CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Range Managers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Forestry
Benchmark Title: Range Managers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Research or study range land management practices to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife. 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.
 
Mediate agreements among rangeland users and preservationists as to appropriate land use and management.
 
Manage forage resources through fire, herbicide use, or revegetation to maintain a sustainable yield from the land.
 
Study rangeland management practices and research range problems to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife.
 
Offer advice to rangeland users on water management, forage production methods, and control of brush.
 
Plan and direct construction and maintenance of range improvements such as fencing, corrals, stock-watering reservoirs and soil-erosion control structures.
 
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.
 
Study grazing patterns to determine number and kind of livestock that can be most profitably grazed and to determine the best grazing seasons.
 
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.
 
Manage private livestock operations.
 
Develop new and improved instruments and techniques for activities such as range reseeding.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Forestry
Benchmark Title: Range Managers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Biology Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
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.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Food Production Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Forestry
Benchmark Title: Range Managers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Forestry
Benchmark Title: Range Managers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
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 there is a problem.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Forestry
Benchmark Title: Range Managers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Forestry
Benchmark Title: Range Managers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Aquatic Habitat Biologist
Conservationist
Department of Natural Resources Officer (DNR Officer)
Forestry and Wildlife Manager
Grassland Conservationist
Habitat Biologist
Habitat Management Coordinator
Land Management Supervisor
Lands Resource Manager
Natural Resource Manager
Natural Resource Specialist
Plant Ecologist
Range Conservationist
Range Ecologist
Range Scientist
Range Technician
Rangeland Management Specialist
Real Estate Management Specialist
Refuge Manager
Resource Manager
Territory Manager
Uplands Division Director
Wildlife Conservationist
Wildlife Manager
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Forestry
Benchmark Title: Range Managers
 
 
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