NRCS is an agency committed to “helping people help the land”—our mission is to provide resources to farmers and landowners to aid them with conservation. Ensuring productive lands in harmony with a healthy environment is our priority. With operations in the United States, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam, our agency touches the lives of a diverse range of individuals.
NRCS employs approximately 12,000 people in its 2900 offices nationwide. In Kentucky, there are just over 200 employees that service every county in the state, working hand-in-hand with landowners and our partners to improve our natural resources. Our passion is derived from stewardship of the land—benefits we all enjoy, such as cleaner air and water, improved soil and abundant wildlife habitat.
NRCS offers a variety of career opportunities in a range of diverse positions. We have jobs in fields such as accounting, information technology, sociology, management, and many more. You can browse current job openings on our Careers page or go directly to job listings.
You can also get involved with our volunteer program, The Earth Team, to help make a difference in the conservation effort. Our Earth Team members get the opportunity to work side-by-side with farmers and ranchers to identify natural resource concerns, and are able to develop unique conservation plans for restoring and protecting resources. Anyone 14 years or older can become a volunteer. We offer volunteer positions for both full and part-time. If you are interested in becoming a part of our mission, feel free to visit the national volunteer page for more information. Click here to read some stories about Kentucky Earth Team Volunteers.
Conserving our natural resources is not a one-person job. The farmers and private landowners of this country cannot do it alone, nor can the government. We must all work together to help make sure that our land is sustainable for generations to come.