USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

NRCS uses Landscape Conservation Initiatives to accelerate the benefits of voluntary conservation programs, such as cleaner water and air, healthier soil and enhanced wildlife habitat.  NRCS conservation programs help agricultural producers improve the environment while maintaining a vibrant agricultural sector.  

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Maine, USA
Jun 19, 2019
Full time
2 vacancies in the following locations: Fort Kent, ME  1 vacancy Skowhegan, ME  1 vacancy Summary This position provides assistance in the development, planning, contracting and application of land conservation practices and programs consistent with NRCS policy and procedures. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Assist in gathering and assembling preliminary data for all resource concerns for use in developing complete basic farm conservation plans, including conducting engineering surveys and preparing drawings for conservation practices common to the area. Utilize Toolkit/Protracts programs in the documentation and management of conservation plans and technical assistance by the service center. Carry out a follow-up schedule for applying soil conservation practices in accordance with plan and contract schedules. Work with District Conservationists to conduct environmental education on natural resource issues, water quality, and general conservation. Travel Required 25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Iowa, USA
Jun 19, 2019
Full time
55 vacancies in the following locations: Algona, IA  1 vacancy Atlantic, IA  1 vacancy Audubon, IA  2 vacancies Bloomfield, IA  1 vacancy Carroll, IA  1 vacancy Chariton, IA  1 vacancy Creston, IA  4 vacancies Decorah, IA  7 vacancies Denison, IA  3 vacancies Epworth, IA  3 vacancies Fort Dodge, IA  1 vacancy Garner, IA  1 vacancy Indianola, IA  1 vacancy Mount Pleasant, IA  1 vacancy New Hampton, IA  1 vacancy Newton, IA  1 vacancy Oakland, IA  3 vacancies Ottumwa, IA  1 vacancy Red Oak, IA  3 vacancies Sergeant Bluff, IA  3 vacancies Sibley, IA  2 vacancies Spencer, IA  1 vacancy Tipton, IA  1 vacancy Vinton, IA  2 vacancies Wapello, IA  1 vacancy Washington, IA  1 vacancy Waterloo, IA  3 vacancies Webster City, IA  1 vacancy Williamsburg, IA  3 vacancies Summary The incumbent performs duties which assist the District Conservationist in developing and carrying out a coordinated natural resources conservation program tailored to customers' needs and meeting USDA and NRCS requirements. Incumbent provides technical assistance to local government bodies, tribal entities, state and Federal agencies, private landowners, and the general public in the development, application, and maintenance of a coordinated natural resources conservation program. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Works with farmers and other landowners to develop conventional conservation plans addressing resource concerns. Recommends practices to farmers and ranchers which help control erosion and conserve soil and water. Provides technical guidance and assistance to cooperating landowners in making needed revisions to their conservation plans and contracts. Performs informational duties such as writing stories and news articles; giving talks at meetings; participating in conservation demonstrations; conducting conservation field tours, and staffing NRCS displays at various outreach events. Applies principles of such as agronomy, soil science, forestry, or agriculture, to achieve conservation objectives and ensure technical information transfer to land users, consultants, units of government and environmental groups. Performs annual contract reviews on all assigned contracts to ensure contract schedules are followed and that practices are being maintained according to NRCS standards and specifications. Travel Required Occasional travel - 25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Hines, OR, USA
Jun 12, 2019
Full time
Summary The incumbent provides professional services in range management, and soil and water conservation activities while assisting in the planning of conservation practices on ranches and farms. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Develop resource management plans with ranch operators and other land and resource decision-makers. These duties involve working with the operators and ranchers in making range site and condition inventories, analyzing ranch resources, recommending varieties of crops and grasses, locating stock water developments, and irrigation water management. Follow-up with cooperators to implement the plans, determine successes or failure of established practices. This includes collecting cost/return data on range practices and range conservation plans. Provide assistance in the establishment of supplemental practices; monitors and documents changes in plant communities, rangeland, vegetative cover, and production and soil surface condition resulting from applied grazing management systems; and assist with the calculation of an adequate livestock feed and forage balance for the ranch. As directed, attends meetings of various rural, urban, and tribal groups to explain NRCS programs, program measures, and to develop competence and confidence in working with people. Participates in all appropriate administrative activities of the office, including preparation of news releases on range conservation topics of local interest. Amended Travel Required: Occasional travel up to 20% is required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com