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Current Openings

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is a great place to work for those who are passionate about outdoor recreation and preserving Nebraska’s natural resources for future generations. Game and Parks also offers competitive salary and benefits. Current job openings and links to apply are listed below. You may also visit the Nebraska State Jobs website.

Public openings

Accounting Clerk II -- Budget and Fiscal Division -- 033110101

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Duties will include a combination of: 1) Analyze, prepare, approve or pre-audit Agency expenditure payments, refunds, journal entries and ACH revenues; 2) Compiles financial data to facilitate the preparation of standard reports; 3) prepares and maintains spreadsheets and reports to track contract payment status for capital development projects; 4) compute and process invoices for payments to vendors; 5) review vendor statements to determine if invoices need to be received or if payment is already complete; 6) gather and submit documentation to develop Vendor ID numbers used in the payment process; 7) backup the examination, assessment and processing of employees’ expense reimbursement documents; 8) assist Division Administrator, Assistant Division Administrator, Accountant, and other staff with special projects as assigned.

Closing: June 2, 2017

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Temporary Office Clerk III -- Lake McConaughy/Lake Ogallala -- 600010144

JOB DUTIES: Issue required permits and stamps for outdoor activities (hunting, fishing, park visitation, etc.). Assist in reconciling daily accounting documents. Sell, inventory and help track NEBRASKAland magazine subscriptions and merchandise; maintain adequate supply/inventory of printed materials in office setting and make certain brochure racks are stocked. Answer/appropriately forward requests from the public pertaining to Commission facilities, activities and services through phone requests, e-mail, fax and regular mail correspondence. Participate in various, special public relations events that inform and educate the general public as to Commission programs and policies such agency exhibits at expos, sports shows and fairs. Perform related work as required.

Closing: May 30, 2017

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Assistant Division Administrator -- Wildlife Division -- 03313028

JOB DUTIES: Administer and coordinate all activities of the Wildlife Management Section including: the identification of, and approval of Section objectives and goals as well as employee performance objectives and goals. Provide direct supervision to Management Section District Managers and the Big Game Program Manager. Direct and coordinate planning activities including external compliance review of Section related activities as they relate to Federal Aid Program participation. Administer and coordinate the management of all State Wildlife Management Areas currently numbering 290 areas, as well as all District Offices and Area Field Headquarters. Coordinate, approve and administer area related contractual services, agricultural leases, easements, cooperative agreements, federal farm program requirements, project requisitions and similar land management documentation. Direct the performance of land reconnaissance on potential acquisition sites on a state-wide basis. Identify and coordinate land management policy needs on a state-wide basis. Administer the regulatory functions of the division relating to controlled shooting areas, captive wildlife permits, special occasions, and dog trials, as well as general WMA regulations. Coordinate on a state wide basis all management services related to wildlife surveys and inventories, animal damage complaints, disease investigations and wildlife propagation projects. Collect information on big game harvest and coordinate recommendations for the big game orders. Prepare Sections budget request and monitor expenditures. Assist with interagency coordination on state-wide basis on technical services related to inventories, the mapping of species occurrence and desired monitoring. Administer and coordinate the development and implementation of ecosystem management teams.

Closing: May 25, 2017

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Temporary Conservation Technician II - Cambridge - 60008896

JOB DUTIES: Assist with prescribed burning, ground preparation and planting of food plots and grass plantings, repair and maintain equipment, oversee other temporary employees, mix and apply chemicals, word processing, age and check deer, perform wildlife surveys, handle depredation response, public relations, oversee contractors and assist with wildlife disease investigations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: Knowledge of and ability to operate tractors and farm equipment; knowledge of wildlife management principles. Computer skills highly desirable (MS Word, Access, Excel).

Closing: Open until filled

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Temporary Park Worker III/Naturalist - Pawnee - 60009393

ESSENTIAL 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. Will transport materials to the areas where programs are presented. These programs may include: outdoor skills (fishing, etc.), natural history (bird watching, insects, mammals, etc.), cultural history (living history, presentations, etc.), other sciences (amateur astronomy, geology, paleontology), guided hikes, night programs, crafts and others. Assist with special events (such as Outdoor Discovery Program, expos, Anniversary Celebrations, etc…), field trips for area schools/classrooms and customer service activities. Perform related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of education principles and practices and the ability to present information to a variety of audiences. Basic knowledge of and strong interest in topics described above. Excellent communication/teaching skills are needed for this position. Applicant must have a willingness to learn about the natural and cultural history of the area parks and environment. Must have a strong desire to share this knowledge with the public through interpretive and educational programming.

Dates of employment: May 1-Nov. 1, 2017
Closing: Open until filled

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Temporary Facility Maintenance Technician I - Lincoln - 60008523

JOB DUTIES: Assist skilled maintenance technicians in performing a variety of maintenance, repair, and construction activities. Perform routine painting and plastering of interior and exterior building surfaces and equipment. Perform routine carpentry work such as minor repair of furniture, doors, windows, shelves and floors.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: General knowledge of building construction and maintenance; ability to operate power tools related to the construction field; ability to work in adverse weather conditions.

Closing: Position open until filled

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Temporary Heavy Equipment Mechanic/Operator - Lincoln - 60003070

JOB DUTIES: Operate various types of heavy equipment to construct new facilities and provide maintenance to non-hard surfaced roads within Agency areas. Use transit to set grade for culvert installation and to correct drainage problems in waterways. Transport equipment and materials to Agency facilities throughout the state. Repair diesel and gasoline engines, transmissions, final drives and hydraulic systems of crawler tractors and loaders, elevating scrapers, motor graders, draglines, dredge pumps and other heavy equipment. Train temporary employees in the maintenance and operation of heavy equipment and act as a working leader in the supervisor’s absence. Perform related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of earth moving and heavy highway construction methods; diesel and gasoline engine mechanics; operation of heavy equipment with ability to finish grade. Ability to communicate effectively.

Closing: Position open until filled

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Temporary Facility Maintenance Technician II - Lincoln - 60009081

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Perform a variety of maintenance, repair, and construction activities, including building repair/renovation, construction of new structures, cabinet construction/repair, repair/installation of windows, concrete flat work, and minor plumbing and electrical work.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the standard tools and practices of various building and mechanical trades. Skill in: the use of a variety of basic hand tools, power tools, and maintenance equipment. Ability to: perform minor repairs in a variety of building and mechanical trades; understand and follow instructions; use/operate hand and power tools and power equipment in a safe manner; perform manual labor; ability to work in adverse weather conditions.

Closing: Position open until filled

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Temporary Conservation Technician I -- Statewide -- 033CTSW

Essential Job Duties: Assist with prescribed burning, ground preparation and planting of food plots and grass plantings, build and maintain boundary fences, repair and maintain equipment, assist with wildlife surveys, mix and apply chemicals (noxious weed control), word processing, age and check deer.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of and ability to operate tractors, All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s), chainsaws, and farm equipment; basic knowledge of wildlife management principles. Computer skills (MS Word, Access, Excel) highly desirable.

Requirements: 12 semester hours or the equivalent of post high school coursework/training in fisheries management, wildlife management, natural resources and/or biology or six months experience in wildlife/recreation or fisheries management. Valid driver’s license or able to provide independent authorized transportation. Applicants with Pesticide Applicators license and Class A CDL license with O endorsement preferred.

Closing: Open until filled

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Temporary Park Worker I - Statewide - 033TPWI-17

Each year the Parks Division hires a number of temporary employees to assist with its park management functions, which include: Food Service, Facility Maintenance, Tour Guides, Office Support, Entrance Booths, Grounds Maintenance, Security, Receptionist, Laundry Worker, Cabin Cleaner, Housekeeping, Horticulture and Wranglers. Positions will last approximately April 2017 – October 2017 (length will vary with assignment).

PREFERRED: Experience working in a recreational area, scenic attraction or historical setting.

OTHER: Some positions may require a valid driver’s license, Food Handler’s Permit, and be at least 18 years of age for positions that operate various types of powered equipment and machinery.

Knowledge of: housekeeping, food service, store keeping, filing or general office procedures; history, animal husbandry, wildlife or recreation. Ability to: understand and follow instructions; communicate effectively; make simple mathematical computations; learn the history, culture and recreational use of the tourist attraction; meet and interact with the public.

Closing: Continuous

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Temporary Park Worker II - Statewide - 033TPWII-17

Each year the Parks Division hires a number of temporary employees to assist with its park management functions, which include: Food Service, Facility Maintenance, Tour Guides, Office Support, Entrance Booths, Grounds Maintenance, Security, Receptionist, Laundry Worker, Cabin Cleaner, Housekeeping, Horticulture and Wranglers. Positions will last approximately April 2017 – October 2017 (length will vary with assignment).

REQUIREMENTS: Experience working in a recreational area, scenic attraction, hospitality or historical setting or related coursework/training or experience. Must be at least 18 years of age for positions that operate various types of powered equipment and machinery. Other: Some positions may also require a valid driver’s license, ability to obtain a Food Handler’s Permit, or possession of a Lifeguard Certificate or Water Safety Instructor’s Certificate or ability to obtain such certification.

Knowledge of: the operation of various types of powered equipment and machinery; modern office methods and procedures; housekeeping, food service, store keeping, history, animal husbandry, wildlife or recreation; the history, culture and recreational use of the tourist attraction. Ability to: meet and deal effectively with the public; understand and follow instructions; make routine decisions; communicate effectively; safely operate various types of powered equipment and machinery; add and subtract numbers and perform other basic arithmetic calculations.

Closing: Continuous

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Temporary Park Worker III - Statewide - 033TPWIII-17

Each year the Parks Division hires a number of temporary employees to assist with its park management functions, which include: Food Service, Facility Maintenance, Tour Guides, Office Support, Entrance Booths, Grounds Maintenance, Security, Receptionist, Laundry Worker, Cabin Cleaner, Housekeeping, Horticulture and Wranglers. Positions will last approximately April 2017 – October 2017 (length will vary with assignment).

Examples of Work: Plan, assign and coordinate the work of others; make routine decisions; Must be at least 18 years of age for positions that operate various types of powered equipment and machinery. Maintain various types of equipment/machinery. Use of various cooking techniques.
Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: One year of experience working in a recreational area, scenic attraction, hospitality or historical setting, or related coursework/training or experience.

OTHER: Some positions may also require valid driver’s license, ability to obtain a Food Handler’s Permit or possession of a valid Lifeguard Certificate or Water Safety Instructors Certificate or ability to obtain such certification.

Knowledge of: office management, business arithmetic and record keeping; cooking techniques; housekeeping, food service, store keeping, history, animal husbandry, anthropology, wildlife or recreation; the history, culture and recreational use of the tourist attraction. Ability to: meet and deal effectively with the public; understand and follow instructions; plan, assign and coordinate the work of others; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and administrative personnel; read and comprehend menus and recipes; make routine decisions.

Closing: Continuous

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Temporary Groundskeeper Leader - Lincoln - 60010095

Job Duties: Primarily Arboriculture work, such as trimming trees, while working in a 55-foot, aerial lift unit. Candidate will also perform labor for general landscape installation and maintenance. Leads one or more employees.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of grounds maintenance and horticultural practices; safe use of fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides; Experience with using and maintaining tools, equipment, and materials needed with grounds maintenance; Ability to supervise and evaluate the work of grounds maintenance staff; use and maintain hand and power tools, essential for maintenance; use and repair work of chainsaws, weed whips, mowers, tractors, and trucks.

Qualifications/Requirements: Experience in lawn mowing, turf maintenance, hedge trimming, snow shoveling, gardening, farming, horticulture, landscaping, or groundskeeping. Prefer: Experience or ability to learn how to safely operate a truck with GVWR of 29,000 pounds equipped with an aerial lift unit; Nebraska CDL with air brakes certification or be able to pass same within 4 weeks after employment. Arboriculture experience with professional tree service or municipality preferred. Experience using chain saws with a commercial tree service or grounds maintenance crew is preferred. Candidate must be able to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds throughout an 8 to 10 hour work shift. Work will be at various parks throughout Nebraska; therefore, extensive travel will be required. Other: Driver’s license required.

Closing: Position open until filled

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Internal openings

There are no internal openings at this time.