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Tualatin Valley Irrigation District – Administrative Assistant

Posted: 11/10/2022
Salary: $23.77 – $26.45 DOE + Excellent Benefit Package
Closing Date: Open until filled

JOB SUMMARY: Performs administrative duties for the District and fulfills functions related to oversight of day-to-day operations of the District office. This position performs a wide range of bookkeeping and office support activities for the District Manager and the Board of Directors to facilitate the efficient operation of the organization. This is a full-time position.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all-inclusive. This position may complete other duties as assigned.

 Bookkeeping:

  • Handle bank deposits and invoice/billing requirements
  • Update/maintain budgets via QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel
  • Perform monthly, quarterly, and/or yearly account reconciliations and reports as needed
  • Support yearly audits in conjunction with accounting firm
  • Informs annual report and economic impact analyses as needed
  • Manage TVID accounts and subscriptions such as Microsoft 365, Adobe Creative Suite, Streamline webpage services, etc.
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees, supervisors, outside contractors, and the public
  • Interact with and strive to maintain good working relationships with water users

 Administrative Support:

  • Organizing/maintaining electronic and paper files/records
  • Answer, screen, and transfer inbound calls
  • Support through general clerical duties such as photocopies, fax and mailings, ordering office supplies, and tracking inventory
  • Prepare official documents as needed through drafting, editing, and distributing:
  • Meeting agenda packages and minutes for Board meetings
  • General correspondence, reports, and presentations as needed
  • Assist District Manager in planning, scheduling, and attending meetings, conferences, events, open houses, and activities as needed
  • Examples include creating and mailing quarterly newsletters, planning and organizing annual Holiday luncheon, preparing Board room for monthly meetings, etc.
  • Public Relations
  • Edit and update documents/information on website as needed
  • Coordinate with Office Manager to resolve technology/software issues

For full position description and application visit our website at https://www.tvid.org/

ABOUT THE DISTRICT: The Tualatin Valley Irrigation District (TVID) operates and maintains the Tualatin Project, a US Bureau of Reclamation Project. TVID releases and delivers irrigation water from Scoggins Dam to up to 17,000-acres annually (per Reclamation repayment contract) to irrigators in the Tualatin Basin. The key features of the Tualatin Project are Scoggins Dam, TVID’s primary source of water supply, and two pumping plants: the Paton Valley plant and the Spring Hill plant.

TVID maintains approximately 120-miles of buried pressurized pipeline.  The pipeline system makes up nearly seventy percent of all irrigation water delivery, with direct river diversions from the Tualatin River making up the remaining deliveries.

TVID is an Oregon governmental Special District, non-profit Bureau of Reclamation Project, overseen by a five-member board of directors. The District operates in the best interest of both its lands and its patrons.

The Administrative Assistant position will have an opportunity to be a part of a well-established District with a dedicated and capable team of employees. This position is an essential part of supporting the supply of water to the local agricultural community.

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates must submit their application, resume, cover letter, and a listing of at least three (3) references via one pdf file to bobby.nuvolini@tvid.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Owyhee Irrigation District – Ditch Rider

Introduction
Owyhee Irrigation District (OID) has supplied the irrigation water to lands in Malheur County, including
Adrian, Nyssa, and Ontario, Oregon, since 1932. The District was formed to provide agricultural water to
the entire Owyhee Project and today remains the largest irrigation district in Eastern Oregon.

Job Scope
• Maintenance
• Mechanical
• Carpentry
• Concrete

Essential Functions
During the water season (April-October), the Ditch Rider position is responsible for delivering water to their area or “ride.” You will work closely with the District’s Water Master as well as its patrons. Work
performed will involve ordering and delivering water, maintaining a good set of records, driving canal roadways, watching for problems, and reporting issues immediately. Removing all debris from the
delivery system, keeping watch for gopher activity, and setting traps. During the off-season (November-March), Ditch Riders work on the maintenance crew. You will work with the Foremen to repair delivery
systems, pour concrete, lay pipe, and complete outstanding projects. Responsibilities, in no particular order, include, but are not limited to:
• Measure and record the amount of water being delivered each day.
• Drive ride daily and watch for any problems such as seepage, leaks, and gopher holes
• Remove all weeds and trash from canals, laterals, and drains.
• Report noxious weeds, aquatic growth, and other maintenance work needed.
• Prepare reports in a timely manner.
• Keep accurate records and forms.
• Follow safety procedures and keep a safe work environment.
• Maintain tools, equipment, and vehicle.
• Operate hand and power tools and a two-way radio.
• Practice effective time management techniques.
• Other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications
• Work independently with little to no supervision.
• Excellent verbal communication skills.
• Understand and convey information.
• Basic carpentry skills.
• Fundamental computer knowledge.
• Must be eighteen (18) years of age.
• A valid Driver’s License is required

Experience and Education
No previous experience is required, but a plus is a combination of education, training, or experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the position’s essential functions.
• Mechanical: 1 year (Preferred)
• Maintenance: 1 year (Preferred)
• Carpentry: 1 year (Preferred)
• Concrete: 1 year (Preferred)
• CDL: (Preferred)
• Education: High school diploma or GED.

Compensation and Benefits
The starting salary is negotiable and will be dependent on the qualifications and experience of the applicant.
The District offers a benefits package that includes:
• Paid – vacation, sick leave, and eight (8) holidays.
• This position qualifies for 2 additional weeks of paid vacation leave per year
• Paid medical, vision, dental, and life insurance coverage for employee.
• Paid Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
• Flexible Spending Account Available (FSA)
• PERS Retirement.
• District vehicle provided during water season.

Job Type
• Full-time
• Regular hours are:
o Monday-Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm during water season (April – October) hours subject to change during summer months.
o Monday – Thursday 7:00am – 5:30pm during off season (October – April)

Instruction to Apply:
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and application to:
Owyhee Irrigation District
422 Thunderegg Blvd.
Nyssa, Oregon 97913

Cover letter, resume, and application may also be submitted to Krista@Owyheeirrigation.org

Questions can be directed to the current manager: Clancy Flynn.
Ph#: (541) 372-3540 Ext: 102
Clancy@owyheeirrigation.org

Please note: a background check, pre-employment drug screening, and copy of driving record are required.

Propose start date: ASAP
Job announcement will remain open until the ideal candidate is found.

Owyhee Irrigation District is an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual
orientation, national origin, age, handicap, or disability in accordance with state and federal law. The information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied employment contract, and these provisions are subject to change. The District will not be responsible for materials lost in the mail.

Owyhee Irrigation District – Maintenance

Introduction
Owyhee Irrigation District (OID) has supplied the irrigation water to lands in Malheur County, including Adrian, Nyssa, and Ontario, Oregon, since 1932. The District was formed to provide agricultural water
to the entire Owyhee Project and today remains the largest irrigation district in Eastern Oregon.

Job Scope
• Operation of Large Equipment
• Tree Removal
• Concrete Work
• Structural Repairs
• Painting
• Special Miscellaneous Projects

Essential Functions
The Maintenance position require physical strength, in the upper and lower body. The road conditions that would be traveled with the large equipment are rough, gravelly, and many of the canal bank roadways are full of ruts. The equipment job may require long hours of sitting upright; which includes using the control levers that incorporate back and neck movement in looking forward and backward when operating equipment in a tight location, moving dirt or gravel and loading and unloading the machine. In an emergency situation the operation hours can be even longer. Responsibilities, in no particular order, include but are not limited to:
• Follow safety procedures and keep the work environment safe.
• Use of a shovel: dirt work
• Lifting, laying all sizes of pipe products, setting slings, chokers and chains, Some pipe may require the employee to be able to lift up to 150 pounds
• Use of chain saw, cutting and removing trees from canal banks, lifting and holding equipment on steep slopes, removing debris from canal to piles.
• Building forms, lifting heavy materials of up to 100 pounds above your head
• Work that requires working from ladders, scuffling, cleaning and preparing surfaces for coatings
• Operate hand and power tools
• Operate a two-way radio.
• Practice effective time management techniques.
• Prepare reports in a timely manner.
• Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications
• Work independently
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Understand, use, and communicate technical information.
• Interpret and apply services and repairs.
• Operate Large equipment including but not limited to:
o Backhoes
o Dump trucks with trailers
o Road graders
o Front-end loaders
o Tractor mounted weed mowers
o Dozers and excavators
• Must be eighteen (18) years of age.
• A valid Driver’s License is required.

Experience and Education
Any combination of education, training, or experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the position’s essential functions.
• Mechanical: 1 year (Preferred)
• Maintenance: 1 year (Preferred)
• Large equipment operation: 1 year (Required)
• CDL: (Preferred)
• Experience: One (1) year of experience in a similar field
• Educatio:n: High s n c diploma or GED.

Compensation and Benefits
The starting salary is negotiable and will be dependent on the qualifications and experience of the
applicant.
The District offers a benefits package that includes:
• Paid – vacation, sick leave, and eight (8) holidays.
• Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance coverage for employee.
• Health Reimbursement Account (HRA).
• PERS Retirement.
• District vehicle provided.

Job Type
• Full-time
• Regular hours are:
o Monday-Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm during water season (April – October)
o Monday – Thursday 7:00am – 5:30pm during off season (October – April)

Instruction to Apply:
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and application to:
Owyhee Irrigation District
422 Thunderegg Blvd.
Nyssa, Oregon 97913

Cover letter, resume, and application may also be submitted to Krista@Owyheeirrigation.org

Questions can be directed to the current manager: Clancy Flynn.
Ph#: (541) 372-3540 Ext: 102
Clancy@owyheeirrigation.org

Please note: a background check, pre-employment drug screening, and copy of driving record are required.

Propose start date: ASAP
Job announcement will remain open until the ideal candidate is found.

Owyhee Irrigation District is an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual
orientation, national origin, age, handicap, or disability in accordance with state and federal law. The information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied employment contract, and these provisions are subject to change. The District will not be responsible for materials lost in the mail.

The Dalles Irrigation District – Field Operations Supervisor

Opening Date: September 12, 2022
Closing Date: Open until filled

The Dalles Irrigation District is currently recruiting qualified applicants to fill the position of Field Operations Supervisor.  The Field Operations Supervisor is responsible for hands on operation and on-going repair and maintenance of the district electrical and pumping distribution system to provide a consistent and reliable delivery of water to district patrons. The FOS is responsible for the management of all field personnel and reports to the District Manager.

Full job description and application available at https://www.sdao.com/classifieds

Required Education and Experience:
• Associates Degree, or equivalent, from two-year college or technical school.
• A minimum of 2 years previous leadership experience in a related environment which included duties and qualification consistent with this job description.
OR
• An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Special Requirements and Licenses:
• Ability to pass the certification testing and become a certified State of Oregon public pesticide applicator within one year of hire.
• Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record required.

Salary and Benefits:
Wage range: $28.00-$38.00/Hour DOE
Benefits: Fully paid medical, dental and vision insurance. Paid vacation and holidays. Retirement plan.
Desired starting date: November 1, 2022

Application Instructions:
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:
wesleec@thedallesirrigation.org
Attn: Weslee Cyphers
The Dalles Irrigation District, Field Operations Supervisor Hiring Process
3503 Olney Road
The Dalles, OR 97058

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: $22 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: www.medfordid.org/employment

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