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WorkSource Oregon Watermaster / Construction Superintendent in Madras, Oregon

Under administrative direction, plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the District's water operations, including water delivery systems and water operations and associated construction projects for irrigation water; coordinate assigned activities with other District departments and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Operations Manager. Assist with implementing Board policies and programs; assists with budget development and review. 'Monitor conditions and performance of the District water conveyance system. Arrange and implement necessary maintenance actions. 'Supervise Ditchriders in responding to water orders, regulating water in the conveyance system to meet the water supply needs of District water users, and to protect District water rights. 'Support the Operations Manager in his/her absence, and on other specific assignments made by the Operations Manager. 'Report to the Operations Manager on water delivery and conveyance system operations and maintenance activities. 'Assume full management responsibility for all water operations services and activities including water delivery facilities and water operations; recommend and administer policies and procedures. 'Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly. 'Select, train, motivate and evaluate water operations personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures. 'Direct and oversee safety compliance efforts. Formulate and suggest work safety standards and enforces procedures. Meets compliance and reporting requirements of federal or state regulations; and directs activities of the safety committee and may provide safety training. 'Supervise maintenance operations of the District required for efficient performance of equipment, vehicles and water storage, and conveyance infrastructure. 'Manage construction projects and improvements for the district. 'Supervise maintenance, shop, and other assigned personnel as necessary in carrying out day to day district operations. 'Participate in the development and administration of the water operations budget; forecast funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary. 'Explain, justify, and defend water operations programs, policies, and activities; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues. 'Represent water operations to other District departments and outside agencies; coordinate water operations activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations and other water districts. 'Develop, coordinate, and manage water conservation activities. 'Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of irrigation water distribution. 'Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive customer inquiries and complaints.