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Soil Survey Regional Director: Manager (GS 13-14)

Job Description

This person provides leadership and management for assuring the scientific accuracy and technical quality of soil survey data including properties, classification, mapping, interpretations, database management, Ecological Site Description development, manuscripts and maps prepared for distribution in various formats throughout the region.

Job Duties

  • Provides leadership and management for assuring the scientific accuracy and technical quality of soil survey data throughout the MLRA region
  • Provides leadership for the development and implementation of the soil survey program in the Soil Survey Region
  • Provides leadership of program activities making work assignments, evaluating performance, interviewing candidates, making selections, and determining training needs; responsible for all correlation activities within region

Sample NRCS Work Experience

  • Builds trust and relationships with internal and external customers through brainstorming activities, collaboration, assessing customer needs, identifying solutions, and strategic thinking
  • Develops a regional business plan including budgets, staffing, and goals
  • Develops and monitors performance plans and addresses performance issues and conduct problems as warranted
  • Serves as the liaison to national headquarters and division leadership
  • Collaborates with State Social Scientists

Sample NRCS Training

  • Capitol Hill Workshop
  • Soil Survey Division – Conservation Engineering Division Leadership Workshop

Occupational Competencies

  • Soil Examination & Classification
  • Geomorphology & Hydrology
  • Soil - Vegetation Relationship Identification
  • Soil Attribute Database Management
  • Spatial Data Management
  • Soil Mapping & Correlation
  • Soil Interpretations & Land Use Guidance

Foundational Competencies

    li>Attention to Detail
  • Accountability
  • Organizing and Prioritizing Work
  • Representing the Agency
  • Resource Management
  • Technology Management
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Continuous Learning
  • Initiative
  • Integrity and Honesty
  • Stress Tolerance and Resilience
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Influence and Negotiating
  • Conflict Management
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Decisive Judgment and Decision Making
  • Information Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Customer Service

Leadership Competencies

  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Assigning, Evaluating and Monitoring Work
  • Developing Others
  • Human Resource Management
  • Team Building
  • External Awareness
  • Political Savvy
  • Vision
  • Strategic Thinking and Action
  • Leveraging Diversity
  • Public Service Motivation
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