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Soil Scientist

As an NRCS soil scientist, you'll map and classify soils. You'll identify problems such as wetness and erosion. You'll use aerial photographs to map soils and write soil descriptions and prepare other information about soils. You'll sample soils and evaluate soil quality, work with watershed information and water quality reports, and record changes in land use patterns.

Qualifications: A degree in a major field of study in soil science or a related discipline. Your study must include 30 semester hours or equivalent in biological, physical, or earth science, including a minimum of 15 semester hours in such subjects as soil genesis, pedology, soil chemistry, soil physics, and soil fertility.