Range Management Specialist – Idaho

Agency
Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Location
Twin Falls, Idaho
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
24.30/hour
Last Date to Apply
08/15/2017
Website
https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=01015053510
Description
Range Management Specialist Department of Agriculture Open for Recruitment: August 1, 2017 - August 15, 2017 Announcement # 01015053510 Salary Range: $24.30 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits! Location(s): Twin Falls "Serving consumers and agriculture by safeguarding the public, plants, animals and the environment through education and regulation." The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is recruiting for a Range Management Specialist in the Division of Animal Industries located in Twin Falls. Key Responsibilities: •Conduct reviews of proposed federal and State agency actions affecting rangeland and the livestock industry and conduct on-site review of rangeland management and monitoring plans and results. •Assist rangeland livestock producers, groups, and associations to plan and implement effective grazing management systems and rangeland improvement practices and standards. •Present Department recommendations on rangeland issues at industry meetings. •Explain Department policies, rules and regulations to the public, special interest groups and legislators. •Provide technical assistance and training to Department staff in all facets of rangeland management. •Facilitate hearings and/or meetings on issues or disputes affecting rangeland users. •Technical writing specific to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents. •Continue the development and implementation of a statewide cooperative rangeland monitoring program. Minimum Qualifications: The following items are minimum requirements. Your resume and exam answers should address these areas in order to be considered for the current opening at the Department of Agriculture. Good knowledge of: •Vegetation and rangeland inventory and monitoring procedures •Range ecosystems •Plant physiology •Rangeland and riparian area management •Livestock management Specialty Qualifications: The following items are minimum requirements. Your resume and exam answers should address these areas in order to be considered for the current opening at the Department of Agriculture. •Good knowledge of the range program to include administrative rules governing grazing and range management issues as well as experience working with industry representatives. Desirable Qualifications: In addition to the above requirements, experience in the following areas will make you a more desirable candidate. •Presenting technical range management information before groups. •Experience with the restoration and rehabilitation of rangelands. •Experience mediating conflict on resource issues with landowners and Federal or State agencies. •Technical writing: assessing environmental and resource management plans for grazing assignments and permits; writing, reviewing and analyzing land management plans and NEPA documents for rangeland issues. •Experience or training with GIS applications in natural resources. NOTE: If you are invited to interview for this position, you will be required to provide a work sample of your technical writing skills. Temporary appointments from this announcement, serving at least one thousand forty (1,040) hours of continuous service, may be hired as an entrance probationary employee without further examination for the same classification and location as announced. Examination: Education and Experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 66 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete. To preview the exam, click on Preview Exam below. You will not be able to apply from this screen. Please follow the directions under "How to Apply". How to Apply: Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. When updating your online application information, please select/add: •Department of Agriculture under "Agencies" •Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift" •Twin Falls under "Cities" When updating your online application information, you must complete/update all items in the Application Checklist. Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency. Items in the Application Checklist to include: •Personal Information •Education •Work History •Cities •Agencies •Job type Candidates who reach the final hiring stage will be required to participate in a criminal background check. Having a criminal record will not automatically eliminate applicants from consideration, but may be considered as part of the hiring process. Thank you for your interest in the Idaho Department of Agriculture! Preview Exam Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications: The following items are minimum requirements. Your resume and exam answers should address these areas in order to be considered for the current opening at the Department of Agriculture. Good knowledge of: •Vegetation and rangeland inventory and monitoring procedures •Range ecosystems •Plant physiology •Rangeland and riparian area management •Livestock management Specialty Qualifications: The following items are minimum requirements. Your resume and exam answers should address these areas in order to be considered for the current opening at the Department of Agriculture. •Good knowledge of the range program to include administrative rules governing grazing and range management issues as well as experience working with industry representatives. Desirable Qualifications: In addition to the above requirements, experience in the following areas will make you a more desirable candidate. •Presenting technical range management information before groups. •Experience with the restoration and rehabilitation of rangelands. •Experience mediating conflict on resource issues with landowners and Federal or State agencies. •Technical writing: assessing environmental and resource management plans for grazing assignments and permits; writing, reviewing and analyzing land management plans and NEPA documents for rangeland issues. •Experience or training with GIS applications in natural resources.
Contact Person
Jeana Graff
Contact Phone
208-322-8688
Contact eMail
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