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Stanfield Irrigation District - General Manager

Posted: 7/8/2022
Salary: DOE
Location: Stanfield, OR


Stanfield Irrigation District Invites applications for the position of:

General Manager

Opening Date: July 1, 2022

Closing Date: Until Filled


About the District

Located in north-central Oregon, Stanfield Irrigation District was established in 1923 and is responsible for delivering irrigation water to approximately 10,850 acres of farmland. The district serves approximately 260 patrons. The annual operating budget is approximately $600,000.  The district has 5 employees.  The district works collaboratively with local, state, and federal agencies, conservation groups and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.


The General Manager serves at the district’s chief executive officer and reports to five-member elected board of directors.

Location: Stanfield & Hermiston, Oregon

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Desirable Starting Date: Negotiable

Pay and Benefits:

Starting Salary Range: DOE

Benefits include: Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision), District Contribution to Retirement Program, paid holidays, 12-20 days of vacation and sick leave based on tenure.


Position Summary:

Stanfield Irrigation District is currently recruiting qualified applicants to fill the position of General Manager. Serving as the district’s chief executive officer, the General Manager reports to a five-member elected board of directors.

The District is looking to hire a person who, through collaborative leadership, board, staff, and customer engagement, and outstanding management and administrative skills will enhance the District’s ability to deliver water efficiently and effectively to district patrons. The General Manager must have exceptional communication skills with the ability to address issues calmly, tactfully, and proactively from a variety of stakeholders.

This position will be approximately 70% out working with the field crew and 30% administrative in the office as needed.  A Public Pesticide License with Right of Ways and Aquatics, as well as, a CDL will need to be obtained within the first year of employment.


The Ideal Candidate

The individual appointed to this position will possess well-developed business management, administrative and leadership skills. They will recognize that policy is set by the Board of Directors and will provide an open and direct flow of information to assist in the formulation of District policies.

They will also:

•  Be an excellent communicator and representative of the District.

• Act as a catalyst and “front” person who can help the Board of Directors, Staff, and the      communities create a vision to build for the future.

•  Have knowledge of Oregon Water Rights Law, policies and procedures.

•  In relationships with staff, this person will be a good listener and mentor; and be accessible and open in dealings with people who work for the District.


Position Application: Click Here

Full Position Description: Click Here


To review the full job announcement and job description and to complete the application please see this link: To be considered as a candidate, please submit a completed and signed application, resume, and cover letter to the address or email listed below.  Electronic submission is preferred.


Stanfield Irrigation District – General Manager

PO Box 416

Stanfield, Oregon 97875