Henry Miller Reclamation District #2131 Seeks a Water Master

The Henry Miller Reclamation District #2131 (District) delivers irrigation water and provides drainage services to over 300 landowners covering 45,000 acres of highly productive farm land outside of Dos Palos, California.  The District provides these services for the San Luis Canal Company (Company), which holds historical water rights off the San Joaquin River.  The Company is a member of the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority and receives its water supply under an Exchange Contract with the United States Bureau of Reclamation.

The position provides direction and oversight, and personally performs professional skills in multiple areas including but not limited to, water delivery (both in and out of the Company), water scheduling, water accounting, financial accounting and resolution of complex customer concerns and issues.  The position will assist and oversee as appropriate, with environmental clearance documents, annual Company Shareholder elections and landowner water right/ownership documents.

Salary range depends on qualifications.  To apply for this opportunity, you may pick up an application and job description at 11704 W. Henry Miller Ave., Dos Palos, CA 93620 or contact Ann Umphenour, Human Resources, at 209-826-5112 or by email ann@hmrd.net

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CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO)

KERN DELTA WATER DISTRICT

(Bakersfield, CA)

Salary open DOQ. Kern Delta Water District is an agricultural water district south of Bakersfield. It was formed in 1965 to protect Kern River water rights that serve lands within District boundaries. They contract with the Kern County Water Agency for a supplemental water supply from the State Water Project. The District encompasses an area of about 128,000 acres. Kern River water and State water are supplied through five different canal systems totaling 126 miles. The District has also developed over 800 acres of groundwater recharge basins. Kern Delta Water District has a recharge program with the City of Bakersfield, and also has a water banking program with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD).

The District is governed by a nine-member Board, elected by Division to four-year staggered terms. The FY2019 budget is $9.9 million and the CIP is $855,000. There are 34 employees.

The position of COO is a newly created position, designed to ideally transition into the role of General Manager upon the incumbent’s retirement. It is anticipated that about 90% of the COO’s time will be spent addressing water politics, handling litigation, and dealing with both the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), with about 10% of his/her time managing river rights.

Desire a master’s degree in engineering, geology, hydrology, public administration or business administration; or ten or more years of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with and knowledge about agricultural water users is important. While extensive knowledge of California water would be ideal, candidates with a more generalist background who have some familiarity with the water industry will also be considered. Must be a quick learner.

A detailed brochure can be found at www.robertsrcg.com/17701/kdwdcoo  

The position is open until filled. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received, so we would encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. Send resumes (email preferred) to: Norm Roberts or Valerie Roberts, Roberts Consulting Group, phone (424) 522-2251, email robertsrcg@msn.com, web www.robertsrcg.com. EEO/ADA

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Equipment Transportation

Barcellos Farms has provided Long Reach Excavator services to Farms, Dairies, and Irrigation Districts at reasonable rates for over 25 years. Barcellos Farms Transport, Inc has several lowbed and tilt trailer configurations to meet transportation needs of all types. Contact: Tom Barcellos, Barcellos Farms

Barcellos Farms Transport, Inc

PO Box 142

Tipton, CA. 93272

559-730-6895

tomb@barcellosfarms.com    

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Executive Officer North Kings GSA

The Fresno Irrigation District (“FID”) in coordination with the North Kings Groundwater Sustainability Agency (“NKGSA”) seeks to hire an individual to serve as the Executive Officer of the NKGSA. Prospective candidate needs related experience in water management. For more information about this creative position please contact: http://fresnoirrigation.com/index.php?id=176 or call 559/233-7161.

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Reporter Wanted

WaterWrights.net is the premier ag irrigation reporting service in the California’s Central Valley. We have a strong brand and we’re growing fast. This is an excellent opportunity for a journalist wanting to blaze new trails in the vast and under-reported, multi-billion dollar ag water sector of California’s economy.

Ag Water Writer Job Summary

We are seeking a creative, thorough, and detail-oriented writer who is committed to consistently providing quality work. In this role you will script all necessary reports for our growing company. Must be able to self-edit work and complete projects in a timely manner. The successful candidate will attend and report on irrigation water related meetings. Must have your own transportation. Some training provided. This is a free-lance position and not an offer to become an employee. Pay rate depends on experience.

Writer Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create interesting, innovative, entertaining, and educational written content
  • Write in accordance with specified format, tone, and brand voice
  • Self-edit work for spelling, grammatical, and punctuation errors prior to initial submission
  • Research intended topic thoroughly to gain vital background information
  • Conduct interviews with relevant persons to further gain knowledge on a given topic
  • Confirm accuracy of work according to factual evidence and cite all direct quotations
  • Always utilize trustworthy and valid sources and ensure all written work is authentic and original
  • Always meet established deadlines

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in agricultural communication, journalism or related field preferred, pre and post-degree students also eligible
  • A genuine interest in sharing stories
  • Strong grasp of proper sentence structure and be a grammatical guru
  • Consistently produces engaging and compelling work
  • Creative and dedicated
  • Be a s Self-starter who works well independently
  • Excellent communicator

Please direct all inquiries to:

Don A. Wright

don@WaterWrights.net

559/355-2389