Plans and develops practices for soil erosion control, soil and water conservation, and responsible land use.
This career is part of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources cluster Environmental Systems pathway.
A person in this career:
- Applies principles of specialized fields of science, such as agronomy, soil science, forestry, or agriculture, to achieve conservation objectives.
- Advises land users, such as farmers and ranchers, on conservation plans, problems and alternative solutions, and provide technical and planning assistance.
- Monitors projects during or after construction to ensure projects conform to design specifications.
- Coordinates or implements technical, financial, or administrative assistance programs for local government units to ensure efficient program implementation or timely responses to requests for assistance.
- Computes cost estimates of different conservation practices, based on needs of land users, maintenance requirements, or life expectancy of practices.
- Responds to complaints or questions on wetland jurisdiction, providing information or clarification.
- Schedules or conducts annual audits of program implementation by local government.
- Reviews and provides recommendations on proposed wetland restoration easements.
- Mediates sessions among government units, landowners, or other agencies to resolve disputes.
- Analyzes efficiencies associated with changing from low-precision irrigation technologies to high-precision technologies.