Water Data Assistant - Upper Big Blue NRD, York

Water Data Assistant - Upper Big Blue NRD, York

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The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District (NRD) has a full-time opening for a Water Data Assistant. The Upper Big Blue NRD relies heavily on spatial and tabular databases in its everyday operations. The Water Data Assistant will provide support to the Water Data Specialist in the handling of certified acres and ground water withdrawal reporting. The candidate will work one-on-one with District staff and constituents to ensure data integrity.


  • Coordinate large-scale mailings
  • Make use of a custom software application for spatial and tabular data management
  • Regularly maintain data records for certified acres and ground water withdrawal reports
  • Work with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources to update registered well records
  • Assist the public with certifying irrigated acres and reporting of ground water withdrawals
  • Coordinate with District County Assessors to update tract records
  • Other duties as assigned by the water department manager or water data specialist


  • Associate of Science degree with applicable experience in natural resources, agriculture, agri-business, database management, or environmental sciences
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills are a must
  • Skill in reviewing, proofing, and verifying data
  • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with people
  • Capable of working independently and taking responsibility for results
  • Use sound judgement in difficult situations to facilitate conflict resolution
  • Experience in land records management desirable, but not required
  • Microsoft SQL experience desirable but not 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 25-50 pounds from ground level to overhead
  • Sitting for extended periods of time behind a computer screen
  • Ability to fold, stuff, and postmark large mailings              


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 himself or herself in a professional manner and avoid actions or comments that would reflect unfavorably on the District.


This is a full-time position (starting wage $39,000-$41,000 negotiable with experience). 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
  • Separate vacation and sick leave hours
  • Tuition assistance
  • Wellness program

To be considered, please submit a completed application form, cover letter, resume, and contact information including the e-mail addresses for three professional and one personal reference. Applicants graduating from college less than 5 years ago must include a photocopy of your college transcript. Both USPS and electronic formats are welcome. Submit information to Marie Krausnick at mebel [at] no later than August 31, 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.