Job Overview

Summary

BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team to serve as a Rangeland Management Specialist in the Hiline District Office, Havre Field Office.  This position is located in Havre, Montana.  Information about the Havre area can be found at the Havre Chamber of Commerce website.

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.  The BLM manages more land – approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency.  This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska.  The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout  the nation.  The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.  For additional information about the BLM, please visit our website.

This position is also being advertised under vacancy announcement MT Merit-2013-0073.  Only one person will be selected from these announcements.

Duties

At the GS-07 level: The person in this position works under the guidance and supervision of a supervisor or higher graded rangeland management specialist. This is a developmental and advanced trainee position that has assignments more complex and with less instruction than the basic trainee position.  Major duties include but are not limited to: Prepares, evaluates and conducts ecological analyses of public rangeland projects; develops management plans, assists in designing technical surveys, and performs work on rangeland improvement projects under the supervision of a senior rangeland management specialist; conducts monitoring studies and determine the need for rangeland and watershed improvements; and properly files, stores and preserves range administration records and monitoring data.  

At the GS-09 level:  The person in this position works under the guidance and supervision of a supervisor or higher graded rangeland management specialist. This is a developmental position.  Major duties include but are not limited to: Prepares, evaluates and conducts ecological analyses of public rangeland projects; serves as a rangeland resource consultant and advisor to numerous ranchers, farmers, and other land users in an assigned area; authorizes livestock use, process crossing permits, transfers, perform case file updates, and execute unauthorized use actions, range use adjustments and exchange-of-use authorizations; and conducts monitoring studies and determine the need for rangeland and watershed improvements.

At the GS-11 level:  This position serves as a Rangeland Management Specialist.  Major duties include but are not limited to:
Plans, manages, produces, and implements allotment evaluations for assigned allotments; provides and coordinates oversight and review of field and district office range documents for NEPA adequacy; reviews grazing permit applications to ensure compliance with appropriate federal law and regulations; processes protests and appeals, prepares casework in preparation for hearings; and provides input to interdisciplinary reports, environmental assessments resource management plans, and protective stipulations for rangeland ecosystems.