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Caribbean Soils team enjoying the sunset on Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico, 20 Nov. 2018.

Join Our NRCS Caribbean Team!

Conservation Careers in the Caribbean Area - A beautiful place to live, a great place to work!

Caribbean EWP Coordinator Lisbeth San Miguel and Resource Conservationist Jayson Más conduct an EWP assessment at Puente Fabri in Maunabo, Puerto Rico.

For over 80 years, USDA-NRCS has been a pioneer in conservation, working with landowners, local and state governments, other federal agencies and community groups to maintain healthy and productive working landscapes.

At NRCS, we need people who are committed to action. We are seeking people who want to apply their education and experience to make sure that we all enjoy the benefits of productive soil, clean water, clean air and abundant wildlife that come from a healthy environment.

NRCS employs soil conservationists, soil scientists, agronomists, biologists, engineers and resource planners. These experts help landowners develop conservation plans, create and restore wetlands, restore and manage other natural ecosystems and advise on stormwater, nutrient and animal waste management and watershed planning.

We also employ ag communicators, business services specialists, grant managers, GIS and IT specialists, visual information specialists and student interns to support our conservation staff.

Current Caribbean Job Openings:

  • Wildlife Biologist - San Juan, PR - GS-11 - provides leadership and technical guidance in coordination and integration of the Biology program in conservation planning and application, technology development, and transfer, training, and quality assurance to all offices within an assigned area.

Cruzan cowgirl watching over Senepol cattle grazing at Annaly Farms on St. Croix, USVI, July 14, 2022.

NRCS is a family-friendly employer. Employees receive a generous benefits package that includes flexible work schedules, annual and sick leave, life insurance, a choice of health insurance plans and a federal retirement plan.

The Caribbean offers the world’s tastiest coffee, mofongo and conch. Rich history, culture and entertainment. Beautiful beaches, sparkling waterfalls, rugged mountains, lush rainforests, spectacular diving. The big city lights of San Juan and small-town charm of Christiansted, VI, and Yauco, PR.

Puerto Rico has 8,230 farms on about 473,738 acres; the USVI has 565 farms on about 9,324 acres. Small farms (< 10 acres) account for 27% of PR farms and 72% of USVI farms. Farm types include coffee, plantains, fruit, vegetables, dairy and livestock. Over 95% of the farmers served in the Caribbean Area are Historically-Underserved.

Visit for federal employment opportunities in Puerto Rico, the USVI, and across the United States.

Endangered Puerto Rican Parrot (Amazona vittata vittata) in the wild. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

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