Soil Conservation Technician

Wetumpka, AL
ACES/NRCS
01/11/2022
Wetumpka, AL
14.63 
14.63 
Soil Conservation Technician
ID:AAL-024Location:WetumpkaProgram:ACE
Wage/Hr:$14.63Hours/Week:16Minimum 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 Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC). 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 of time. Enrollment in the Experienced Worker Programs administered by NOWCC is temporary. The enrollment relationship between NOWCC and the Enrollee is an "at-will" relationship. This means that an Enrollee is free to terminate his or her enrollment at any time during the enrollment period, and NOWCC 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 NOWCC. 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 NOWCC.

Qualifications:

Minimum of 5 year(s) of experience in farm operation and/or applying conservation practices, plus work experience in communication with the farm community. OR AA Degree in General

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

Provides assistance to the District Conservationists to implement conservation programs. The technician will gather resource data for conservation plans; design, layout, and checkout conservation practices in Montgomery and Elmore Counties.

  • Assists landowners in the layout, installation and check-out of conservation practices.   50%
  • Assists District Conservationist (DC) in gathering and compiling planning data for developing conservation plans.   20%
  • Conduct follow-up on prior year conservation plans and installation of practices that are behind schedule.   20%
  • Assists DC in gathering resource data and practice components in estimating Cost, analyzing resource data and developing resource maps in ArcGIS.   10%

Other:
  • Annual information system security, anti-harassment, and civil rights training.
  • Travel Requirements: A government vehicle will be provided for official travel or mileage will be paid if POV is used.

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