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State Offices

Responsibilities

At the State Office, State Soil Scientists are responsible for: technical soil services to other staffs; supervision of Resource Soil Scientists; supervision of Soil Survey Project Leaders where such supervision is delegated by the MO Leader servicing the state; development of cooperative relationships to enhance funding and use of soil surveys; liaison to NCSS cooperators and to the MOs; assistance to soil survey users in understanding and applying soil survey information; coordination of local soil survey interpretations; marketing of soil survey information; providing soils training to specialists in other disciplines; coordination and quality assurance of soil information in the field office technical guide (FOTG); application of soils information into all NRCS program activities; and development and distribution of a state subset of the National Soil Information System (NASIS) data.