Resources Technician - Middle Niobrara NRD, Valentihne

Resources Technician - Middle Niobrara NRD, Valentihne

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This is a temporary full time position under the supervision of the General Manager and working closely with Program Coordinators. The employee will work out of the District office in Valentine and travel throughout the District. A Bachelor or Associates degree in natural resources, agriculture or related field is preferred; experience may replace the education requirement.

Computer literacy is required; Microsoft Office and Arcview knowledge is needed. Knowledge of map reading in PLSS format, topographical, and GPS use. Ability to understand technical manuals dealing with the operation and calibration of sampling equipment. Familiarity with equipment operation and maintenance is needed. Ability to communicate with landowners from ranch, farm and city backgrounds is necessary. Good written and verbal communication skills are necessary for this position.

At times this position will require moderate sustained physical activity. Will require the ability to work in and around water. Employee must be able to interact with a wide range of professionals, and the public in a variety of situations.

Self motivation, time management skills, and a willingness to work as a team member are needed. A Class A CDL may be needed to be obtained for the position. An individual that completes the requirements of a one year intern position with the MNNRD may also be eligible for this position.

Primary Responsibilities include:
1. Work with windbreak renovations and woody biomass activities throughout the area.
2. Ability to operate tractors, skid steer, and attachments, 4 x 4 vehicles, pull and back up trailers.
3. Prepare and present technical and work reports to the Board of Directors and District staff.
4. Make site inspections and review applications for the Districts and NRCS cost share programs.
5. Work with habitat improvement programs and fire management/mitigation programs, other agencies, and landowners with site selection, planning and contracting.
6. Grant Coordination and reporting

Secondary Responsibilities include:
 Assist with management and administration of the District’s Ground Water Management Plan.
 Field work in collecting water samples, stream flow measurements, safety inspections of Chemigation equipment, flow metering of irrigation wells, static water level observations.
 Maintain databases of field observed/collected information.
 Assist or coordinate efforts to maintain a District wide database of irrigated acres.
 Assist with information and education activities.
 Assist with tree program and maintenance of District facilities, property, equipment, and vehicles.
 Carry out other duties as required by the MNNRD Board of Directors and the General Manager

Anyone interested should send a letter of interest and resume to the Middle Niobrara NRD, 526 E. 1st Street, Valentine, NE 69201 or call 402-376-3241. Position will be open until December 30, 2016 or until filled.

The MNNRD will make reasonable accommodations according to ADA when requested.

The Middle Niobrara NRD is an equal opportunity employer.