Oakdale Irrigation District is Hiring! We are looking for a General Manager to manage District activities and programs, perform the function of Chief Executive Officer in supervising day-to day activities with particular emphasis on providing oversight of irrigation and water utility operations, personnel, fiscal control and safe guarding District assets. The position will report directly to the Board of Directors.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have extensive experience and knowledge in the organization and management of a public entity, California Water Law, Government Code, Environmental Law, Public Records Act, Employment Law, Contract Law and California Water rights related to pre-1914, post-14, and storage. The person selected must understand the political process at the federal, state and local agencies, and with landowners and local community organizations. The candidate must have the proven ability to develop and maintain active relationships with local, state and federal agencies and elected policy makers as well as the private industry, to secure the Districts interests; delegate major responsibilities and establish accountability for achieving results; communicate effectively, orally and in writing with the Board of Directors and all levels of employees; and develop, foster and maintain cooperative working relationships between all District employees.
A minimum of five (5) years of successful experience in a high-level administration position, preferably in the fields of engineering, personnel, and/or water management.
A completed OID application and resume is required to be considered. Applications will be accepted beginning September 1, 2021 and will remain open until filled; however, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to be included in the first review of resumes on September 30, 2021. Applications and resumes may be sent to the attention of the Human Resources Administrator at email@example.com, by fax to (209) 840-5575 or mailed to 1205 East F Street, Oakdale, CA 95361.
For additional information, please call (209) 840-5519. An initial screening interview may take place through Zoom for the most qualified candidates, with final candidates invited back for panel interviews. A background check and pre-employment physical including a routine drug screen will be required post job offer.
The District was formed on November 1, 1909 as an irrigation district of the State of California formed pursuant to the provisions of Division 11 of the California Water Code (the “Act”) for the purpose of delivering irrigation water to the agricultural lands within its boundaries. Geographically, the District encompasses parts of Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties, about 12 miles northeast of Modesto and 30 miles southeast of Stockton. Urban areas in the District include the cities of Oakdale and Valley Home located in Stanislaus County. The District has one blended component unit, the Oakdale Irrigation District Financing Corporation (“Financing Corporation”). The Financing Corporation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation created in 1988 for the purpose of aiding the financing of projects for the District.
Water to supply the District comes principally from the Stanislaus River under well-established adjudicated water rights but also from water reclamation and drainage recovery systems and pumping from deep wells. The District’s distribution systems include the Goodwin Diversion Dam on the Stanislaus River below the Tulloch Dam, at which point water is diverted into the... District’s main canal systems.
Currently the District operates and maintains over 330 miles of laterals, pipelines, and tunnels, 25 deep wells, and 48 lift pumps to serve local customers. In general, the District’s facilities, system operations, political organization, and administration have changed over the last decade. The District provides surface irrigation (raw) water to over 2,900 connections, in addition to supplying domestic water to over 700 customers. The District does not presently operate a domestic water treatment plant or provide municipal or industrial water.