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Current Job Opportunties

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Farmers Irrigation District – General Manager

Position Statement:
Farmers irrigation District is actively recruiting for the position of General Manager. The General Manager position has an array of responsibilities related to all aspects of District operations. These include but are not limited to: budget creation and management, personnel management, project management, contract administration, and planning, developing, and implementing management actions to achieve the goals and directives established by the Board of Directors.

About FID:
Farmers Irrigation District serves irrigation water to just under 6,000 acres of land on the northwest side of the Hood River Valley. Over the last 30 years, FID has worked hard to modernize its infrastructure by investing over $60,000,000 in system improvements. FID also owns and operates two Low Impact Hydro Institute certified hydroelectric facilities which produce between 8% and 9% of the annual electricity demand of Hood River County. FID’s system also includes two reservoirs, one pumping and filtration station, extensive remote monitoring using SCADA/telemetry, 70 miles of pipe in the ground, and two and a half miles of open canal.

Qualifications Must Include:
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study (or an equivalent combination of education and experience)
• 5 years of progressive management experience
• Excellent written and oral communication skills (both English and Spanish preferred)
• Proven leadership ability, both within an organization and a community
• A background in natural resource management, agriculture, or relevant field

Benefits Package:
• Competitive salary range, depending on experience
• Paid vacation, sick leave, 1 personal day, and 11 holidays
• 100% paid full family medical, dental, and vision
• PERS retirement
• District vehicle and phone

Work Schedule:
• Monday – Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm (full time, 40 hrs/week)
• In office located at 1985 Country Club Rd., Hood River

Position is open until filled.

For a full job description, email [email protected], go to, or call (541)387-5261

Three Sisters Irrigation District – Financial Administrative Manager

Three Sisters Irrigation District (TSID or District) is actively recruiting for the position of Financial Administrative Manager. Under management direction, the Financial aspect will oversee the District’s financial data and compliance by maintaining accurate books on accounts payable and receivable, collections and liens, payroll and taxes, daily financial entries, and account reconciliations. Perform accounting tasks such as monthly financial reporting, general ledger entries and adjustments, grant assistance and reporting, and general accounting duties. Also includes scheduling power on a daily basis for the three Hydroelectric plants. The administrative aspect will oversee office operations including answering phones, direct messages as appropriate, greet/assist office visitors, follow up on correspondence and assist with other duties as required and directed by the Board of Directors.

We are seeking the right financial/administrative person to effectively manage these resources moving forward. This position will report directly to the TSID Board of Directors.

Qualifications must include:
• QuickBooks desktop and online 4-5 years
• Knowledge of PC Windows OS
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Excellent organization skills
• Able to work independently and as a team

The District offers a benefits package that includes:
• Salary starting at $58,240 – $66,560 DOE
• Paid vacation after one year
• Sick leave & 10 holidays
• Medical and Vision Benefits after 90 days

Work Schedule:
Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm, full-time
Position is open until filled.

Send cover letter and resume describing experience to:

PO Box 2230
Sisters, OR 97759

or by email to [email protected]

Arnold Irrigation District – District Manager

Arnold ID is searching for candidates to fulfill the responsibilities and tasks associated with the District Manager position.  The District Manager is responsible for all operations of the District including planning, organizing, developing and implementing comprehensive management actions to achieve the policy and program objectives established by the Board of Directors.

DEPARTMENT: Operations/Office
FLSA STATUS: Salary – Exempt
Salary level dependent on experience and skill set

Responsible for all operations of the District including planning, organizing, developing and implementing comprehensive management actions to achieve the policy and program objectives established by the Board of Directors.

• Responsible for the effective direction, operation and control of the key activities of the District including irrigation operations, financial operations, human resources administration, governmental affairs and public information activities.
• Anticipate, identify and present policy issues to the Board of Directors.
• Ensure policies and procedures remain within guidelines established by the Board of Directors and update when necessary.
• Develop long-range objectives consistent with the mission of the District and update annually.
• Plan, direct and coordinate the District’s work plan through subordinate level managers; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with management staff to identify and resolve problems.
• Establish appropriate service and staffing levels within District policy; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures and allocate accordingly
• Responsible for implementing required and necessary safety programs to ensure satisfactory training, monthly staff safety meetings and emergency planning.
• Provide effective procedures to select, promote and develop employees for key activities in the District.
• Assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement and direct and implement changes.
• Ensure an environment that encourages initiative and recognition of effort for all employees.
• Establish realistic, attainable performance standards and take corrective action when standards are not being met.
• Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the District’s operational and capital budgets; approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
• Overall management of District modernization projects, including planning, coordination of design, contracting, billing reporting and reimbursement of project expenses with funding agencies.
• Actively plan and pursue funding opportunities for District modernization projects with various agencies both federal and state
• Responsible for the timely filing of all regulatory compliance reports
• Review and propose annual budgets and control implementation within approved levels.
• Serve as District Purchasing Agent.
• Represent the District to other departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinate District activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
• Represent the District and actively participate in local, state and federal legislative efforts pertaining to District interest, including testimony, drafting language and communicating with elected officials and agency staff.
• Provide staff assistance to the Board of Directors; participate on a variety of boards and committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
• Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of water distribution management.
• Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive patron inquiries and complaints.
• Coordinate legal affairs of the District with Legal Counsel.
• Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Mandatory Requirements: Any combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities may satisfy the necessary minimum qualifications. Typical way to obtain the education, experience, knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering or closely related field.

Experience: A minimum of five (5) years increasingly responsible professional managerial experience in a public or private entity, with a minimum of (5) years in a related technical field.
Must demonstrate the following competencies:
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, patrons and others contacted in the course of work.
• Knowledge of modern public administration principles and practices, including policy formation, program planning implementation and evaluation, budgeting, personnel administration, problem identification and conflict resolution.
• Knowledge of operations, services and activities of a comprehensive water distribution program.
• Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
• Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, identify project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
• Ability to plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of lower level staff.
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to negotiate and collaborate with others to achieve objectives.
• Ability to maintain the mental capacity to allow for the capability of making sound decisions and to demonstrate appropriate intellectual capability.
• Ability to maintain a physical condition appropriate to the performance of necessary duties and responsibilities.
• Ability to use Microsoft applications including Excel and Word.

Special Requirements/Licenses:
A valid Oregon driver’s license is required. Employee must have a safe driving record.

The employee works under the general policies and objectives of the Board of Directors. The District Manager is expected to function with independence of action in developing specific program goals and content and appropriate operational procedures and methods of accomplishing Board policies and objectives.

This position directly supervises three positions: Office Manager, Field Supervisor and Ditchriders.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must use hands to finger, handle, and operate a variety of office equipment. Occasionally the employee must lift and / or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must have hearing and vision within normal limits. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Office equipment including a computer, printer, copier, fax machine, and telephone. Software skills needed to perform daily duties include: Excel, Word, Adobe. Employee must also be able to navigate and use internet-based programs, website communications and texting applications.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Usually the work environment is a normal office setting, but field work may also be required. Noise level is usually moderate, but occasionally loud due to a large volume of phone calls or patron visits. Employee is required to work in a variety of environments depending on the requirements of the specific task at hand.

District Paid 100%
Medical, Dental & Vision (entire family eligible)
Long-Term Disability
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Life Insurance
Vacation – 80 hours
Paid Holidays – 11
Sick Time -3.69 hours accrued per pay period (bi-weekly)
401(k) – District matches employee contribution up to 5%
MASA – Employee Paid

This description covers the most significant essential and auxiliary duties performed but does not include other occasional work which may be similar, related to, or logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

If interested, contact [email protected]

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