Position Details


Soil Conservationist

ID: ADE-004 Location: Newark, DE Posted Date: 5/6/2023 Agency: USDA
Wage/Hr: $24.55 Hours/Week: 20     Minimum Age: 55

Being Age 55 or Older is Good for The Environment! The Agricultural Conservation Experienced Services (ACES) Program offers unique opportunities in Scientific, Technical, and Agricultural support for individuals aged 55 and over to support the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through a grant administered program awarded to National Experienced Workforce Solutions (NEW Solutions). This is a unique program where your talents, expertise, and experience will truly be valued. The ACES program provides an opportunity to work side-by-side with NRCS staff that are doing important work every day. Benefits: Paid Health Insurance Premium for positions budgeted at 60+ hours per pay period, Accrued Vacation and Sick Leave, Paid Federal Holidays, and optional Vision and Dental Insurance available for positions budgeted at 35+ hours per pay period. NOTE: Positions listed here do not guarantee employment for any definite period. Enrollment in the Experienced Worker Programs administered by NEW Solutions is temporary. The enrollment relationship between NEW Solutions and the Enrollee is an "at-will" relationship. This means that an Enrollee is free to terminate enrollment at any time during the enrollment period, and NEW Solutions and the Agency have the right to terminate the relationship with the Enrollee. NOTE: An “ACES Enrollee” is not a federal employee, nor an employee of NEW Solutions. An “ACES Enrollee” is a participant in a grant program established through a Cooperative Agreement funded by the USDA-NRCS and administered by NEW Solutions. Please note, this opportunity applies to applicants legally eligible to work in the United States.

Duties:

Assist District Conservationist and other field employees to implement state-wide and county-wide program delivery. Assist and conduct outreach and follow-up with Area Resource Conservationist, Field office and Partners. Serves the entire state as needed on special projects.

  • Assist with Conservation planning and implementation, conduct field surveys and examinations, tabulate needed information, lay out and stake standard conservation practices, assemble maps, and monitor installation and certify to District Conservationist that installation meets NRCS standards and specifications. 40%
  • Follow-up with landowners on the implementation of structural, vegetative, cultural and management practices. Assist staff with construction checks of installed practices. 20%
  • Assist with OJT training, conservation planning training, JAA and planning certification. 20%
  • Assist with outreach events. 20%

Qualifications:

Minimum of 15 year(s) of experience in Natural resources conservation. OR BA/BS Degree in Agriculture, natural resources, agronomy or related field of study.

  • Valid State Driver’s license;
  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel
  • Conservation Desktop, Conservation Assessment and Ranking Tool

Other:

  • Travel Requirements: Government vehicle is available to conduct field work; however, it must be scheduled in advance.
  • Overnight travel: 1-3 nights/month.

For more information on this opportunity talk to one of our recruiters
https://newsolutions.org/jobs/contact-a-recruiter/

NEW Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NEW Solutions’s policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in enrolling participants in the federal programs.