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BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the seasonal team to serve as an Range Technician (Wild Horse and Burro) for the Billings Field Office in Billings, Montana. Information about this area can be found at www.billingschamber.com
Housing is not provided for this position.
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Range Technicians work under the supervision and guidance of professional range and natural resource specialists providing technical support and assistance in the Wild horse and Burro Program. Performs the following or duties of similar complexity:
Monitors distribution and movement of wild horses and/or burros. Observes, records, and reports any signs of unauthorized grazing use/trespass animals and assists in roundup of trespass wild horse and/or burro . Makes observations of wildlife and wild horse and/or burro herds. Serves as a team member for range inventory efforts. Includes duties such as mapper and entails collecting, compiling, and recording vegetation data on each site write-up area (SWA). Assists with vegetation counts by species and/or life form from small plots or transects to determine such information as survival of seedlings, species present, distribution of plants, volume of growth. Provides impressions of range conditions, and similar observations. Collects and records data in range studies such as condition and trend use, utilization, actual use, and climatological data. Collects, compiles, and records water sources data (wells, pipelines, reservoirs, etc.) and boundary lines (allotments, fences, natural barriers, etc.) for range inventory mapping efforts. Inputs data on grazing allotments into the automated system. Provides assistance in identifying needed improvement projects (wells, reservoirs, fences, vegetation projects, etc.) and inspecting/inventorying condition of existing projects. Occasionally uses an engineer’s level or transit and/or GPS as well as instruments needed to make rough measurements necessary in locating conservation projects in relation to established markers, computes yardage of simple earth dams and dikes or similar projects.
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