NB_430_19_1 - NB 430-19-1 SOI – Soil Science Division Assignment Candidate Database
NB 430-19-1 SOI – Soil Science Division Assignment Candidate Database
National Bulletin: 430-19-1 Date: November 21, 2018
Subject: SOI – Soil Science Division Assignment Candidate Database

Action Required By:  December 7, 2018   
Purpose.  To update candidate database of NRCS employees interested in detail assignments with the Soil and Plant Sciences Division (SPSD).     
Expiration Date.  September 30, 2019  
Background.  SPSD has designed a database for NRCS employees interested in details and acting assignments. SPSD is responsible for making an inventory of the soil, plant, and ecological resources of the United States, keeping the inventory current to meet contemporary needs of its users (e.g., creating artificial intelligence and machine learning interfaces), interpreting the information that has been inventoried and making it available in a useful form (e.g., mobile applications), and providing technical assistance and promoting the use of soil survey for a wide range of community planning and resource development issues related to both farm and nonfarm activities by selecting the best-qualified personnel.


Details and acting assignments may include any aspect of the agency’s mission that the division is involved with, including but not limited to soils, plant, and ecological site inventory, interpretation development, mission support services, training and outreach, and technical soil services. The database is open to any employee who is interested in detail and acting opportunities with SPSD.        

Explanation.   If you are interested in SPSD assignments, please enter your information in the attached Excel file according to the instructions tab. Save the Excel file as your lastname firstname middle initial (example: Bennett Hugh H). Retain a copy and resubmit as your status changes (address, title, etc.). You should also discuss your interest in detail assignments with your supervisor as part of your career development plan.


Return the populated Excel spreadsheet to Leslie Glover II, SSD assistant program manager (leslie.glover@wdc.usda.gov).

Contact.  If you have questions contact SSD program manager, Pam Thomas (pam.thomas@wdc.usda.gov), or Leslie Glover II.     




Acting Deputy Chief for Soil Science and Resource Assessment   

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