Student Trainees (Soil Conservation) - 48 positions at multiple locations in the Heartland (IA, NE, KS, OK, MN)

  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Minnesota
  • Mar 23, 2017
Flexible - Several Options Biology/Ecology GIS Natural Resources Water Quality Watershed/Stormwater Wetlands/Coastlines/Floodplains

Job Description


As a Student Trainee (Soil Conservation), you will be performing the following duties under direct supervision; Assignments will be developmental in nature and will assist the employee gain the competencies necessary for a career:

  • Receives intensive and specialized training in all phases of soil and water conservation and related natural resource conservation programs.
  • Learns to perform surveys and set construction stakes for a variety of practices. May operate rod or chain or other specialized instruments to lay out simple practices.
  • Assists in program and conservation planning for a variety of soil and water practices such as terraces, diversions, waterways, farm drainage systems, and others.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • As required to perform the duties of the position and complete the requirements of the Pathways Program.

Closes Monday 4/3/2017

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Job Level

Entry-level, Intern (Paid)


Government- Federal


$12.53 to $16.29/hour. Series & Grade GS-0499-03. Promotion Potential GS-04.