Contract position with possibility for grant extension.
The Soil Conservationist will serve the designated district and NRCS by aiding in the development, planning, contracting and application of land conservation practices and programs consistent with NRCS policy and procedures.
The Soil Conservationist will also have the following responsibilities:
-Perform all duties and responsibilities as required by GACD and NRCS to be completed on-site at the NRCS office designated
-Develop Conventional Conservation Plans that utilizes knowledge in farm planning methods and procedures to include but not limited to gathering data, preparing draft drawings, delineating watershed areas, assessing soil types, and preliminary conservation practice layouts
-Utilize soil erosion software and tools including RUSLE, WEPS, and Pesticide Risk Assessment tool
-Complete CPA 52 forms, NRCS environmental assessments, and farm plan folder assembly
-Implement Farm Bill Programs to address resource concerns and explain cost share programs to applicants
-Contract Management and technical responsibilities for Farm Bill and NRCS programs including Environmental Quality Incentive program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), and easement programs
-Contract review for compliance with contract schedules and practice requirements
-Complete Highly Erodible Land (HEL) and wetland compliance checks, map
preparation, and Wetland Team support.
-Outreach within the community to promote conservation awareness at workshops, seminars, fairs, and school events.
-Perform other duties as assigned by NRCS District Conservationist.
You must have your soil classes as is required by non-contracted Soil Conservationist positions.
There are no benefits associated with this job as it is a contract position.
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