Schoharie NY Soil Conservationist Vacancy

A Soil Conservationist position (GS-457-7) located in Schoharie NY has been posted at  This announcement will close Wednesday, November 16, 2016


  • Works with farmers and other landowners to develop conventional conservation plans addressing common resource concerns; provides information concerning Farm Bill and State Conservation Programs; and develops conservation contracts according to the NRCS Conservation Program Contracting Manual.
  • Fully utilizes Toolkit/protracts programs in the documentation and management of conservation plans and technical assistance by the service.
  • Conducts regular follow-up on all scheduled practices assigned; develops operation and maintenance agreements for all structural practices planned and contracted; performs annual contract reviews on all assigned contracts to ensure contract schedules are followed and that practice are being maintained according to NRCS standards and specifications.
    Completes highly erodible land (HEL) and Wetland Determinations and annual Farm Service Agency (FSA) Compliance Checks for HEL and Wetlands.
  • Works with District Conservationist to conduct environmental education on natural resource issues, water quality, and general conservation.

Qualifications and more information about the position are available on the announcement website,




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