Soil Conservationists (4)

  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Iowa, USA
  • Sep 15, 2018
Full time Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

Summary

Do you want to work for a premier conservation agency whose mission is to “help people help the land?” The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been working with farmers, ranchers, forest managers, non-governmental organizations, local and state governments, and other federal agencies to create and maintain healthy, productive landscapes. We need people who want to apply their education and experience to help ensure a healthy environment and productive agriculture.

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Responsibilities

The Soil Conservationist is located in the State Conservationist office, assigned to a field office or area office in the assigned state. This position provides assistance in the development, planning, contracting and application of land conservation practices and programs consistent with NRCS policy and procedures.

  • Assist in gathering and assembling preliminary data for all resource concerns for use in developing complete basic farm conservation plans, conducts engineering surveys and lays out conservation practices and prepares drawing 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

Occasional travel - Travel is required approximately 25% of the time.

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Job Level

Entry-level,   Mid-level  

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

GS 05 - 07 Salary $33,394 to $53,773 per year