Our nation’s public lands are important to all of us. No matter whether you are from the big city of Washington, DC or the small town of Washington, UT, we all have a stake in ensuring that our public lands are maintained for the benefit of all our communities and our future generations.
Tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers depend on the health of rangelands and grasslands for their livelihoods. Millions of Americans depend upon those farmers and ranchers, the food that they produce, and the livestock that they maintain.
Help play a vital role in the one of the most important functions of our public lands. The Center for Organizational Excellence has partnered with the Bureau of Land Management to recruit talented professionals and assist them through the application process. We invite you to explore a career as a Rangeland Management Specialist.
What will you do?
Assist landowners in development of practical grazing management plans, including planned grazing systems, initial stocking rates, and utilization standards
Plan and implement resource conservation programs
Provide technical assistance with proper placement and installation of range improvement practices, such as water development, re-vegetation, fencing, cattle-guard construction, and brush/weed control
Develop fire plans and post fire activities; supervise the implementation of practices in fire rehabilitation plans and monitor development
Partner with the public, State and county agencies, landowners, ranchers, environmental groups, and interdisciplinary teams
Break away from the cubicle! Balance your time in the office by spending a part of your workday outdoors in the field
What do you need to qualify?
Bachelor degree in range management; or a related discipline that included at least 42 semester hours in a combination of the plant, animal, and soil sciences, and natural resources management, as follows:
Range Management — At least 18 semester hours of course work in range management, including courses in such areas as basic principles of range management, range plants, range ecology, range inventories and studies, range improvements, and ranch or rangeland planning.
Directly Related Plant, Animal, and Soil Sciences — At least 15 semester hours of directly related courses in the plant, animal, and soil sciences, including at least one course in each of these three scientific areas, i.e., plant, animal, and soil sciences. Courses in such areas as plant taxonomy, plant physiology, plant ecology, animal nutrition, livestock production, and soil morphology or soil classification are acceptable.
Related Resource Management Studies — At least 9 semester hours of course work in related resource management subjects, including courses in such areas as wildlife management, watershed management, natural resource or agricultural economics, forestry, agronomy, forages, and outdoor recreation management.
Strong communication, presentation and problem solving skills
You will enjoy one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry, to include:
- Health Insurance
- Dental and Vision Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Long Term Care Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Retirement Savings
Architecture & Planning, Engineering – Civil / Mechanical / Other, Environmental / Sustainability Mgmt, General Management, Lab Work/Science, Maintenance/Skilled Laborer, Operations / Production, Product / Project Management, Research, Veterinary / Animal Care, Other
Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Animal Scientists, Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Animal Care and Service Workers
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
OUR MISSION: The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the multiple use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The BLM manages one in every 10 acres of land in the United States, and approximately 30 percent of the Nation’s minerals. These lands and minerals are found in every state in the country and encompass forests, mountains, rangelands, arctic tundra, and deserts. A MULTIPLE-USE MISSION FOR A GREATER AMERICA: Congress tasked the BLM with a mandate of managing public lands for a variety of uses such as energy development, livestock grazing, recreation, and timber harvesting while ensuring natural, cultural, and historic resources are maintained for present and future use. This multiple-use approach enables our agency to prioritize and advance the President’s priorities which include energy independence, shared conservation stewardship, keeping our boarders safe, putting Americans back to work, and serving the American family. To do this, we manage public lands to maximize opportunities for commercial, recreational, and conservation activities. This promotes healthy and productive public lands that create jobs in local communities while supporting traditional land uses such as responsible energy development, timber harvesting, grazing, and recreation, including hunting and fishing. LOCATIONS: Most BLM public lands are located in these 12 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. BLM headquarters is located in Washington, DC. Other locations — https://www.blm.gov/about/what-we-manage