Rangeland Management Specialist

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

About the organization

NRCS works with farmers, ranchers and forest landowners across the country to help them boost agricultural productivity and protect natural resources through conservation.


Develop resource management plans with ranch operators and other land and resource decision-makers.

These duties involve working with the operators and ranchers in making range site and condition inventories, analyzing ranch resources, recommending varieties of crops and grasses, locating stock water developments, and irrigation water management.

Follow-up with cooperators to implement the plans, determine successes or failure of established practices. This includes collecting cost/return data on range practices and range conservation plans.

Provide assistance in the establishment of supplemental practices; monitors and documents changes in plant communities, rangeland, vegetative cover, and production and soil surface condition resulting from applied grazing management systems.

Assist with the calculation of an adequate livestock feed and forage balance for the ranch.

As directed, attends meetings of various rural, urban, and tribal groups to explain NRCS programs, program measures, and to develop competence and confidence in working with people.

Participates in all appropriate administrative activities of the office, including preparation of news releases on range conservation topics of local interest.


You must be a US Citizen or US National.

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.

Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.

Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.

Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/.

Must possess and maintain a valid state motor vehicle operator's license for the type of vehicle(s) operated to perform the duties of this position.

Incumbent is required to obtain Conservation Planning Level certification.

See application for education and experience requirements.


$33,949 to $66,868 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

See application for additional requirements.

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