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Stanfield Irrigation District – General Manager

Opening Date: July 1, 2022
Closing Date: Until Filled

The General Manager serves at the district’s chief executive officer and reports to five-member elected board of directors.

Location:  Stanfield & Hermiston, Oregon
Desirable Starting Date: Negotiable
Pay and Benefits:
Starting Salary Range: DOE
Benefits include: Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision), District Contribution to Retirement Program, paid holidays, 12-20 days of vacation and sick leave based on tenure.

Position Summary:
Stanfield Irrigation District is currently recruiting qualified applicants to fill the position of General Manager. Serving as the district’s chief executive officer, the General Manager reports to a five-member elected board of directors.

The District is looking to hire a person who, through collaborative leadership, board, staff, and customer engagement, and outstanding management and administrative skills will enhance the District’s ability to deliver water efficiently and effectively to district patrons. The General Manager must have exceptional communication skills with the ability to address issues calmly, tactfully, and proactively from a variety of stakeholders.

This position will be approximately 70% out working with the field crew and 30% administrative in the office as needed.  A Public Applicators License with Right of Ways & Aquatics, as well as, a CDL would need to be obtained within the first year of employment.

About the District
Located in north-central Oregon, Stanfield Irrigation District was established in 1923 and is responsible for delivering irrigation water to approximately 10,850 acres of farmland. The district serves approximately 260 patrons. The annual operating budget is approximately $600,000.  The district has 5 employees.  The district works collaboratively with local, state, and federal agencies, conservation groups and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

The Ideal Candidate
The individual appointed to this position will possess well-developed business management, administrative and leadership skills. They will recognize that policy is set by the Board of Directors and will provide an open and direct flow of information to assist in the formulation of District policies.

They will also:

  • Be an excellent communicator and representative of the District.
  • Act as a catalyst and “front” person who can help the Board of Directors, Staff, and the communities create a vision to build for the future.
  • Have knowledge of Oregon Water Rights Law, policies and procedures.
  • In relationships with staff, this person will be a good listener and mentor; and be accessible and open in dealings with people who work for the District.

To review the full job announcement and job description and to complete the application please see this link:

To be considered as a candidate, please submit a completed and signed application, resume, and cover letter to the address or email listed below.  Electronic submission is preferred.

Stanfield Irrigation District – General Manager
PO Box 416
Stanfield, Oregon 97875


Klamath Irrigation District – Bookkeeper

General Position Summary
The Bookkeeper is responsible for Financial and Office Support services to ensure District business office runs effectively and efficiently with a focus on customer service. Responsible for overseeing accounts payable and receivable, processing payroll, assisting the Manager in preparation of annual budget, provide monthly financial reports for the Manager and Board members, acts as treasurer for Klamath Basin Improvement District, works in collaboration with the Office Specialist on both K.I.D. and KBID business and reports directly to the District Manager. Must be well organized and comfortable dealing with financial data to produce clear financial reports.

Essential Functions/Major Duties
Bookkeeper Required Skills
a. Proficiency in QuickBooks and Microsoft office suite, specifically Excel.
b. Knowledge and preparation of financial reports for multiple companies.
c. Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and confidentiality.
d. Provide exceptional customer service to District Patrons, Staff and customers.
e. Demonstrate initiative and willingness to assist with all District activities.
f. Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and deadlines.
g. Demonstrate strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
h. The ability to work effectively and collaboratively with others.
i. Demonstrate analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
j. Must have the ability to comprehend and adhere to District policies and procedures.

Major Duties
a. Develop and maintain accounting records and assist with updating policies and procedures in appropriate accounting guidance and audit standards.
b. Responsible for the District payroll account and process, including tax payments, retirement, insurance, and benefits etc. Prepares W-2 and 1099 forms.
c. Manage District official communications with contractors to include pension plans, IT, phone service, insurance, medical plans, and others.
d. Prepare for and assist with annual audit.
e. Responsible for monitoring all District cash accounts, deposits/withdrawals, time deposits, and investment accounts.
f. Responsible for accounts payable and accounts receivable, including obtaining proper approvals before placing orders or processing payments.
g. Ensure that bank reconciliations and accounts are balanced monthly and provide reports to the Manager.
h. Purchase of office supplies, office equipment and office repairs.
i. Assist Office Specialist with all assessment rolls; billings, and collections as needed.

Joint Job Responsibilities
Bookkeeper and Office Specialist
a. Advise the Manager in matters concerning administration and finance.
b. Respectfully greets and assists all visitors, answering phones, communication by two way radios, forwards messages and responds to inquiries.
c. Help the manager as needed with budget, preparing bids, etc.
d. Retrieve information from files and perform notary tasks.
e. Open, sort and distribute mail.
f. Oversee purchases of office supplies, office equipment and office repairs.
g. Knowledge of District policy and procedures and ability to convey, and cross train Office Specialist, in a factual and professional manner.
h. Participate in professional growth and ongoing training opportunities to stay current on all applicable laws and training related to assigned job duties.
i. Perform out of office errands.
j. Secretarial support to Manager and Assistant Manager.
k. Process Accounts Receivable (input, balance, deposits, receive payments, etc.) for KID and other contractors.
l. Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least three years of previous bookkeeping and payroll experience utilizing Quickbooks, and customer service experience. Should be able to update various database applications. Must be able to pass criminal background check and pre-employment drug and alcohol test. First Aid and CPR certification (District will provide training.). Valid Oregon driver’s license.

Job Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical abilities include lifting up to 50lbs/carrying/sitting/standing for long periods of time, reaching/handling, talking/hearing conversations, near/far. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read hand written or typed material and the ability to adjust focus. This position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public, government agencies and other staff.

Work Environment
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. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. Duties are performed indoors and outdoors.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific term or condition of employment. The District may add to, modify, or delete any aspect if this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

Applications are also available at:
Klamath Irrigation District office
6640 KID Ln

M – F 8am to 4:30pm

Open until filled. KID is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Medford Irrigation District – Ditch Rider/Relief Rider

Top candidates will receive an interview, and interviews will be held until the position is filled. The 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 and Field Manager’s evaluation of merit, qualification, experience, and character. The starting wage for this position is competitive with similar jobs in the County and negotiable depending on experience.

Starting Wage: $20.50 DOE
Benefits (After 120-days probationary period): Health insurance (medical, dental, vision, and life), PERS Retirement, Sick, and Vacation.
Location: 5045 Jacksonville Hwy., Central Point, OR 97502

Mandatory Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • At least 2 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • 2 years of experience working in the construction trades or an irrigation setting
  • Valid Oregon Class A (CDL) driver’s license, with a clean, safe driving record.

Special Job Requirements:

  • Employee must live within (30) minutes of District facilities (Medford, OR).
  • Employee required to take off-hours emergency callouts (including weekends) during the irrigation season.
  • Maintain CPR/AED and Standard First Aid certifications as applicable.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties in the distribution, measurement, and delivery of irrigation water to irrigators.
  • Measurement and balancing of water distribution using weirs, meters, and basic math.
  • Perform repair work in, on, and around irrigation facilities including cleaning and maintenance of irrigation canals, ditches, trash racks, pipelines, and other structures as necessary to assure: (1) safe access to facilities, (2) proper operation of facilities (3) proper conveyance and distribution of irrigation water on time.
  • Patrol assigned areas by motor vehicle, by foot, or any other management-approved manner to detect leaks, breaks, weak areas, obstructions, and damage to the irrigation system.
  • Remove debris and make emergency repairs to banks, structures, and gates.
  • Curtail unauthorized or excessive diversions.
  • Repairs reinforce and modify service lines, buildings, vaults, meters, water tanks, steel cylinder pipelines, and other metal structures.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, outside agencies, and the public.
  • Regular attendance and adherence to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities.
  • May work irregular or extended overtime hours.
  • Participate in the On-call irrigation season rotation schedule.

Other Duties:

  • May learn semi-skilled maintenance, repair, and construction work in an assigned work area.
  • Responds to emergency repair requests.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, water rights maps.
  • Maintains records of maintenance and inventory of all assigned equipment.
  • Ensures proper safety precautions are observed.

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 meet the needs of the district.


This full-time position is being advertised on 27th April 2022 until filled.

Applications/resumes should be submitted to the District office at:
5045 Jacksonville Hwy
Central Point, OR 97502

To view the full job announcement, visit our website at:

Swalley Irrigation District – Field Technician

Swalley is hiring for an additional ditch rider/field tech. With or without experience, you are encouraged to apply. Prior experience as a ditch rider, field-hand, field-technician, irrigator, or water operator specializing in irrigation and or mechanical maintenance will be considered a bonus. Top candidates will receive an interview and interviews will be held until the position is filled. Start date is flexible and negotiable.
Assignment to the position is through an open, competitive process and will be based on evaluation of merit, qualification, experience, and character. Starting wage for this position is competitive with similar jobs in Deschutes County and negotiable depending on experience. The position offers generous medical, vision, dental, life, AD&D, 401a and 457b retirement benefits.

To apply, go to the Swalley website and download the Field Tech Application and Job Description documents.

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