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This position is located on the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) National Soil Health (SH) Division Staff in the Science and Technology Deputy Area.
This position will work with members of the Soil Health Division and NRCS technical experts to provide national SH guidance and technical support to the states’ SH points of contact. Primary duties include developing and delivering training and providing SH science and technology technical support to external and internal stakeholders.
Works closely with NRCS State Conservationists and their state leadership teams in carrying out State Soil Health strategies and ensure that training is provided as needed.
Works on a regional basis with other partners, producer groups, and others with similar interests.
Promotes and educates NRCS personnel, partners, producers, agriculture industry sectors, and the general public on the benefits of Soil Health by giving expert-level presentations at meetings, symposia, field days, etc.
Serve as a regional support leader for Soil Health activities associated with agricultural land uses and works closely with other members of
National Headquarters (NHQ), National Technology Support Centers, State Offices, other USDA agencies, etc.
Works closely with all NRCS entities to incorporate and prioritize Soil Health in all Farm Bill programs.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
Must possess and maintain a valid state motor vehicle operator’s license for the type of vehicle(s) operated to perform the duties of this position.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/.
You must be a US Citizen or US National.
Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check. If selected you will be sent instructions on obtaining fingerprints. Please note we are not able to reimburse any fees incurred for fingerprints.
Direct Deposit–Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
Qualification & Experience:
Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level. (Please submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No Award or General Adjustment SF-50’s will be accepted).
- At least 42 semester hours of course work in the combination of plant, animal, and soil sciences and natural resources management shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.(You must submit transcripts.)
Company: U.S. Department of State
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Raleigh, NC, US
Application Deadline: N/A