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Professional Profile
Vacancy Announcement No: UT-14-1049466-EI-MP Rangeland Management Specialist (Area Resource Conservationist) GS-0454-12 PERSONAL Name: Jimmy D. (Jim) Wright (Jim.Wright@ks.usda.gov) Address: 414 W 3rd Street Kinsley, Kansas 67547 Telephone: Home: (620)339-9398 Office: (620)338-2236 Country of Veteran's Preference: None Highest Federal Civilian Grade Held: GS-0457-13
Qualifications
MES: Intro. to SCS (1991) Cultural Resource Training (1991) MES: Managing For Excellence (1993) Long Term Contracting (1992) MES: Supervising For Excellence (1994) Civil Rights (1994)(1997,98,99) ECS: Wind Erosion - Pred., Meas. Sexual Harassment Rev. (1995) and Contract (1992) Leadership and Teamwork (1995-1996) Files Maintenance and Disposition (1993) Software I have used: Conservation Planning for New Emp. (1990) MS Office Professional (Word, Irrigation Water Management (1993) Excel, Access, Powerpoint, ECS: Forestry Windbreak Technology (1992) DOS, UNIX, GLA, Quicken, Turbo- RUSLE (1995) Tax, ArcView, ArcGIS, Outlook FOCS (1995) NRI Workshop (1992) GLA (1994) (1998) Member of SWCS (Or. Pres. 1997-2002) Jim Wright -5- UT-14-1049466-EI-MP Strategic Planning (1993) Member of Phi-Beta Phi Honors Frat. Member of Alpha Zeta Honors Frat. Cert. of Merit from La Union Civil Rights - Program Delivery (1998) SWCD (1992) Conservation Planning Certification (1998) Member of SRM West Regional Environmental Training (1999) Civil Rights - Module 1 (SEP)(1999) Coordinated Resource Management Leadership (1999) Customer Service Toolkit (2002) Executive Forum - Leadership Laboratory (1999) Civil Rights/EEO (ongoing training) Leadership Training, Management Team (2003) Capitol Hill Workshop (2004) Volunteer member of State Quality Assurance Team for Workload Analysis (1998-2001) Volunteer member of State Staffing Plan development committee (2000/2001) Timely Completion of Computer Security, PII, and Ethics training as required. Ongoing Mandatory Computer Security Training Capitol Hill Workshop (2005) Ongoing PII Protection Training Annual Farm Bill Programs Training Prescribed Burning (2008) Plant/Herbivore Interaction (2009) Effective Communication (2010) GPS Training (2010) Working Effectively With Livestock Producers (2010) Rangeland Health Training (2013) Volunteer Wrestling Coach with Dodge City Wranglers Volunteer member of "Streamlining Conservation Planning Initiative" Volunteer instructor for AARP Driver's Safety Program Volunteer Chairman of the Southwest Kansas Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Relevant Experience
  • Strategic Planning (1993) Member of Phi-Beta Phi Honors Frat
  • Member of Alpha Zeta Honors Frat. Cert. of Merit from La Union
Experience
05/2007 to Current Rangeland Management Specialist Department Of Agriculture | Camp Verde, AZ, KS Employer: USDA-NRCS, Full-time Supervisor: Jess F. Crockford, ASTC, Hutchinson, KS (620)663-3501 x 102, (You may contact Mr. Crockford) Duties and Responsibilities: - Provide technical guidance and assistance in rangeland planning and application to field offices in 14-18 counties of southwest Kansas - Perform onsite producer interviews, benchmark inventories, and preliminary grazing land plans used within the overall conservation planning process to develop contracts in EQIP, WHIP, CSP, GRP, and state cost share (district funds) - Assist other Area (and sometimes State)staff with Quality Assurance Reviews (QARs) by reviewing conservation plans, applied practices, and contracts for completeness, especially those dealing with grazing land as well as providing written comments for the final report to the Area Conservationist - Either actively participate as a team leader in or provide back-up assistance for other rangeland management specialists engaged in NRI data collection. - Provide follow-up assistance on existing grazing land plans to ensure that producers are gaining the expected benefits from their plans - Provide rangeland planning training to field employees, district employees, state agency employees, other federal agency employees, and private landowners/operators in both formal and informal settings - Provide information on available programs under the current farm bill and other programs that may be available to individuals, groups, and other federal entities Jim Wright -2- UT-14-1049466-EI-MP - Maintain job approval authority for most ECS practices including advanced prescribed burning authority - Utilize protracts, PRS, and IDEA to keep up-to-date on contract issues and practices applied or needing to be applied - Utilize Customer Service Toolkit for planning along with EXCEL, WORD, OUTLOOK, and other programs on a laptop computer to accomplish my work
01/2003 to 05/2007 Assistant State Conservationist (FO) Department Of Agriculture | Collbran, CO, Employer: USDA-NRCS, Full-time Supervisor: Harold Klaege, STC, Salina, Kansas (Retired) Duties and Responsibilities: - Served as supervisor of record for Area 2 employees (35) in 24 counties with the delegated authority of an Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations (Supervision includes Area Technical Specialists and District Conservationists), responsible for an additional 28 field employees within the Area. - Interacted as a member of the Kansas State Management Team by providing field level input for decision making, strategic planning, and policy development. - Actively worked to develop and encouraged a viable, active team within Area 2 which included the Conservation Districts, RC&D Councils, other agencies, and organizations. - Demonstrated and encouraged CR/EEO awareness and parity. - Provided quality assurance in Area activities leading to conservation of natural resources and program implementation. - Worked closely with other Management Team members, partners, and individuals to ensure that local, state, and national conservation goals are met (received performance awards two years for meeting and exceeding Area goals). - Served as liaison to The Playa Lakes Joint Venture - Served as contracting officer for Farm Bill programs dealing with EQIP, WHIP, and CSP contracts within Area 2.
01/1995 to 01/2003 Basin Team Leader Department Of Agriculture | Duncan, AZ, Field Office (FO) in the Deschutes Basin Employer: USDA-NRCS, Full-time Supervisor: Robert Graham, STC, Portland, Oregon (Retired) Duties and Responsibilities: - Served as supervisor of record for basin employees (16-24) in 6 counties with the delegated authority of the AC line officer level (supervision includes technical specialists with statewide responsibilities). - Interacted as a member of the Oregon State Leadership Team by providing field level input into decisions, strategic planning, policy development and interpretation. Jim Wright -3- UT-14-1049466-EI-MP - Actively worked to develop a viable, active team consisting of basin employees, Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)partners, and other agencies within the basin along with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. - Demonstrated and encouraged CR/EEO awareness and parity. - Took the lead in drafting and finalizing the Deschutes Basin Strategic Plan and subsequent reviews and updates of this plan after incorporating the requested changes of the Basin Team members and partners. - Ensured the development and implementation of public information activities within the basin. - Worked closely with other basin team leaders and Oregon Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) area chairpersons to ensure that basin, state, regional, and national objectives in conservation are met. - Involved in consultation and section 4 meetings with NMFS and USFWS dealing with a listed threatened species (steelhead trout).
10/1993 to 01/1995 District Conservationist University Of California | Fresno, CA, FO, Moro, Oregon Employer: USDA-SCS, Full-time Supervisor: Russ Collett, AC. Bend, Oregon (NO LONGER IN POSITION) Duties and Responsibilities: - Provided technical assistance and guidance to the Sherman County SWCD. - Served as a line officer, providing interpretation on current rules, regulations, and policy. - Directed a field office staff (2) through an annual plan of operation; developed resource inventories and management alternatives for many of the 165 cooperating farm/ranch units. - Ensured that civil rights and equal employment opportunities were understood and policy followed. - Carried out a local program of conservation planning, including erosion control practices, range improvement practices, livestock management practices, flood control practices and agronomic management practices. Conservation planning was encouraged at a Resource Management System (RMS) level.
08/1991 to 10/1993 Soil Conservationist USDA-SCS, Full-time | City, STATE, FO, Las Cruces, New Mexico Employer: USDA-SCS, Full-time Supervisor: John D. Allen, DC, Las Cruces, New Mexico (Retired) Duties and Responsibilities: - Provided technical assistance to cooperators of the La Union SWCD in the development, application, and maintenance of conservation plans. - Acted as District Conservationist when requested and carried out that responsibility, seeking assistance from others as needed to meet the local conservation program needs. Jim Wright -4- UT-14-1049466-EI-MP - Assisted the DC in administrative duties and field office operations; APO, workload analysis, and goals; training of co-op students and other field office staff.
07/1990 to 08/1991 Soil Conservationist USDA-SCS, Full-time | City, STATE, FO, Clayton, New Mexico Employer: USDA-SCS, Full-time Supervisor: Ben Creighton, DC, Clayton FO, Clayton, New Mexico (Retired) Duties and Responsibilities: - Contacted land users and revised soil and water problems listed in their conservation plans and assisted them to amend, modify, or change their plans based on new information and/or management practices available. - Conducted status reviews on CRP and conservation compliance and evaluated what still needed to be done and when. - Participated fully in administrative activities of the field office.
06/1975 to 06/1989 Research Assistant Term | City, STATE, started $8,995 per year to $21,110 per year Location: Fort Stanton Experimental Range, Fort Stanton, New Mexico Employer: New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico Supervisor: Eugene Parker (Retired) Duties and Responsibilities: - Collection and assimilation of agricultural research data use in the formulation of reports supporting or contradicting research hypothesis. - Clipped vegetation and processed it to determine production and utilization on 4 different grazing systems. - Read line point transects, deer pellet transects, phenology plots, and range fertilization studies. - Worked with fistulated steers and sheep on feeding trials and other vegetation ingestion studies in conjunction with graduate students. - Performed general ranch work, such as fence maintenance and building, feeding supplements to cattle and sheep, and general equipment maintenance.
Education
Expected in Diploma | Capitan High School, Capitan, New Mexico GPA:
High School - Capitan High School, Capitan, New Mexico - Diploma, May, 1970
Expected in BS | Range Science, Biology New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico GPA:
College - New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico - BS in Agriculture, May, 1975, GPA - 3.59 - Major: Range Science Minor: Biology
Expected in AAS | Electronic Technology Eastern New Mexico University, Roswell, New Mexico GPA:
- Eastern New Mexico University, Roswell, New Mexico - AAS Degree, May 1989, GPA-3.9 - Major: Electronic Technology
Affiliations
Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) area chairpersons to ensure that basin, state, regional, and national objectives in conservation are met
Certifications
ECS CRP Member of Alpha Zeta Honors Frat. Cert. of Merit from La Union Conservation Planning Certification ( ) Member of SRM
Skills
Collection, Maintenance, Equipment Maintenance, Contracts, Quality Assurance, Eeo, Equal Employment Opportunity, Policy Development, Strategic Planning, Training, Ac, Benefits, Customer Service, Data Collection, Ecs, Excel, Outlook, Receptionist, Retail Sales, Word, Drafting, Operations, Field Operations, Joint Venture, Joint Ventures, Liaison, Natural, Technical Assistance, Erosion, Flood Control, Rms, Srm, Access, Arcgis, Arcview, Computer Security, Dos, Forestry, Gps, Instructor, Irrigation, Laboratory, Mes, Ms Office, Powerpoint, Quicken, Security, Staffing, Unix

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School Attended
  • Capitan High School
  • New Mexico State University
  • Eastern New Mexico University
Job Titles Held:
  • Rangeland Management Specialist
  • Assistant State Conservationist (FO)
  • Basin Team Leader
  • District Conservationist
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Research Assistant
Degrees
  • Diploma
  • BS
  • AAS

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