2017-2018 NE LTAP Programming Survey
Thank you!

Our survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone that submitted responses. Your input is valuable to our future work. If you have needs personally or for your department, please don't hesitate to communicate that to us at any time.

Highway Superintendent Opening
Scotts Bluff County

Scotts Bluff County is seeking a Highway Superintendent. Application instructions are available at  http://www.scottsbluffcounty.org/personnel/employment-jobs.html. Questions can be addressed to Jerry Crable at jcrable@scottsbluffcounty.org.

Asphalt Construction and Maintenance Foreman Opening
Holt County 

The Holt County Road Department is accepting applications for  Asphalt Construction and Maintenance Foreman.

Experience helpful
Job description available at Holt County Road Dept.    
CDL required, 44 hours per week.
Vacation, sick leave, health insurance. 
Applicants may submit their resume to:
Holt County Road Department
1806-108th Road
O'Neill, NE  68763

Questions: Jennifer Koening at 402. 336.3888
Accepting applications until the position is filled.  

Nebraska Winter Maintenance Workshop
Grand Island - May 10-11

Come join us in this 2 day workshop located at Fonner Park in Grand Island. This workshop will cover many aspects of winter safety, and also will include Skills testing on Load Operator, Single Axle Plow Truck Operator (team event), Backhoe Operator (new for 2017)  and Motor Grader Operator.

Register individuals or groups at  go.unl.edu/17_WMW.

NDOR Online Flagging Course
Certification/Recertification for Flaggers on NDOR Projects

Flaggers can now earn NDOR flagger certification through an online course hosted through NE LTAP. The course includes NDOR Flagger Guidelines, the NDOR Flagger Handbook, a 47-minute video, required questionnaire and certification exam. Learn more about the course and link to take it at  http://ltap.unl.edu/online-flagger-certification.

Temporary Traffic Control Basics
May 25 - Lincoln
June 8 - Lincoln

The Basic Temporary Traffic Control Class will cover information regarding temporary traffic control devices to assist in proper installation, maintenance, inspection and removal of devices in work zones to assist in keeping workers safe. This class is fo8 - r anyone who may be installing, completing inspections and correcting temporary traffic control devices that do not meet specifications.

As we look to schedule more sessions of this course, we would love to know how many people from your organization are looking at taking this course. Sessions thus far have been in Lincoln, but this is a course that can and will be offered in other locations as demand exists.  Contact Phyllis Schwab at pschwab@unl.edu if you are interested in this course.

Register online at go.unl.edu/basicTTC

Managed 2 Manager Leadership Development Series 
Kearney Sessions - Fall 2017

Working in a Team Environment - November 14 - go.unl.edu/m2mteam
Strategic Planning and Change Management - December 19 - go.unl.edu/m2mplanning
Creative Problem Solving and Decision-Making - TBA January 2018 - go.unl.edu/m2mdecisions
Recruiting, Hiring & Retaining Employees - TBA February 2018 - go.unl.edu/m2mhr

The updated version will include a one-day introductory course (strongly recommended as a first-step) followed by four topic-specific courses participants can choose from as they/their departments need.

Training from the Nebraska Safety Council
Available to Nebraska Local Public Agencies

Nebraska LTAP has formed a partnership with the Nebraska Safety Council to offer their courses to Nebraska LPAs under Workforce Development. If you are interested in a course or training program for your crew, please contact Nicole Frankl to schedule at nfrankl2@unl.edu.

Essential Road Construction Skills: Math and Plan Reading Course
July 26 - Lincoln
September 5 - Kearney

Anybody interested in learning about managing Nebraska's highways, roads and streets.

These courses are required by NDOR for prospective County Highway and City Street Superintendent exam candidates to attend the September 2017 Pre-Exam Workshop.

Exam candidates planning to attend the September 2017 pre-exam workshop will receive priority registration.  

-Order of operations
-Performing basic math operations
-Converting units of measure
-Performing area and volume calculations
-Calculating ratios
-Calculating unit weight

-Parts of a Contract
-Legal Descriptions
-Definitions & Abbreviations
-Title Sheet 
-Summary of Quantities
-Drainage & Structures
-Traffic Control
-Right of Way


Unstable Slope Management
FHWA Training with Field Day
Denver, CO - June 6-7

Geotechnical assets comprise one of the largest resources utilized by  transportation and land management agencies in the U.S. The USMP  program is geared toward helping federal land and low volume road  managers proactively locate and efficiently rate, monitor and prioritize  unstable slopes (primarily landslides and rockfalls) to meet transportation  performance goals, and wisely spend limited funding to make the  transportation network more resilient.

This training is free, but travel costs cannot be submitted to Workforce Development.

Learn more and register at  http://www.cvent.com/d/fvqhzl


Snow Plow Simulator
Schedule classes today!

Entities can now schedule one-day L3 Snow Plow and/or John Deere Motor Grader simulator courses in t he Nebraska LTAP Mobile Simulator classroom  through Brian Jackson at bjackson17@unl.edu . Costs for Nebraska APWA members are $75 per person and non-APWA members are $100 per person in addition to the Workforce Development Funding.  Class size is limited to ten participants.

Loan Equipment Available!
RoadVista 922 Retroreflectometers and MetroCounts

We have both RoadVista 922 Retroreflectometers and MetroCounts available to lend to LPAs right now. Usually this time of year there is a wait list, but right now there isn't.  LPA's may borrow the pieces of equipment for two weeks free of charge.

Borrowers are responsible for completing a contract and arranging transportation to/from your location. If a NE LTAP staff member is headed in your direction, we can coordinate drop off/pick-up.

You can now request equipment online at ltap.unl.edu/equipment-loan. Contact Phyllis Schwab at pschwab@unl.edu with questions.


Online Computer Classes
Workforce Development Program

Thousands of self-paced online computer workshops and tutorials are available online through NE LTAP.  As a part of our Workforce Development Program, these resources are free to our LPA and state employees.  To see what classes are available and how to participate, visit   ltap.unl.edu/vtc-computer-classes.

Heavy Equipment Courses
Motor Grader
Excavators & Backhoes
Asphalt Distributor
Hand Power Tools & Chainsaws

Brian is scheduling heavy equipment courses for 2017.  Contact him soon to be added to the schedule at bjackson17@unl.edu.


Extra Course Materials

On occasion, we have extra binders left from courses offered by Nebraska LTAP. If any of the following would be of interest to you, please contact Phyllis Schwab at pschwab@unl.edu and a copy will be sent to you. Copies will be available until excess supply is exhausted. We will keep one copy at LTAP if you would like to borrow or review when you are here:

  • A Guide to Temporary Traffic Control in Work Zones, Version 06-15, (Traffic Control Technician)
  • FHWA Road Safety Audit Guidelines
  • Grave Roads (Construction & Maintenance Guide), August 2015
  • MUTCD Parts 1, 5 & 6
  • NHI-133114A Construction Zone Safety Inspection Participant Workbook
  • NHI-1350650 Introduction to Highway Hydraulics Participant Workbook
  • NHI-139011 Fundamentals of Freight Data Workshop
  • NHI-141050 Introduction to Federal-Aid Right-of-Way Requirements To Local Public Agencies Participant Workbook
  • NHI-142005 NEPA and the Transportation Decision Making Process
  • NHI-142055 Advanced Seminar on Transportation Project Development: Navigating the NEPA Maze
  • NHI-151042 Transportation Safety Planning
  • NHI-152069 Metropolitan Transportation Planning Participant Workbook
  • Roadside Safety
  • Traffic Control Supervisor

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