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    Summary

    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, and the general public in the development, application, and maintenance of a coordinated 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.
    • 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. Considers grazing resources, permanent vegetation, and irrigation efficiency to maintain soil and conserve 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

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/594210100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.