Position Details

Public Affairs Technician

ID: AUT-009 Location: Salt Lake City, UT Posted Date: 1/26/2024 Agency: USDA
Wage/Hr: $34.99 Hours/Week: 32     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 who 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. Please note, this opportunity applies to applicants legally eligible to work in the United States.


The incumbent will use specialized experience in communications practices and techniques to assist the lead state Public Affairs Specialist in planning/executing an effective public information program throughout the state. Activities will include but are not limited to, coordination of public participation activities and direct support of field office outreach/program delivery. Note: This position has the option of working remotely however, will occasionally work in the office as requested.

  • Writes/edits informational articles and success stories for inclusion in newsletters, annual reports, and other publications highlighting state activities and obtains accompanying photographs/videotapes of agency projects and agricultural methods. 35%
  • Assists state Public Affairs Specialist, State Office, and Field Offices in planning and executing outreach events focused on historically underserved customers, employee recruitment, and volunteer recruitment. 35%
  • Uses desktop publishing software to develop brochures, fact sheets, graphics, exhibits, and presentations to educate producers and partners about programs and services. 20%
  • Assist in providing informational items towards Health and Wellness. 10%


Minimum of 10 year(s) of experience in Developing and implementing communications programs/campaigns and preparing informational materials to support them. OR BA/BS Degree in Public affairs, soil conservation, natural resources, journalism,

  • Valid State Driver’s license
  • Experience required with MS Word
  • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), digital photography, videography, and Social Media tools (Twitter, Hootsuite, Facebook).


  • Annual information system security, anti-harassment, and civil rights training.
  • Travel Requirements: Some travel to Field Offices or Farms to gather information, visuals, and data to be use for stories and outreach.
  • Remote work arrangements are available for this position.

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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.