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Become A Range Aide

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Working As A Range Aide

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Make Decisions

  • $21,940

    Average Salary

What Does A Range Aide Do At Bureau of Land Management

* GS-03/04
* Monitors distribution and movement of livestock.
* Observes, records, and reports any signs of unauthorized grazing use/trespass animals and assists in roundup of trespass livestock.
* Makes observations of wildlife use.
* Serves as a team member for range inventory efforts.
* Includes duties such as mapper and entails collecting, compiling, and recording vegetation data on each site write-up area (SWA).
* Assists with vegetation counts by species and/or life form from small plots or transects to determine such information as survival of seedlings, species present, distribution of plants, volume of growth.
* Provides impressions of range conditions, and similar observations.
* Collects and records data in range studies such as condition and trend use, utilization, actual use, and climatological data.
* Collects, compiles, and records water sources data (wells, pipelines, reservoirs, etc.) and boundary lines (allotments, fences, natural barriers, etc.) for range inventory mapping efforts.
* Inputs data on grazing allotments into the automated system.
* Provides assistance in identifying needed improvement projects (wells, reservoirs, fences, vegetation projects, etc.) and inspecting/inventorying condition of existing projects.
* Occasionally uses an engineer’s level or transit and/or GPS as well as instruments needed to make rough measurements necessary in locating conservation projects in relation to established markers, computes yardage of simple earth dams and dikes or similar projects.
* GS
* Serves as crewmember and occasionally crew lead for specific projects.
* Collects information from records or in the field (such as condition and trend use, utilization, actual use, climatological data, available forage, stubble height, status/condition of range improvement projects, type and location of weeds, livestock trespass, and unauthorized use) used in development and revision of allotment plans, monitoring and inventory plans, AWP, range improvement plans, grazing transfers, EA's and EIS's.
* Makes vegetation counts by species and/or life form from small plots or transects to determine such information as survival of seedlings, species present, distribution of plants, volume of growth.
* Provides impressions of range conditions, and similar observations.
* Makes observations of wildlife use.
* Does pre-inspection of facilities and compliance inspections.
* Records results and makes recommendations on adequacy of facilities and care of animals.
* Reviews data for accuracy, completeness, and for meeting user requirements.
* Notes circumstances that cause variances in data.
* Prepares portions of plans such as data tables, graphic material and maps.
* Performs on the ground monitoring of allotments to determine compliance, range condition, and required maintenance.
* Uses GIS to prepare reports and presentations.
* Maintains case files.
* Prepares correspondence.
* Answers factual questions pertaining to the range program either in person or over the phone.
* Participates in on-the-ground projects such as construction of water systems and fencing, installation of cattle guards, planting or seeding of vegetation, and noxious weed control.
* Provides assistance in identifying needed improvement projects (wells, reservoirs, fences, vegetation projects, etc.) and inspecting/inventorying condition of existing projects.
* Collects, compiles, and records water sources data (wells, pipelines, reservoirs, etc.) and boundary lines (allotments, fences, natural barriers, etc.) for range inventory mapping efforts.
* Uses an engineer’s level or transit and/or GPS.
* Also uses instruments needed to make measurements necessary in locating conservation projects in relation to established markers, computes yardage of simple earth dams and dikes or similar projects.
* Travel Required
* Occasional travel
* Occasional travel required.
* Supervisory status
* No
* Promotion Potential
* Who May Apply
* This job is open to…
* All U
* S. Citizens
* No previous Federal Service is required.
* Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
* Job family (Series)
* Range Technician
* Requirements
* Help
* Requirements
* Conditions of Employment
* Direct Deposit Required.
* U.S.
* Citizenship is 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
* Background Investigation is required.
* Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement or vacancy questions.
* In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume.
* Qualifications
* In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume.
* GS-3:**6 months of general work experience; Examples of general experience may include working in any professional, technical, or other responsible field that provided you with a familiarity of range management programs or techniques of collecting scientific data;
* OR** Successful completion of one year (45 quarter or 30 semester hours) of study above high school that included at least 6 semester hours in a combination of courses such as range management, or conservation, agriculture, forestry, wildlife management, engineering, biology, mathematics, or other natural or physical sciences;
* OR

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Range Aide Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    60.5%
  • Female

    36.8%
  • Unknown

    2.6%

Ethnicity

  • White

    87.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    7.4%
  • Asian

    4.1%
  • Unknown

    1.0%
  • Black or African American

    0.4%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    80.0%
  • Russian

    20.0%

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Top Range Aide Skills

  1. Ensure Safety
  2. Rangers
  3. Customer Service
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  • Provided visitors with excellent customer service and information regarding the park and surrounding area.
  • Participated in community outreach events to promote motorcycle safety and gain new customer leads.
  • Register and present rules to campers.
  • Develop skills in fire suppression and fuels management techniques.

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