Employment

The Central Platte Natural Resources District strives to protect groundwater and surface water, reduce flood threats, reduce soil erosion, create and protect wildlife habitat, and educate children and adults to use natural resources wisely.  The Central Platte is one of 23 separate NRDs created by the Nebraska Legislature to protect our natural resources. Our mission is to protect groundwater and surface water, reduce flood threats, reduce soil erosion, create and protect wildlife habitat, and educate children and adults to use natural resources wisely.

Natural Resources Positions Available

Office Clerk Tri-Basin NRD seeks candidates for the position of office clerk at the Elwood USDA-NRCS office.  Full-time job with generous benefits package.  Typing, filing, general office skills needed.  Ag, legal or real estate background helpful.  Send resumes by August 23 to jthorburn@tribasinnrd.org or Tri-Basin NRD, 1723 Burlington St., Holdrege NE 68949 EOE/ADA.

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Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
Aquatic Outdoor Education Specialist
Application deadline: August 27, 2019
Salary: $26.798/hour
Location: NGPC Headquarters, Lincoln, NE

Job Duties: Manage the Agency’s aquatic ecology education initiatives focusing on engaging diverse audiences in educational programs concentrated on water quality, water quantity, aquatic species, and Nebraska’s habitats and ecology. This position will manage existing and develop and implement new programs to meet needs on a statewide level.

Specific job duties for this position will include:

  • Maintain existing aquatic education programs in a strategic manner to meet established goals including but not limited to the Nebraska Trout in the Classroom Program.
  • Research, plan and implement new aquatic ecology educational programs in a strategic and effective manner to meet established goals including but not limited to educator workshops, citizen science, resources, festivals and events.
  • Develop and implement educational publications and information for a diverse audience.
  • Participate in local and national conservation education conferences, professional development and organizations.
  • Utilize technology to expand the reach of the aquatic ecology education program.
  • Develop and manage a portion of the Division’s budget; grant writing and management.
  • Perform related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Knowledge of educational principles and practices as associated with both formal and informal education including state and national education standards. Knowledge of innovative education and communication techniques including social media, distance and online learning and classroom education methods. Knowledge of Nebraska’s natural resources specifically focusing on aquatic resources including water quality and quantity, Nebraska’s fish and aquatic species, and aquatic conservation initiatives. Skills to engage diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Ability to work as part of a team. Ability to speak effectively before large groups and manage volunteers. Ability to create, design and implement new educational programs to meet the Agency’s goals and priorities. Ability to evaluate educational programs for effectiveness and make changes necessary.

Qualifications/Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, education or related fields plus three years of related experience, preferably in outdoor/natural resource education, or wildlife management; OR a minimum of seven years related professional experience. Education may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Prefer: Master’s degree in natural resources, education, curriculum development or related fields plus three years of related experience, preferably in outdoor/natural resource education, or wildlife management.  Other: Driver’s license is required.

TO APPLY: Apply on line at statejobs.nebraska.gov. Applications must be entered on or before the application deadline to be considered.

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Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
Wildlife Outdoor Education Specialist
Application deadline: August 27, 2019    Salary: $26.798/hour
Location: NGPC Headquarters, Lincoln, NE

Job Duties: Manage the Agency’s wildlife ecology education initiatives focusing on engaging diverse audiences in educational programs concentrated on wildlife, Nebraska’s habitats and ecology. This position will manage existing and develop and implement new programs to meet needs on a statewide level.

Specific job duties for this position will include:

  • Maintain existing wildlife education programs in a strategic manner to meet established goals including but not limited to Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, Flying WILD, Growing Up WILD, Trail Tales, Nebraska Bird Month, educational trunks and websites.
  • Research, plan and implement new wildlife ecology educational programs in a strategic and effective manner to meet established goals including but not limited to educator workshops, citizen science, resources, festivals and events.
  • Develop and implement educational publications and information for a diverse audience.
  • Participate in local and national conservation education conferences, professional development and organizations.
  • Utilize technology to expand the reach of the wildlife ecology education program.
  • Develop and manage a portion of the Division’s budget; grant writing and management.
  • Perform related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Knowledge of educational principles and practices as associated with both formal and informal education including state and national education standards. Knowledge of innovative education and communication techniques including social media, distance and online learning and classroom education methods. Knowledge of Nebraska’s natural resources specifically focusing on wildlife, interdependent relationships, ecology and Nebraska habitats. Skills to engage diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Ability to work as part of a team. Ability to speak effectively before large groups and manage volunteers. Ability to create, design and implement new educational programs to meet the Agency’s goals and priorities. Ability to evaluate educational programs for effectiveness and make changes necessary.

Qualifications/Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, education or related fields plus three years of related experience, preferably in outdoor/natural resource education, or wildlife management; OR a minimum of seven years related professional experience. Education may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Prefer: Master’s degree in natural resources, education, curriculum development or related fields plus three years of related experience, preferably in outdoor/natural resource education, or wildlife management.  Other: Driver’s license is required.

TO APPLY: Apply online at statejobs.nebraska.gov. Applications must be entered on or before the application deadline to be considered.

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Wildcat Hills Nature Center is in search of qualified applicants for the Temp Park Worker III/Naturalist position. To apply for this position, search State of Nebraska job board at http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/
Job Title: Temporary Park Worker III/Naturalist
Starting pay: $10.226 (*Salary listed at minimum rate and additional compensation may be possible)
Location:  Gering, NE
Job Duties: Individuals will plan, coordinate, present and evaluate a wide variety of environmental and historical education and outdoor skills programs to a range of audiences. More information can be found at:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nebraska/jobs/2352728/temporary-park-worker-iii-naturalist?department[0]=Game%20%26%20Parks%20Commission&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, in conjunction with the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission  Announcement
Nebraska Wildlife Education Coordinator
FLSA Status: Full Time Employee / Exempt / Salaried Reports to: Education Director
Direct Reports: Educator, Seasonals, Interns, Volunteers
Location: Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Salary: $31,000-$35,000 annually, commensurate with experience
Benefits: Eligible – paid time off, Simple IRA w/match, medical, dental & vision insurance

Purpose: As part of a partnership between the Bird Conservancy and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Nebraska Wildlife Education Coordinator (NWEC) coordinates community education efforts with agencies, organizations and schools in the entire panhandle region of Nebraska.

 

  • Temporary Park Worker II / Naturalist New

    • Gretna, NE
    • TEMP FULL TIME – $9.98 Hourly
    • Category: Miscellaneous / Grounds & Landscaping
    • Department: Game & Parks Commission
    This advertisement is for a temporary position that is expected to last six months from date of hire. Location: Schramm Education Center – Gretna, NE
  • Temporary Park Worker II / Naturalist New

    • Gretna, NE
    • TEMP FULL TIME – $9.98 Hourly
    • Category: Miscellaneous / Grounds & Landscaping
    • Department: Game & Parks Commission
    This advertisement is for a temporary position that is expected to last 11 months from date of hire. Location: Schramm Education Center – Gretna, Nebraska
  • Temporary Park Worker III / Naturalist New

    • Gretna, NE
    • TEMP FULL TIME – $10.22 Hourly
    • Category: Education / Miscellaneous / Grounds & Landscaping
    • Department: Game & Parks Commission
    This advertisement is for a temporary position with an expected end date of April 1, 2020. Location: Schramm Education Center – Gretna, Nebraska
  • Temporary Groundskeeper / Landscape

    • Lincoln, NE
    • TEMP FULL TIME – $11.92 Hourly
    • Category: Maintenance / Grounds & Landscaping
    • Department: Game & Parks Commission
    This advertisement is for a temporary position that has an expected end date of October 31, 2019.
  • Staff Assistant II

    • Lincoln, NE
    • PERM FULL TIME – $17.22 Hourly
    • Category: Clerical & Data Entry / Office and Administrative Support
    • Department: Game & Parks Commission
  • Staff Assistant I

    • Ashland, NE
    • PERM FULL TIME – $14.90 Hourly
    • Category: Clerical & Data Entry / Office and Administrative Support
    • Department: Game & Parks Commission
    Location: Eugene T Mahoney State Park
  • Temporary Park Worker III/landscape

    • Lincoln, NE
    • TEMP FULL TIME – $10.22 Hourly
    • Category: Grounds & Landscaping
    • Department: Game & Parks Commission
    This is a temporary position with an expected end date of August 16, 2019. Location: Lincoln headquarters and various parks and recreation areas
  • Conservation Tech II

    • North Platte, NE
    • PERM FULL TIME – $16.01 Hourly
    • Category: Sciences
    • Department: Game & Parks Commission
  • Temporary Conservation Technician II

    • Crawford, NE
    • TEMP FULL TIME – $15.78 Hourly
    • Category: Maintenance / Grounds & Landscaping / Sciences
    • Department: Game & Parks Commission
    This is a temporary, full time position with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission that is tentatively scheduled to last until 4/15/2020
  • Staff Assistant I

    • Louisville, NE
    • PERM FULL TIME – $14.90 Hourly
    • Category: Office and Administrative Support
    • Department: Game & Parks Commission

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