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Company: Amity Mutual Irrigation Company
Location: Holly
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

The Superintendent of the Amity Mutual Irrigation Company is responsible for enforcing company policies and procedures regarding water distribution and canal maintenance for the Amity Canal. The superintendent will perform the following duties as required: Stakeholder/Public Relations 40%

  • Manage and maintain a strong public relations program with stakeholders, including but not limited to shareholders, water commissioners, Board, government representatives, legal representatives, and the public.
  • Educate shareholders and farmers on water rights, rules, regulations, and complexity of canal system.
  • Negotiate and resolve conflicts over water distribution, canal system, and access to canal system/right of way.
  • Communicate with other canal companies to build and maintain relationship and maintan currency on issues pertaining to canal systems. Operations 20%
    • Adhere to the company's current operating plan that regulates the distribution and storage of water rights and regulate the distribution of water forr irrigation to company shareholders.
    • Direct day-to-day operations of the Company; oversee the operation and maintenance of irrigation facilities, equipment, and real property.
    • Monitor water levels: gather water when available and determine loss and amount distributed.
    • Record water distribution daily, track telemetry and water guages.
    • Confirm water allocation and request allocation annually.
    • Monitor river levels and changes to flow to determine impact on irrigation season.
    • Oversee repair and upkeep canal system; determine replacement needs.
    • Develop and submit annual budget to the Board; implement approved budget; manager company expenses; ensure bills are paid and accounts are in good standing.
    • Keep and maintain records for the Company, including but not limited to inventory of real property, precipitation reports, irrigation summary reports, storage capacity. Board Relations 20%
      • Communicate regularly with the Board pertaining to issues related to water rights, status of canal system, and sharholder relationships.
      • Develop and submit annual budget for Board approval.
      • Develop short-and-long range plans with Board for repair and/or replacement of canal system.
      • Other duties assigned. Qualifications and Education Requirements
        • Experitse in and knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations regarding Colorado water rights.
        • Expertise in and knowledge of canals and irrigation systems.
        • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills with the ability to build positive and respect-based relationships with internal and external stakeholders, shareholders, and the Board; resolve conflict, negotiate.
        • Ability to explain complex systems to a variety of stakeholders.
        • Advanced Math and Computer skills.
        • Problem solving and trouble shooting.
        • Knowledge of heavy equipment operation and repair.
        • Valid CO Drivers license Preferred Skills
          • Degree or Certificate in Water Engineer preferred.
          • Engineering skills preferred but not required.
          • Knowledge of hydrology
          • During irrigation season, must be available 24/7 or designate authority to other; have ability to drive 200 miles/day. Company provided vehicle. . Date posted: 11/30/2022

Keywords: Amity Mutual Irrigation Company, Pueblo , Superintendent, Other , Holly, Colorado

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