Job Opportunities
Business Manager - Full Time 

Location: New Castle Conservation District- 2430 Old County Rd, Newark, DE 19702 

Closing Date:  July 13th, 2021

Salary: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00/year

JOB DESCRIPTION: The position incumbent is responsible for fiscal oversight of all public works contracts administered by NCCD and provide assistance to NCCD partners in contracting procedures. Duties include coordination of diverse funding sources, human resources, facilities management, investment oversight, and benefit administration. In addition, the position incumbent is responsible for providing office coordination and managing workflow; supervising the office support staff; and directing a wide variety of support services. 

DUTIES- The duties of this position shall include but are not limited to the following:

  • Analyzes and makes recommendations regarding operating practices and procedures to include personnel, workflow, cost reduction recordkeeping, performance standards, to ensure smooth and efficient office operation.  Implements new and revised procedures.

  • Advertises for and receives bids on contracts; equipment and material; conducts public bid openings and oversees the analysis and tabulation of bids; rules of the bids' conformance with county/state/federal requirements; awards and executes contracts. Enforces compliance with the provisions for proper insurance and licenses.  Maintains current file of liability insurance for all contractors carrying out contracts.  Interprets procedures and requirements concerning wage rates, contracting policies and laws and handles contracting problems relating to default and past performance.  Compliance with Federal requirements including the Davis-Bacon Act.  Manages compliance with Federal, State and Municipal laws, Regulations, and Administrative Procedures as applicable.

  • Provides assistance to Municipal, State and Federal Agencies in the preparation of contract documents for execution by the appropriate officials. 

  • Oversees finance and accounting operation, leads the annual audit process of the District’s financial statements.

  • Human Resource Specialist for District Operations including hiring, benefits and coordination of Cooperative Employees.

  • Facilities and Equipment Management Specialist for Newark Office building. Manage contract and price negotiations with office vendors and service providers.

  • Attends monthly District Board of Conservation District Supervisors’ meetings.  Responsible to provide regular project status and progress and fiscal reports to the Board of Conservation District Supervisors.

  • Supervises the agency support staff, plans, assigns, and evaluates the work of subordinates; counsels and disciplines subordinate employees.

  • Act as principal assistant to the District Coordinator in a variety of operational areas, i.e. disseminating directives, preparing required reports, obtaining and organizing administrative material for office use, acting as liaison with vendors, state/county representatives, etc.




  1. Degree from an accredited college preferably in Business Administration or five years of experience in office or business management preferably with a government agency.

  2. Excellent accounting/fiscal management and communication knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

  3. Must be able to handle multiple diverse tasks and projects.

  4. Experience with accounting software, proficiency in MS Office Suite.




The New Castle Conservation District offers a comprehensive benefit package including paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Health insurance, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance and 401(k) are also included in the benefits package. Direct Deposit of paychecks will be required as a condition of employment for new employees.

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