Water Resources Technician - Lower Platte South NRD, Lincoln

Water Resources Technician - Lower Platte South NRD, Lincoln

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DESCRIPTION:  Under the general supervision and direction of the Resources Coordinator, the employee assists in projects and programs relating to ground and surface water monitoring, implementation of best management practices, regulatory functions of the District and management of NRD-owned properties.

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.)

Collect ground and surface water samples, soil samples, ground water level measurements and maintain leased sampling sites, monitoring equipment, monitoring supplies, and water management facilities.

Process water well permit applications, conduct site inspections and prepare permits for approval.

Implement the water well decommissioning program by conducting site inspections, process applications and reimburse cooperators.

Assist in District-wide compliance programs.

Provide support to various other program areas as needed including property management and development.

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

Knowledge of: water monitoring and sampling techniques; best management practices; water well construction; general principles of hydrogeology and water chemistry; statutes and rule and regulations pertinent to ground and surface water.

Ability to: collect data; interpret findings; maintain accurate records; read and interpret maps and technical data.

Skills in: proper use of monitoring equipment for accurate results; global positioning systems equipment; Arc Map; communicating and relating to landowners, contractors, agencies, and other staff.

Must have a valid Drivers License.

Acquire and maintain water well Monitoring Technician or Natural Resources Groundwater Technician License.

Physical:  Must be able to lift a minimum of twenty (20) pounds.  Must be able to walk over uneven terrain.

Position Classification:  Full-time/salary/option to receive overtime or compensatory time.

The District provides insurance and retirement packages.

If interested in applying for this position, please submit cover letter and resume and to: Kathy Spence at jobs [at] or to the following address:

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
PO Box 83581
3125 Portia Street
Lincoln, NE  68501-3581

Closing date is Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.

The Lower Platte South NRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.