This position is a Range Technician assigned to the Jordan Resource Area of the Vale District. The incumbent works for the Ecological Site Inventory (ESI) team collecting and analyzing vegetation data in relationship to Ecological Site types. The position involves the performance of a variety of routine and frequently complex tasks in an office setting or field environment which includes some or all of the following duties. Collecting ecological site information for population distributions, conditions, trend, associated species, and land forms of occurrence. Incumbent compiles data into appropriate reports, identifies vegetative habitats and maps ecological potential of public lands in close coordination with soil scientists. Incumbent evaluates and maps present plant communities upon the bases of degree of departure from the ecological potential. Aids in developing and refining ecological descriptions where adequate descriptions are lacking, uses screen digitizing to transfer vegetative field mapping product into the GIS system. Assembles ecological field data from ESI inventory, and inputs information into databases. Enters survey data from data sheets and/or tables using software such as Excel or Access, along with performing statistical manipulations.