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Range Managers

Research or study range land management practices to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife.   (O'Net 19-1031.02)

 
Reported job titles:   Aquatic Habitat Biologist, Conservationist, Department of Natural Resources Officer (DNR Officer), Division Order Technician, 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, Wildlife Refuge Manager, Wildlife Refuge Specialist
 
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    Wages
    for Conservation Scientists which includes:
                          - Soil and Water Conservationists
                          - Range Managers
                          - Park Naturalists
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 16.63   $ 18.85   $ 24.33   $ 33.23   $ 42.11   $ 29.07  
    Yearly $34,590   $39,200   $50,600   $69,120   $87,590   $60,460  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 23.54   $ 26.86   $ 33.23   $ 42.31   $ 48.85   $ 34.70  
    Yearly $48,970   $55,870   $69,130   $88,010   $101,600   $72,190  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 16.20   $ 17.50   $ 19.25   $ 28.49   $ 37.03   $ 24.11  
    Yearly $33,710   $36,400   $40,030   $59,260   $77,020   $50,140  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 16.42   $ 18.51   $ 22.99   $ 29.25   $ 37.03   $ 28.79  
    Yearly $34,150   $38,500   $47,810   $60,850   $77,020   $59,880  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Conservation Scientists which includes:
                                  - Soil and Water Conservationists
                                  - Range Managers
                                  - Park Naturalists
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 111 130 1.6% 7
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Conservation Scientists which includes:
                                - Soil and Water Conservationists
                                - Range Managers
                                - Park Naturalists
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Federal government, all industries 34.3%
    State government, excluding education and hospitals 24.1%
    Local government, excluding education and hospitals 17.5%
    Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations 9.7%
    Educational services; state, local, and private 4.5%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Range Managers
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  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Range Managers  updated December 2005
     


    Knowledge
    for Range Managers
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  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Range Managers  updated December 2005
     


    Skills
    for Range Managers
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  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
     
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Range Managers  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
    for Range Managers
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  • 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.
     
  • 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).
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Range Managers  updated December 2005
     


    Work Activities
    for Range Managers
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  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
     
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization - Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public - Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
     
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Range Managers  updated December 2005
     


    Interests
    for Range Managers
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  • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
     
  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Range Managers  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
    for Range Managers
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  • 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.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Range Managers  updated December 2005
     


    State of Vermont License Information
    that may be required for Range Managers
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
    for Range Managers
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  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
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  • Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Range Managers  updated December 2005
     


    Schools
    offering instructional programs related to Range Managers
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management.
     
    • Forest Sciences and Biology.
     
    • Forestry, General.
     
    • Land Use Planning and Management/Development.
     
    • Natural Resources Management and Policy.
     
    • Natural Resources/Conservation, General.
     
    • Range Science and Management.
     
    • Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management.
     
    • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management.
     
     Search for schools offering these programs at
     
     
     
    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Range Managers 
     

     
     
     
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