Water Department Manager - Upper Big Blue NRD, York

Water Department Manager - Upper Big Blue NRD, York

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Water Department Manager
STATUS: Full-Time
EMPLOYEE REPORTS TO: Assistant Manager
LOCATION: Main Office in York, Nebraska
The Water Department Manager is responsible for all activities and staff within the Water Department. The department manager sees that the groundwater management policies set by the board of directors are carried out accurately and efficiently.

  • Supervises the water resources technician, water data specialist, water data assistant, and water conservationist daily
  • Staff on boarding: Interviewing, training, planning, assigning work
  • Staff performance appraisals
  • Submit required reports to partnering state and federal agencies
  • Prepare grant applications and administer grant programs
  • Develop district groundwater regulations for groundwater quantity and quality, at the direction of the general manager and board of directors
  • Advises district administration and committee on departmental programs, activities, and departmental needs
  • Prepare annual departmental budget
  • Coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies
  • Present district information at public meetings
  • Enforces district rules and regulations: complaints, violations, public hearings, and issuance of Orders to Cease and Desist
  • Other duties as assigned by the district administration 


  • Bachelor of Science Degree: agronomy, agriculture, agri-business, agriculture communication, natural resources, water sciences, or environmental sciences
  • Five years of experience in personnel or resource management
  • Skill in reviewing, proofing, and verifying data
  • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with people
  • Use sound judgement in difficult situations to facilitate conflict resolution
  • Must obtain a Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services NRD Technician certification
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience required 

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:

  • Lifting 50 pounds from ground level
  • Sitting for extended periods of time behind a computer screen
  • Operate equipment such as tractors with loaders and lawnmowers 

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. Applicants graduating from college less than 5 years ago please include a photocopy of your college transcript.

This is a full-time position. Salary negotiable. The Upper Big Blue NRD offers:

  • Full medical, dental, and vision benefits within 30 days of hire.
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Affordable dependent health insurance available
  • Employer matching retirement
  • 10 Paid holidays
  • PTO for vacation and sick leave
  • Tuition assistance
  • Wellness program 

To be considered, please submit an application, cover letter, resume, and contact information including the e-mail addresses for three professional and one personal references. Both USPS and electronic formats are welcome. Submit information to David Eigenberg at deigenberg [at] no later than July 29, 2022.
Upper Big Blue NRD
319 E 25th St.
York, NE 68467
(402) 362-6601
The Upper Big Blue NRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, age, protected Veterans status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.