Soil Conservationists (55) - Iowa

  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Iowa, USA
  • Jun 19, 2019
Full time Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description

55 vacancies in the following locations:


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.

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  • 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.

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Job Level

Entry-level,   Mid-level  


Government- Federal


GS 5 - 9 Salary $33,949 to $67,342 per year