Soil and Water Conservationists

Soil and Water Conservationists

Plan or develop coordinated practices for soil erosion control, soil or water conservation, or sound land use.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Dependability * Cooperation * Attention to Detail * Initiative * Self Control * Persistence * Analytical Thinking * Adaptability/Flexibility * Stress Tolerance

Representative Tasks * Implement soil or water management techniques, such as nutrient management, erosion control, buffers, or filter strips, in accordance with conservation plans. * Visit areas affected by erosion problems to identify causes or determine solutions. * Advise land users, such as farmers or ranchers, on plans, problems, or alternative conservation solutions.


Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Educational Services, Government, Wholesale Trade,

Job Family Life, Physical, and Social Science

Sample Job Titles Agriculture Consultant, Aquatic Ecologist, Aquatic/Terrestrial Habitat Restoration Technician, Biologist, Botany Technician, Conservation Agent, Conservation Engineer, Conservation of Resources Commissioner, Conservation Policy Analyst, Conservation Specialist, Conservationist, Department of Natural Resources Officer (DNR Officer), Ecologist Technician, Environmental Analyst, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Planner, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Specialist, Erosion and Sediment Control Professional, Erosion Control Coordinator, Erosion Control Design and Installation Contractor, Erosion Control Foreman, Erosion Control Specialist, Farm Planner, Field Agronomist, Filter Changing Technician, Land Manager, Land Reclamation Specialist, Land Resource Specialist, Land Use Planner, Natural Resources Specialist, Range Conservationist, Research Soil Scientist, Resource Conservation Specialist, Resource Conservationist, Resource Physical Scientist, Resource Physical Specialist/Scientist, Resource Scientist, Restoration Ecologist, Soil and Water Conservation District Manager, Soil Conservation Technician, Soil Conservationist, Soil Scientist, Soil Surveyor, Terrestrial Ecologist, Water Conservation Specialist, Watershed Program Manager, Wetland Scientist, Wetlands Technician.