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    BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team to serve as a Rangeland Management Specialist, for the Western Montana District, Dillon Field Office, Division of Renewable Resources.  This position is located in Dillon, Montana. Information about the Dillon area can be found at https://www.beaverheadchamber.org/.

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    This is a developmental position with a full performance level of GS-11.  At the GS-5 and GS-7 levels, the incumbent performs work as a trainee under the guidance and supervision of a supervisor or higher graded Rangeland Management Specialist.  At the GS-05 through GS-07 levels, the incumbent will perform the duties at a reduced level of responsibility and/or difficulty while receiving on-the-job and other appropriate training to prepare him/her for promotion to the next higher grade level. The employee may be promoted when the supervisor has determined that he/she has completed the necessary training, demonstrated the ability to perform at the higher grade level, and has met time in grade, length of experience, and all other requirements for promotion

    The person in this position works under the guidance and supervision of a supervisor or higher graded rangeland management specialist. Major duties include but are not limited to: Preparing, evaluating and conducting ecological analyses of public rangeland projects; assisting in the management of the the threatened, endangered and sensitive plants program within the Dillon Field Office; developing management plans, assisting in designing technical surveys, and performing work on rangeland improvement projects under the supervision of a senior rangeland management specialist; conducting monitoring studies and determine the need for rangeland and watershed improvements; and properly filing, storing and preserving range administration records and monitoring data.  

    At the full performance level, major duties include but are not limited to: Being responsible for the threatened, endangered and sensitive plants program within the Dillon Field Office; planning, managing, producing, and implementing allotment evaluations for assigned allotments; providing and coordinating oversight and review of field and district office range documents for NEPA adequacy; reviewing grazing permit applications to ensure compliance with appropriate federal law and regulations; processing protests and appeals, preparing casework in preparation for hearings; and providing input to interdisciplinary reports, environmental assessments resource management plans, and protective stipulations for rangeland ecosystems.

    Physical Requirements:  The individual works in an office setting, however, in order to gather samples and complete monitoring activities, may frequently be required to walk, ride horses or ride vehicles over rough terrain, and perform duties that require bending, crouching, stooping, reaching, or lifting moderately heavy items, such as equipment and samples.  Overnight camping is sometimes required.  Individual may be subjected to hostile wildlife, chemical and physical hazards.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel involves field work, meetings and training.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0454 Rangeland Management

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/536514700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.