USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Jerri Parker proudly stands in front of her field with a greenhouse in the background. NRCS conservationist Mary Collier stands next to her with an open binder and paperwork. Both women have warm smiles.

Native American farmer and retired teacher Jerri Parker grew up on in agriculture, but now she operates her diversified farm in Cromwell, Oklahoma.
With the help from people like Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Conservationist Mary Collier, Parker was able to obtain a hoop house to grow vegetables, and manage her 300 chickens, eggs and beef, she started sell to the public in 2004.
USDA photo by Preston Keres.


Who We Are

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 advice and information, based on the latest science and research, 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.

At the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) we need people who are committed to action. People who want to apply their education and experience to make sure that all of us enjoy the benefits of productive soil, clean water, clean air, and abundant wildlife that come from a healthy environment. NRCS offers career opportunities in Natural Resources and Conservation. To explore our application process or learn about special programs available to applicants, visit our Applicant Resource Center.

Our Conservation Careers include Soil Conservationists and Soil Conservation Technicians, Engineers, Soil Scientists, Rangeland Management Specialists, Biologists, and many more. NRCS also hires in the fields of finance, human resources, public and legislative affairs, and other professional fields aimed at supporting NRCS to meet its mission. Click below to  offsite link image    search for current vacancies offsite link image      offsite link image    or to learn more about life at NRCS.