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East Fork Irrigation District - District Manager

Posted: 10/26/2020
Location: Odell, Oregon
Salary: $70,000-$85,000 to start, DOE

East Fork Irrigation District is currently recruiting qualified applicants to fill the District Manager position.  This position is located in Hood River, Oregon, and oversees irrigation water delivery to farms on the east side of the Hood River Valley. The District delivers water to about one thousand patrons irrigating 9,600 acres. Hood River County is a leading fruit-growing area in Oregon, producing one-third of U.S. winter pear crop, as well as apples, cherries, and grapes.  The District diverts about 117 cubic feet per second of streamflow from the glacier-fed East Fork Hood River, originating on Mt. Hood to the District and also supplies water to the Mount Hood Irrigation District.  Water is delivered to the patrons through 83 miles of canals and pipelines. The District is currently working on a modernization plan to pipe almost 18 miles of open, unlined canals and upgrade other facilities.

General Position Summary:
The District Manager is responsible for the administration and operations of the District to carry out District policies and programs set by the five-member Board of Directors.


  • Salary $70,000-$85,000 to start DOE
  • Medical plan and retirement benefits
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Paid Federal Holidays

Education, Experience, Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Five years of supervisory experience.
  • Or, any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
  • Must possess a valid Driver License accepted in the State of Oregon, with an acceptable driving record.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants must submit a completed application, a resume, and letter of introduction describing why you are interested in the position and how your experience relates to the requirements of the position description.  Submit by postal service to:

East Fork Irrigation District
P.O Box 162
Odell, OR 97044

Or email completed application materials to

Questions can be directed to the email address or by phone to Board member Craig Mallon at 541-490-6100.

Visit for a detailed recruitment announcement, job description and application form.

Application Deadline: November 25, 2020