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Bureau of Land Management - Range Technician Individual Placement

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Monte Vista, CO


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May 6, 2021

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Title: Bureau of Land Management - Range Technician Individual Placement

Start/End Date:  6/7/2021 – 8/27/2021

Stipend:  $629.00/week (+Education Award)

Term:  12 weeks

Reports To:  Bureau of Land Management – San Luis Valley Field Office

Location:  Monte Vista, CO 81144

Status:  450-hour AmeriCorps Service Term

Benefits:  AmeriCorps Education Award $1,638.89 after successful completion

Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission

It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment.

Program Overview:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages public lands to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau of Land Management is the largest land management agency in the country, managing 1 in 10 acres. This position will be located in the San Luis Valley, in southern Colorado, which manages 500,000 acres of public land in the Rio Grande Basin. This encompasses a myriad of ecosystems ranging from alpine desert to the majestic Sangre de Cristo Wilderness. The range program mission is to manage rangeland habitat in a sustainable manner while also facilitating the multiple use mission of the BLM.

This position will be operating out of the San Luis Valley Field Office in Monte Vista, Colorado where the BLM provides an integral service of managing grazing uses in the area. As a Range Technician the individual will work directly with senior Range Management Specialists in the administration of this complex program. This includes assisting with the management of permit casefiles, and allotment files and assisting with data management associated with range improvements. The individual will gain great insight into the inner workings of a range management program and the role it plays in an interdisciplinary setting, working alongside other resource specialists.

Essential functions and responsibilities include:

  • Working on Permittee casefiles.
    • Filing documents and organization of permittee casefiles
    • Transfer of permittee records to new casefiles
    • Closeout inactive permittee casefiles
    • Provide labelling for all permittee casefiles
  • Working with Allotment Files
    • Filing of field documents in appropriate allotment files
    • Provide new allotment folders where appropriate
    • Organization of files
  • RIPS project data clean-up
    • Delete RIPS files that have projects that are no longer functioning and provide updates to RIPS files that have been identified as needing more data.

General Qualifications:

  • This individual must have some understanding of public lands and the resource the BLM manages, especially grazing.
  • Basic computer operating skills.
  • Possess good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Possess good interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication skills

The successful applicant must be self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work. This can include long periods of standing or walking on rough, uneven ground, bending, crouching, and stooping. Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • CitizenshipPermanent Resident Card, INS form I-551
    Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551
    A passport indicating that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
    A departure record ( INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
  • Driver's License

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To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application here.

Contact Cait at with any questions.

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