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Bureau of Land Management Range Technician in Miles City, Montana

Summary Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our most precious resource. This position is located in Eastern Montana District Office, Miles City Field Office in Miles City, Montana. Information about Miles City and the surrounding area can be found at milescitychamber.com We expect to fill 2 vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available. Responsibilities Collect information from records or in the Field to be used in planning and other documents such as inventory plans, range improvement plans and grazing transfers. Performs on the ground monitoring of allotments to determine compliance, range condition and required maintenance. Independently conducts related monitoring studies and determines the need for range and watershed improvement. Utilize various types of computer programs and software applications to ener and process grazing applications, bills and permits. Develop resource management strategies for the prevention and control of noxious and invasive weeds. 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. GS 05: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-04 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: work in conservation, regulation, or use of public or federally controlled lands for grazing; range or natural science related research activities; work in the operation of a livestock ranch or in assisting in the management or preservation of lands comparable to public range; or work in vegetation monitoring. -OR- Education: Successfully completed four (4) years of successfully completed education above the high school level leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position, or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses. No more than 6 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. 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: working in any professional, technical, or other responsible field that provided you with a familiarity of soils or techniques of collecting scientific data; following specific instructions to check extensive data relating to the survey/study area; collecting samples; observing and recording specific information (i.e., vegetative cover, water quality samples, flora, or fauna), or taking soil samples by layer and root samples; makes observations and records data prescribed in soil studies.- -OR- Education: You must possess one (1) full year of graduate education directly related to the work of the position such as forestry, range management or conservation, wildlife management, agriculture, crop or plant science.- 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. Only graduate education beyond the first 9 semester hours can be combined with GS-6 level experience. GS-9: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-8 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: following specific instructions to check extensive data relating to the survey/study area; collecting samples; observing and recording specific information (i.e., vegetative cover, water quality samples, flora, or fauna) , or taking soil samples by layer and root samples; makes observations and records data prescribed in soil studies. -OR- Education: You must possess two (2) full years of graduate education related to the work of the position such as forestry, range management or conservation, wildlife management, agriculture, crop or plant science.- 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. Only graduate education beyond the first 18 semester hours can be combined with GS-8 level experience. 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. 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 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 Selective Service: 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. This announcement is being advertised concurrently under number MTMP-24-1241789-JBC, for status candidates and special hiring authority eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods. 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. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document, you do not have in electronic form; view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application

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