The primary responsibilities of the Biological-Ranch Technician will be to assist in natural resource management and day-to-day ranch operations.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
• Perform wildlife and habitat surveys.
• Coordinate and effect habitat management objectives.
• Perform general ranch work including wildlife/bison water system development
and repair, fencing, and maintenance of ranch buildings.
• Safely operate and maintain vehicles, ATVs, UTVs, tractors, heavy equipment,
and other powered equipment with various attachments.
• Move/Handle bison in a low-stress manner in pastures and corrals.
• Use chemicals to assist with weed control.
• Use of welder, cutting torch, shop equipment, chainsaw, and hand tools.
• Hiking and backpacking over rough terrain.
• Participate in ranch safety program and ranch meetings.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
• General understanding of the scientific method and ability to design projects,
collect data, and disseminate information accordingly.
• Willingness to keep an open mind and consider new solutions to old problems;
• Ranching and/or farming experience; applicant must be able to diagnose and
perform basic vehicle and equipment repair and maintenance; use a welder and
cutting torch; have a basic understanding of rangeland water delivery systems
including solar power and pumps.
• Ability to read a map and operate a GPS.
• Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes
information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem
solving situations; works well alone.
• Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to
others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive
team spirit; puts success of team above own interests.
• Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
• Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; takes calculated risks to
• Reacts well under pressure; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows
through on commitments.
• Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and
promote efficiency and quality.
• Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions;
uses equipment and materials properly.
• Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for
own actions; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals;
completes tasks on time or notifies supervisor with an alternate plan.
• Willingness to work outdoors under potentially inclement conditions.
• Willingness to live in a remote location.