Con Fielding, Chairman

37917 Dr. 715

McCook, NE 69001

308-340-4345 (cell)


Job Opening




Southwest Weed Management is accepting applications for Coordinator. This is a part time position to coordinate activities relating to Southwest Weed Management.  The position requires good leadership skills to coordinate work with the six County Weed District Superintendents, two Natural Resource Districts, Nebraska Dept. of Agriculture, Twin Valley Weed Management Area, other Federal, State and local agencies.Administrating grants as well as reporting to the board of directors on the results is required.  The coordinator will support and help when requested by the County Weed Superintendents with the collection of undesirable vegetation data in the seven county area consisting of the following counties:  Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Hayes, Hitchcock, Perkins and Red Willow.  The coordinator will also supervise contractors that have been selected to remove or treat undesirable vegetation.  The coordinator will report to the Southwest Weed Management chairman.Monthly and special meeting attendance is required, including a written report to update to the board and request further board action.  Daily logs and expense requests require documentation. Conducting education and training in the seven counties along with other requests is part of the administrative requirements.A close working relationship with Twin Valley Weed Management Area is imperative, as together they supervise joint projects and contractors.  Education and experience is required to be able to administer grants and communicate effectively with the board and agencies.  The Coordinator is expected to have strong computer skills, including Microsoft software and mapping skills.  Physical capabilities to include being able to walk several miles in carrying out the duties.




Under general direction of the Southwest Weed Management board, the position will assist in the implementation of a wide variety of and management activities along the Republican River and its tributaries. These activities will include the planning and coordination of projects directed at the control of noxious weeds/invasive species, enhancement of native woodlands, consultation with landowners about the management of such on their properties, directing and supervising contractors performing work on the ground, assist in writing grants and securing funding for management projects, and provide information about Southwest Weed Management activities through informative meetings, media and news releases.




Applicants shall;1) possess an understanding of natural resource management and conservation principles, goals and objectives; 2) possess plant identification skills and be able to identify noxious and invasive vegetation, as well as the knowledge to manage these species; 3) possess effective oral and written communication skills; 4) be able to work independently with little supervision; 5) possess good organizational skills and be able to maintain accurate records; 6) be able to work with a variety of staff, board members, landowners, contractors, and governmental agencies.


South West Weed Management Job Application PDF - Word Doc


Applications must be received by May 10, 2019


Send to: Merle Illian, Interim Coordinator

Twin Valley Weed Management Area

20 N. Webster

Red Cloud, NE 68970.


Phone is: 402-746-4558