Range Conservation Scientist
The Range Conservation Scientist position is a permanent full-time position located in Milnesand, NM, reporting to the Conservation District II Project Manager. The Range Conservation Scientist will accomplish a wide variety of client needs including but not limited to:
- Develop, implement, or administer plans for livestock grazing operations, rangeland habitat analyses and enhancements, rangeland improvements, wildlife habitat protection and improvement, watershed protection and improvement.
- Provide technical assistance and guidance to landowners/ranchers for grazing systems, range improvements, and wildlife management.
- Work with federal and state land management agencies to identify rangeland health needs, provide assistance with grazing permit compliance, and collect and analyze data.
- Study forage plants and their growth requirements to determine varieties best suited to particular range.
- Study rangeland management practices and research range problems to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife.
- Study grazing patterns to determine number and kind of livestock that can be most profitably grazed and to determine the best grazing seasons.
- Identify and develop rangeland improvement projects.
- Conduct vegetation, soil, hydrological condition and trend surveys and analysis.
- Collect field samples, monitor experiments, make observations, calculate, and record results.
- Compile, prepare, analyze, and manage survey data.
- Construct and repair habitat improvement structures.
- Produce maps using GIS.
- Assure compliance with government regulations and habitat protection.
- Keep accurate and complete records.
- Assist with preparation of technical reports and scientific papers.
- Adhere to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines.
- Various other projects and duties as assigned.
The salary range for this position is $40,000 - $90,000 annually depending on experience. CEHMM offers a very relaxed work environment with flexible schedules, competitive compensation, benefits including 401K, quality insurance options, relocation reimbursement, education reimbursement, and clothing allowance.
- Bachelor’s degree in range science or equivalent required.
- Five years’ experience or equivalent required.
- Ability to obtain licenses and certifications as required.
- Ability to work independently with little supervision and with diverse clientele.
- Knowledge of range science and wildlife, including the ability to develop grazing plans and wildlife habitat management.
- Experience in rangeland inventory, plant identification, and grazing management planning.
- Master’s degree in range science or equivalent
- Ability to identify and differentiate between species in the field, in particular lesser prairie-chickens and dunes sagebrush lizards.
- Experience with GPS.
- Experience with GIS.
- Ability to pull a trailer and operate a UTV.
To apply please send cover letter, resume and references to CEHMM, 505 N. Main St., Carlsbad, NM 88220, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact person email@example.com with the subject Range Conservation Scientist. CEHMM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.