New job Range Technician (Monitoring) in Nevada
Range Technician (Monitoring)
Company : US Department of the Interior
Salary : $39,311 - $56,790 a year
Location : Nevada
Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.
These positions are located in White Pine Chamber of Commerce, Elko Chamber of Commerce, or Battle Mountain Chamber of Commerce.
We expect to fill many vacancies. This vacancy may be used to make future vacancies throughout the State of Nevada. (See requirement section for information related to future vacancies).
- Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and theories of non-forested or forested land ecosystems, including rangeland use, management, and monitoring.
- Plans, distributes, and monitors work assignments; evaluates work performance and provides feedback to others on their performance.
- Uses machines, tools, instruments, or equipment effectively; uses computers and computer applications to analyze and communicate information in the appropriate format.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0455 Range Technician
- Conservation Technicians
- Forest And Conservation Technicians
- Forest Technicians
- Technicians, Conservation
- Technicians, Forest
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Be sure to read the How to Apply and Required Document Sections.
- You cannot hold an active real estate license: nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.
- Direct Deposit Required.
- Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.
- Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the qualification requirements as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must adequately reflect in your resume.
- If selected for this position you will need to complete the Federal Information Systems Security Awareness (FISSA) training prior to start date.
QualificationsIn 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-06 Level: Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-05 in the Federal service or in a directly related position. Specialized experience is further defined as: perform work in the conservation, regulation and use of public or Federally controlled lands for grazing; conduct range research activities; work in the operation of a livestock ranch or assist in the management or preservation of lands comparable to the public range; OR work related to range/forest fire control, prevention, or suppression; OR Have completed six months of graduate level college education related to range technician work such as a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture or a subject-matter field directly related to this position that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript; OR Have an equivalent combination of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement to qualify for this position and education that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as those shown above to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
At the GS-07 Level: Have one year of specialized work experience equivalent to GS-6 level I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-06 in the Federal service or in a directly related position. Specialized experience is further defined as: providing, fostering and maintaining relationships with agencies, organizations, and private land owners; working in an interdisciplinary atmosphere; assisting with the collection, compilation and analysis of rangeland monitoring data; conducting livestock compliance checks; and utilization of the Rangeland Administration System (RAS) and GPS; OR Have one year of graduate level college education in a field related to range work such as a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture or a field directly related to this position that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position; OR Have an equivalent combination of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement to qualify for this position and/or education that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as those shown above to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
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, insects, snakes, and other hazards are common. The employee will carefully adhere to all safety
procedures to mitigate hazards encountered.
Note: Selections may be made for future vacancies in any of the Districts within the State of Nevada listed below:
Battle Mountain District (Battle Mountain, Tonopah or Eureka, NV)
Carson City District (Carson City, Reno, Fernley, Minden or Stead, NV or Doyle, CA)
Elko District (Elko, Carlin, Wells or Midas, NV)
Ely District (Ely, Caliente or Pony Springs, NV)
Nevada State Office (Reno, NV)
Southern Nevada District (Las Vegas, Logandale or Pahrump, NV)
Winnemucca District (Winnemucca, McDermitt, Lovelock or Paradise Valley, NV)
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.
This is a temporary appointment. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status and will be for a period not-to-exceed 1039 hours in a service year.
All positions may not be filled or they may be filled at different times depending on budget, hiring needs, and requirements. These positions are temporary and are expected to last for up to 6 months. These positions have no promotion potential, if you want to be considered for a higher grade you must apply for the higher grade.
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 90 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.
This position is not eligible for Telework.
If selected from this announcement you may be rehired for identical positions without further competition based on work needs, funding, or any other condition of employment.
If selected from this or a similar competitive, seasonal announcement, your appointment may be creditable for consideration under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA)?. The Act allows certain individuals, who have or had time-limited appointments at land management agencies, to compete for any permanent position in the competitive service under "internal" merit promotion procedures. For more information, see the section under Eligibility, which starts with Question #15 (Q15. Who is eligible for appointment under these provisions?).
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated based on how your application materials reflect the qualification requirements of this position.
Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online questionnaire will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. Qualified applicants will be placed in one of three predefined categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified and Qualified. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Candidates placed in the Best Qualified category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be contacted for an interview.
Your answers to the online questionnaire will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
- Manages Human Resources
- Rangeland Management
- Technology Application
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
Resume or Application. At a minimum, your resume MUST contain job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YX7o1PBoFk
Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). Failure to provide required information will result in loss of eligibility. You are welcome to submit an optional cover letter.
Transcripts: If using education to qualify, see education section for document requirements.
Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," (Member 4 copy is preferred), showing the dates of active duty, type of discharge, and character of service (must be honorable) OR written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.
If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the documents specified above, you must submit documentation that supports your claim as shown on the back of the Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. SF-15.
If you are claiming Sole Survivorship Veterans' Preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.
Additional information on veterans' preference can be found in the www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/special-hiring-authorities/.
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: Submit documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-SO noting current position, grade level and duty location.
Please note that documents selected for transfer from your USAJOBS profile are NOT automatically added do your application. You need to transfer your document(s) in the "Documents" step during the application process.
Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.
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This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required. CTAP and ICTAP candidates in the local commuting area.