Current Employment Opportunity

Environmental Quality Assistance Coordinator
Environmental Quality
1200 "N" Street,  Lincoln NE
Full-time Permanent
$22.66 -  Hourly
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM -- Monday thru Friday

It is a very exciting time at our agency, some of the things you can look forward to at the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy as an employee are:

  • A brand new office building in 2020 with free parking, (building currently under construction).
  • Flexible work schedules
  • You will be doing work knowing you are making a difference for current and future generations.

The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy is seeking an Environmental Assistance Coordinator (EAC) who will be an exceptional addition to our team in Lincoln, NE. The EAC will be responsible for helping companies comply with environmental standards to protect Nebraska’s air, land and water for future generations. The Coordinator will work with many partners, such as: Federal agencies, other state agencies, local governments, trade associations, the public and non-governmental organizations.

  • Lead efforts to proactively provide environmental assistance to Nebraska companies as well as agency staff.
  • Design and develop assistance for small communities, business, and the public related to pollution prevention, energy conservation and waste reduction in addition to assistance with permit compliance.
  • Represent the agency by attending and making presentations at meetings and conferences where you will explain outreach and assistance programs.
  • Be part of a dynamic team to promote and support agency mission and values while assisting businesses.
  • Participate in and lead team huddles while providing solutions and recommendations to further lean/six sigma principles of continuous process improvement  

Master's degree in Business Administration, Community Planning or Environmental Studies with work relating to environmental quality, engineering, physical, biological sciences or related field.


Bachelor Degree in the above or a related field, plus two years of work experience in a similar area.  Education should include a broad background in disciplines and sciences related to energy and the environment.  Additional background in technical writing, resources planning beneficial.  Should be proficient or able to attain proficiency in Word, Power Point, Excel and the Internet.  Some knowledge of soil science, chemistry, geology, biology, statistics, technical writing, resource planning, and computer programming preferred

NOTE:  Experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis

Other Requirements:

Valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent transportation; Ability to travel overnight; Ability to lift 30 pounds; Ability to climb a 10 ft ladder; Ability to Climb, Bend, Stoop; Ability to work in outdoor temperature extremes; Ability to walk on uneven terrains and steep slopes to accomplish tasks; Ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance.

Knowledge of:  Local, State and Federal environmental laws, regulations, and standards; biological, physical and chemical sciences as they apply to ecosystems and facilities; best management practices which effect energy and the environment.

Skill in: Developing assistance plans, dynamic presentations, communicating ideas and requirements to a variety of customers.   Interpersonal communication, customers and teammates.

Ability to:  Work independently in planning and organizing meetings, presenting agency policy and regulatory requirements; collaborative interaction with agency staff; use technology for work products, web meetings, and situational analysis.   Interact with various agency programs and involve program staff in projects and meetings.  Must be able to pursue projects in various agency programs and manage changing priorities.

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