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IT Analyst/Developer


Columbus, NE, US, 68602-0499 Kearney, NE, US, 68848-2170

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a IT Analyst/Developer located at Columbus General Office in Columbus or Kearney Operations Center in Kearney

Position closes January 27, 2021.  

Position Summary

The Technical Analyst may be an entry-level position for colleagues possessing a relevant bachelor’s degree with no previous IT/Corporate Security work experience.  This may also be an advanced position for those colleagues advancing from IT Support Technician.  The System Analyst  is the mid-level position in the Analyst family of positions with assignments designed to develop furtherknowledge of information technology with an increased focus on customer relations skills.  This position is accountable for helping the Operations Technology Systems team support and manage the District’s transmission and distribution Geospatial Information System (GIS), distribution Outage Management System (OMS), OSIsoft PI system, Meter Data Management System (MDMS) and other related applications including reporting/analytics tools.  This support includes developing and maintaining applications and custom code in common programming languages, implementing and supporting application configuration, and developing analytics and reporting required to support the District’s business processes. The incumbent will participate in the full project life cycle process including gathering requirements, system design, implementation, testing, deployment, and support of applications.  The incumbent must work closely with our business unit customers and IT technology and Security teams to ensure business requirements are implemented and meet customer expectations.

Education, Training and Experience

Technical Analyst

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field (OR) an Associate's degree and 3 years technical IT experience including specific experience as listed below (OR) a high school diploma/GED and 5 years technical IT experience including specific experience as listed below. 


Systems Analyst

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field and 3 years technical IT experience includingspecific experience as listed below (OR) an Associates degree and 6 years technical IT experience includingspecific experience as listed below (OR) a high school diploma/GED and 8 years technical IT experienceincluding specific experience as listed below.



  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others on multiple activities, with flexibility to manage competing demands and changing priorities
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organization skills
  • Excellent analytical problem-solving skills
  • Must be customer-service oriented and adaptable to ongoing change

Licenses and/or Certifications

Security Clearance: Incumbent may be required to satisfy any existing and future District security clearance or background check requirements for access to key NPPD locations and/or supporting sensitive business applications.

Obtain and maintain intermediate to advanced technical certification aligned with key business system platform(s) used at the District (e.g. SAP, Microsoft Certifications, and Security related best practices) as applicable.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Technical & Systems Analyst

Analyze, design, develop, configure, maintain, troubleshoot and provide direction and support for complex systems, applications and databases in support of the District’s computing environment. Provide technical architecture recommendations and apply best practices in system design, development, and testing. Collaborate with/advise/coach other ET/Corporate Security and business unit analysts to ensure understanding of business and technical work processes, tools and best practices.  


Evaluate, create, document, and test complex system-related interfaces and integration.


Maintains efficient and effective management of vendor contract service relationships pertaining to technical services.


Provide 24/7 system support, carry a mobile communications device, and perform duties from remote locations such as home and during business travel.


Systems Analyst

Lead special task groups, trouble-shooting efforts, and integration and/or improvement project teams.

Lead the development and implementation of training and communications plans/materials.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship

Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth. 

Pay Grade - 12 Monthly Exempt (Technical Analyst)

Pay Grade  - 13 Monthly Exempt (Systems Analyst)

Typical Pay Grade Starting Salary Range: $5,777.00  -  $6,841.00

Typical Pay Grade Starting Salary Range:  $6,138 - $7,673

Travel Required: Up to 25% (With no or minimal overnight stays, less than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska)  Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.

Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force.

Hiring Philosophy

Federal EEO

E-Verify Participant

Right to Work


Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.