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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.

From student interns to seasoned professionals, NRCS employees support local conservation to benefit communities, natural resources, and the nation’s economy. The NRCS offers opportunities for indoor and outdoor work, based on your career goals. With nearly 3,000 offices in communities nationwide, the NRCS provides local career opportunities in every U.S. state and territory. Put your skills and experience to use in your own backyard or explore your options. As an NRCS employee, your work will support our conservation mission, “Helping People Help the Land.” NRCS offers many career paths. Click on the images below to learn more about the career opportunities available.

NRCS Employment and Recruitment Resources

Career Profiles

Civil Engineering Technician
Earth Team Volunteers
Natural Resource Specialist
Range Technician
Rangeland Management Specialist
Soil Conservationist
Soil Conservation Technician
Soil Scientist
Urban Conservationist

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. These jobs are part of a broader effort to help producers develop conservation plans and implement conservation practices, including critical climate-smart practices. Go to and search for “NRCS” or “Natural Resources Conservation Service” to find the latest openings. 

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 these videos:

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 Then, you can search for a specific job by keyword, agency, location, salary, occupation, etc. 

Jump start your search today

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


If any of these careers sound interesting to you, we encourage you to apply. The application process starts with visiting You can search for job openings by location, position, Federal agency, etc.