- Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Technology Design: Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
- Operation and Control: Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Perform chemical analyses of the microorganism content of soils to determine microbial reactions and chemical mineralogical relationships to plant growth.
- Conduct experiments to develop new or improved varieties of field crops, focusing on characteristics such as yield, quality, disease resistance, nutritional value, or adaptation to specific soils or climates.
- Identify degraded or contaminated soils and develop plans to improve their chemical, biological, and physical characteristics.
- Negotiation: Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
- Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Prepare reports, sketches, working drawings, specifications, proposals, and budgets for proposed sites or systems.
- Design and supervise environmental and land reclamation projects in agriculture and related industries.
- Plan and direct construction of rural electric-power distribution systems, and irrigation, drainage, and flood control systems for soil and water conservation.