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    Summary

    This position is located in the Range Management Research Unit, Plains Area Office, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), located in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

    The incumbent serves as a senior technician to support scientists in research and day-to-day livestock and ranch management, maintain instruments, and collect data.

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    Responsibilities

    • Assists higher-level technicians in conducting experiments to compare the production characteristics and environmental effects of different cattle breeds and to compare strategies for deploying sensor technologies on ranches.
    • Collects livestock and climatological data. Assists with testing and maintenance of weather instruments and other sensors.
    • Operates, maintains, and cleans equipment used in plot and field experiments including, but not limited to, vehicles, tractors and associated field equipment.
    • Ensures that all safety and environmental concerns are addressed to provide a safe work environment.
    • Participates in the management and routine care of livestock and facilities.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

  • Job family (Series)

    0455 Range Technician

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