Under general direction from the Deputy General Manager, Water Resources, perform professional level work regarding all aspects of the Water Resources Engineering Department, including staff supervision, planning, surveying, capital project management, encroachments, right-of-way management, water quality programs and hydrography functions. Continued development of the departments’ data management systems and support other departments, including operations, maintenance, hydro and the parks departments, as necessary.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
Perform engineering studies and project management activities associated with MID’s water conveyance infrastructure projects, including the preparation and monitoring of project budgets, supervision of staff, consultants and vendors, acquisition of required permits, contracts and agreements.
Prepare contract bid packages, including plans and specifications. Perform detailed engineering calculations and design.
Perform complex field survey work as needed to support District construction projects or special study projects.
Oversee the various water quality programs conducted by MID and assist in developing new programs as required by local, state and federal regulations.
Supervise the MID hydrography functions of the department, including stream flow measurements, grower delivery flow rate verification and associated data management and analysis.
Continued development of the MID EDMS, an integration of the water delivery database, the SCADA system, the GIS system and the water records database, as well as other custom databases.
Work with developers and growers on their private projects to ensure that impacts to the MID water system are mitigated in accordance with Board policy and MID practices.
Assist in the development of strategic plans, policy formulation and execution of said plans and policies.
Work with a wide variety of stakeholders on a regular basis, from District growers to local, state and federal agencies.
Make public presentations to the MID Board of Directors, at public outreach meetings and at local, state and federal agencies as required.
Perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.
Any combination of experience and education that would prepare the candidate for the duties and responsibilities of the position is acceptable.
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, agricultural engineering or a closely related field.
A minimum of five (5) years of responsible professional experience is required with a background in design, project management and data management systems, preferably with a focus on water resource.
Must have the ability to work closely with District Management, MID staff, constituents, consultants, contractors, other governmental agency representatives and the general public.
Registration as a professional civil or agricultural engineer in the state of California, or ability to obtain reciprocity within 6 months, is required.
Communicate effectively with outside agencies and the general public.
Multitask and meet several coequal comprehensive work product schedules with coequal deadlines and target deliverable dates.
Perform a variety of responsible office technical and administrative duties that carry substantial responsibility; initiate and perform detailed work with little supervision.
Answer questions where judgment and interpretation are necessary, keep complex records, assemble and prepare reports from such records, communicate effectively with all levels of management, employees and the public, work cooperatively with others.
District divisions; District policies and procedures; technical administrative procedures, practices and techniques;
Business letter, media correspondence and report writing, including the use of proper English, spelling and punctuation; collecting and organizing data; superior technical and formal writing skills are essential.
Necessary Special Requirements:
A valid California registration as a Civil Engineer.
Must file a Statement of Economic Interests in compliance with Government Code Section 8100.
Must complete a two hour Ethics training course every two years in compliance with California AB 1234.
Must complete two hours of Sexual Harassment training every two years in compliance with California AB 1825.
A valid California Class C Driver License and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s vehicle insurance program.
Abide by all District policies, guidelines and rules.
Additional Salary Information: See job posting at www.mercedid.org
About Merced Irrigation District
The Merced Irrigation District (MID), located in California’s agriculturally-rich Central Valley, is the leading provider of clean, affordable irrigation water for its 2,200 growers. The District is also the 25th largest public utility in the State, supplying electric service to commercial, industrial and residential customers in Eastern Merced County. The District also owns Lake McClure and Lake McSwain and operates five recreation areas adjacent to these facilities. Lake McClure, on the Merced River, is formed by New Exchequer Dam, a rock filled dam with a reinforced concrete face. At the base of the dam is a hydroelectric generation facility with a capacity of 94.5 MW of power. MID is within two hours of San Francisco, Sacramento, Monterey and Yosemite.
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