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General Application for Employment

Applicants for all positions within the NRD are required to complete this general application form and submit it with other materials. 

Open Positions

Summer Intern Water Department

The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District is seeking a summer intern for the summer of 2024.  The position will begin in mid-May and run till the start of the fall semester. Dates are flexible.

Work will be conducted from the NRD's office located in York, Nebraska.

Job duties include, but not limited to the following:

·         Installation of soil moisture monitoring equipment at irrigation scheduling demonstrations;

·         Assist in the collection of ground water samples;

·         Conduct inspections of irrigation flow meter installations;

·         Inspection of irrigation equipment;

·         Other duties as assigned

40-hour work week.

Rate of pay is $13.50 per hour.

Working conditions will involve exposure to heat, humidity, dust, and pollen.  Candidates may be required to lift up to 40 lbs., operate an ATV, and interact with agricultural producers and District staff.  This is a great opportunity to gain experience in agriculture, natural resources, or environmental sciences.  Employment preference is given to college students with agriculture, agronomy, water sciences, environmental sciences, and natural resources majors. 

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, application, and references to:

Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District
Attn:  Terry Julesgard, Water Department Manager
319 East 25th St.

York, NE  68467
(402) 362-6601

The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application deadline is March 31, 2024.


Seasonal Maintenance Worker


Maintains the operations, appearance, and safety of District Recreation Areas, facilities, and properties. Performs operation and maintenance duties including, but not limited to, clean-up and upkeep of grounds and facilities, payment collections, engagement with Recreation Area visitors, and assistance with project work as determined. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Includes the following duties, but additional duties may be assigned, as necessary: 

  • Maintain and cleans campgrounds, restrooms, day-use areas, and other District facilities and grounds.
  • Collects and removes litter and debris from camping areas, trash receptacles, shelters, amphitheaters, grills and fire rings, and overall District property grounds. 
  • Monitors and tracks campground usage, collects payments, and enforces District rules and regulations within authority granted. 
  • Engages with Recreation Area visitors and recreation users to build good public relations, answer questions, and respond to needs and issues.
  • Installs, inspects, and repairs kiosks, signs, playground equipment, picnic tables, benches, and other park structures and amenities.
  • As directed by the Supervisor, may assist with landscaping, pruning shrubs and trees, maintaining recreation area trails and roads, and other Recreation Area activities and projects.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty effectively. The following requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    • Experience with outdoor maintenance and grounds work. 

    • Communication Skills: Ability to comprehend instructions, guidelines, and other correspondence. Ability to write basic correspondence and complete forms or checklists. Ability to effectively engage one-on-one with recreation area visitors, the general public, and District staff. 

    • Mathematical Skills: Ability to make basic calculations using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Possesses an understanding of various units of measurement.

    • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply reasonable and sound judgement when solving problems or completing standardized work assignments. Critical thinking and resourcefulness are important when faced with a variety of situations that may or may not have one clear action or response. 

    • Other Skills & Abilities: 

      • Ability to work independently and complete assigned work with little supervision. 

      • Aptitude and experience with light equipment and mechanical repair work preferred. 

      • Experience with building and facility operations and maintenance, and light construction work is helpful. 

  • CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Current State of Nebraska driver’s license required.

  • OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The employee is expected to comply with the District’s Employee Handbook and all 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 physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be observant of surroundings and interpret visual and auditory cues when determining a course of action.
  • The employee will frequently need to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to operate or handle objects, tools, controls, and vehicles. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, and crouch. 
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds above waist height and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions, which may include extreme heat and cold at times along with wet conditions. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.
  • The employee works near lakes and other water bodies, and in areas with various plants, wildlife, and aquatic species. 
  • The employee may work near moving mechanical parts, vibrating equipment, and electrical systems including vehicles, machinery, and motors. 
  • Occasionally, the employee may encounter fumes, pesticides, or caustic chemicals. This also includes exposure to dust and other airborne particulates.
  • The employee may frequently be traveling in a vehicle for long period of time to reach work locations. 


Up to 19 hours per week on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays with some occasional work on holidays, evenings, special events, and/or for projects. 


  • $14.50 to $16.50 per hour



To apply, please submit a completed application form, cover letter, and resume to NRD General Manager David Eigenberg. You may submit materials digitally or mail them to the NRD office at 319 E 25th St, York, NE 68467. Applications will be reviewed by April 1.