Temporary technicians are sought to assist in aquatic invasive species prevention efforts in the Lincoln and Omaha areas. Technicians will conduct boater surveys using a tablet and conduct voluntary watercraft inspections at high-risk waters in Lincoln and Omaha, NE and surrounding areas. They will also conduct public outreach on aquatic invasive species prevention by providing educational materials at public events, during watercraft inspections and at various locations. Technicians will work for the Nebraska Invasive Species Program and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska Cooperative Fish &
Wildlife Research Unit and assist other agencies and organizations.
The nature of this program requires that work be conducted during the peak boating times (typically Wednesday – Sunday; including holidays), but days and hours may vary depending on boater activities and outreach events. Each day will consist of an 8-hour shift for a total of 40 hours/week. Employee will be expected to work the scheduled hours provided by the Program Coordinator. Technicians will be stationed at various waterbodies in Lincoln and Omaha, NE and surrounding areas.
Technician Location: Based out of Lincoln. Travel to various waterbodies is required with vehicle provided.
Approximate Beginning/Ending Dates: Full time work May through mid-August 2021. Flexible start & end dates.
Salary: $15.42/hr. Worker will be expected to work 40 hours/week. The position is temporary and is grant funded. No benefits. Apply by April 16, 2021.
How to Apply: Email a cover letter describing applicable experience, a resume and the email addresses and phone numbers of 2 references to: Allison Zach at email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Program Website: www.neinvasives.com.
Qualifications: A successful applicant will be highly motivated, with excellent communication skills, and the ability to work independently. The position requires considerable amount of time spent outdoors at times in inclement weather. Prior experience with tablets is beneficial. Experience with aquatic invasive species identification and/or surveys is beneficial. Some knowledge of aquatic invasive species is necessary learn more at https://neinvasives.com/. Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and will be required to drive to various locations to conduct watercraft inspections, provide outreach and/or conduct surveys. Applicant is subject to all University of Nebraska hiring requirements including, but not limited to, driving and criminal background checks. If you have more than 5 points on your driving record from traffic violations within the last 3 years you are not eligible for this position. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination