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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

Temporary Park Superintendent I - Doniphan - 60010111

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:    Responsible for the protection and preservation of Mormon Island State Recreation Area. Supervise and perform technical and practical work supporting the management, conservation, interpretation, development and use of park areas and resources. Supervise and carry out various operating tasks involved in traffic control, emergency response, recreation program operation, campground and picnic area operation and maintenance, accident prevention, fire control, plant disease and insect control, and equipment maintenance. Hire, train and supervise seasonal workforce. Publicize park areas and the Division’s mission, program and goals by means of personal appearance before interested groups. Assist in handling administrative and data collections functions. Maintain records and prepare appropriate reports.

Closing: Oct. 5, 2017

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Temporary Biologist I - Lincoln - 60008681

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:   Under direction and supervision of Wildlife Diversity Program Manager, conduct watchable wildlife planning and project implementation with state park managers and local communities; conduct watchable wildlife marketing; assist with watchable wildlife grant administration; develop watchable wildlife resources such as websites, brochures and guides; organize watchable wildlife events, organize citizen science surveys, conduct surveys and complete data collection efforts; analyze and synthesize data and produce written reports and articles. Assist or coordinate activities and projects within the section or division or as assigned.

Dates of Employment:  November 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018

Application Deadline:   October 22, 2017

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Southwest Reservoirs Superintendent III - Cambridge - 03304022

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:    Responsible for supervision of the Southwest Reservoirs including, Swanson, Red Willow, Medicine Creek, Enders, and Rock Creek Lake state recreation areas.  Perform all administrative functions in the operation of park facilities including record maintenance, budget and report writing, management of camping areas, cabins and visitor activities.  Manage and supervise work force engaged in maintenance, development and protection of these park areas.  Develop and carry out a management program for the Southwest Reservoirs which includes provisions for administrative support, interpretation and visitor services, maintenance, cultural and natural resource management and visitor protection.  The incumbent will supervise and carry out various park operating tasks involved in campground, cabin and day-use area, operation and maintenance, to include the following:  Division and area promotion; traffic control; area patrol and foster compliance of park rules and regulations; fire suppression; equipment, grounds and facility maintenance and repair; and, the operation of machinery, equipment and tools in performance of duties.  The incumbent will also assist with hiring, training and supervising a workforce, insuring equal opportunity for all employees supervised; will coordinate park safety programs; will prepare area budget requests for park expenditures and the purchase of supplies and equipment; will maintain records and prepare appropriate reports; will collect fees, accounting for and depositing same.  Assist with the management of Concession Agreements and the Concessionaires for the Southwest Reservoir areas.   Assist with other agency projects and programs as assigned.

Closing: Oct. 2, 2017

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IT Applications Developer/Senior - Lincoln - 03311004

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:  Responsible for all phases of modification, programming (coding) and maintenance on assigned computer applications.  Communicate with users to determine system needs; document application requirements; research system enhancements; perform design and analysis of computer systems; perform programming.  Support the State of Nebraska Fish, Wildlife, Conservation, Parks, Recreation and Law Enforcement applications.  Perform analysis, functional and technical design.  Create logical and physical database.  Develop software, test and debug code.  Participate in system program testing.  Train users and assist with acceptance testing.  Implement and maintain applications such as security update/patches and new software versions.  Maintain/edit applications as agency needs dictate.  Occasional night/weekend support.

Closing: Sept. 29, 2017

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Fish & Wildlife Biologist II - Royal - 03303012

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Administer, coordinate and implement the management of all State Wildlife Management Areas within the assigned area. Coordinate and administer area related contractual services, agricultural leases, federal farm program requirements, project requisitions and similar land management documentation. Insure compliance with federal aid guidelines. Perform Land reconnaissance on potential acquisition sites. Assist in the implementation of all technical services related to wildlife surveys and inventories, disease control, animal damage control and wildlife propagation projects. Assist with research projects involving district wildlife species. Assist in the development of field recommendations regarding seasons, bag limits and general regulations based on interpretation of population surveys, field impressions and knowledge of life history information. Supervise seasonal workers. Assist in the implementation of the regulatory functions of the Division related to controlled shooting areas, game farms, scientific collection and other similar programs, as well as general WMA regulations. Prepare budget requests and monitor expenditures for assigned areas. Establish and maintain professional relations with a broad array of outdoor recreationist and nature advocacy groups within the District. Insure control of noxious weeds and maintain boundary fences to comply with state laws. Perform related work as required.

Closing: Sept. 25, 2017

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Facility Maintenance Specialist - Lincoln - 03314029

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Perform skilled carpentry work at Game and Parks facilities throughout the State.  Work on all types of structures repairing floors, roofs, windows, doors, walls, foundations, stairs and sidewalks.  After the repair work is completed, perform skilled work to complete interior of buildings; finish drywall; install all hardware; paint, stain, and varnish; and lay floor coverings.  Read blueprints and prepare material list including quantity and quality needed for projects.  Perform quality cabinet work for agency displays in offices, aquariums, historical parks, and State Fair.  Perform skilled carpentry in the renovation of historical buildings.

Closing: Sept. 25, 2017

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Park Superintendent I - Shubert - 60003143

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:  Responsible for the protection and preservation of Indian Cave State Park. Supervise and perform technical and practical work supporting the management, conservation, interpretation, development and use of park areas and resources. Supervise and carry out various operating tasks involved in traffic control, emergency response, recreation program operation, campground and picnic area operation and maintenance, accident prevention, fire control, plant disease and insect control, and equipment maintenance. Hire, train and supervise seasonal workforce. Publicize park areas and the Divisions mission, program and goals by means of personal appearance before interested groups. Assist in handling administrative and data collections functions. Maintain records and prepare appropriate reports. Perform related work as required.

Closing: Sept. 25, 2017

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Temporary Park Worker II/Office Support - Lincoln - 60008033

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: The Parks Division hires a number of temporary employees to assist with its park functions which include: Facility Maintenance, Entrance Booths, Grounds Maintenance, Security, Laundry Worker, Housekeeping, and Horticulture.  This position will focus on Office Support.   Duties include: typing, word processing, data entry and answering phones to schedule and confirm reservations for cabins, lodge rooms and campgrounds for guests.

Closing: Open until filled

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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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Internal openings

No openings at this time.