Water Resources Technician - Upper Big Blue NRD, York

Water Resources Technician - Upper Big Blue NRD, York

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The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District (NRD) Water Resources Technician performs a variety of water-related tasks to support the Water Department Manager. This position provides support to both groundwater quantity and quality programs. This will include data collection, working one on one with producers, assistance in education activities, rules enforcement and violation investigations. Start dates are flexible.


  • Collect water quality samples following quality assurance and quality control standards
  • Collect water level measurements
  • Perform flow meter installation inspections
  • Conduct chemigation inspections
  • Other duties as assigned by the Water Department Manger


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree in natural resources, water sciences, environmental sciences or agriculture
  • Must attain a Natural Resources Groundwater Technician License (may be obtained after employment)
  • Hold a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with people
  • Capability to work independently and take responsibility for results
  • Effectively present information to management and the public thru written and verbal communication
  • Capacity to work in all weather conditions
  • Computer competency helpful
  • General knowledge of production agriculture helpful


The physical demands described here are typical of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The physical duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Loading and unloading a four-wheeler from the bed of a pickup or trailer
  • Lifting 50 pounds from ground level
  • Operate monitoring well pumping equipment
  • Operate equipment such as tractors with loaders and lawnmowers
  • Perform laboratory functions where fumes and airborne particles may be present
  • Work near irrigation wells, both combustion engine with power take off (PTO) shafts and noise, and electrical with 480 volts
  • Walk in uneven and muddy terrain


The employee is expected to comply with the District’s personnel policies, drug-free and alcohol-free workplace policies, and safety policies. While representing the District, the employee will conduct him or herself in a professional manner and avoid actions or comments that would reflect unfavorably on the District.


The Upper Big Blue NRD offers full medical, dental and vision benefits. Life insurance and employer matching retirement are also included. Starting salary $35,000.00-$39,000.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information including the email addresses for three professional and one personal reference. Applicants graduating from college less than 5 years ago please include a photocopy of your college transcript. Both USPS and electronic formats are welcome. Apply no later than Feb. 12, 2020, to:

Marie Krausnick (mebel [at]
Upper Big Blue NRD
319 E 25th St.
York, NE 68467

The Upper Big Blue NRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.