Natural Resources Coordinator - Upper Niobrara White NRD, Chadron

Natural Resources Coordinator - Upper Niobrara White NRD, Chadron

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The Upper Niobrara White NRD is a seeking a full-time Natural Resources Coordinator in their Chadron, Nebraska, office.

The Natural Resources Coordinator is responsible for operation and administration of NRD Conservation Tree program and other projects and programs as assigned by the District General Manager under the direct supervision of the Assistant 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

Oversee and administer the UNWNRD Conservation Tree Programs under the direction of General Manager that includes:

  • Design, flagging and inspection of conservation tree projects
  • Order and distribution of plant and fabric materials
  • Assist in customer billing and collection activities
  • Assist with the inventory and tracking of goods for sale
  • Serve as liaison with tree planting contractor
  • Coordinate with NRCS on contractor planted tree plans
  • Maintain tree planting equipment
  • Compile, format, maintain and report Conservation Tree Programs data as requested

Coordinate the No-till drill program

  • Schedule and deliver No-till drills for use by constituents
  • Perform routine maintenance
  • Assist with customer billing

Assist NRD Water Programs

  • Conduct field inspection of private Chemigation systems
  • Conduct collection of water use data and information
  • Conduct field collection of water quality samples
  • Conduct field collection of water levels
  • Assist with water data analysis and reporting as requested
  • Obtain and maintain Natural Resources Groundwater Technician Certification

Carry out other duties as assigned by General Manager


A two or four-year degree in natural resources or agriculture related field is preferred.  Experience may be considered in lieu of degrees.  A valid driver’s license required. Ability to communicate with constituents from varied backgrounds is necessary. A basic understanding of natural resources conservation is necessary. Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office Suite with the ability to learn ArcView. Must be able to bring about actual accomplishments quickly and efficiently. Must be able to perform manual labor, operate electronic, mechanical and power equipment and work a variable schedule.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. For additional information contact the Upper Niobrara White NRD at 308.432.6190.

Send resume, contact information for three references, and the Upper Niobrara White NRD employment application form to obrien [at] or to:
Upper Niobrara White NRD
430 E. Second St.
Chadron, NE 69337