NATIONAL OLDER WORKER CAREER CENTER ACES - Grazing Specialist Salary in the United States

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ACES - Grazing Specialist
Wage/Hr:$20.53Hours/Week:24Minimum 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 NRCS 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.


Minimum of 15 year(s) of experience in agriculture and natural resource management, or a related field of study. OR BA/BS Degree in Agricultural or natural resource management preferred.

  • A valid Missouri State Drivers License is required, experience with landowner conservation programs is preferred, ATV/UTV certification and experience may be helpful.
  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access
  • ARCGIS and Adobe Acrobat experience may be helpful. Experience with Conservation Desktop and related USDA software for conservation planning is preferred. PowerPoint

The primary function of this position is to provide technical assistance to landowners and conservation planning staff in support of USDA conservation programs. Examples include the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Wetland Reserve Program (WRP), and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). The tasks will generally consist of assisting others, collecting data, modifying or preparing limited design adaptations, applying accepted conservation practices, preparing reports, coordinating and communicating with conservationists, engineers, customers and other NRCS personnel and partners. Examples of activities for conservation assistance covered by this agreement are as follows:

  • Provide training to staff in various subjects across the area while assisting with grassland and grazing land management systems by conducting investigations to obtain planning and design for conservation practices to improve grazing resources and management to address related resource concerns. Assist landowners/producers with the preparation of contracts for conservation practices/plans approved and funded. The assistance may include development of a time schedules, quality performance requirements, contract modification support, contract status reviews, project documentation and payment application support. Provide training to staff in completion of the above mentioned activities. Provide planning follow-up with landowners by checking progress of conservation practices under-construction, including grazing systems, livestock water assistance, and resolves minor problems. Provides quality assurance oversight as needed.   30%
  • Provide technical and administrative support, recommendations, and implementation assistance on a wide range of Farm Bill programs. This may include but is not limited to conservation planning and application assistance, development of cost lists, ranking criteria, contract development, status reviews, certification of practices, processing payment documents to State Office, case file management, and general administrative activities.   20%
  • Ability to work with customers 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%
  • Conduct contract status reviews for cost share contracts selected by the district conservationist. Insure that practices are implemented timely and work closely with participants implement practices on schedule. Update contract plans and complete modifications as necessary to insure practices are on schedule and implemented according to policy.   15%
  • Prepare guidance for Landowners/Producers for the application of soil conservation practices. Practice application includes but is not limited to field investigations, topographic site surveying, practice analysis and design, layout, construction inspection, and development of as built plans. Practices shall include, but are not limited to, those practices shown in this Plan of Work.   15%

  • Subject to mandatory USDA Computer Security and Privacy training as mandated by law.
  • Overnight travel: Overnight travel will not generally be required.
  • Air travel anticipated: Air travel will not generally be required.
  • Rental cars: The use of rental vehicles will not generally be required.
  • Health and Safety Considerations: Duties may require being outdoors exposed to a variety of conditions as heat, cold, rain, snow, etc. Employee should come to work prepared for the appropriate conditions.
  • Required Safety Gear: Employee should wear sturdy safe walking shoes/boots suitable for rough terrain. Employee should wear clothing suitable for inclement weather when necessary. Proper safety certification and required precautions are required if operating an ATV.

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.

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