Rangeland Management Specialist, Bureau of Land Management

Lewistown, MT

Job Title: Rangeland Management Specialist

Organization: Bureau of Land Management


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Properly files, stores, and preserves range administration records and monitoring data.



A. Degree: range management; or a related discipline that included at least 42 semester hours in a combination of the plant, animal, and soil sciences, and natural resources management, as follows:

  • Range Management — At least 18 semester hours of course work in range management, including courses in such areas as basic principles of range management, range plants, range ecology, range inventories and studies, range improvements, and ranch or rangeland planning.
  • Directly Related Plant, Animal, and Soil Sciences — At least 15 semester hours of directly related courses in the plant, animal, and soil sciences, including at least one course in each of these three scientific areas, i.e., plant, animal, and soil sciences. Courses in such areas as plant taxonomy, plant physiology, plant ecology, animal nutrition, livestock production, and soil morphology or soil classification are acceptable.
  • Related Resource Management Studies — At least 9 semester hours of course work in related resource management subjects, including courses in such areas as wildlife management, watershed management, natural resource or agricultural economics, forestry, agronomy, forages, and outdoor recreation management.


B. Combination of education and experience: at least 42 semester hours of course work in the combination of plant, animal, and soil sciences and natural resources management shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.

In addition to meeting the basic entry requirement, applicants must have specialized experience and/or education directly related to the position to be found qualified. In order to be rated as qualified for this position, they must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement. Please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade.

Application Deadline: October 22

Salary/pay: $43,251 to $56,222 per year

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