The Natural Resources Conservation Service
(NRCS) provides leadership in a partnership effort to help conserve, maintain,
and improve our natural resources and environment. http://www.nrcs.usda.gov
Salary listed above is a range.
However, some locations listed may offer additional locality pay. To determine
the salary for a specific location go to: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2014/general-schedule/
The incumbents will serve as a Soil
Conservationist in the local field office selected in, assisting the District
Conservationist in developing and implementing a comprehensive natural resource
These are developmental positions
with an entry level of GS-5 and promotion potential to the full performance
level of GS-9. Selections will be made at either the GS-5 or GS-7 level.
The duties are the same as described
in the target position description, GS-9. This is a developmental position. The
incumbent will initially receive closer supervision in performance of
Works with farmers and other
landowners to develop conventional conservation plans addressing resource
concerns; provides information concerning Farm Bill and State Conservation
Programs; and develops conservation contracts according to the NRCS
Conservation Program Contracting Manual. Performs on-site inventory and
evaluations; recommends and assists in conducting necessary preliminary surveys;
and provides recommendations for feasible practices to solve resource concerns.
Recommends practices to farmers and ranchers which help control erosion and
conserve soil and water. Interprets soil survey data for community-owned land
sites. Plans soil management and conservation practices, such as crop rotation,
water quality/quantity improvement, considers grazing resources, permanent
vegetation, irrigation efficiency, to maintain soil and conserve water.
Evaluates the effects of land use alternatives on soil, water, plant, air and
animal resources. Provides assistance to landowners in nutrient and pest
management for water quality.