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State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects

Vacant Staff Position

Vacant Staff Position

The Board of Engineers and Architects has a staff opening for an Administrative Programs Officer. To apply, please follow this link—application deadline - March 27. 


The Board of Engineers and Architects is the licensing and regulatory authority for engineers, architects, and organizations offering architectural and engineering services. Under limited supervision, the administrative assistant reviews applications, makes recommendations to the Board, issues approved licenses, and works closely with other staff members on related projects.

The individual also serves as the primary staff liaison for the administrated agencies of the Board of Geologists and State Board of Landscape Architects. For these boards, the individual is responsible for the day-to-day administrative operations of each board; reviewing applications, preparing meeting materials and minutes, running reports, communicating with other state agencies, formulating recommendations to the boards for consideration, issuing approved licenses, coordinating the boards’ objectives and projects as directed.

This position is ideal for the individual who enjoys varied work assignments, is detailed oriented, works both independently and as a team member, and is able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Communication is a key component of the position. The selected candidate must be able to communicate in a concise and clear manner. Some annual travel is involved to attend authorized national member-board meetings.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Associate degree in public or business administration or any discipline related to the work assigned. One year of experience in administrative, business management or technical support work including collecting and interpreting statistical, financial, program, or administrative data; or interpreting laws, rules, regulations, and processes. Experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of administration and management principles and practices; business operations including payroll, purchasing and inventory; research and administrative survey techniques; the principles and practices of budgeting, accounting, and fiscal control; personnel management practices; business computer and communication systems; departmental software programs/systems; technical processes and procedures; work planning and organizing; federal and state laws and regulations that govern the work assigned.

Skills in using a variety of advisory and statistical data such as technical operating manuals, policies, procedures, financial and budgetary reports; prioritizing/organizing work; data analysis, and problem solving.

Ability to communicate in person, and by telephone, computer, email, and correspondence to exchange information and ideas and to promote agency needs, plans, and objectives; interpret policies, regulations, and other guidelines; interact with managers/employees of the employing agency, other governmental and organizational representatives, and the public, to gain their cooperation and establish work relationships; conduct research activities and summarize technical data and conclusions into reports; study problem areas, analyze relevant data, and formulate alternative courses of action; interpret and apply directives and instructions pertinent to assigned work; apply management practices, theories, techniques and methodologies; learn the goals, policies, and operations of the employing agency related to assigned work; prepare various budget/financial/administrative reports using computer software application.