Range Technician (Weeds) - Belle Fourche - job 636776

Department Of The Interior

Date: 02/23/2021

City: Belle Fourche, South Dakota

Employment type: Full-time

  • Duties




Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

This position is located in Eastern Montana/Dakotas District Office, South Dakota Field Office, Belle Fourche, South Dakota . Information about Belle Fourche and the surrounding area can be found at https://www.bellefourchechamber.org/

We expect to fill two (2) vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.

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  • Performs routine and recurring weed management activities for the respective organization in accordance with all applicable resource management plans, environmental assessments, cooperative agreements, safety plans, etc.

  • Completes recurring tasks involved in inventorying, monitoring, and mapping existing weed populations utilizing global positioning systems and topographic maps.

  • Completes rangeland rehabilitation and restoration projects in compliance with all applicable resource management plans, environmental assessments, cooperative agreements, safety plans, etc.

  • Provides written comments on environmental assessments, resource management plan reviews, and other planning documents.

  • Works closely with other landowners and cooperators within the geographic area in order to ensure weed management efforts are successful.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel to the field will be required. The amount of overnight travel to be determined by the nature of the work.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

None - These positions have no promotion potential; if you want to be considered for a higher grade, you must apply for the higher grade.

  • Job family (Series)

0455 Range Technician

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • Be sure to read the 'How to Apply' and 'Required Documents' Sections.

  • You cannot hold an active real estate license: nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.

  • Direct Deposit Required.

  • Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.

  • Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the qualification requirements as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must adequately reflect in your resume.

  • This is a temporary appointment. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status and will be for a period not-to-exceed 1039 hours in a service year.

  • Some locations may require that you possess and maintain a valid state driver's license while employed in this position.

  • NO GOVERNMENT HOUSING IS AVAILABLE - securing housing will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

  • Candidates will be required to be 18 years of age prior to their entrance on duty in order to be authorized to operate a government vehicle. If selected, you will be required to provide verification of your age to the selecting official.


In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience.

You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-4 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: conducting weed treatments under the supervision of another licensed pesticide applicator, assists in inventory and monitoring weed infestations, maintaining spraying equipment and responsible for complying with proper application, storage, and handling of pesticides.

  • OR-

Education: Successful completion of a full four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in forestry, range management, agriculture or a subject-matter field directly related to the position or that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following courses: forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources, outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering or wildland fire science. Not more than 6 semester hours in math is creditable.

  • OR-

Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate undergraduate education.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Physical Demands: The work requires some physical exertion, such as regular and recurring running, walking, or bending; walking or climbing over rocky areas, through dense vegetation, and in mountainous terrain. The incumbent must be in good physical condition, be able to lift heavy objects, and perform strenuous physical activity for prolonged periods of time. The incumbent may be required to carry up to 45 pounds on his/her back over uneven terrain.

Work Environment: Office work is performed in adequately lighted, heated, and air conditioned offices. Much of the time is spent in the field where exposure to extremes of heat and cold, rough terrain, insects, snakes, and other hazards are common. The incumbent will carefully adhere to all safety policies and procedures to mitigate hazards encountered.


Applicants may qualify for these positions based on experience, education, or an equivalent combination as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.

If using education to qualify, you must submit copies of all transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. See Required Documents section for more information.

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