Job Opportunities

Medford Irrigation District – Office Manager

Opening Date: January 17, 2022 
Closing Date: January 31, 2022

Medford Irrigation District is currently recruiting qualified applicants to fill the Office Manager position.

Location:  Medford, Oregon

General Position Summary:  

The Office Manager provides a wide variety of bookkeeping, administrative and clerical tasks related to the general operations of the district. The Office Manager will also serve as the clerk of the Board of Directors.           

Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses Required:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Three years of related office experience performing similar job functions, including accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Advanced knowledge of accounting/bookkeeping, general accounting practices.
  • Previous experience with the administration of payroll.


  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job

Fulltime/Exempt Position

Salary Range: $25.00 – $28.00 DOE

Benefits: Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision), PERS, Life Insurance, Vacation and Sick leave.

Desirable Starting Date: February 2022 

Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

To be considered please submit a letter of introduction, resume, and completed application by email or postal service to:

Medford Irrigation District
Office Manager Hiring Process
PO Box 70
Jacksonville, Oregon 97530

View Employment Application

Ochoco Irrigation District – Ditch Rider

Ochoco Irrigation District is actively recruiting for the position of Ditch Rider 1. Under general supervision, positions in the Ditch Rider 1 classification regulate the flow and distribution of irrigation water to growers, canals, and ditches downstream; respond to complaints/inquiries from growers; inspect canals and ditches for leaks or spills; and repair or assist with the repair of leaks. This is a full-time year-round position.

It is OID’s mission to effectively and efficiently serve the current and future irrigation needs of our patrons by economically operating and maintaining the districts resources with honesty and integrity. Ochoco Irrigation District supplies water to 20,062 acres of irrigated land in the Prineville area. Water is stored in the Ochoco and Prineville Reservoirs, and then released into Ochoco Canal, Ochoco Creek and the Crooked River during irrigation season. Irrigation season normally runs from April 15th to October 15th, but water supplies and weather conditions may result in a shortened or lengthened season.

The District offers an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Salary starting at $19/hour
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, 7 holidays, comp time and overtime available
  • Monthly medical stipend
  • PERS Retirement
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Medical Air Services Association Membership
  • District vehicle

Position is open until filled. Expected start date is early March, 2022.

Application and Job Description are posted on the OID Website;

Or can be picked up in person by contacting the main office at (541)447-6449.

Tumalo Irrigation District – Field Supervisor

This full-time position is being advertised January 2022 until filled. Applications/ resume with cover letter should be submitted to the District office at To view full job announcement visit our website at:

Top candidates will receive an interview, and interviews will be held until the position is filled. Start date is flexible and negotiable, but candidates are encouraged to be ready, willing, and able to start as soon as possible.

Appointment to the position is through an open competitive process and will be based on the General Manager’s evaluation of merit, qualification, experience, and character. The starting wage for this position is competitive with similar jobs in the State and negotiable depending on experience

Starting Wage: $32.00 to $37.00 DOE

Benefits (after 6-month probationary period): Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), District contribution to Retirement plan, 8 paid holidays/year, 5-15 days paid vacation/year (based on tenure), 10 days paid sick leave/year, District vehicle.

Location: Bend, OR

Mandatory Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of a two-year degree with college course work in agriculture or engineering or related field or any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the necessary knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
  • A minimum of 10 years of supervisory experience in irrigation district operations, maintenance, or construction.
  • Understanding of State and Federal water law and the ORS and OAR’s that guide irrigation district operations.
  • At least a basic understanding of electronics and wiring.
  • Strong computer, networking and communication skills, Basic programing, SQL, and GIS systems.
  • Highly positive, independent, resourceful, and motivated individual – able to solve problems and work productively with minimal supervision and assistance.

Special Job Requirements:

  • Employee must live within (30) minutes of District facilities (Bend, OR).
  • Employee required to take off-hours emergency callouts (including weekends) one week per month.
  • Maintain CPR/AED and Standard First Aid certifications as applicable.
  • Essential Functions
  • Under administrative direction, plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the District’s water operations, including water delivery systems; coordinate activities with outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Manager. Assist with implementing Board policies and programs; assists with budget development and review.
  • Assist in maintaining water rights and other District records, including mapping (GIS) and document preparation.
  • Assist District landowners with water rights, beneficial use, and other irrigation issues.
  • Monitor conditions and performance of the District water conveyance and telemetry systems. Arrange and implement necessary maintenance actions.
  • The collection of diversion and usage data and the retrieval of water usage and diversion data in a user-friendly format and be able to attend meetings and intelligently discuss our data.
  • Assist in the design and installation of new open canal and pipeline water measurement sites, the maintenance of existing sites in the field, and to insure a high-quality control of the accuracy of both our diversions and on-farm deliveries. The development and implementation of a ditch-riders record keeping system.
  • Assist in project management involving multiple contractors and sub-contractors, keep projects on time and on budget.
  • Performs and oversees trench excavation and backfill work.
  • Performs and oversees concrete and construction and concrete repairs.
  • Performs and oversees basic to advanced carpentry work.

Other Duties

  • Responds to emergency repair requests.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints for fabrication assignments.
  • Maintains records of maintenance and inventory of all assigned equipment.
  • Ensures proper safety precautions are observed.
  • Operate district vehicles and equipment in performing system construction, maintenance, and repair work.
  • Travel throughout Deschutes and Klamath counties.  May require travel outside of the area for training, meetings, and conferences.

The specific statements shown in each section of this job description are not intended to be all- inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job and meeting the needs of the district.

Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District – Assistant Treasurer (Washington)

The Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District (YTID) in Yakima, Washington, is seeking an Assistant Treasurer, $23-26/hr, plus comprehensive benefits package.

The Assistant Treasurer is part of a two-person front office team that performs routine office and accounting support activities such as answering phones and processing water payments. This position’s main responsibility is performing complex, professional level accounting activities involving payroll and accounts payable; monitoring investments; complying with state auditor rules; and monitoring and analyzing revenues, expenditure accounts and budgetary projections.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and three years of professional level accounting experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. (Note: Applicants with equivalent education and/or experience must provide a detailed explanation.).

To understand the full requirements and the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for this position please visit our website at for a full job description and application.

In order to be considered, all applications need to include a YTID application (found on the YTID website), resume and cover letter detailing interest and qualifications.

Complete applications are being accepted until December 28, 2021. The Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Check back for additional job postings.
To post a job opportunity (district or affiliated organization), please contact the OWRC office.