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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 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: May 12, 2017

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Engineering Division Administrator - Lincoln - 03314001

Essential Job Duties: The Division Administrator of the Engineering division will administer and coordinate all engineering and maintenance functions of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.  They will be responsible for the long range planning, development, administration and supervision of the Engineering Division.  Position responsibilities also include budget planning and sound fiscal management of division expenditures, project plans, and contract negotiations. Incumbent will ensure that engineering projects are designed and implemented to serve the goals and strategic objectives of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.  Division Administrator will be responsible for ensuring division’s and agency’s adherence to applicable state and federal laws, rules, regulations and administrative directives while providing detailed interpretation of federal mandates in regulatory situations.

Closing: May 15, 2017

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Public Information Officer II/Graphic Designer - Lincoln - 03302018

Essential Job Duties: Under limited supervision, design agency marketing, public relations and educational materials including but not limited to print or digital ads, brochures, graphics, campaign-oriented pieces, infographics, logos, publications and other promotional materials. Assist with development and coordinating advertising, public relations and educational projects.

Closing: May 5, 2017

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Fish and Wildlife District Manager - North Platte - 03303054

Essential Job Duties: Under administrative direction, coordinate, supervise and implement all activities of the Wildlife Division’s Habitat Partners Section within the assigned district including: Administer, coordinate and evaluate all wildlife habitat programs including (but limited to) the WILD Nebraska, Wetland Initiative Program (WIP), Open Fields and Waters (OFW), Focus on Pheasant (FOP), and Nebraska Natural Legacy Program (NNLP). This includes planning habitat improvements, assuring contract/agreement compliance, maintaining records, summarizing program accomplishments, recommending program improvements and new offerings.

Coordinate wildlife planning efforts including the identification and evaluation of wildlife habitat resources and significant issues affecting those resources. Assist in developing strategies for Agency response. Develop and enhance working relationships with other public and private resource organizations (NRCS, FSA, USFWS, USFS, UNL, NRDs, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, The Nature Conservancy, etc.) that will result in coordinated resource management partnerships. Coordinate, evaluate and report on monitoring efforts related to habitat and access program offerings while also coordinating with UNL Co-op and other research efforts.

Closing: May 5, 2017

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Temporary Conservation Technician II - Valentine - 033-13010

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Assist with various aspects of fish production to include spawning fish, feeding fish of multiple lots and maintaining associated records, collecting and performing sample counts, and distribution of fish throughout the state. Treat fish for disease and perform aquatic vegetation control as required. Maintain hatchery grounds to include mowing, tree trimming and removal, equipment maintenance and repair. Operate equipment associated with fish management and production activities to include motor vehicles, motor boats, rotary mowers, riding mowers, tractors with front end loaders, back hoes, skid steer loader, electric and acetylene welders. Provide information to visiting public about the operation of the hatchery, fisheries management activities in the area and related Commission activities. Assist with various aspects of fisheries management activities with North West District staff to include fish population surveys, angler creel surveys, fish stocking, fish renovation, aquatic habitat enhancement projects, and processing of fish survey data (pressing fish scales, aging of fish and data entry). This position is responsible for insuring all water quality monitoring and reporting for NPDES requirements are completed as required. Serves as work leader by supervising other temporaries and volunteer help and other related responsibilities as assigned.

Closing: April 27, 2017

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Temporary Conservation Technician II - Norfolk - 60009303

Examples of Work: Conduct boater surveys, boat inspections on assigned waterbodies and if necessary complete boat decontaminations as part of the statewide Aquatic Invasive Species Program. Educate the public to prevent both the spread and introduction of AIS. Assist Fisheries Division staff with AIS detection surveys, AIS sample collections and conduct control treatments, if necessary. Assist Fisheries Division staff with field collections of fish community data (including use of boat electrofishing, trap nets, gill nets and seines), aquatic habitat assessments, and angler use data from reservoirs and lakes in northwest Nebraska pertinent to on-going research and fisheries management, as needed. Assist in the stocking of hatchery fish in district waterbodies. Assist with fish age determinations from scale and spines collected in the field, and subsequent computer data entry. Assist with equipment maintenance, outdoor education programs, and other related responsibilities as assigned.

Closing: Continuous

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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 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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Internal openings

There are no internal openings at this time.