South San Joaquin Irrigation District
ripon, CA Full-time
Posted on July 24, 2019


Salary: $24.88 - $32.06

Our employees enjoy competitve pay, excellent benefits and CalPERS retirement.South San Joaquin Irrigation District has a history over 100 years strong. We are a special district providing irrigation and drinking water to local farmers, businesses and residents. Currently we are accepting applications for a Maintenance Worker/Ditchtender. Under general supervision, this position performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties in the distribution of irrigation water to farmers within assigned division; performs varied duties in the construction, repair, cleaning, and maintenance of irrigation canals, ditches, pipelines, pump lines, and structures. Qualified candidates will have knowledge of:

¶ General farming, soils and crops.

¶ Record keeping and reporting.

¶ General computer use, data entry.

¶ General construction experience with concrete and forms.

¶ Mix cement, sand and water to produce concrete, grout or slurry by hand or mixing machine.

¶ Safe work practices.

¶ Basic methods, tools, techniques and materials used in the operation, construction, maintenance, repair and cleaning of irrigation facilities.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to:

¶ Work without direct supervision.

¶ Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

¶ Make water measurements.

¶ Perform heavy manual labor.

¶ Understand and carry out oral and written directions.

¶ Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

¶ Enter, maintain and interpret records utilizing a lap top computer.

¶ Operate equipment utilized in the construction, maintenance and repair of irrigation canals, ditches and pipelines.

¶ Erect and disassemble scaffolding, shoring, braces, traffic barricades, ramps and other temporary structures including safety rails and fall protection when necessary.

¶ Possession of or desire to obtain in Class "A" driver license.

Must be able to work nights and weekends

Final filing deadline: August 9, 2019 @4:00PM.

Complete job description, and District application are available on our website,, or at the District office M-F 8am-4pm, 11011 E. Highway 120, Manteca, CA 95336. Interested candidates must submit a signed District application and current DMV printout (minimum) along with their resume and other documentation if applicable, by the deadline indicated for consideration. Applicants submitted electronically (email) or via fax will not be considered. Must pass post offer physical, drug test and background screening. Equal Opportunity Employer South San Joaquin Irrigation District

Mailing address:PO Box 747

Ripon, CA 95366