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    Summary

    The incumbent will provide professional services in range management, and soil and water conservation activities while assisting in the planning of conservation practices on ranches and farms.

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    Responsibilities

    • Serves as grazing lands consultant and advisor to numerous ranchers and farmers in the assigned area of responsibility.
    • Provides individual landowners' evaluations of their resources, identifies problems, and proposes short and/or long term land improvement alternatives.
    • Provides guidance, assistance, and training to field and/or area office personnel to ensure that conservation plans on all grazing lands provide for the application of technically accurate and adequate practices and measures.
    • These may include, but are not limited to: planned grazing systems, brush management, various types of species and plants, and their respective role and response in the grazing system.
    • Develops conservation plans on grazing lands.
    • Makes specific effort to assure an inter-disciplinary approach to the planning and development of alternative solutions including specific provisions for candidate species or species of concern where appropriate.
    • Assembles, evaluates, and interprets data relating to forage yields, composition changes, and predictions of performance by various forage sources common to the area.
    • Assists in the preparation of ecological site descriptions (ESD) and the Rangeland Health Assessment Guide.
    • Writes news stories and prepares public presentations and/or radio and television programs on the subject of land utilization, improvement, and establishment to inform the public of the value of a sound grazing lands management program.
    • Physical Demands: The majority of the work requires regular and recurring physical exertion related to rangeland management. This involves standing for long periods and/or walking on rough, uneven or rocky terrain.
    • Work Environment: The work is usually performed outdoors and involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risks such as wind, adverse weather conditions, insects, poisonous plants, or pesticides.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

  • Job family (Series)

    0454 Rangeland Management

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