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Jeff Sanders


Role and Company

State Resource Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service


20 years experience in government, policy, & international affairs


Deland, FL

About Jeff

I am a retired Staff Sergeant, 13F30 Forward Observor. I was injured in 1988 and permanently retired from the Army following surgery. I then went to Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and achieved a BS Degree in Agriculture Science. Immediately following graduation I was hired by the USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). In nine years I rose from the grade of a GS-04 field position to a GS-13 Management Position. I worked 20 years for them, retiring again in 2012. My career allowed me the ultimate opportunities by permitting me to be "detailed" to U.S. Department of State and Department of the Army to serve as an adviser in Honduras three times and Afghanistan twice. I have served in the 101st Airborne twice, 25th Infantry, and 8th Infantry in Germany. I also fully understand the military/civilian connection. Many Veterans leave the military thinking, "now how do I go back to being a civilian". My advice - DON'T! You have valuable skills and leadership traits that are badly needed in the civilian work force in America today. Instead, learn how to be a Veteran in a civilian world. That is where I would like to help.

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10 months ago

Graduate Degree vs. Work Experience after transitioning

I am retired from USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service. It was a great career. You can find opening USDA wide at...

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5 years ago

Deployments on resume

Hello there Captain White, and thank you for your service. My opinion is yes, you should mention deployments. It may...

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5 years ago

Does membership in a professional organization assist in your career or help you get hired when mentioned on a resume?

Hi Brenton. I think being the member of a professional organization is very important in your career hunt, as long...

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5 years ago

Does anyone have any advice on what kind of work or training I can do to gain experience that can be used towards a career in Project Management?

Go to USAjobs and choose U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and see what they have, they always have something...

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5 years ago

Has anyone used the VA VOC Rehab Program

Michael, I don't know if you have specific questions, but I went through Voc Rehab 24 years ago. Best thing to...

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