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Farmers Irrigation District - General Manager

Posted: 1/31/2024
Location: Hood River, OR


Position Statement:

Farmers irrigation District is actively recruiting for the position of General Manager. The General Manager position has an array of responsibilities related to all aspects of District operations. These include but are not limited to: budget creation and management, personnel management, project management, contract administration, and planning, developing, and implementing management actions to achieve the goals and directives established by the Board of Directors.

About FID:

Farmers Irrigation District serves irrigation water to just under 6,000 acres of land on the northwest side of the Hood River Valley. Over the last 30 years, FID has worked hard to modernize its infrastructure by investing over $60,000,000 in system improvements. FID also owns and operates two Low Impact Hydropower Institute certified hydroelectric facilities which produce between 8% and 9% of the annual electricity demand of Hood River County. FID’s system also includes two reservoirs, one pumping and filtration station, extensive remote monitoring using SCADA/telemetry, 70 miles of pipe in the ground, and two and a half miles of open canal.


Qualifications Must Include:

·   Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study (or an equivalent combination of education and experience)

·   5 years of progressive management experience

·   Excellent written and oral communication skills (both English and Spanish preferred)

·   Proven leadership ability, both within an organization and a community

·   A background in natural resource management, agriculture, or relevant field


Benefits Package:

·   Competitive salary range, depending on experience

·   Paid vacation, sick leave, 1 personal day, and 11 holidays

·   100% paid full family medical, dental, and vision

·   PERS retirement

·   District vehicle and phone


Work Schedule:

·   Monday – Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm (full time, 40 hrs/week)

·   In office located at 1985 Country Club Rd., Hood River


Position is open until filled.


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