Soil Conservationist

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

Job Description


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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The Soil Conservationist (Resource Conservationist) works in the local field office and assists the District Conservationist in developing and implementing a comprehensive natural resource conservation program. 

  • 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

Occasional travel - Up to 20%

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Job Level



Government- Federal


GS 09 Salary $50,598 to $65,778 per year