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Nampa & Meridian Irrigation District – Secretary/Treasurer

Nampa & Meridian Irrigation District, a diversified irrigation water delivery entity serving over 69,000 acres in Southwest Idaho is now seeking qualified applicants for the position of: Secretary/Treasurer of the District. We are looking for an experienced leader of our highly capable office staff who thrives on teamwork and strives for excellence. This position is supported by approximately fifteen personnel that include: an Administrative Assistant, an Assistant Treasurer and an Assistant Secretary. This job does not entail the management of our Field Operations. However, it does require a close working relationship with the Districts Water Superintendent, stationed at a different location. Our Secretary/Treasurer oversees the administrative activities, duties and responsibilities of an irrigation district in the State of Idaho, which include, but not limited to: assessing District landowners, managing payroll, paying claims, managing multiple insurance aspects, general accounting and financing aspects, managing Federal and State grants, social media and public relations venues, facilitating District Board meetings, attending meetings and conferences and much more.

Some relevant knowledge, skills, abilities and qualifications that will help you acquire this fantastic job opportunity.

• Five years management experience, minimum.
• College Degree, Bachelors or higher preferred.
• Excellent writing, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software.
• Experience working in a water related sector.
• Understanding of relationships between governmental and non-governmental organizations relating to water in the State of Idaho.
• Proficient with reading and interpreting financial statements, accounting reports and spreadsheets.
• A good understanding of project management principles and the ability to effectively deliver projects in a timely manner.
• A good working knowledge of IT/GIS and the fundamental workings of related databases.
• Familiar with the conduct of governmental meetings, requirements of Idaho open meeting laws, Parliamentary procedures, Roberts Rules of Order.
• Able to read, comprehend, interpret and apply statutes and administrative rules.
• Public communication and presentation skills.
• Strong skills in managing human resource needs of an independent district. Including: payroll, wages, benefits, insurance, etcetera.
• Experience in working with Federal and State loan and grant programs.
• Be available by phone after hours and while out of town in case of emergencies.
• Have no interests real or perceived that either dilute effectiveness or create conflict of interest.

Salary will likely fall within the $140K-or greater range and will largely depend upon applicants experience and qualifications.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume no later than the close of business on July 1st, 2024 to: [email protected]

Farmers Irrigation District – Operation & Maintenance Technician

Farmers Irrigation District (FID) is actively recruiting for the position of Operation & Maintenance Technician (O&M Tech). The O&M Tech position has an array of responsibilities related to FID water conveyance and hydropower operations. These include but are not limited to assisting with operation and maintenance of irrigation and hydroelectric system operations, following safety policies, and willingness to learn and work as part of a team in a positive and professional manner.

About Farmers Irrigation District:

FID 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 Hydropower 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:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license

Benefits Package:

  • Competitive salary range, depends on experience ($21/hour +)
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, 1 personal day, and 11 holidays
  • Full family medical, dental, and vision
  • PERS retirement
  • District vehicle and phone

Work Schedule:

  • Monday – Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm (full time, 40 hours/week)
  • Participation in the On Call rotation requiring 24-hour availability for 7 consecutive days, approximately once per month

Applications accepted until Friday, June 7th at 4:00 pm.

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

Black Canyon Irrigation District – District Manager

Salary range is $100k-$150k DOE

Black Canyon Irrigation District is seeking a self motivated team player to serve as District Manager. This role is responsible for the management of 10 ditch riders, 9 maintenance crew members, the assistant manager and foreman. Additional job duties include but are not limited to the oversight and management of, irrigation distribution and deliveries, District finances, aquatic and terrestrial weed programs, public relations, legislative affairs, Federal, State and local grants, social media oversight, Pumping Plant Operations and Maintenance, fleet and equipment management and acquisitions, taking direction from and keeping the Board of Directors informed of District operations.

Requirements Include:

  • 5 years management experience minimum
  • Experience in Irrigation Distribution
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Professional applicators license
  • Working knowledge of Water Law
  • Experience in Development and Plan Review
  • Class A CDL with applicable endorsements
  • Working knowledge and experience in construction
  • Ability to operate Construction Equipment
  • General Computer skills
  • Public Relations skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Professional writing skills

Other preferences include experience with:

  • QuickBooks
  • True Point
  • Accounting
  • Large Scale Pumping Operations and Repair
  • Grant Writing
  • Water Measurement including Dopler and Price AA flow measurements
  • Property Management
  • Human Resources
  • Experience working with the Bureau of Reclamation among other Governmental Agencies
  • Water Rights/Filings
  • Pipe Laying
  • Pouring Concrete and Form Work
  • Electrical Experience and troubleshooting
  • SCADA Systems and troubleshooting

Benefits Include:

  • Paid Holidays
  • Health Insurance
  • Company Vehicle
  • Persi Retirement
  • Paid Time Off

Please submit resume, writing examples and application to [email protected]. Writing examples are required.

The Dalles Irrigation District – Office Manager

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Pay Range: $24-$34/Hour DOE
Effective Date: March 1st, 2024
Application deadline: May 31, 2024 or until filled

General Position Summary:
The Office Manager serves as the secretary, administrator, and human resource assistant under direction of the District Manager. This position will require the incumbent to effectively communicate daily activity to the District Manager and carry out assignments with specific deadlines to completion with minimal supervision.

Essential Functions/Major Assignments:

  • Answer and route incoming telephone calls, emails, and other correspondence.
  • Serve as receptionist/cashier; take payments and answer patron questions/concerns; provide excellent customer service.
  • Maintain and update customer account databases.
  • Process State and Federal reports and verify compliance with District Manager.
  • Respond to title company, realtor, City, and County water and land use information requests.
  • Maintain current electronic/ hardcopy accounts and assist District Manager in developing new customer account database.
  • Assist District Manager with updating technologies such as phone systems, computers, district webpage, etc.
  • Assist District Manager with creating an electronic filing system/database, scan and save all current hard files to database, and ensure ongoing files are stored in new database.
  • Provide radio communication/assistance to District Manager, Field Operations Supervisor, Field Operators, and Pumping Plant Operator.
  • Perform General Office Cleaning
  • Maintain the District’s fiscal accounting system in a manner consistent with established municipal accounting principles, practices, and in sufficient detail to produce adequate revenue, expenditure, and statistical data for management and audit purposes that meet statutory requirements. Responsible for preparing Monthly Reports for the Board regarding the financial integrity of the District and for providing the auditor with all information needed to reconcile and discrepancies and close the books.
  • Prepare checks and deposits; Reconcile monthly bank statements; Prepare budget report that details all expenditures and revenues for each budget account; Monitor expenditures and advise District Manager of budget status and ensuring conformance with budget provisions.
  • Maintain project cost accounting records, track reimbursable costs, and prepare reports needed for grants and project reimbursements.
  • Assist District Manager with preparing the application of grants as directed.
  • Attend Board Meetings; provide clerical and administrative support; Stay current on public meeting laws; prepare notices; assist with public elections; assist in organizing monthly, annual, and special meetings.
  • Process mail, notary, and order office supplies.
  • Maintain up-to-date customer information, vendor information, accounts payable and receivable records; post payments in QuickBooks and create deposits, input and process assessments, invoices, credits, reimbursements, and statements; process finance charges and statement fees; examine collections, file liens and releases.
  • Maintain up to date vendor files and accounts payable records; review receipts for proper coding and process accounts payable to ensure district stays in good financial standing.
  • Assist District Manager with continuously updating District’s policy handbook once developed.
  • Maintain employee files, assist District Manager with onboarding new hires, and stay current on new employment laws.
  • Assist District Manager with analyzing health insurance and other employee benefit options.
  • Process payroll, employment taxes, and State and Federal employment forms.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual payroll reports under direction of the District Manager.
  • Respond to and process garnishments and requests for employee information.
  • Assist District Manager with sensitive and confidential human resource matters.
  • Inform District Manager of new OSHA requirements and postings.
  • Attend out of town trainings relevant to the Office Manager position.

Secondary Functions:

  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Job Scope:

  • The Office Manager is a multi-functional position primarily in an office setting requiring continuous involvement with secretarial, administrative, and human resource duties. The office Manager is responsible for executing daily activity and regularly communicating needs, issues, and progress reports to the District Manager. The Office Manager will not be responsible for executive financial, human resource, or administrative decisions, as those will need approval by District Manager.


Supervisory Responsibility:

Interpersonal Contacts:

  • The Office Manager will have regular communication inside and outside of the organization to exchange ideas and gather information.

Specific Job Knowledge, Skill, and Ability:

  • Knowledge of accounting and ability to learn and follow all applicable laws pertaining to finance in Public Sector.
  • Knowledge of human resources and ability to learn and adhere to laws pertaining to human resources in Public Sector.
  • Knowledge of modern office practices and standard office equipment.
  • Knowledge of utility revenue, collections, and fiscal control practices.
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret new laws and regulations pertaining this public utility operation and special districts.
  • Must be well versed in QuickBooks and have ability to learn other accounting software.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suites such as word, excel, and outlook and ability to learn other software applications pertinent to this position.
  • Ability to work effectively with other employees, management, auditors, officials, and the public.
  • Proficiency in technical writing.
  • Possess excellent communication skills in writing and speaking.
  • Possess time management skills, ability to efficiently prioritize work tasks, and be organized.
  • Ability to maintain high degree of professionalism.

Education, Experience, and Certification/Licensure:
Required Qualifications

    • A minimum of 3 years’ experience with progressive levels of experience in a related environment which included duties and qualification consistent with the job description contained herein.


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


  • Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record required.

Desired Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Accounting or Business Administration or related fields strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience working for a public entity strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience assisting in the development of financial and administrative policies strongly preferred.

Working Conditions

  • This position operates in a professional office environment.
  • Position requires employee to be onsite to fulfill job duties.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required for this position, including Board of Director meetings which may be in the evening.
  • Usual working schedule is Monday through Friday during regular office hours, though deviations from the regular schedule may happen with or without prior notice, including evenings, weekends, or holidays.
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment, especially computers and mobile devices.
  • In performance of the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear; and drive an automobile.
  • The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to at least 50 pounds.
  • This position may require travel primarily within the state of Oregon and may include overnight stay.

Appointees will be subject to completion of a standard probationary period.

The essential physical abilities described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skill required of all personnel so classified. This job description is not an employment agreement and/or an expressed or implied employment contract.  Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

To be considered as a candidate, please submit a completed and signed application, resume and cover letter describing why you are interested in the position and how your experience translates to meet the requirements of the position description.

Submit by email or postal service to:
[email protected]

Weslee Cyphers, District Manager
The Dalles Irrigation District
3503 Olney Rd.
The Dalles, OR 97058

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