Job Title: Range Aid/Technician
Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Duties: Range Aids or Technicians work under the supervision and guidance of professional range and natural resource specialists performing a variety of duties related to monitoring range land conditions, managing herds of wild horses and burros, processing allotment transfers, supervising range use by permits, and investigating unauthorized use. Other duties may include weed management and monument inventory. The work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain; to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; positions require physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Individuals should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day.
Qualifications: In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirement – please be sure to include this information in your resume.
GS-3: 6 months of general work experience; Examples of general experience may include working in any professional, technical, or other responsible field that provided you with a familiarity of range management programs or techniques of collecting scientific data; OR Successful completion of one year (45 quarter or 30 semester hours) of study above high school that included at least 6 semester hours in a combination of courses such as range management, or conservation, agriculture, forestry, wildlife management engineering, biology, mathematics, or other natural or physical sciences; OR A combination of experience and education to meet the total experience.
GS-4: 6 months of general and 6 months of specialized work experience. Examples of specialized experience may include surveying public lands for the presence of noxious weeds; locating and treating weeds with designated herbicides; and preparing accurate records of all treatment; OR Successful completion of two years (90 quarter or 60 semester hours) of study above high school that included 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as 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 3 semester hours in math is creditable; OR A combination of experience and education to meet the total experience.
GS-5: one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-4 level. Examples of specialized experience may include conducting preliminary reconnaissance of range areas to select possible sites for re-seeding, fresh clearing, water spreading systems, etc.; or serving as an instrument person in laying out contour furrows, determining the contour line and staking out the line; OR Successful completion of a full four year 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 math is creditable; OR A combination of experience and education to meet the total experience.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the early consideration / closing date of the announcement.
Start/End dates: approx. 6/1/2019 through 10/1/2019
Salary/pay: GS- 03, 04, 05; $12.95 to $16.27 per hour
How to apply & application deadline: Please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/530658400 to apply. Deadline is 4/29/19.