Range Aids - Arizona & New Mexico

  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Coyote, NM, USA
  • Oct 02, 2018
Temporary Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources

Job Description

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Summary

This position is located within a National Forest. The incumbent performs a variety of recurring routine tasks in range management, as a crew member or individual worker.

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Responsibilities

Counts livestock as they are entering or exiting allotments. Counts livestock on range allotments.

Inspects allotments before and after grazing season to document vegetation utilization. Document and report unpermitted livestock on Forest Service Lands. Document and report permit violations to superiors. Assists in roundup in case of unauthorized livestock use. Provides identification tags to permittees and oversees attachments to livestock.

Inspects conditions of boundary and drift fences and water developments. Checks progress of fence construction by permittees, and salt and feed locations.

Serves as a crew member on range improvement construction and revegetation projects that include construction of fences, cattle guards, water developments, repairing fences, prescribed burning, seeding and fertilization. 

Assists in range analysis duties by driving stakes, stretching tapes and recording plants identified by higher grade employee. 

Learns to identify range plants and soil types common to local area; receives assignments which provide basic understanding in the use of aerial photos. 

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.

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Job Level

Entry-level  

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

GS 03 Salary $12.74/hor.