NRCS directly serves America's farmers, ranchers, and forest managers by providing them with financial and technical assistance, or advice, for their land. Our goal is to give our customers free, personalized information to help them make informed conservation decisions.
Many of our staff work one-on-one with agricultural producers to provide them the knowledge and tools they need to conserve, maintain, and restore the natural resources on their lands and improve the health of their operations for the future.
Join Our Team and Help Implement the Inflation Reduction Act
Right now, we’re staffing up to help implement $19.5 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) for conservation programs. On May 5, we announced that we’re hiring new soil conservationists across the country. See news release for job listings. These jobs are part of a broader effort to help producers develop conservation plans and implement conservation practices, including critical climate-smart practices.
NRCS soil conservationists offer conservation planning and technical help to agricultural producers, helping them implement practices that sequester carbon, mitigate against climate change and conserve other natural resources. Watch this video to learn more about soil conservationists.
Come Join Us!
Do you want a career that can make a difference? We’re looking for highly motivated and skilled individuals interested in meeting the challenges of the dynamic and innovative field of agriculture.
To get a better idea of what a career with NRCS would be like, check out this video:
Search for Jobs
If you’re ready to help our farmers help the land, consider the opportunities with NRCS!
We encourage all interested individuals to apply for positions at NRCS. The application process starts with visiting USAJOBS.gov. Then, you can search for a specific job by keyword, agency, location, salary, occupation, etc.
NRCS’ sister agencies are also looking for skilled workers willing to support agriculture. For more information on careers within the USDA Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) mission area, please visit the FPAC careers webpage.
Student and Graduate Programs
NRCS offers internships for high school students and degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students studying agricultural and natural resources-related fields such as plant pathology, agronomy, range science, soil science, forestry, ecology, botany, biology, and civil and agricultural engineering. We also offer programs for recent graduates from qualifying institutions.
For more information, visit our Student and Graduate Programs webpage.