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Range Managers

Also called: Natural Resource Specialist, Range Technician, Rangeland Management Specialist, 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, such as by issuing permits and checking for compliance with standards, and help ranchers plan and organize grazing systems to manage, improve, protect, and maximize the use of rangelands.
  • Manage forage resources through fire, herbicide use, or revegetation to maintain a sustainable yield from the land.
  • Coordinate with federal land managers and other agencies and organizations to manage and protect rangelands.

Knowledge

Math and Science
  • biology
  • geography
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
Business
  • administrative services

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
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
  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

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

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$62,660
$39,270
$98,060
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