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    Summary

    Do you want to work for a premier conservation agency whose mission is to "help people help the land?" For more than 83 years, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has worked in close partnership with farmers, ranchers, forest managers, non-governmental organizations, local and state governments, and other federal agencies to create and maintain healthy and productive agriculture.

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    Responsibilities

    • The incumbent performs duties which assist the District Conservationist (DC) 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.
    • Works with farmers and other landowners to develop conventional conservation plans addressing resource concerns; provides information concerning Farm Bill and State Conservation Programs.
    • Develops conservation contracts according to the NRCS Conservation Program Contracting Manual.
    • Understands/applies applicable NRCS and Farm Bill programs available to address resources concerns and explains cost-share programs and payment procedures to applicants and contract holders.
    • Conducts regular follow-up on all scheduled practices assigned; develops operation and maintenance agreements for all structural practices planned and contracted.
    • 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.
    • Recommends practices to farmers and ranchers which help control erosion and conserve soil and water.
    • Utilizes computer, web-based programs and technology tools in the documentation and management of conservation plans and technical assistance by the service center.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

  • Job family (Series)

    0457 Soil Conservation

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