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Educational Technician III

Omaha Public Schools locationOmaha, NE
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Omaha, NE, United States


Job Title: Educational Technician III – Environmental Safety

Location: Service Center, 4041 North 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68134-4407

Reports to: Environmental/Safety Specialist

Work Schedule: 36D - 12 months

Hours to Work: 8 Hours

Position Purpose: General responsibilities include maintaining all aspects of the Environmental/Safety recordkeeping.

Essential Performance Responsibilities

  1. Assist with duties associated with the maintenance and reconciliation of financial ledgers. Required to code, record, copy, file and submit invoices for payment. Rectify claims report with expenditures database.
  2. Assist in maintaining the Safety Data Sheets for the District.
  3. Maintain database of Operations/Maintenance personnel in asbestos awareness training.
  4. Generate correspondence, query, or collect data for reports, create spreadsheets, update databases.
  5. Post labor and expenses to projects in TMA work order system. Finish and closeout work orders.
  6. Assist with District trash and recycling issues.
  7. Input of data entry for record keeping of district trash and recycle
  8. Maintain AHERA Management Plans up-to-date status.
  9. Closeout files at projects completion. Store files consistent with exiting system.
  10. Input data into various databases as needed.
  11. Receive incoming calls for Environmental/Safety Personnel. Give messages to Environmental/Safety Personnel.
  12. Provide general assistance to division staff, visitors and employees as needed.
  13. Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively use a variety of technology. Experience with MS WORD and MS EXCEL, MS forms required.
  • Proficiency in PeopleSoft version 9.2 or higher preferred.
  • Ability to organize, be detail oriented, and a self-motivator.
  • Ability to run and deliver multiple reports and maintain documentation within a database.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and work under pressure.
  • Excellent attendance and prior work record.
  • Ability to communicate at a very high level, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to listen to external and internal customer needs and respond with tact.
  • Knowledge of public schools.
  • Capable of working effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks, changing assignments on short notice, performing under deadlines with pressure, ability to work in a calm and efficient manner.
  • Ability to work as a productive team member.
  • Displays a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Ability to conform to proper standards of professional dress and appearance.
  • Knowledge of companys mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them.

Additional Duties

Performs other related tasks as assigned by supervisor and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.

Equipment: This position requires the ability to use basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with OPS’s guidelines for equipment use.

Travel: Limited travel within the District may be required.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:

  • Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations.
  • Must have organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Work in an office environment, school buildings and warehouse setting.


  • Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors.
  • Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks.
  • Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues.
  • Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service.

Employee Punctuality and Appearance

  • In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.
  • Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator.
  • All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Omaha Public Schools and is appropriate for their position.

Terms of Employment

This position is treated as a full-time non-exempt classified position. The terms of your employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment in a Nebraska public school and Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies may change from time to time. If your position is represented by a collective bargaining representative, then your employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement between OPS and that collective bargaining representative.

The offer of employment is contingent upon:

  • Obtaining and providing verification of all licenses, certificates, and other requirements for the position (e.g., Paraprofessionals obtaining “Highly Qualified status,” etc.), as identified and maintaining all licenses, certificates, and requirements for your position throughout employment.
  • A background check which demonstrates to OPS that background is acceptable for the position.
  • Verification of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (if required for position offered).
  • Successful completion of a tuberculosis skin test (if required for position offered).
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination to determine ability to safely and effectively perform the essential functions of the position.

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or economic status in its programs, activities, employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131. (531-299-0307)

The Omaha Public School District is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process please contact the human resources department at 531-299-0240.

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