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"Soil Scientist"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Research or study soil characteristics, map soil types, and investigate responses of soils to known management practices to determine use capabilities of soils and effects of alternative practices on soil productivity.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Soil Scientist"

1) Studies soil characteristics and classifies soils according to standard types.

2) Provides advice on rural or urban land use.

 

3) Performs chemical analysis on micro-organism content of soil to determine microbial reactions and chemical mineralogical relationship to plant growth.

4) Investigates responses of specific soil types to soil management practices, such as fertilization, crop rotation, and industrial waste control.

5) Conducts experiments on farms or experimental stations to determine best soil types for different plants.

 

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Job Description for "Soil Scientist" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Soil Scientist"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  I-R-C        SOC:  19-1013.02


 

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