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Research or study range land management practices to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Tape measures
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  • Plumb bobs
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  • Plant samples analysis equipment
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  • Laboratory sifting equipment
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  • Bench scales
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Analytical or scientific software
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  • Data base user interface and query software
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  • Map creation software
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  • Object or component oriented development software
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  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Regulate grazing, and help ranchers plan and organize grazing systems in order to manage, improve and protect rangelands and maximize their use.
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  • Measure and assess vegetation resources for biological assessment companies, environmental impact statements, and rangeland monitoring programs.
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  • Maintain soil stability and vegetation for non-grazing uses, such as wildlife habitats and outdoor recreation.
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  • Mediate agreements among rangeland users and preservationists as to appropriate land use and management.
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  • Manage forage resources through fire, herbicide use, or revegetation to maintain a sustainable yield from the land.
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  • Study rangeland management practices and research range problems to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife.
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  • Offer advice to rangeland users on water management, forage production methods, and control of brush.
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  • Plan and direct construction and maintenance of range improvements such as fencing, corrals, stock-watering reservoirs and soil-erosion control structures.
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  • Tailor conservation plans to landowners' goals, such as livestock support, wildlife, or recreation.
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  • Develop technical standards and specifications used to manage, protect and improve the natural resources of range lands and related grazing lands.
  •  Skills
     
  • 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.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
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  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
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  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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      Education:   Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
      Related 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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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $80,403.00 $38.65  $23.11  $31.71 - $49.60 
    Hartford $73,295.00 $35.24  $14.59  $14.79 - $50.35 
    New Haven $92,221.00 $44.33  $41.53  $42.36 - $46.88 
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