Range Managers


Also called : Conservationist, Land Management Supervisor, Natural Resource Manager, Natural Resource Specialist, Range Management Specialist, Range Technician, Rangeland Management Specialist, Rangeland Technicia

What they do


Research or study range land management practices to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife.

On the job, one would


  • Tailor conservation plans to landowners' goals, such as livestock support, wildlife, or recreation.

  • Develop technical standards and specifications used to manage, protect, and improve the natural resources of range lands and related grazing lands.

  • Plan and implement revegetation of disturbed sites.

  • Study forage plants and their growth requirements to determine varieties best suited to particular range.

  • Develop methods for protecting range from fire and rodent damage and for controlling poisonous plants.

KNOWLEDGE


  • Biology
    Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

  • English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  • Geography
    Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.

  • Law and Government
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

SKILLS


  • Active Listening
    Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

  • Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

  • Critical Thinking
    Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

  • Speaking
    Talking to others to convey information effectively.

  • Complex Problem Solving
    Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

ABILITIES


  • Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

  • Written Comprehension
    The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

  • Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Problem Sensitivity
    The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.

  • Written Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

  • Initiative
    Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.

  • Cooperation
    Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

  • Independence
    Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

  • Adaptability/Flexibility
    Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

  • Attention to Detail
    Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

  • Leadership
    Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

  • Analytical Thinking
    Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

  • Self-Control
    Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

TECHNOLOGY

  • Analytical or scientific software

  • Data base user interface and query software

  • Data mining software

  • Geographic information system

  • Graphics or photo imaging software

  • Map creation software

  • Object or component oriented development software

  • Office suite software

  • Operating system software

  • Presentation software

  • Spreadsheet software

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Preparation

    Considerable Preparation Needed

  • Education

    Four-year bachelor degree

  • Experience

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupation

  • Jobtraining

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

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