Conservation Technician
National Older Worker Career Center - Farmville, VA

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ID:
A2VA-016

Location:
Farmville

Program:
ACES

Wage/Hr:
$11.33 - $15.00

Hours/Week:
24

Minimum Age:
55

Qualifications:
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
Telephone

Duties:
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%

Other:
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.

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