National Older Worker Career Center, Now looking for Watershed Program Experience, 20 positions available, $40 to $50 /hour

USDA-NRCS has contracted with the National Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC), to expand their offering of Agricultural Conservation Experienced Services (ACES) Program to include work with our watershed programs.   ACES is a unique opportunity for retirees and older workers to utilize their expertise to help NRCS continue providing technical support for program and project delivery. 20 positions are currently available from $40 to $50 per hour.

NOWCC began operations in 1997 as a national nonprofit organization to promote experienced workers as a valuable and critical component of the nation’s workforce. The precursor of NOWCC was a unit inside AARP that had administered the EPA Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program for over 15 years. As the result of a strategic restructuring in 1996, AARP decided to conclude its connection with the SEE Program. Because of its commitment to the value of older workers, AARP facilitated the launch of a new non-profit, NOWCC, to continue administering its portion of the SEE Program and to continue to promote experienced worker programs.

Currently, NOWCC administers the Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services (ACES) Program for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of the USDA and for the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) in partnership with the AARP Foundation for the U.S. Department of Labor, and recently began working with Economic Research Service (ERS) to provide enrollees who are experienced workers 55 years and older to assist with providing the USDA, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and National Park Service (NPS).

Tim Forbert is the ACES Recruiter/Program Specialist (email: <

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