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    The Pathways Recent Graduate Program is for recently graduated or graduating individuals who are looking for developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service. Recent Graduates will serve on this appointment for one year learning the fundamentals of the position for which they can be converted.  For more information on the Pathways Recent Graduate Program, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads.

    Location Consideration: When choosing locations, please select only those locations that you will accept and relocate to if selected.  You will be expected to report shortly after completing the pre-employment requirements or upon conferring your degree.  Relocation expenses will not be paid.   The salary for each location may vary depending on locality.  Locality tables may be found at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/ .

    Candidates selected from this announcement may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a term or permanent position in the competitive service provided that all terms of the Recent Graduate Program are met and there is an available position. Conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed, and is at the discretion of the agency.

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    As a Soil Conservationist (Recent Graduate), you will be performing the following duties under direct supervision; Assignments will be developmental in nature and will assist the employee gain the competencies necessary for a career:

    • Works with farmers and other landowners to develop conventional conservation plans addressing resource concerns; provides information concerning Farm Bill and State Conservation Programs.
    • With Supervision utilizes Toolkit/Protracts programs in the documentation and management of conservation plans and technical assistance by the service center.
    • Assists with contract reviews as assigned and notifies District Conservationist when contracts are technically non-compliant.
    • Writes news articles and stories, conducts tours, speaks to groups and collects pertinent information to be used to further agency programs.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - As required to perform the duties of the position and complete the requirements of the Pathways Program.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Recent graduates from a qualifying educational institution having completed an academic program within the preceding two years.  Note:  Veterans who were precluded by their military service obligation from meeting this requirement will have up to six years to apply.

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    0457 Soil Conservation

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/455762300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.