Natural Resources Technician - Upper Niobrara White NRD, Chadron

Natural Resources Technician - Upper Niobrara White NRD, Chadron

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The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) in Chadron, Nebraska, is accepting applications for a full-time Natural Resources Technician.

Individual will work with the Water Resources Department, but will also assist with other District programs including no-till drill, public relations and tree program. Includes a competitive salary plus an excellent benefits package.

Immediate Supervisors: Manager and Assistant Manager

Employee is responsible for operation and administration of NRD projects and programs as assigned by the District General Manager. Employee is expected to balance field and office duties needed to accomplish the work. Daily operations will be performed with limited supervision.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate NRD Water Programs under the direction of the Manager, Assistant Manager and Water Resources Manager
    • Coordinate field inspection of private Chemigation systems
    • Coordinate field collection of water quality samples
    • Coordinate field collection of water levels
    • Collect and record irrigation flow meter data and follow up with problem meters
    • Compile, format, maintain and report Water Programs data as requested
  • Assist with tree program
  • Assist with all other programs
  • Coordinate the no-till drill program
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by management.

Minimum Qualifications:
Associates degree is required and bachelor's degree is preferred. Ability to communicate with landowners from ranch, farm and urban backgrounds is necessary. A basic understanding of natural resources conservation is necessary. Must be computer literate, familiar with Microsoft Office Suite and have the ability and desire to learn ArcView. Must be able to bring about actual accomplishments quickly and efficiently. Must be able to perform manual labor, lift 50 pounds, operate electronic, mechanical and power equipment and work long hours under varied weather conditions.

How to Apply
Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 20, 2020. Send the application form, your resume and contact information for three references to:
Pat O'Brien, General Manager (obrien [at]
Upper Niobrara White NRD
430 E. Second St.
Chadron, NE 69337

For additional information contact the Upper Niobrara White NRD at 308.432.6190.