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T: (541) 354 - 1185

F: (541) 354 - 5833



Dirección postal: PO Box 162, Odell, OR 97044

Dirección física: 3500 Graves Rd, Hood River, OR 97031


DITCH RIDER – RELIEF DITCH RIDER This full-time position is being advertised on July 20th, 2022 until filled. Applications with resumes should be submitted to the District Office at 3500 Graves Rd, Hood River, OR 97031 or via email to . Top candidates will receive an interview, and interviews will be held until the position is filled. The start date is flexible and negotiable, but candidates are encouraged to be ready, willing, and able to start as soon as possible. GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: The Ditch Rider is responsible for overall maintenance and oversight of the East Fork Irrigation District deliver systems. STARTING WAGE: DOE BENEFITS (after 30 days probationary period): Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision, and life), PERS Retirement, Sick and Vacation. LOCATION: 3500 Graves Rd., Hood River, OR 97031 MANDATORY JOB REQUIREMENTS: -High School diploma or GED -Bilingual preferred -Valid Oregon driver's license SPECIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS: -Employee must be able to respond to all call-outs to the East Fork Irrigation District within a maximum of 20 minutes. -Employee required to take off-hours emergency callouts (including weekends) during the irrigation season (April – Oct) -Maintain CPR/AED and Standard First Aid certifications as applicable. -Ability to easily adapt to change -Must be able to learn a wide variety of functions and duties -Must be able to work independently with minimal direct supervision -Skill and ability to focus on providing exceptional customer services to patrons and the general public. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties in the distribution, measurement, and delivery of irrigation water to irrigators. -Measurement and balancing of water distribution using weirs, meters, and basic math. -Perform repair work in, on, and around irrigation facilities including clearing and maintenance of irrigation canals, ditches, trash screens, pipelines, and other structures as necessary to assure: (1) safe access to facilities, (2) proper operation of facilities (3) proper conveyance and distribution of irrigation water on time. -Patrol assigned areas by motor vehicle, by foot, or any other management approved manner to detect leaks, breaks, weak areas, obstructions, and damage to the irrigation system. -Remove debris and make emergency repairs to banks, structures, and gates. -Curtail unauthorized or excessive diversions and water usage. -Regular attendance and adherence to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities. -May work irregular or extended overtime hours -Participate in the On-call irrigation season rotation schedule. OTHER DUTIES: -May learn semi-skilled maintenance, repair, and construction work in an assigned work area -Responds to emergency repair requests -Performs related duties as assigned. HOW TO APPLY: Applications with resumes should be submitted to the District Office at 3500 Graves Rd, Hood River, OR 97031 or via email to

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