Merced Irrigation District

PO BOX 2288
Merced , CA
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Merced Irrigation District
Merced, CA Full time
Posted on February 9, 2018



Seasonal - Full-Time Positions Available

$18.7692 per hour


The Merced Irrigation District (MID), located in California's agriculturally-rich Central Valley, is the leading provider of clean, affordable irrigation water for its 2,200 growers. 

Under general direction from the District's Senior Distribution System Operator (SDSO), the Apprentice Distribution System Operator (ADSO) will perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties, both manual and clerical, in the distribution of irrigation of water to farms.


Responsibilities and essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to; regulating water flows and levels throughout the distribution system by operating the District's SCADA system, locally controlled automatic gates and weirs, manually operated gates and weirs, board drops and other control devices; maintain detailed water usage records in the District computer system and/or on paper forms for each irrigator and distribution facility; perform varied duties in the construction, repair, cleaning and maintenance of irrigation canals, pipelines and structures; during the irrigation season the ADSO will work a variety of scheduled shifts of seven days on and seven days off and work overtime as required; during the non-irrigation season, the ADSO be assigned to a forty hour work week on various duties throughout the District. The ADSO performs operational inspections and maintenance on distribution facilities, including open channels, pipelines, pumps, gates, weirs and other distribution system appurtenances; operates District pumps and documents operational data on paper forms and/or in the District's computer system; notes failures in the distribution system and makes oral and written reports of same to supervisor, makes best effort to ensure that no water is wasted; provides limited assistance to farmers with irrigation problems; responds to emergency calls during assigned shift including answering complaints and inquiries.


Required qualifications include any combination of education and/or training that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined in job description; high school diploma or equivalent; possession of a valid California Driver's License. Understanding of basic methods, tools, techniques and materials used in the construction, maintenance, repair and cleaning of irrigation or public works facilities and operation of a variety of construction equipment is desired.  


The Merced Irrigation District is a public agency offering a competitive salary and benefit package to eligible employees.  


To apply for this position or to view the complete job description, please review the "Employment Application Instructions and Guidelines" found on the "CAREERS TAB" on the Merced Irrigation District website at  Applications will only be accepted through the online system and the positions are open until filled.  Merced Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


A basic skills test is required to proceed with the recruiting process of this position.


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