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Posted: 2/13/2020
Job Reference #: 20155-1

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Job Title: Irrigation Engineering Manager

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered.
Job Number: 20-155
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Gila River Indian Irrigation & Drainage District

City: Sacaton, AZLocations: 192 S. "A" Street
Area of Interest: Irrigation
Salary Type: DOE
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $100,101 Salary
Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

The Irrigation Engineering Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, overseeing and managing the
engineering activities and system operations of the Gila River Indian Irrigation and Drainage District (GRIIDD);
including the design, construction and inspection of complex projects related to GRIIDD facilities and operations.
This position is responsible for coordinating assigned activities with various departments of the Gila River Indian
Community (GRIC) and outside agencies; serve as technical specialist in the ?elds of water management,
measurement, supply, automation, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), water quality, drainage,
and storm water management for the GRIIDD; represent the GRIIDD in a professional capacity at outside
meetings and conferences; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the General

Review and supervise all water ordering from San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP), Central Arizona Project
(CAP), City of Mesa, City of Chandler, and Salt River Project (SRP).Develop, implement and supervise all aspects of the GRIIDD’S SCADA system.Research and prepare all technical and administrative reports required by the Arizona Water Settlements Act
of 2004.Research and prepare all technical and administrative reports required by the SCIP, CAP, City of Mesa, and
the City of ChandlerResearch and prepare all technical and administrative reports required by Arizona Department of Water
Resources (ADWR) for groundwater recharge projects.Administer, manage, and monitor all operational aspects for groundwater recharge projects.Develop technical development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the
GRIIDD as deemed appropriate by the General Manager.Prepare and review preliminary and final engineering designs, specifications and cost estimates for specific
project features or structures.Coordinate GRHDD activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations;
provide staff assistance to the General Manager and Board of Directors; prepare and present staff reports and
other necessary correspondence.Secure and manage the services of contractors and consultants in the performance of engineering studies,
services, and projects.Train, motivate and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations;
maintain high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Department.Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the GRIIDD's engineering work plan; assign work
activities, projects and programs; monitor work ?ow; review and evaluate work products, methods and
procedures.Assist in the planning and coordinating of ongoing maintenance programsBuild and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other GRIIDD employees and the public
using principles of good customer service.Build and maintain a working environment of trust and teamwork; swiftly and effectively address issues that
threaten a cohesive working environment.Perform other related duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:Considerable knowledge of modern methods, principles, practices of civil engineering and construction, laws,
regulations, directives policies and organizations relating to administration, operating and maintaining
irrigation conveyance systems.Considerable knowledge of the Arizona Water Settlements Act of 2004.Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and
implement recommendations in support of goals.Ability to supervise, train and evaluate assigned personnel.Considerable skill in preparing and maintaining reports and records.Considerable skill in developing, analyzing, and implementing complex open-channel and closed (pipelines)
irrigation conveyance systems.Considerable experience in irrigation conveyance systems and hydraulics.Knowledge of computer operations and applications.Considerable knowledge of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.Ability to interpret and apply Tribal, Federal, State, and GRIIDD policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals in an above average manner to resolve technical and
non-technical issues.Skill in reviewing site and design plans for compliance with codes and ordinances.Ability to effectively supervise a technically diverse range of employees.Skill and utilization of a wide variety of technical equipment related to area of assignment.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Officials
and the general public.Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a drug-free workplace.

Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in Agricultural or Civil Engineering or a closely related
field and a minimum of ten (10) years of engineering experience in irrigation conveyance systems and design or
irrigation systems operations and maintenance; including SCADA and contract administration or closely related
field; to include three (3) years of experience supervising professionals or multi-disciplined crafts.Master’s degree from accredited college or university in Agricultural or Civil Engineering or a closely related
field and eight (8) years of engineering experience in irrigation conveyance systems and design or irrigationsystems operations and maintenance; including SCADA and contract administration or closely related field; to
include two (2) years of experience supervising professionals or multi-disciplined crafts.Surface and groundwater hydrology experience is highly desirable.


Professional registration is preferred.Required to obtain a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver’s license with a current proof of driving record
for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be
submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the
application.Supervisory, Salaried Position
Reports to General Manager or designee


- Medical - EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network

- Prescription Program

- Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/$150
(family) deductible for basic and major services

- Vision - plan benefits are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-

- Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through
METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.Other Voluntary Benefits -

- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
° Short Term Disability

- Long Term Disability

- Employee Assistance Program

- 12 Paid Holidays

- Vacation Leave

- Sick Leave

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, US. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving
the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin,
Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River
Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
required documentation to the completed Employment Application.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)


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