South San Joaquin Irrigation District

PO Box 747
Manteca , CA
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South San Joaquin Irrigation District
RIPON, CA Full time
Posted on September 9, 2017


Salary: $23.34 - $28.38


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 an 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

¶ 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 utlilized in the construction, maintenance and repair of irrigation canals, ditches and pipelines


Must be able to work nights and weekends


Final filing deadline: September 29, 2017 @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 wiht 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 physcial, drug test and background screening.


Equal Opportunity Employer 

South San Joaquin Irrigation District

Mailing address:

PO Box 747

Ripon, CA 95366