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Range Technician

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Department Of The Interior
All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required. This is a permanent position. Work Schedule is Full Time. Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.
For additional information about the BLM, please visit our website.
This position is located in the Twin Falls District and may be filled in either Shoshone, Idaho or Twin Falls, Idaho.
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.
This announcement is being advertised concurrently with ID-Merit-2014-0074 which is open to all current and former Federal employees. If you are interested in being considered under both recruitment methods, you must submit complete application packages for each. U.S. Citizenship required. Security Clearance/Background Investigation required. Read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections. You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land. Direct Deposit Required. - Provide assistance to professionals by coordinating and collecting range studies and identifying range improvement needs.
Assist and coordinate with other disciplines to accomplish the Bureau's mission.
Ensure compliance of grazing permits through use supervision and allotment inspections.
Contact permittees and other interested publics concerning maintenance, utilization and compliance.
Completes grazing applications, case file preparation, and bill preparation.
Assists in fire suppression and rehabilitation. Personal contacts are frequent, critical, and demanding with ranchers and other public land users. Passage of a pre-employment physical is required. You must also pass the work capacity test for non-arduous position.
The physical demands of this position include rigorous travel on foot, horseback, or all-terrain vehicle (ATV).
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604.
If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran''s preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
KSA 1 : Knowledge of Federal and State regulations pertaining to the range program on monitoring, range improvements, wildlife, wilderness, visual, recreation, riparian habitats, and wild horses and burros.
KSA 2 : Knowledge of grazing systems, ranching practices, animal husbandry and ability to identify distinguishing marks including brands, earmarks, and eartags.
KSA 3 : Ability to communicate effectively in person with all levels of co-workers, grazing permittees, and other interested publics, prepare complex analysis of monitoring data for reports, prepare project and compliance reports, and prepare correspondence for the appropriate signature, such as field manager, staff or self.
To preview questions please click here. Specialized Experience Requirements:
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume.
For GS-05: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-04 in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience at this level may include but is not limited to range duties (i.e. livestock operation, preservation of lands comparable to public lands, conservation, range research, range or forest fire control, suppression, or prevention) such as being closely supervised in conducting and reporting livestock use authorization, livestock utilization levels, and livestock trespass.
For GS-06: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-05 in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience at this level may include but is not limited to range duties (i.e. livestock operation, preservation of lands comparable to public lands, conservation, range research, range or forest fire control, suppression, or prevention), having minimal supervision in conducting and reporting livestock use authorization, livestock utilization levels, and livestock trespass.
For GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-06 in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience at this level may include but is not limited to range duties (i.e. livestock operation, preservation of lands comparable to public lands, conservation, range research, range or forest fire control, suppression, or prevention), independently conducting use monitoring and reporting livestock use authorization, recording livestock utilization levels, collecting monitoring data and completing livestock trespass forms and reports.
For GS-08: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-07 in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience at this level may include but is not limited to range duties (i.e. livestock operation, preservation of lands comparable to public lands, conservation, range research, range or forest fire control, suppression, or prevention), independently conducting use supervision, monitoring and reporting livestock use authorization, recording livestock utilization levels, collecting monitoring data and completing livestock trespass forms, reports and settlement.
Substitution of Education for the Specialized Experience Requirement:
For GS-05: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study 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 such as those shown above for GS-04. No more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable.
For GS-06: One half-year (9 semester hours) of directly related graduate level education study such as forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to this position.
For GS-07: One year (18 semester hours) of directly related graduate level education study such as forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to this position.
For GS-08: One year and a half (27 semester hours) of directly related graduate level education study such as forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to this position. You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.
Education and experience may be combined to meet the specialized experience requirement. To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items:
1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire;
2. Your resume; and
3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
Click on the button "Apply to this Vacancy" and login to "My Account" on USAJOBS.
If you haven''t already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.
If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Forgot your Username and/or Password" link below the login on 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 Abel Ibarra by phone at or by email at . 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. In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
If you are qualifying with education, you must provide a copy of your transcripts for verification that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university by the closing date. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education. All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of 'official' transcripts.
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: please provide documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
Veterans'' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans'' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans'' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans'' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide.
For 0-point Sole survivorship veterans' preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.
For 5-point veterans'' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
For 10-point veterans'' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.
For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.
UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
If uploading a resume, you must include the following: Job Title and Grade Level, if Federal employment, Duties and Accomplishments, Employer''s Name and Address, Supervisor''s Name and Telephone Number, Starting and Ending dates (month and year), Hours worked per week, and Salary.
Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.
Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time , on the closing date of this announcement. Once your completed application is received, we will conduct an evaluation and the most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for future consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome.
You may also check the status of your application by viewing your "My Account" on USAJOBS. May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM''s Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Highly or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.
Occasional travel may be required.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas. !benefits.hms?orgId=3&jnum;=109965

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