Indiana State Conservationist
State Office: 6013 Lakeside Drive Indianapolis, IN 46278
Phone: 317-290-3200 Fax: 317-290-3399
NRCS employees work in every county
in Indiana. District conservationists,
resource conservationists, wetland conservationists, soil
conservationists, soil conservation technicians, engineers, biologists,
agronomists, and soil scientists work hand-in-hand with land users to
conserve natural resources on private lands.
We are committed to providing high quality technical assistance,
conservation planning and program information support to private land
users. Together we can meet the changing challenges in managing Indiana's
2013 Recruiting Video -
Find your Path
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The Mission of NRCS Outreach is to
conduct business to ensure that NRCS programs and services are made accessible
to all customers, with emphasis on the underserved. Historically, underserved audiences have included tribes, minorities, women,
the disabled, limited resource farmers and small-scale farmers. Underserved
audiences can also include other groups of customers, such as the Amish or
Outreach is a way of conducting business to ensure that underserved individuals and
groups throughout the United States and its territories are made aware of,
understand and have a working knowledge of USDA programs and services. Outreach
will ensure that these programs and services are equitable and made accessible
Indiana's Outreach webpage to find
definitions, publications and additional information.
Equal opportunity is the law of the land that applies to employment
activities in both the Federal and private sectors. It is fair to say that EEO
and civil rights began with the Constitution and Bill of Rights; however, the
Constitution and the Bill of Rights did not mention employment discrimination.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 had the greatest impact on employment by providing
protection and enforcement under the law against discrimination.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal for any employer to
deny anyone a job because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Title VII also prohibited discrimination in firing, promoting, training, salary,
and all other privileges of employment. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 also
established the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC was
given the responsibility to investigate EEO complaints and to attempt to resolve
those complaints through conciliation and mediation.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that no person in the United
States shall, on the "grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded
from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to
discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial
Indiana's Civil Rights
webpage for more information about special emphasis programs, filing
complaints, and more.
Indiana Earth Team Volunteers
NRCS is proud of the dedicated Earth
Team volunteers and staff who have committed their time and talents to
conserving and protecting our natural resources. Since Congress passed
legislation in 1981 permitting NRCS to use volunteers, the Earth Team volunteers
have expanded conservation services by utilizing their time, talents, and energy
to help NRCS accomplish its mission. Since 1982, nearly 482,000 volunteers have
donated more than 14 million hours.
Indiana's Earth Team Volunteer webpage for