Resource Conservationist

Madison, WI
Madison, WI
Resource Conservationist
Wage/Hr:$31.50Hours/Week:8Minimum 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 age 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, which is established through a Cooperative Agreement funded by the USDA-NRCS and administered by NEW Solutions.


Minimum of 15 year(s) of experience in conservation easement programs implementation including experience of all of the above listed duties. OR BA/BS Degree

  • Valid State Driver?s license;
  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel

Independently utilizes conservation planning assessment tools to develop GIS data layers; and provides assistant to the NRCS State GIS Coordinator for geodatabase management and cartographic support.

  • Utilizes conservation planning and assessment tools (e.g. ACPF, EVAAL) to create GIS layers for use in NRCS conservation program delivery.   70%
  • Assists NRCS State GIS Coordinator with gathering resource data for input into geodatabases.   10%
  • Assists NRCS State GIS Coodinator with geodatabase management.   10%
  • Provides cartographic support services for NRCS conservation program delivery.   10%

  • Travel Requirements: Infrequent travel may potentially be required for NRCS meetings.
  • Overnight travel: Overnight travel could occur infrequently (e.g. conference attendance, multi-day meetings, etc.)
  • Remote work arrangements are available for this position.

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' policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in enrolling participants in the federal programs.