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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 - Wahoo - 60008948

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Responsible for the protection and preservation of Lake Wanahoo. 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. Perform related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to plan, manage, analyze and evaluate park programs. Knowledge of the principles, techniques, and application of park and cultural resources management and conservation. Knowledge of departmental rules and regulations. Ability to communicate effectively and establish and maintain community and public relations with business, special interest groups, and state, local and federal agencies. Knowledge of park operations, administration and financial management. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports. Ability to supervise subordinate staff and to enforce park rules and regulations. Ability to work weekends and holidays.

Closing: 11:59 p.m. on March 27, 2017

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Temporary Park Superintendent I - Waterloo - 60009618

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Responsible for the protection and preservation of Two Rivers 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. Perform related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to plan, manage, analyze and evaluate park programs. Knowledge of the principles, techniques, and application of park and cultural resources management and conservation. Knowledge of departmental rules and regulations. Ability to communicate effectively and establish and maintain community and public relations with business, special interest groups, and state, local and federal agencies. Knowledge of park operations, administration and financial management. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports. Ability to supervise subordinate staff and to enforce park rules and regulations. Ability to work weekends and holidays.

Closing: 11:59 p.m. on March 27, 2017

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Groundskeeper Supervisor - Ashland - 04104

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Coordinate, train and supervise grounds maintenance staff. Schedule, assign and inspect work activities of grounds maintenance staff to ensure park grounds meet established standards. Supervise and assist with grounds maintenance duties including watering, mowing and trimming grass, seeding, fertilizing, tree care, applying pesticides, trash collection, trail maintenance and snow removal operations. Meet with contractors to evaluate work to be done, obtain price quotes and inspect work. Train staff in safe operation of equipment and proper application methods necessary when applying chemicals and fertilizers. Maintain park irrigation system. Oversee maintenance of greenhouse. Assist with snow and ice making operations and cross country ski trail maintenance. Perform inspections, maintain records, perform maintenance needs as required to the park’s trail system, playgrounds and playground equipment. Operate machinery, equipment and tools in the performance of duties; maintain all equipment, tools and machinery in working order. Prepare reports for supervisors as requested. Perform related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of grounds maintenance and horticultural practices; safe use of fertilizers, insecticides and gerbicides; the standard practices, tools, equipment, and materials associated with grounds maintenance. Ability to supervise and evaluate the work of grounds maintenance staff; perform heavy physical labor and to work outdoors for long periods of time; use and maintain hand and power tools essential for maintenance and repair work including chainsaws, weed whips, mowers, tractors and trucks.

Closing: 11:59 p.m. on March 27, 2017

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Fish and Wildlife Biologist II - Genoa - 03303010

JOB DUTIES: Under the direction of the Northeast District manager, develop, coordinate, and implement all activities of the Wildlife Management Section within a four county area in the central part of Nebraska, including: Administer, plan, coordinate, supervise, 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. Within a six county area, perform land reconnaissance on potential acquisition sites. Assist in the implementation of all technical services related to wildlife surveys and inventories, disease investigation and control, wildlife nuisance and damage control and wildlife propagation projects. Assist in the development of field recommendations regarding big game seasons, bag limits and general regulations based on interpretation of population surveys, field circumstances and knowledge of life history information. Assist in the implementation of the regulatory functions of the Division related to controled shooting areas, captive wildlife permits, scientific collection permits and other similar programs, as well as general Wildlife Management Areas regulations. Prepare budget requests and monitor expenditures for assigned areas. Establish and maintain professional relationships with a broad array of outdoor recreationists and nature advocacy groups within the District.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: Extensive knowledge of wildlife habitat management principles, goals and objectives, wildlife species: life history and habitat needs, research, statistics, budgeting processes and record keeping systems, and conservation statutes and regulations as they relate to wildlife, as well as a working knowledge of current management philosophies, such as the conservation of biological diversity, landscape ecology and adaptive management.

Closing: 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2017

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Office Clerk II - Crawford - 03304179

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Provide information to park visitors. Screen telephone calls and refer to appropriate staff member as necessary. Sell park permits, hunting and fishing permits. Operate and maintain computerized reservation system. Sort, route and deliver mail. Type correspondence from rough draft using personal computer. Perform related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge of modern office methods and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and the public to exchange information; make change; operate office machines including personal computer and word processing software.

Closing: 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2017

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Park Superintendent I - Raymond - 033014027

JOB DUTIES: 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.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of park administration and of the operation and maintenance of park facilities and equipment; departmental rules and regulations. Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of employees; enforce park rules and regulations; maintain records and prepare reports.

Closing: 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2017

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Temporary Park Worker II/Security - Ponca - 03305402

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Assist park superintendents with park security at Ponca State Park: assist and carry out various operating tasks involved in traffic control, emergency response, campground and cabin operation and maintenance. Examine and lock doors, windows and gates to guard against theft, fire, vandalism and illegal entry. Provide information to the public regarding park lodging, events and activities, and other inquiries as needed. Work schedule will include evenings, weekends, and holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Experience working in a recreational area, scenic attraction or historical setting or related coursework/training or experience. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Closing: 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2017

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Temporary Groundskeeper Leader - Hubbard - 60008112

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Lead groundskeeping crew on a newly established 746 acre State Recreation Area (which includes a 226 acre lake). Coordinate, train, and supervise grounds maintenance staff. Schedule, assign, and inspect work activities of grounds maintenance including mowing, tree care, noxious weed control, seeding, fertilizing, pesticide application, trash collection, road, and trail maintenance. Perform repair work related to facility maintenance including plumbing, carpentry, and electrical. Perform spring installation, per-winter removal, and periodic maintenance of boat docks. Operate machinery, equipment, and tools in the performance of duties; maintain all equipment, tools and machinery in working order. Assist with reports, vehicle logs, purchasing supplies, and performing routine safety inspections.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND 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.

Closing: 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2017

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Temporary Groundskeeper - Ponca - 60010066

JOB DUTIES: Duties will include planning and maintenance of all park landscape including: flower beds, small ponds, fountains, tree and shrub plantings, butterfly gardens, and other landscape features. This will include the purchase of materials, weeding, planting, renovations, chemical use, and other related activities. Operating power tools such as: chainsaw, riding mower, push mower, edger, string trimmer and blower.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the operation of various types of equipment associated with grounds maintenance. Ability to operate and maintain hand and powered tools and equipment, to transport tools and equipment from storage area to work site. Ability to work outside and lift objects up to 50 pounds throughout an 8 to 10 hour work shift.

Closing: 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2017

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Temporary Facility Maintenance Technician II - Ponca - 60003115

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, furniture and appliance repair, concrete flat work, and minor plumbing and electrical work. Daily maintenance of pond and landscape features including Towers in Time, Resource and Education Center, park entrance, etc. Assist with the design, establishment, and maintenance of ornamental, turf, and habitat plantings. Other facility maintenance and grounds-keeping duties as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: General knowledge of building construction and maintenance; ability to troubleshoot and make minor repairs related to electrical, plumbing, woodworking, sheet rock/painting, heating and cooling systems, equipment, and other facility related maintenance; ability to operate power tools related to the construction field; ability to operation equipment such as mowers, chainsaws, tractors, ATV’s, snow blowers, etc.; basic knowledge of routine landscaping and grounds-keeping, ability to work in adverse weather conditions.

Closing: 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2017

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Temporary Conservation Technician I - Hubbard and Ponca - 60009677

Essential Job Duties: Assist with prescribed burning, ground preparation and planting of food plots and other habitat plantings, assist with the repair and maintenance equipment, assist with wildlife surveys, control of noxious weed which includes mixing and applying chemicals, land management planning, and other duties as required.

Required 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, ArcGIS, Access, Excel) highly desirable.

Closing: 11:59 p.m. on April 10, 2017

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Assistant Division Administrator - Lincoln - 00302029

JOB DUTIES: Administer and coordinate all activities to meet fish production needs in statewide stocking programs. Direct the activities of Section staff; develop employee performance objectives and goals. Coordinate the procurement of fish for stocking through fish and wildlife programs in other states and Investigational New Animal Drug (INAD) permits through the Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership to meet Nebraska fish stocking program needs. Supervise statewide fish health and disease investigations within state and private hatcheries. Direct studies and fish culture technique development at all facilities; participate in aquaculture regulatory and development activities. Maintain records regarding fish hatchery production and cost efficiency. Work cooperatively with Fisheries Division staff in the development of the Division’s operating budget. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Extensive knowledge of fish production management principles, goals and objectives; fish species’ life history and habitat needs; research, statistics, budgeting processes and record keeping systems; and conservation statutes and regulations as they relate to fisheries. Ability to communicate effectively; set and articulate clear goals and objectives; evaluate and analyze fish production needs and develop and implement recommendations for improvement; supervise the work of others; maintain effective working relationships with federal, state and local officials, other agency personnel and the public.

Closing: 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2017

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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 Groundskeeper - Doniphan - 60008951

JOB DUTIES: Duties will include maintenance of turf, flower beds, trees and shrubs. Operating power tools such as: chain saw, riding mower, push mower, edger, string trimmer and blower.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the operation of various types of equipment associated with grounds maintenance. Ability to operate and maintain hand and powered tools and equipment, to transport tools and equipment from storage area to work site. Ability to work outside and lift objects up to 50 pounds throughout an 8 to 10 hour work shift.

Closing: Position open until filled

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Temporary Staff Assistant I - Lincoln - 60009014

Dates of Employment: April 3, 2017- October 3, 2017* with possible extension to 11 months.

JOB DUTIES: Provide office support and assist with administration of the Agency’s public access and private lands habitat improvement programs. The successful candidate will create and maintain a database to track budgets and habitat accomplishments and ensure that the contracts meet the standards of the contracting procedures (contracts match the W9 and invoices). Work closely with the Upland Habitat and Access Program Manager and Assistant Division Administrators to supply needed reports (habitat and budgets) and other coordination as needed. Work with the Program Manager and the Communications Division on outreach, education and marketing efforts. This position will be the liaison between the Information Technology, Communications, and Wildlife Divisions in the production of the Public Access Atlas and associated addendums. This position will also work with our Partners (like Pheasants Forever and the National Wild Turkey Federation) on processing invoices for payments and recognition of programs. Assist in activities and projects within the division as assigned. Some limited field work and travel may be required.

Closing: 11:59 p.m. March 27, 2017

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Engineer IV - Lincoln - 03314003

JOB DUTIES: Plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates the work of employees; supervises and evaluates the work of employees, participates with the division head in planning and implementing activities of the division; coordinates the day to- day programs carried out by employees; trains employees and monitors and evaluates their work; provides direction and guidance, and disciplines employees when necessary. Updates the division head regarding program activities, project status and changes; participates in the study and projection of present and future engineering program needs and formulates and recommends alternative policies and means of meeting those needs using appropriate and available resources. Represents the agency at meetings such as plan-in-hand meetings, project review meetings, public meetings and hearings, to explain projects, answer questions and address concerns; advises contractors on acceptable methods and materials used on construction projects; monitors progress of projects and compliance with plans, specifications, and special provisions; approves progress estimate payments to contractors; and evaluates and recommends acceptance or non-acceptance of completed projects to the agency.

Closing: 11:59 p.m. March 29, 2017

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Personnel Assistant - Lincoln - 0331004

Essential Job Duties: The Personnel Assistant works with the administration of the day-to-day operations of the Personnel Division functions and duties. Duties vary from day to day but include answering inquiries about services and benefits, rules and regulations and payroll questions. Attention to detail to enable bi-weekly and monthly processing of payroll. Excellent interpersonal skills required to enable communicating with employees and the public orally and in writing. Record keeping through electronic files including personnel files, position control, and leave administration. Duties will necessitate a working knowledge of Word, Excel and email. The work will necessitate knowledge of accounting principles and a general knowledge of various employment laws and practices.

Requirements: One year of combined education/training and/or experience performing human resource support functions such as processing payroll, assisting employees with benefits/services, recruiting and orientating employees, maintaining personnel records, and/or processing the creation of positions. OR Associates degree in human resources, business administration, public administration or related field.

Closing: 11:59 p.m. April 3, 2017

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Temporary Staff Assistant - Ponca State Park - 60007296

JOB DUTIES: Individuals will plan, coordinate, and present a wide variety of environmental/outdoor education programs to audiences of different age groups and backgrounds. These programs may include, but are not limited to: outdoor skills (archery, fishing, etc.), wildlife biology (bird watching, insects, mammals, etc.), kayaking, natural sciences (amateur astronomy, geology, paleontology), and cultural history (Lewis and Clark, Native American, etc.). Assist Superintendent with special events (such as The Missouri River Outdoor Expo, Hallowfest, Winterfest, and Marsh Madness), projects, planning, wildlife/habitat management, and customer service activities. Perform related work as required.

Closing: 11:59 p.m. March 25, 2017

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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 Groundskeeper - Statewide - 60010066

Examples of Work: Duties will include maintenance of turf, flower beds, trees and shrubs at state parks and recreation areas. Operating power tools such as: chain saw, riding mower, push mower, edger, string trimmer and blower.

REQUIREMENTS: No specific experience or education is required for this class.

PREFERRED: Minimum one year experience working as professional grounds keeper or landscape installer.

OTHER: Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license for work-related travel.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the operation of various types of equipment associated with grounds maintenance. Ability to operate and maintain hand and powered tools and equipment, to transport tools and equipment from storage area to work site. Ability to work outside and lift objects up to 50 pounds throughout an 8 to 10 hour work shift.

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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Temporary Park Superintendent I - Louisville - 60007239

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Responsible for the protection and preservation of Louisville 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. Perform related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to plan, manage, analyze and evaluate park programs. Knowledge of the principles, techniques, and application of park and cultural resources management and conservation. Knowledge of departmental rules and regulations. Ability to communicate effectively and establish and maintain community and public relations with business, special interest groups, and state, local and federal agencies. Knowledge of park operations, administration and financial management. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports. Ability to supervise subordinate staff and to enforce park rules and regulations. Ability to work weekends and holidays.

Closing: 11:59 p.m. March 27, 2017

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Fish and Wildlife Biologist II - Lincoln - 03313032

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Function as a Project Leader under the direction of the Missouri River Program Manager responsible for conducting fisheries studies on the Missouri River. Responsible for assigning work duties for project personnel and tracking project budget. Conduct field work as a crew leader, create work schedules and make travel arrangements. Responsible for deploying and retrieving scientific sampling gear, filling out and checking data sheets. Order equipment, and repair and maintain sampling gear, boats and trucks. Responsible for analyzing data for annual report using appropriate statistical methods. Must apply for and maintain scientific collectors permits and complete endangered species collection reports. Write annual and monthly reports to document project finding to the contracting agency. Attend project meetings and training and make presentations at scientific meetings and to the public. Perform related duties as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Extensive knowledge of fisheries management techniques; record keeping systems, and conservation statutes as they relate to fisheries management. Working knowledge of Word and Excel. Access, SAS or equivalent and Power Point preferred. General knowledge of and ability to operate, maintain and repair fisheries equipment and motor vehicles. Ability to communicate effectively, set goals and objectives; maintain records and write reports; organize, assemble and interpret data; make presentations at scientific meetings; operate and move about in powered boats; seine and lift a 40-pound bucket waist high.

Closing: 11:59 p.m. March 24, 2017

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