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USDA Employment – District Conservationist

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Job Description:

The incumbent serves as a District Conservationist assisting the Conservation Districts within the managerial unit, consisting of at least one county or district, in the development of a comprehensive conservation program. The incumbent performs professional duties to achieve an integrated system of sound land use and conservation treatment in harmony with the capability and needs of the land and landowner.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Informs and educates the landowner of conservation technical assistance and financial assistance to consider for conservation system and practice implementation.
  • Independently provides leadership with conservation planning of natural resources and other activities in cooperation with the Conservation District, tribes, local, state, and federal conservation partners to address resource concerns.
  • Leads a coordinated interagency delivery of conservation assistance to private landowners and others to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the state’s natural resources.
  • Responsible for overall management of agricultural resources, the formulation and implementation of soil and water conservation plans for customers , and providing guidance and assistance to the landowner to implement their selected alternatives.
  • Executes oversight, management and administration for all farm bill programs in accordance with the Conservation Program Manual.
  • Responsible for supervision of federal employees located in multiple field office(s) and liaison between state and district employees. Reviews work of subordinates. Sets performance standards and evaluates performance for subordinates.
  • Partners with the state conservation partnership to provide long-term commitment to the local, state and federal government conservation delivery system to help private landowners, communities and others conserve natural resources within the state.

Job Requirements:

  • Incumbent is required to obtain Conservation Planning Level certification.
  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid state motor vehicle operator’s license for the type of vehicle(s) operated to perform the duties of this position.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.

Qualification & Experience:

Degree: soil conservation or related agricultural or natural resource discipline such as agronomy, soil science, forestry, agricultural education, or agricultural engineering. The study must have included 30 semester hours in a natural resource or agricultural field, including at least 12 semester hours in a combination of soils and crops or plant science. Of the 12 semester hours, a minimum of 3 semester hours must have been in soils and 3 semester hours in crops or plant science; OR Combination of Education and Experience: At least 30 semester hours in one or more of the disciplines as shown above, including at least 12 semester hours in a combination of soils and crops or plant science, plus appropriate experience or additional education comparable to a 4-year degree. Of the 12 semester hours, a minimum of 3 semester hours must have been in soils and 3 semester hours in crops or plant science.

Job Details:

Company: U.S. Department Of Agriculture

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Morrison, IL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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