PHOENIX – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service is looking for more than 1,500 highly motivated and skilled conservationists nationwide. These full-time, entry level positions will fill 25 vacancies in 14 offices across Arizona.

Job announcements can be found on over the next few months and will be open until July 15, 2021 or until the positions are filled. Positions and locations in Arizona include:

Soil Conservationist
Soil Conservation Technician
Rangeland Management Specialist
Natural Resource Specialist
Engineer (Civil)

Positions are available in Avondale, Douglas, Flagstaff, Fredonia, Holbrook, Kingman, Prescott Valley, Safford, San Carlos, Sells, Springerville, Tucson, Willcox, and Yuma. Many of these positions have specific education requirements and so it will be important to completely examine the job announcement for the qualifications and location of each position.

As with most Federal government positions, the benefits include great health and life insurance options, an expansive leave program, work schedule flexibilities, and a robust retirement package that includes a 401K-like program.

NRCS is America’s on-the-ground conservation agency working directly with farmers and ranchers to address natural resource concerns, such as soil erosion, invasive species encroachment, efficient use of irrigation water, and adequate wildlife habitat. In cooperation with Arizona’s conservation districts, natural resource priorities are developed through a locally led process that brings together an array of partners to leverage resources to address an identified need across a landscape.

The agency is looking for engaged problem-solvers that can work with a diverse audience, using the most current science to apply practical solutions that provide the maximum environmental benefit while supporting agricultural production.

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