District Operations Specialist

 

Website Reclamation District 1004

Definition

Under the supervision of the District Manager: plan, organize, and coordinate the water delivery of the District and assist District employees in new construction, general repairs, and maintenance of the District.

Examples of Duties (not inclusive)

  • Operate equipment within the District to repair, maintain and construct waterways.
  • Operate the water delivery system of the District to deliver water to fields, as well as the drainage system to remove water out of the District.
  • Apply pesticide to canals and roads to control weeds to ensure proper water flow.
  • Install, maintain, repair and replace water meters, take and confirm accurate water meter readings, including adjustments.
  • Document and maintain a variety of records and reports regarding water delivery system operation, maintenance and meter exchange and repair.
  • Will be relief meter reader and water operations supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Techniques, tools and equipment used in the repair and maintenance of irrigation systems, water meters and related systems.
  • Basic math and measurement knowledge.
  • Appropriate safety practices and work procedures.
  • Have knowledge of, and the ability to, operate equipment (excavator, backhoe, bulldozer, mower and spray equipment).
  • Ability to read and interpret data, information and documents, and analyze and solve problems.
  • Analyze maintenance and operational issues, evaluate alternatives and recommend effective courses of action.

Requirements

  • During water operation (April through January) the job schedule will be Sunday through Thursday – outside those months schedule should be Monday through Friday. We deliver water seven days a week, so the schedule may require seven days a week if necessary. Able and willing to work the days and hours needed to get the job done. 
  • Ability to get QAL Pesticide License within one year of hire.
  • College degree or college credits are desirable, but work experience would be considered in place of education experience.
  • Possession of a valid Class C driver’s license is required during employment.

Working Environment

  • This job requires work in an outdoor environment subject to heat, cold, wet conditions, fumes and/or airborne particles.
  • Background or experience delivering irrigation water is preferred, but not required
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with District employees, growers, and landowners and the public.
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