Rangeland Management Specialist
Company: Department Of The Interior
Posted on: June 9, 2021
This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs,
Superintendent, Yakama Agency, Deputy Superintendent-Trust
Services, Natural Resources, in Toppenish, Washington.
NOTE: TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE AUTHORIZED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS.
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- Provide staff support to administer the trust, care and use of
the reservation natural resources, including; soil, water, range
forage, fish, wildlife and outdoor recreation.
- Administer the grazing permit system.
- Serve as a rangeland resource consultant and advisor to
management, land users, and Tribal program staff, administrators,
- Plan, manage, produce and implement range unit evaluations as
the author, editor or inventory coordinator; to include reports,
rangeland condition inventories, annual evaluations, determinations
of carrying capacity and technical recommendations.
- Conduct field investigations concerning theft, damage or
destruction of range resources or government property.
- Recommend, review and comments on wildlife habitat improvement
- Provide technical assistance to the Tribal Council, livestock
operators and Indian landowners concerning the basic principles of
range management, laws, regulations, and policies governing the
management of rangeland trust resources.
- Prepare budgets and identify funding allocations with
improvement funds and responsible for expenditures within the
approved budget constraints.
- Provide direct supervision to lower-grade staff and indirect
supervision to technicians in carrying out the mission of the Range
- Responsible for budget development, program leadership, general
activity direction, and supervision in efforts to the management,
planning, development, conservation, and protection of range
management and minerals development on Indian reservations.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
0454 Rangeland Management
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian
candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934
(title 25, USC Section 472). Form BIA -4432 must be submitted with
the application if claiming Indian Preference.
- You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct
- You may be required to successfully complete a
- A background security investigation will be required for all
new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's
successful completion of a background security investigation and
- If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are
required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the
Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered
or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
- Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle,
must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving
record within the 3 year period immediately preceding submittal of
GSA Form 3607.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual,
Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions,
GS-0454 and Individual Occupational Requirements).
BASIC REQUIREMENTS (IOR) FOR ALL GS-0454 GRADES:
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
- 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
- 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 Resources 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.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: In addition to meeting the basic
entry level qualification requirements, applicants must have the
GS-12: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, I
have at least 1 year of full-time specialized experience or the
equivalent, comparable to at least the GS-11 in the Federal Service
(obtained in either the public or private sector). This experience
includes analyzing rangeland resources to determine its current
condition; drafting management plans; determining compliance or
noncompliance with terms and conditions in grazing permits or
leases; supervising office staff and field crews; responsible for
the care and use of the Indian Reservations Natural Resources,
including: soil, water, range forage, fish, wildlife and outdoor
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date
of this announcement.
Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade
requirements by the announcement closing date.
Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian
candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934
(title 25, USC Section 472).
Additional selections may be made from this announcement if
identical vacancies occur in the same location within 90 days from
the closing date.
If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide
transcripts or other documentation to support your educational
claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial
transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all
of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course.
All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the
If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work
(credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of
superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or
membership in an honor society.
One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the
number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to
represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have
been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot
obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate
study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered
as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or
universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send
a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order
to receive credit for that education which shows the education
credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that
specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and
such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an
accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given
for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For
further information, visit: FOREIGN EDUCATION
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