Range Management Specialist – NMSU
The Department of Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources at New Mexico State University is seeking to fill a Range Management Specialist position with the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. This is a 12-month, tenure track extension faculty position. The Department of Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources is committed to providing the citizens of New Mexico with applied and research based educational programming to meet the needs of the agricultural and natural resources communities in the Southwest.
The successful candidate will be responsible for a progressive Extension education program in range management. A Ph.D. (in hand by hire date) in range science or natural resources related field and an understanding of rangeland monitoring and grazing management is required. Position is located at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM, with statewide responsibilities. Candidate must be willing to work non-traditional hours as needed and requires candidate to travel extensively.
Application must be submitted online by: 5/15/2019.
For complete job description, qualifications and application process visit: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/.
NMSU Cooperative Extension Service location, posting # 1900388F
Apply by: 05/15/2019
How to apply:
https://jobs.nmsu.edu/. CES location, posting # 1900388F
Assistant Ranch Manager – Deer Creek Ranch
Turner Enterprises, Inc. Mission:
To manage Turner lands in an economically and ecologically sustainable manner, while conserving native species and habitats.
With nearly two million acres of personal and ranch land, Ted Turner is the second largest individual landholder in North America. Turner ranches operate as working businesses, relying on bison, hunting and fishing, and ecotourism as principal enterprises. In addition, Turner ranches support many progressive environmental projects including water resource and timber management, and the reintroduction of native species to the land. Turner Enterprises manages over 50,000 bison across 15 ranches.
Deer Creek Ranch Summary:
Turner Enterprises’ Deer Creek Ranch is a 75,000-acre property located in the Northwestern Sandhills of Nebraska in Sheridan County. The Ranch consists of a 1400 head breeding herd and a 1000+ head of yearling bison. In addition, the ranch has its own finishing yard where the bison are fed to a finish weight and shipped directly to the processor. Ranch employees strive for excellence in low-stress bison handling techniques while moving through pastures or shipping.
The Assistant Manager will work directly with the Ranch Manager to develop goals and strategies for ranch operations including, grazing and range management, on-ranch feeding, capital improvements, conservation projects, and ranch infrastructure maintenance and development. The Assistant Manager will work closely with the other full-time employees in the day to day operations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Assistant Manager role will be a combination of administrative and operational duties. The successful candidate will be responsible for typical ranch duties such as fencing, windmill/well maintenance, moving animals, supplementation, equipment maintenance, etc.
This position will be working with budgets, assisting with accounts payables and oversight of multiple projects. In addition, the Assistant Manager will have a focus on range management practices and grazing planning for all bison herds at Deer Creek as well as working with other staff to implement that plan using low-stress livestock handling.
This Assistant Manager will work with TEI’s Range Specialist in Bozeman, MT on range monitoring, reporting of grazing activity, and developing plans for improved grazing through strategic fence and water developments.
A listing of additional day-to-day ranching operational activities can be found in the full position announcement at https://bit.ly/2Txrim0.
- The Assistant Manager has no direct reports, but has supervisory and approval authority, and will facilitate the work of up to 4 full time employees, seasonal help, and contractors as required in the absence of the Ranch Manager.
Education and/or Experience
- A four-year degree in Agriculture or Natural Resources is required. Emphasis in Range Management or Range Ecology preferred but not required.
- Five years of experience in production agriculture is preferred.
- Livestock care and familiarity with low-stress handling experience required.
- Heavy equipment operations preferred.
- ATV experience preferred.
How to apply:
To apply, visit Turner Ranches’ recruiting site at https://bit.ly/2Txrim0.
Do Not Apply via email.
NRCS National Program Director
Location: Salt Lake City, UT (remote duty location considered)
The NRCS National Program Director, in partnership with SWCA consultants, provides leadership and coordination in the implementation of all monitoring and restoration practices on NRCS easements nationwide, as established in the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) and the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE).
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Assists NRCS in managing the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) and the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE) program – voluntary programs to conserve, protect, and enhance the nation’s wetland ecosystems and their associated upland habitats on private lands; — Provides program management expertise to the team, including supporting field staff, coordinating logistics, communicating efficiently with teaming partners and the NRCS, and managing invoices, schedules, and budgets; — Provides high-level expertise in ecological monitoring, wetland functions, and wetland restoration; — Assists with marketing the NRCS contract to NRCS state and field offices; — Potentially provide specialized assistance to the NRCS in implementing easement restoration, as needed.
Salary: $70-$85k+ based on relevant experience; Medical & Dental benefits included
How to apply:
For full description please visit: https://usaconservationstaff.applicantpool.com/jobs/311997.html