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Range Managers - 19-1031.02

O*NET-SOC Description

Research or study range land management practices to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Conservationist
  • Land Management Supervisor
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Natural Resource Specialist
  • Range Management Specialist
  • Range Technician
  • Rangeland Management Specialist
  • Rangeland Technician
  • Refuge Manager
  • Resource Manager

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Coordinate with federal land managers and other agencies and organizations to manage and protect rangelands.
  • Develop methods for protecting range from fire and rodent damage and for controlling poisonous plants.
  • Develop new and improved instruments and techniques for activities, such as range reseeding.
  • Develop technical standards and specifications used to manage, protect, and improve the natural resources of range lands and related grazing lands.
  • Maintain soil stability and vegetation for non-grazing uses, such as wildlife habitats and outdoor recreation.
  • Manage forage resources through fire, herbicide use, or revegetation to maintain a sustainable yield from the land.
  • Manage private livestock operations.
  • Measure and assess vegetation resources for biological assessment companies, environmental impact statements, and rangeland monitoring programs.
  • Mediate agreements among rangeland users and preservationists as to appropriate land use and management.
  • 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.
  • Plan and implement revegetation of disturbed sites.
  • Regulate grazing, such as by issuing permits and checking for compliance with standards, and help ranchers plan and organize grazing systems to manage, improve, protect, and maximize the use of rangelands.
  • Study forage plants and their growth requirements to determine varieties best suited to particular range.
  • Study grazing patterns to determine number and kind of livestock that can be most profitably grazed and to determine the best grazing seasons.
  • Study rangeland management practices and research range problems to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife.
  • Tailor conservation plans to landowners' goals, such as livestock support, wildlife, or recreation.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others about land management or conservation.
  • Communicate with government agencies.
  • Confer with others to conduct or arrange operational activities.
  • Determine operational compliance with regulations or standards.
  • Develop agricultural methods.
  • Develop environmental sustainability plans or projects.
  • Develop plans to manage natural or renewable resources.
  • Issue permits or other legal documents.
  • Manage agricultural or forestry operations.
  • Measure environmental characteristics.
  • Mediate disputes.
  • Plan natural resources conservation or restoration programs.
  • Research crop management methods.
  • Research livestock management methods.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Environmental Engineering Management Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Special Reconnaissance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Range Manager