HS/GED Degree OR Minimum of 5 year(s) of experience in agricultural related field to include implementation of conservation practices.
- Valid driver's license
- Experience required with Windows, Fax, Copying Machine, MS Word, MS Excel
Assist soil conservationist or soil conservation technician with survey, design, installation, checkout and follow-up (including annual contracts review) for practices in EQIP and WHIP program contracts in accordance with NRCS standards and specifications. Also assists with various outreach activities, resource inventory and map production, producing conservation plans, generation of payment forms and following procedures to ensure proper signatures and then sending to Financial Management in Richmond for processing.
- Make field visits to meet with producers to determine conservation needs and assist with conservation plan development. 5%
Complete cost estimates of proposed projects using appropriate cost lists. 10% 15%
- Complete resource inventory for threatened and endangered species reviews and cultural resources reviews. 5%
Generate soils maps to facilitate Highly Erodible Land Interpretations. 5% 10%
- Complete Brief Technical Interpretations of soils and mail to producers. 5%
Use GPS and/or measuring wheel to estimate planned practices and make a final measure of completed practives. 10% 15%
- Use hand tools (e.g. clinometer, hand level) to determine % slope and slope length. 5%
Assists with level surveying for gravity fed water systems. 5% 10%
- Conduct site inspections of on-going projects to assure that practices being installed meet specifications. 5%
Use RUSLE2 to predict soil loss and print out reports for the producer. 2% 7%
- Develop and write conservation plans using Customer Service Toolkit including various tract maps using Arcmap. 5%
- Generate 1245 Forms from Protracts for payments and make phone calls to producers to schedule time to sign documents and fax/scan payment documents to Financial Management in Richmond State Office. 15%
- Complete CPA 026 and CPA 027 Forms and mail to producers. 2 %
Send follow-up letters to producers for practice implementation. 15% 17%
- Develop and send out livestock water system planning packages (layout, pressure system calculations, etc) 5%
- Distribute outreach materials (e.g. letters, brochures, etc.) to various individuals and groups. 1%
- Complete Annual Computer Security & Privacy Basics Training
- On-the-job training will be provided in survey, installation and follow-up on conservation practices; Customer Service Toolkit; and ProTracts.
- Health and Safety Considerations: Enrollee must ensure safety and health precautions are adhered to including reporting safety hazards, wearing seatbelts in automobiles, wearing hardhats on construction sites, etc.
- Required Safety Gear: Hard hats are required on construction sites.
- Safety Gear Use: The work involves regular and recurring exposure to operating agricultural equipment or earth moving operations, adverse weather conditions such as extreme heat and unimproved roads. Protective equipment is necessary on construction sites.