Range Technician: Glasgow, Malta, Havre or Lewistown, Montana

Agency
Bureau of Land Management
Location
Glasgow, Malta, Havre or Lewistown, Montana
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
GS-4/5/6/7
Last Date to Apply
11/15/2022
Website
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686785500
Description
YOU MUST APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS, FOLLOW LINK FOR OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Duties: Collects information from records or in the field that will be used in development and revision of rangeland programs. Prepares portions of plans such as data tables, graphic representations, and maps. Monitors vegetation and ground conditions of allotments to determine compliance, range condition, and required maintenance. Performs administrative work associated with range administration such as grazing transfers and permit leases, renewals, and applications. Participates in on-the-ground projects such as construction of water systems and fencing, installation of cattle guards, planting or seeding of vegetation, and noxious weed control. Utilizes instruments needed to take measurements necessary in locating conservation projects in relation to established markers including an engineer's level or transit and a GPS device. Start date is flexible, though most positions are looking for technicians to start in April-May. Positions will last between 3-6 months.
Qualifications
Qualifications In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience. For GS-4: You must possess six months of general experience. General experience is any type of work that demonstrates the ability to perform the work of the position or provided a familiarity with the subject matter. You also must possess six months of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-3 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: performing basic work in the conservation, regulation, and use of public or Federally controlled lands for grazing; assisting in conducting range research activities; working in the operation of a livestock ranch. -OR- Education: You must have completed two years of study above high school that included 12 semester hours in courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than three semester hours in mathematics is creditable. -OR- Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate undergraduate education. For GS-5: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-4 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: performing work in the conservation, regulation, and use of public or Federally controlled lands for grazing; conducting range research activities; working in the operation of a livestock ranch. -OR- Education: You must have completed a full four-year course of study leading to a Bachelor's degree with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a field directly-related to this position; or that included at least 24 semester hours in courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. Only six semester hours in mathematics is creditable. -OR- Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate undergraduate education. Education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. For GS-6: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-5 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: collecting range field data for use in inventory monitoring; performing range administrative work associated with grazing leases, permits, or applications; assisting in the management or preservation of lands comparable to the public range. -OR- Education: You must have completed one year of graduate education directly related to the work of the position. -OR- Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education. Graduate-level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. For GS-7: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-6 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: independently collecting range field data for use in inventory monitoring; reviewing range administrative work associated with grazing leases, permits, or applications; assisting in the management or preservation of lands comparable to the public range. -OR- Education: You must have completed one year of graduate education directly related to the work of the position. -OR- Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education. Graduate-level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. 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 closing date of the announcement. Physical Demands: The work ranges from sedentary when completing duties in the office to frequent field work requiring a considerable amount of walking, riding, stooping, bending, and lifting. Work Environment: Office work is performed in adequately lighted, heated, and air conditioned offices. Much of the time is spent in the field where exposure to extremes of heat and cold, rough terrain, insects, snakes, and other hazards are common. The incumbent will carefully adhere to all safety procedures to mitigate hazards encountered. Education If using education to qualify, you must submit copies of all transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. See Required Documents section for more information. Additional information Within the Bureau of Land Management, Montana State Office, these positions are in the North Central Montana District, Malta Field office, located in Malta, Montana; in the North Central Montana District, Glasgow Field Office, located in Glasgow, Montana; in the North Central Montana District, Havre Field Office, located in Havre, Montana; and in the North Central Montana District, Lewistown Field Office, located in Lewistown, Montana. Information about Malta, Glasgow, Havre, Lewistown, and their surrounding areas can be found at https://www.maltachamber.com/ for Malta, https://www.glasgowchamber.net/ for Glasgow, https://havrechamber.com/ for Havre, and https://www.lewistownchamber.com/ for Lewistown. DOI uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit E-Verify Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: CTAP or ICTAP Housing: There is no government housing available. Securing housing will be the responsibility of the selected employee. How to Apply: THIS IS AN ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS THROUGH USAJOBS. Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement. If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at (406) 896-5002 or blm_mt_apply@blm.gov. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the Internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying. PLEASE NOTE: If you have access to a public library, State Job Service Office, etc., you should use these resources to apply online. You must follow the steps described below to complete the application process: YOU MUST HAVE OR CREATE A PROFILE IN USAJOBS. Your profile must contain a current resume for submission. See Required Documents section for what to include in your resume. INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION COULD RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING. The USAJOBS Resume Builder was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is an available tool when you login to your USAJOBS account.
Contact Person
Heather Nenninger
Contact Phone
4062283761
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