NB_360_22_5 - NB 360-22-5 PER – Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Employee Development Request for Instructors
NB 360-22-5 PER – Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Employee Development Request for Instructors
National Bulletin: 360-22-5 Date: December 23, 2021
Subject: PER – Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Employee Development Request for Instructors

Action Requested By:   January 14, 2022   
Purpose.   To announce the application process and deadline for FY 2022 volunteers for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)/Farm Production and Conservation Business Center, Human Resources Division, Employee Development Section (EDS) Instructor Cadre, including both virtual instructors and potential future in-person instructors.
Expiration Date.   September 30, 2022
Background.   NRCS requests the assistance of deputy chiefs, center directors, and State conservationists in identifying leaders to serve as NRCS/EDS adjunct instructors for FY 2022 and beyond.

NRCS and EDS are seeking a diverse group of experienced employees at the field, area, State, center, and national headquarters levels to serve as adjunct instructors for NRCS/EDS courses. Qualified employees must have at least 5 years of specialty experience plus an affinity and proven ability to provide effective instruction to others.

NRCS anticipates virtual trainings to continue well into FY 2022 (no in-person training is currently approved). NRCS/EDS courses with the highest need for instructors include, but are not limited to:

•   AutoCAD Civil 3D
•   Civil Rights Compliance in Program Delivery
•   Conservation Buffers
•   Conservation Planning Boot Camp
•   Economics of Conservation Planning
•   Effective District Conservationist (pilot course planned for late FY 2022)
•   Extending Outreach to All Customers
•   Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health
•   Mentoring Coordinator Train-the-Trainer
•   Spatial Analysis Workshop
•   Working Effectively with Asian American Pacific Islander Producers

In addition to the courses mentioned above, there is also an identified need for employees who can assist with the conversion of courses to virtual format as well as future work surrounding urban agriculture and climate-smart agriculture and forestry trainings.
Explanation.   NRCS/EDS training courses are important for the development of NRCS employees and demand the very best instructors the agency has to offer. The time commitment is approximately 3 to 6 weeks per FY. EDS will work with instructors to fit instruction time into their current work schedule. This assignment provides the opportunity for employees to share their local accomplishments and gain a better national perspective of the agency. This can also be a career-enhancing experience, enabling employees to improve instructional skills and get exposure to many diverse situations while providing a chance to share their knowledge and experiences with our agency’s new employees. The deputy area/center/State will not be responsible for instructor travel and training costs associated with this assignment.

To submit your name for consideration, please send the following information to Martin Muloski, Training Specialist, at martin.muloski@usda.gov by Friday, January 14, 2022.

•   Your resume including subject matter expert experience resume (two pages maximum)
•   A completed Training Experience Form (attached), signed by your respective deputy chief, center director, or State conservationist as applicable
•   The title/subject of the course(s) you would like to instruct or to assist in developing

Applications will be jointly evaluated with NRCS and EDS leaders, and applicants will be notified of the outcome by email. Applicants will be selected based on qualifications and need.
Contact.   For further information, please contact Martin Muloski, Training Specialist, Employee Development Section, at martin.muloski@usda.gov. For any NRCS-related concerns, please contact Rebecca Salazar, Management Analyst, Strategic Support Services Division, at Rebecca.Salazar@usda.gov.


Acting Deputy Chief for Management and Strategy

TERRELL ERICKSON                                   JAMES E. TILLMAN, JR.
Regional Conservationist – Northeast          Regional Conservationist – Southeast

ASTOR BOOZER                                         NOLLER HERBERT
Regional Conservationist – West                  Acting Regional Conservationist – Central 
Attachment - Training Experience Form
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