Range Management Specialist

Company Name:
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
_"Serving consumers and agriculture by safeguarding the public, plants, animals_ _and the environment through education and regulation_."
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for a Range Management Specialist in the Division of Animal Industries.
Key Responsibilities:
Conduct reviews of proposed federal and State agency actions affecting rangeland and the livestock industry and conduct on-site review of rangeland management and monitoring plans and results.
Assist rangeland livestock producers, groups, and associations to plan and implement effective grazing management systems and rangeland improvement practices and standards.
Present Department recommendations on rangeland issues at industry meetings.
Explain Department policies, rules and regulations to the public, special interest groups and legislators.
Provide technical assistance and training to Department staff in all facets of rangeland management.
Facilitate hearings and/or meetings on issues or disputes affecting rangeland users.
Technical writing specific to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents.
Ability to develop and implement a statewide rangeland/riparian photo monitoring program.
Minimum Qualifications: The following items are minimum requirements. Your resume and exam answers should address these areas in order to be considered for the current opening at the Department of Agriculture.
Required experience and/or education in:
Vegetation monitoring procedures
Range ecosystems
Plant physiology
Rangeland and riparian area management
Land inventory and monitoring procedures
Specialty Qualifications: The following items are minimum requirements. Your resume and exam answers should address these areas in order to be considered for the current opening at the Department of Agriculture.
Good knowledge of the range program to include administrative rules governing grazing and range management issues; and experience working with industry representatives.
In addition to the above requirements, experience in the following areas will make you a more desirable candidate.
Presenting technical range management information before groups.
Experience with the restoration and rehabilitation of rangelands.
Experience mediating conflict on resource issues with landowners and Federal or State agencies.
Technical writing: assessing environmental and resource management plans for grazing assignments and permits; writing, reviewing and analyzing land management plans and NEPA documents for rangeland issues.
NOTE: If you are invited to interview for this position, you will be required to provide a work sample of your technical writing skills.
_Temporary appointments from this announcement, serving at least one thousand forty (1,040) hours of continuous service, may be hired as an entrance probationary employee without further examination for the same classification and location as announced._
Examination: Education and Experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 85 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete. To preview the exam, click on below. You will not be able to apply from this screen. Please follow the directions under "How to Apply".
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### Thank you for your interest in the Idaho Department of Agriculture!
Open for Recruitment: December 4, 2014 - December 8, 2014
Announcement #: 01015000057
Location(s): Boise
Salary Range: $24.04 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

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