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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

Water Resources Technician (York)

The 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 date is flexible.


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


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree in natural resources, water sciences, environmental sciences, or agriculture
  • Must attain a Natural Resources Ground Water 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 through written and verbal communication
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience desirable
  • 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 4-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 in close proximity to irrigation wells, both combustion engine and electric, with power take off (PTO) shafts and noise
  • Walk in uneven and muddy terrain


The employee is expected to comply with the policies outlined in the Upper Big Blue NRD’s employee handbook, including the drug-free and alcohol-free workplace policies, anti-harassment, 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 NRD. Applicants graduating from college less than 5 years ago, please include a photocopy of your college transcript.


This is a full-time position (starting wage $42,000-$44,000 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 an application, cover letter, resume, and contact information including the e-mail addresses for three professional and one personal reference by October 20, 2023.  Applicants graduating from college less than 5 years ago, please include a photocopy of your college transcript. Both USPS and electronic formats are welcome. Submit information to Terry Julesgard, tjulesgard@upperbigblue.org. 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.