Sunday , January 29 2023

USDA Careers – Soil Scientist

Website Department of Agriculture

Job Description:

This vacancy will be filled using the Office of Personnel Management’s Direct-Hire Authority. Veterans’ preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes soil-landscape relationships to systematically map and describe the way soils occur in the landscape.
  • Identifies and acquires the appropriate spatial data layers necessary to create and maintain a digitally-based soils map.
  • Determines and applies principles, practices, and methods to apply plant species identification and the use of plants as indicators of soil type, ecological sites, and soil-site and topographic relationships.
  • Assists Soil Scientist and/or the MLRA Soil Survey Leader to document soil-plant relationships, collect production estimates for crops, trees and grasses and develop/gather other information for ecological site descriptions.

Job Requirements:

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Satisfactory Background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one-year trial period.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • This position requires the incumbent to possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license.
  • Duty Location may change based upon training needs or upon conversion to competitive service.

Job Details:

Company: Department of Agriculture

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Other

Job Location: Hagerstown, MD, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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