Range Technician

Department Of The Interior Kanab, UT
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

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One position is located in Escalante, Utah and one position is located in Kanab, Utah. Information about Escalante and Kanab and the surrounding area can be found at Escalante, Utah & Kanab, Utah

Physical demands: The work ranges from sedentary when completing duties in the office to frequent field work requiring a considerable amount of walking, riding, stooping, bending, and lifting.

Work environment: Office work is performed in adequately lighted, heated, and air conditioned offices. Much of the time is spent in the field where exposure to extremes of heat and cold, rough terrain, insects, snakes, and other hazards are common. The employee will carefully adhere to all safety procedures to mitigate hazards encountered.

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Responsibilities

These positions serve as a Range Technicians for the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Major duties include but are not limited to:

* Ensures grazing permit and lease stipulations are complied with.

* Works with permitees and lessees on project maintenance and conditions.

* Conducts range studies for condition and trend, utilization, actual use, climatology and other information used for allotment evaluations.

* Identifies range improvement needs.

* Plans and conducts allotment inspections.

* Assists with updating case files and automated documents.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - At times, travel for field work, meetings and/or training may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

07

Who May Apply This job is open to… All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility; Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles; Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities (IE-Schedule A, VRA, 30% disabled Veteran, Peace Corps/VISTA, PLC, etc.); and Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligibles. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles in the local commuting area are also eligible.

Questions? This job is open to 6 groups.

* Job family (Series)

0455 Range Technician

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship is required.

* Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.

* Be sure to read the "How to Apply" & "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.

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 300.604. Time-in-Grade requirements for the GS-07 level is 52 weeks at the GS-06 level. Time-in-Grade requirements for the GS-06 level is 52 weeks at the GS-05 level. Candidates may be advanced without time restriction to positions up to GS-5 if the position to be filled is no more than two grades above the lowest grade the employee held within the preceding 52 weeks under his or her latest nontemporary competitive appointment.

Qualifications

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. This experience must be documented in your resume.

To qualify at the GS-05 level you must meet one of the following:

Specialized experience: Applicants must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-04 level. Examples of specialized experience may include perform work in the conservation, regulation, and use of public or Federally controlled lands for grazing; conduct range research activities; work in the operation of a livestock ranch OR perform range/forest fire control, prevention or suppression work. OR Successful completion of a full four year (180 quarter or 120 semester hours) course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with a major 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 mathematics is creditable. OR A combination of experience and education to meet the total experience.

To qualify at the GS-06 level you must meet one of the following:

Specialized experience: Applicants must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-5 level. Examples of specialized experience may include performing maintenance for range improvements; assisting in enforcement of range rules and regulations; and assisting in locating conservation and range improvement projects. OR Successful completion of 18 semester hours of graduate with a major forestry, range management, agriculture or a subject-matter field directly related to the work of the position; OR A combination of experience and education to meet the total experience.

To qualify at the GS-07 level you must meet one of the following:

Specialized experience: Applicants must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-6 level. Examples of specialized experience may include performing maintenance for range improvements; assisting in enforcement of range rules and regulations; and assisting in locating conservation and range improvement projects. OR Successful completion of 18 semester hours of graduate with a major forestry, range management, agriculture or a subject-matter field directly related to the work of the position; OR A combination of experience and education to meet the total experience.

Applicants may substitute education for the experience required if it has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Transcripts are required if you are substituting all or a combination of education for experience.

Please see "Required Documents" of this announcement.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume.

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