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Bureau of Land Management Range Technician (Rehabilitation) in Winnemucca, Nevada

Summary Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our most precious resource. This position is located in Winnemucca, NV. For information about the area visit: City of Winnemucca. We expect to fill a few vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available. Responsibilities Based on guidance and direction from the Rangeland Management Specialist (RMS) assists in planning and conducting range use and allotment inspections Identifies the need for range improvements. Check active projects for conformance and ensures no improvements are constructed without authorization. Coordinates with Rangeland Management Specialists and Wildlife Biologists when performing range inventories in support of natural resource management programs Work with internal and external contacts such as the general public, permittees, private landowners, and State or local government representatives to provide information, receive and clarify instructions and to report work results as needed. Provide technical support and assistance in performing natural resource programs in rangeland environments. Coordinate pre-inventory mapping using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Initiates and conducts range inventory surveys using accepted standards and techniques. Reviews data for technical accuracy. Requirements Conditions of Employment 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. At the GS-08 Level: Specialized Experience: Have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include the planning, implementing, and monitoring of emergency stabilization and rehabilitation projects; knowledge Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); fostering and maintaining relationships with internal and external agencies, organizations, or private land owners; collect, compile and analyze rangeland monitoring and vegetation data; utilize GIS and GPS technologies for field data collection -OR- Education: Successfully completed two full years of graduate level education related to the work of a Range Technician, such as forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject matter field directed related to the position -OR- Combination of Education and Specialized Experience: Have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience as described above. 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, inspects, snakes, and other hazards are common. The incumbent carefully adheres to all safety procedures to mitigate hazards encountered. Education This position falls under the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Technical and Medical Support Positions. There are Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for this series (see Qualifications section for qualifying experience). This position allows for education to be substituted for specialized experience (see qualification section for education requirements). If using education to qualify - You MUST submit a copy of ALL your college transcripts or a list of ALL college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. Upon selection, official transcripts must be received prior to appointment. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your 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. All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of 'official' transcripts upon selection. Additional Information 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 Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee. The official worksite for the selectee is the duty station identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this duty location on a regular and recurring weekly basis. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees. If eligible and qualified, you may be offered a recruitment or relocation incentive. The decision to offer an incentive will be made on a case-by-case basis and is neither promised nor guaranteed. For information visit: Recruitment Incentive or Relocation Incentive or Student Loan Repayment.