Water Department Manager - Upper Big Blue NRD, York

Water Department Manager - 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 Department Manager. 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 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
Advise district administration and water and regulations 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 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 salary $69,000-$72,250 annually. 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
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. An application can be found on our website at, or by request. Both USPS and electronic formats are welcome. Submit information to David Eigenberg at deigenberg [at] This position will remain open until filled.

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.