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Resources Coordinator - Lower Platte South NRD, Lincoln

Resources Coordinator - Lower Platte South NRD, Lincoln

Posted Date: 
01/14/2022

The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District has an opening to hire a Resources Coordinator primarily responsible to coordinate, supervise and carry out the development and management of District properties (16 wildlife management areas, 12 community wetlands, 3 trail corridors, 16 conservation easements encompassing nearly 5,000 acres).  Other responsibilities include District tree planting programs, provide technical assistance to landowners on wildlife management, conservation easement negotiations and acquisition, and act in a liaison capacity with other agencies. Budget, supervisory, and communication skills are required.

Competitive compensation (Range $80,000-$90,000) commensurate with experience and a benefits package.

To be considered please submit a letter of interest and a resume to Kristin Buntemeyer at jobs [at] lpsnrd.org or to the following address by Noon on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.

Lower Platte South NRD
Attn: Kristin Buntemeyer
P.O. Box 83581
Lincoln, NE 68501-3581

DESCRIPTION:  Under the general supervision and direction of the General Manager, the employee will coordinate, supervise and carry‑out the development and management of NRD‑owned wildlife management, community wetlands, and conservation corridors, properties and facilities, NRD managed wetlands and conservation easements. Manage projects from planning through construction and tree planting programs.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: (The employee may not be assigned all the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the duties that may be assigned.)

Supervise District staff including Resources Conservationist, and occasionally part-time and interns.

Develops and manages the public access properties and facilities owned by the District, including wildlife management areas, community wetland management areas, and trail corridors, in accordance with Rules and Regulations for Public Use.

Coordinates efforts with the NRD Forester and supervises and directs the District's tree seedling distribution and tree planting programs.

Provide technical assistance to landowners on wildlife management, and management of district‑owned lands for wildlife enhancement.

Participates with landowners and other technical advisors in discussions and negotiations for conservation easements, donated or purchased, and land purchases.

Acts in a liaison capacity between the district and other agencies such as the Saline Wetland Conservation Partnership, the Nebraska Land Trust and between the district and private landowners in carrying out these programs and related studies and projects.

Provides technical and administrative support to appropriate district subcommittees.

Develops annual budget recommendations for District-owned habitat and recreation properties, tree planting and habitat improvement programs.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS REQUIRED: (These may be acquired on the job and are needed to perform the work assigned.)

Knowledge of wildlife management practices and principles for native prairies, saline wetlands and fresh water wetlands, grasslands, forests and tree planting methods.

Education/Experience

Prefer a BS Degree in a Natural Resources related field or five years equivalent work experience.

Ability to: supervise and direct the work of others; grant writing and administration and communicate effectively.

Skills: use of equipment for land management activities; managing and administering multi‑year plans and contracts; and oral and written communication skills.

Must have valid Nebraska Drivers License.

Physical:  Must be able to lift a minimum of twenty (20) pounds; be able to work varied hours when required, to include job-related evening meetings.

Position Classification:  Full-time/salary/exempt.