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    Summary

    The incumbent performs duties which assist the District Conservationist (DC) in developing and carrying natural resources conservation program tailored to customers' needs and meeting USDA and NRCS requirements.

    Incumbent provides technical assistance to local government, tribal entities, state and Federal agencies, private landowners (i.e., individual farmers and ranchers), and the general public in the development, application, and maintenance of a natural resources conservation program.

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    Responsibilities

    • 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.
    • Interprets soil survey data for community-owned land sites. Plans soil management and conservation practices, such as crop rotation, water quality/quantity improvement.
    • Applies principles such as agronomy, soil science, forestry, and agriculture to achieve conservation objectives and ensure technical information transfer to land users, consultants, units of government, and environmental groups.
    • Develops operation and maintenance agreements for all structural practices planned and contracted.
    • Completes highly erodible land (HEL) and Wetland Determinations and annual Farm Service Agency (FSA) Compliance Checks for HEL and Wetlands.
    • Works with the District Conservationist to conduct environmental education on natural resource issues, water quality, and general conservation at workshops, seminars, fairs, and/or assist the Conservation District staff in these activities.

    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

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545794100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.