Natural Resources Educator, Papio-Missouri River NRD, Omaha

Natural Resources Educator, Papio-Missouri River NRD, Omaha

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The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District has an opening for a Natural Resources Educator.  Successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in resources management, ecology, education or related field.  Must have the ability to work varied hours to include job related meetings.  Salary range: $36,174-$45,217.

For position requirements and application forms go to or apply in person at the District office, 8901 S. 154th St., Omaha, NE (402-444-6222).  Close out date for application is 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018.

Drug & alcohol testing and background investigation for anyone selected for this position.  EEO Employer/VET/Disabled.


Under general supervision and direction of the Education Programs Supervisor, the employee assists in the implementation of activities to educate the public, District and other governmental officials, teachers, students, and other audiences on natural resources and the environment, and performs other related work as required.


  1. Confer with the Education Programs Supervisor to explore environmental education needs and opportunities and coordinate materials and programs; encourage and support outdoor classroom development and utilization. (i.e. butterfly larvae kits, education tree program, geo-caching, water testing, etc.).
  2. Provide environmental education presentations and materials to schools, organizations, and other audiences – in the classroom and in the field through classroom presentations, after school nature clubs, NRD field days, etc. throughout the District.  Coordinate with the Education Programs Supervisor to plan and lead day-to- day activities for the four NRD sponsored summer camps. 
  3. Assist with District education programs such as Water Works and World O! Water Festival, informational booths at events and fairs, Arbor Day, Metro Regional Envirothon, resource lending library and NRD nature trail.
  4. Coordinate the Education Tree Program with educators in the District
  5. Insure proper housing, feeding, and care for the various educational animals utilized in natural resource programming. 
  6. Oversee routine upkeep of the I&E van and trailer. 


  1. Must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in resources management, ecology, education, or related field.
  2. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  3. Must have knowledge of computer word processing and/or use of desktop publishing      equipment.
  4. Must have ability to organize and present to large groups of all ages in a variety of settings. 
  5. Must have the ability to exercise good judgment and decision-making skills.
  6. Must have professional appearance and attitude regarding self and that of the District.
  7. Must have a driver’s license valid in Nebraska. 
  8. Must be able to work varied hours, including evening and weekend events.
  9. Comfortable handling and caring for an assortment of education animals including snakes, lizards, turtles, amphibians, and insects.



  1. Pre-employment medical exam required (including drug testing).
  2. Must have good or adjusted good eyesight for detailed work.
  3. Must have use of arms and hands.
  4. Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
  5. Must be able to react positively to pressure situations.



  1. 80% of time spent on Environmental Education work.
  2. 20% of time spent on miscellaneous activities.