WORTHINGTON — Bruce Heitkamp has been hired to be Nobles County’s deputy county administrator/emergency management director.

Nobles County Administrator Tom Johnson confirmed Heitkamp’s hire on Thursday. Johnson said he hired Heitkamp, noting that approval of the Nobles County of Board of Commissioners wasn’t needed.

Heitkamp has served as administrator-clerk/treasurer of the city of Adrian for the past 12 ½ years, he said Thursday. Heitkamp will come on board in Nobles County on Sept. 30.