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State of Montana Land Use Specialist - 00180 in Miles City, Montana

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation's mission is to help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations. The DNRC believes employees are their most important asset. The DNRC empowers employees to exercise professional judgment in carrying out their duties. Employees are provided with the training and tools necessary to achieve the mission. Both team effort and individual employee expertise are supported and sustained. Montana DNRC (mt.gov) The DNRC Eastern Land Office is responsible for the administration of Trust Land and Forestry Division programs in Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, McCone, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Rosebud and Wibaux counties. The Eastern Land Office is responsible for the management and administration of approximately 1,234,000 surface acres of School Trust Lands and 1,316,000 acres of Trust mineral estate contained within the Office boundaries. Job Overview: The Land Use Specialist has operational responsibility for assigned departmental programs and field activities, property and personnel within the defined geographical region of the Eastern Land Office. The LUS performs diverse, scientific professional tasks in the design, implementation, coordination and evaluation of all assigned natural resource management programs within the office. *ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES* * Trust Land Administration Duties * Range/Agricultural Management * Special Uses/Real Estate Management * Minerals Management Approximately 50% travel time with occasional overnight travel. If you are interested in a complete job description please contact HR at Jennifer.Downing@mt.gov. *What are some benefits that you can expect from working at DNRC? * Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays * Health, Dental, Prescription, and Vision Coverage * Retirement Plans * Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF.  Look here, https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service to learn more and see if you may qualify! APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: * The DNRC may include the following factors in determining whether an applicant meets the qualifications of a position vacancy by: State of MT application form, cover letter, current resume, educational requirements, structured interview, a performance test, job-related reference checks, job-related work experience, job-related past and current performance.   *APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSTION ARE: * * Online State of Montana application * Resume * Refrences, including your most recent supervisor * Cover Letter * Supplemental Questions -You must answer each of the questions below by creating a document and attaching it to your application. *Supplemental Questions: 1. Describe your education, experience or knowledge regarding State Trust Land Management. Detail how multiple use natural resource management might be implemented regarding State Trust Land. 2. When reviewing rangeland, what factors do you take into consideration when evaluating rangeland health, trends, and determining appropriate stocking levels? 3. Describe your ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects with limited direction or oversight from management. HELPFUL HINT: You must check the “relevant document” box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application. Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor of Science Degree in a Natural Resource Management field (preferably Range Management, Natural Resource Management, Agronomy, Ag Business or Agriculture), and two years of progressively responsible administrative and professional experience, of which involve similar program experience. The Land Use Specialist must be highly skilled in oral and written communications and proficient in map reading, aerial photo interpretation, Global Positioning System and associate software, in the use of soil testing/profiling and engineering equipment, radio equipment, office equipment and software, wireless devices such as iPads and cellular phones and associated software applications, and the State Trust Lands Management System. Must also be able to safely operate four-wheel drive vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and possibly watercraft. Incumbent must be able to physically complete all assigned field work. This requires the ability to work safely and independently in rough terrain and all-weather conditions. Incumbent must be able to analyze and make sound decisions independently of direction from managers at times. SPECIAL INFORMATION: *Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. A valid driver's license is required with less than 12 conviction points in the most recent completed 36 months. *ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three days of hire documents that show authorization to work in the United States. Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or Social Security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., or a U.S. passport, or a "green card". *Job: Project/Program Management *Title: *Land Use Specialist - 00180 Location: Miles City Requisition ID: 21142613

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