technician
Department Of The Interior
 Glasgow, MT
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Summary

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

BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the seasonal team to serve as an Range Aid/Technician for the Glasgow Field Office, with a duty station of Malta or Glasgow, Montana. com/

Housing is not provided for this position.

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Responsibilities

Range Technicians work under the supervision and guidance of professional range and natural resource specialists providing technical support and assistance in range conservation, range management, and range improvement. Performs the following or duties of similar complexity:

GS-04/05

Monitors distribution and movement of livestock. Observes, records, and reports any signs of unauthorized grazing use/trespass animals and assists in roundup of trespass livestock. Makes observations of wildlife use. Serves as a team member for range inventory efforts. Includes duties such as mapper and entails collecting, compiling, and recording vegetation data on each site write-up area (SWA). Assists with vegetation counts by species and/or life form from small plots or transects to determine such information as survival of seedlings, species present, distribution of plants, volume of growth. Provides impressions of range conditions, and similar observations. Collects and records data in range studies such as condition and trend use, utilization, actual use, and climatological data. Collects, compiles, and records water sources data (wells, pipelines, reservoirs, etc.) and boundary lines (allotments, fences, natural barriers, etc.) for range inventory mapping efforts. Inputs data on grazing allotments into the automated system. Provides assistance in identifying needed improvement projects (wells, reservoirs, fences, vegetation projects, etc.) and inspecting/inventorying condition of existing projects. Occasionally uses an engineer's level or transit and/or GPS as well as instruments needed to make rough measurements necessary in locating conservation projects in relation to established markers, computes yardage of simple earth dams and dikes or similar projects.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel to the field will be required. The amount of overnight travel to be determined by the nature of the work.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

No - These positions have no promotion potential; to be considered for a higher grade, you must apply for the higher grade.

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0455 Range Technician

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Conditions of Employment

  • Direct Deposit Required.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • 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
  • Background Investigation is required.

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

Qualifications

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume.

GS-4: 6 months of general and 6 months of specialized work experience. Examples of general experience is experience that provided a broad familiarity of range management programs or techniques of collecting scientific data. Examples of specialized experience may include assisting in the conservation, regulation, and use of public or Federally controlled lands for grazing; assisting in range research activities; assisting in the operation of a livestock ranch or in assisting in the management or preservation of lands comparable to the public range; surveying public lands for the presence of noxious weeds; locating and treating weeds with designated herbicides; and preparing accurate records of all treatment; OR Successful completion of two years (90 quarter or 60 semester hours) of study above high school that included 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources, outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 3 semester hours in math is creditable; OR A combination of experience and education to meet the total experience.

GS-5: one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-4 level. Examples of specialized experience may include assisting in the conservation, regulation, and use of public or Federally controlled lands for grazing; assisting in range research activities; assisting in the operation of a livestock ranch or in assisting in the management or preservation of lands comparable to the public range; conducting preliminary reconnaissance of range areas to select possible sites for re-seeding, fresh clearing, water spreading systems, etc.; or serving as an instrument person in laying out contour furrows, determining the contour line and staking out the line; OR Successful completion of a full four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following courses: forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources, outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 6 semester hours in math is creditable; OR A combination of experience and education to meet the total experience.

General Experience: Any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.

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 that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

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.

Education

There is no education requirement for this position. See qualifications section.