This position assists the District and Soil Conservationists in the design and implementation of engineering conservation practices. Technician must possess a practical knowledge of the methods and techniques of conservation as they relate to agricultural operations. Technician must be able to initiate and complete these responsibilities with limited supervision.
- Complete field visits and checkouts related to Farm Bill funded conservation practices. Have knowledge of NRCS conservation standards and specifications in order to certify practices installed correctly. 20%
- In consultation with the supervisor, develops designs and construction plans for traditional and complex projects that utilize engineering practices such as waterways, grade stabilization structures, streambank protection wetland restorations, animal waste control systems, and others using tools such as GPS survey grade units and Civil 3D CADD 30%
- Provide on-site consultation to field staff and contractors along with construction inspection services during construction of engineering practices 30%
- Ability to work with customers at the counter and at their farm to implement Farm Bill program projects. Assistance provided to the customers including interpretation of standards and specifications, explanation of conservation contract requirements, field follow up where necessary. 20%
BA/BS Degree in Agricultural or environmental sciences such as plant, crop, soil, field OR Minimum of 15 year(s) of experience in engineering practices in conjunction with soil conservation and wetland restoration.
- Valid Driver's License
- Experience required with Windows, Copying Machine, MS Word, MS Excel