Soil conservation technicians assist soil conservationists. As a soil conservation technician, your most important job is working on the land with farmers, ranchers, and others. You'll show them how to install conservation practices and oversee the quality of those practices.
You'll perform engineering surveys and design standard conservation practices such as waterways, terraces, and contour stripcropping systems. You'll make follow-up visits to check the progress and results of the practices and update the land user's conservation program.
Qualifications: Knowledge of farm or ranch operations. Education or work experience that makes you familiar with conservation practices is desirable.