Equipment Loan Associate (Program Associate IV)

Join us as an Equipment Loan Associate and provide a direct impact on outcomes for students with disabilities throughout the State of Nebraska! This position is with the Assistive Technology Partnership, which helps individuals locate and use assistive technology appropriate for their purpose.

ATP staff believe in respect, and there is mutual respect among team members on this fun team! They focus on bringing valued individual perspectives together as a team. If you’re looking for a good balance between autonomy and working in a team setting, engaging in problem solving as a collaborative process, and a position that offers challenge in a supportive environment, read on!

Office Location & Schedule: This position is assigned to our warehouse located at NW 12th & W Cornhusker Hwy, Lincoln, NE.

Examples of Work

  • Coordinates equipment loans for consumers including loan fulfillment, shipping, and delivering equipment, etc.
  • Maintains inventory of available equipment and ensures equipment is in working condition.
  • Assists with statewide equipment surplus for Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP).
  • Supports training regarding Assistive Technology, and assists with development and delivery of training.
  • Participates in meetings and contributes to services offered by the ATP.
  • Demonstrates commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

Working Conditions and Travel:

This position requires approximately 60% of work time spent in an office environment (e.g., state offices, home offices); the remainder is spent traveling to deliver or pick up equipment, or working at alternative sites such as conferences. There is also approximately two days of overnight travel per month.


Qualifications / Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent and three years of experience related to the essential functions of the position. Any equivalent education and/or work experience may be substituted in order to meet the minimum qualifications of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with students with disabilities in school settings, and understanding of assistive technology devices.


Zone 5

Additional Information


$20.77 Hourly

                                                                                                                         Teammates Enjoy:

In addition to being part of meaningful work and making a difference through public service, our Total Compensation package includes an approximate $22,500 in additional Benefits value! This includes:

  • Stable employment and hours with regular salary increases
  • Thirteen paid holidays per year
  • Competitive benefits, paid time off, and retirement
    1. 79% employer-paid health insurance with four plans and coverage levels to choose from
    2. Dental, vision, long and short-term disability, flex spending and health savings accounts, employee assistance program, employee discount program, and more!
    3. Generous vacation and sick leave earnings each year (starting at 12 days each!), plus a variety of other leave types
    4. 156% state-matched retirement (yes, that’s $1.56 for every dollar!) with a guaranteed 5% return
    5. $20,000 term life insurance at no cost to you, with additional supplemental life insurance options
    6. Wide variety of professional development opportunities

EEO: NDE is committed to advancing equity, inclusiveness, and diversity in all that we do. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we encourage applications from ALL qualified candidates and assure they will receive consideration for this position regardless of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Contact Information

Nebraska Department of Education
500 S 84th St, 2nd floor
Lincoln, NE, Nebraska 68510

Jasmine Gruhn
(p) (402) 440-3705

How to Apply

All applications must be received through the governmentjobs site in order to be considered:

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