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Ditch Rider

Ditch Rider

Ochoco Irrigation District is actively recruiting for the position of Ditch Rider 1. Under general supervision, positions in the Ditch Rider 1 classification regulate the flow and distribution of irrigation water to growers, canals, and ditches downstream; respond to complaints/inquiries from growers; inspect canals and ditches for leaks or spills; and repair or assist with the repair of leaks. This is a full-time year-round position.

Ditch Rider

It is OID’s mission to effectively and efficiently serve the current and future irrigation needs of our patrons by economically operating and maintaining the districts resources with honesty and integrity. Ochoco Irrigation District supplies water to 20,062 acres of irrigated land in the Prineville area. Water is stored in the Ochoco and Prineville Reservoirs, and then released into Ochoco Canal, Ochoco Creek and the Crooked River during irrigation season. Irrigation season normally runs from April 15th to October 15th, but water supplies and weather conditions may result in a shortened or lengthened season.

The District offers an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Salary starting at $25/hour
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, 7 holidays, comp time and overtime available
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • PERS Retirement
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Medical Air Services Association Membership
  • District vehicle

Position is open until filled. Expected start date is early March, 2023.

Application and Job Description are posted on the OID Website;

Or can be picked up in person by contacting the main office at (541)447-6449.

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