Rangeland Management Specialist

Malheur National Forest

Permanent Full-Time GS-0454-11/12 and GS-12 Rangeland Management Specialist
Permanent Full Time Pacific Northwest Region Multiple Locations Available
OPEN NOW! January 19th, 2023 – January 25th, 2023
The Pacific Northwest Region (Region 6) is advertising to fill several Permanent Full-Time Rangeland Management Specialist positions.
For more information about these positions, please contact Josh Giles at joshua.giles@usda.gov
Rangeland Management Specialist (GS-0454-11/12) Announcement #23-R6-GVA-11799704-DP-TR https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/700652100
Possible Duty Locations Include:
• Chemult, OR
• Chiloquin, OR (full performance level GS-11)
• Dufur, OR
• Hines, OR
• John Day, OR
• Pendleton, OR
• Portland, OR
• Prairie City, OR (full performance level GS-11)
• Prineville, OR
Supervisory Rangeland Management Specialist (GS-0454-12) Announcement #23-R6-GVA-11801635-DP-TR https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/700653300
Locations Available: Baker City, OR

MAJOR DUTIES GS-11/12 (listed at full performance level)
• Review grazing permit applications, and ensure impartial consideration of applications, where requests for range use exceeds the available forage.
• Administer term grazing permit issuance and manage a complex range program to include legal aspects, resolve permittee and agency disputes and decision appeals.
• Provide technical advice and leadership to the vegetative management program, review activities to assure basic plant physiology principles are followed.
• Establish and maintain close working relationships with internal and external agencies and partners to offer expert advice on rangeland resource problems.
• Serve on interdisciplinary teams, evaluating rangeland resource and ecosystem impacts, identify alternatives, and trade-offs or results of various rangeland project proposals.

• Resolve problems on-site when possible or reports findings with recommendations for staff decision.
• Participate in the development of policy, plans, programs, standards, and long-range goals and objectives needed for the conduct of assigned responsibilities.
• Serve as the Forest authority in management of the range resource on the total Forest area.
• Oversee the management of the Forest range permit system. Ensures that policies, laws, and regulations are complied with.
• Provide technical and professional leadership in coordination of range programs with sound principles of multiple-use management.