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Range Managers

Also called: Rangeland Management Specialist, Natural Resource Specialist, Land Management Supervisor, Natural Resource Manager

What they do:
Research or study range land management practices to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife.
On the job, you would:
  • Regulate grazing, and help ranchers plan and organize grazing systems in order to manage, improve and protect rangelands and maximize their use.
  • Measure and assess vegetation resources for biological assessment companies, environmental impact statements, and rangeland monitoring programs.
  • Maintain soil stability and vegetation for non-grazing uses, such as wildlife habitats and outdoor recreation.

Knowledge

Math and Science
  • biology
  • geography
Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Dependability
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS software
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • National Resources Conservation Service Ecological Site Information System ESIS
Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Leica Geosystems ERDAS IMAGINE

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$61,220
per year, on average
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