The incumbent is a Research Agricultural Engineer/Environmental Engineer/Soil Scientist at the Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory (GSWRL), Temple, TX. The mission of the Laboratory is to develop technology and solutions that increase efficient use of soil and water resources, enhance forage and crop production, and support sustainable agricultural production in healthy ecosystems. The incumbent is a member of an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers conducting basic and applied research to develop and improve management and production practices in multifunction agricultural landscapes that include grasslands and cropping systems. Research will lead to increased agroecosystem resilience and sustainability through new decision support tools and new and improved management practices. The incumbent applies their expertise to the Texas Gulf LTAR, the Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) and/or the ARS Riesel Watersheds, a Historic Landmark of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Incumbent conceives, plans, directs and conducts research contributing to unit goals and objectives in support of ARS National Programs 211 - Water Availability and Watershed Management, and 216 – Sustainable Agricultural Systems Research.