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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

Park 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: Aug. 2 2017

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Temporary Staff Assistant I - Lincoln - 60005408

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Assist Missouri River Program staff with a variety of projects including netting fish, sampling habitat, identifying, weighing and measuring fish and/or macro-invertebrate species, assisting with telemetry projects, and angler surveys. Perform basic laboratory functions such as sample processing.

Closing: July 31, 2017

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Temporary Conservation Technician II - Lincoln - 60008683

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Assist Missouri River Program staff with a variety of projects including netting fish, sampling habitat, identifying, weighing and measuring fish and/or macro-invertebrate species, assisting with telemetry projects, and angler surveys. Perform basic laboratory functions such as sample processing.

Closing: August 7, 2017

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Temporary Conservation Technician II/Grant Funded - Lincoln - 60003902

Grant-funded position estimated to last 3 years from date of hire.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Assist Missouri River Program staff with a variety of projects including netting fish, sampling habitat, identifying, weighing and measuring fish and/or macro-invertebrate species, assisting with telemetry projects, and angler surveys. Perform basic laboratory functions such as sample processing.

Closing: August 7, 2017

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Temporary Park Worker II/Shooting Sports Educator - Gering - 60009236

Dates of employment: Aug. 7, 2017 – Dec. 15, 2017

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Duties will include assisting SSC superintendent with firearm and/or archery shooting sports programs, conducting various shooting sports programs to youth, adults, women and families. These will include introductory firearms, firearms safety, handgun programs, as well as introductory archery programs and programs that create natural pathways to shooter and hunter recruitment.

Closing: Open until filled

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Temporary Park Superintendent I - Elwood - 60009271

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Responsible for the protection and preservation of Johnson Lake 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.

Closing: July 28, 2017

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Game and Parks Superintendent III - Burwell - 3304126

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:  Manage and supervise work force engaged in maintenance, housekeeping and grounds keeping at Ponca State Park. Establish and administer preventative maintenance programs for park facilities and utilities, with direct responsibility for cabin facilities maintenance. Coordinate, schedule and administer the operation and maintenance of various park activities; write reports and maintain related records. Participate in public relations. Patrol the park grounds to ensure compliance with park rules and regulations, being in an “on call” status as assigned. Perform administrative functions and procedures directly related to areas of responsibility and assist with all park administrative functions as necessary or assigned. Responsible for park operation in absence of Park Superintendent IV. Assist in coordination of park safety programs.  Assist in development and coordination of park and regional special events. Perform related duties as required.

Closing: July 28, 2017

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Game and Parks Superintendent III - Ponca - 3304031

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:  Manage and supervise work force engaged in maintenance, housekeeping and grounds keeping at Ponca State Park. Establish and administer preventative maintenance programs for park facilities and utilities, with direct responsibility for cabin facilities maintenance. Coordinate, schedule and administer the operation and maintenance of various park activities; write reports and maintain related records. Participate in public relations. Patrol the park grounds to ensure compliance with park rules and regulations, being in an “on call” status as assigned. Perform administrative functions and procedures directly related to areas of responsibility and assist with all park administrative functions as necessary or assigned. Responsible for park operation in absence of Park Superintendent IV. Assist in coordination of park safety programs.  Assist in development and coordination of park and regional special events. Perform related duties as required.

Closing: July 28, 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 Office Clerk II - Lincoln - 60009058

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Assist with deposits and park fee collections. 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. Type correspondence from rough draft using personal computer.

Closing: Open until filled

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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: August 8,2017

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Temporary Conservation Technician II - North Platte - 60008871

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Under general direction, with limited supervision of District Program Manager, coordinate and implement all public access program offerings at the district level (e.g. Open Fields & Water).  Activities include:  Site assessment, habitat planning, contract coordination, reporting and posting signs.  Provide technical assistance of wildlife habitat enhancement techniques to private landowners and public organizations.  Assist or coordinate activities and projects within the division as assigned.  Work closely with other conservation agencies such as Natural Resource Conservation Service and Natural Resource Districts to assist staff with conservation planning and project design that benefit wildlife.

Closing: Open until filled

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Temporary Conservation Technician II - Crawford - 60009080

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: (Research and Inventory Section). The successful candidate will primarily be tasked with monitoring a reintroduced bighorn sheep population in the Pine Ridge region of the Nebraska panhandle.  Primary duties will include but not be limited to: meticulous collection and management of demographic data on assigned local bighorn sheep herds using methods such as visual observation with binoculars and/or a spotting scope and radiotelemetry; summarization of collected data via quarterly reports to the Big Game Disease/Research Program Manager; administering immobilizing drugs using darts to allow for biological sample collection, disease testing, and radiocollaring of individuals; educational presentations to the public and other interested parties; and landowner contacts for access.  Other miscellaneous duties will include: Assist with Mountain lion research, CWD monitoring, research, and management; check stations, preparation of technical reports; surveys on wildlife such as pronghorn antelope, mule deer, elk, and other surveys as assigned; Assist with wildlife depredation response, nuisance and disease; and with Wildlife Management Area staff as assigned.

Closing: July 11, 2017

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Temporary Facility Maintenancy Technician II - Fort Robinson State Park - 60008659

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: Open until filled

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Temporary Park Worker II/Group Functions - Ashland - 60003150

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: E.T. Mahoney State Park hires a number of temporary employees to assist with its park functions which include: Food Service, Facility Maintenance, Entrance Booths, Grounds Maintenance, Security, Laundry Worker, Housekeeping, Horticulture and Wranglers. This position will focus on Office Support. Duties include; Coordinate and book group conferences, business meetings, family reunions and catered events. Schedule and confirm reservations for cabins, lodge rooms and campgrounds for guests by phone and/or in person. Candidate may perform other temporary park duties as needed.

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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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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