Position Details


Conservation Technician

ID: AVA-051 Location: Verona, VA Posted Date: 4/10/2024 Agency: USDA
Wage/Hr: $19.00 Hours/Week: 24     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. 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. This opportunity applies to applicants legally eligible to work in the United States.

Duties:

Provide assistance to the Verona Service Center (USDA NRCS) staff by assisting with the current "GCP" (General Conservation Planning0 and Farm Bill workload.

  • Help with Farm Bill activities that will support the implementation of applications and contracts by using the standard conservation and assessment tools available in the Field office, i.e., Conservation Planning (I&E) activities, CART, CD, NRCS-CPA-52, develop conservation maps, etc. 40%
  • Help develop General Conservation Planning plans using the standard conservation and assessment tools available in the Field office, i.e., Conservation Planning (I&E) activities, CART, CD, NRCS-CPA-52, etc. 40%
  • Engineering design - support the FO staff with survey & layout of conservation practices; Conservation practice inspection / check-out to support Farm Bill programs and contracts. 20%

Qualifications:

Minimum of 10 year(s) of experience in General Conservation Planning. OR BA/BS Degree

  • Valid State Driver’s license.
  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel

Other:

  • Annual information system security, anti-harassment, and civil rights training.
  • Travel Requirements: Field visits.

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.