Jan 2, 2024 | Employment Opportunities


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Stay up-to-date with employment opportunities in the Western irrigated agriculture water world. Because these positions are often based in rural areas, we attempt to help our friends and partners to help spread the word to those who might be interested in pursuing a change in employment. We will periodically share these opportunities on Facebook, so be sure to follow our page. Note that some of these postings may have been filled.


April 2024


WRLC invites applications


The Deputy Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships is a key position at WRLC, located at Lewis and Clark Law School. This is a distinct and specialized role focusing on strategic fundraising and external relations. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, this role is pivotal in securing resources for WRLC’s mission. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader with a strong background in fundraising and should possess a deep commitment to legal education and an unwavering dedication to advocacy on behalf of natural resource users. The candidate will be innovative in securing funding through diverse giving and grant opportunities, ensuring the self-sustainability of their role.

Please view the full job description here.




Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District –– General Manage


Notice is hereby given that the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District is seeking a candidate to fill the position of General Manager of the District. Interested applicants may obtain an application form online at “www.uawcd.com”, by email request at “applications@uawcd.com”, or at the District office at 339 East Rainbow Blvd., Salida, CO. Completed applications must include a completed application form, cover leter, resume, and two leters of reference. An in-person interview may be requested. Applications must be received not later than end of day March 3, 2024. 


Pershing County Water Conservation District (PCWCD) –– Secretary/Manager


A successful applicant is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a 40,000-acre irrigation district located in Lovelock Nevada.  This irrigation district is a surface water district receiving water from the Humboldt River water system via its privately owned and operated reservoir.  This position is an at-will position to a 7 member Board. Salary DOE.

If interested, send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Peggy Holland at PCWCD by email to pholland@irrigation.lovelock.nv.us or contacting 775-273-2293 for questions and a complete job description.

Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District –– Executive Director

The Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District (District) seeks qualified applicants for the  position of Executive Director. Under the general direction and reporting to the Board of Directors, the  Executive Director manages and directs the overall activities of the District and its Water Activity  Enterprises. The Executive Director is responsible for planning and execution of programs and projects  for accomplishing the District’s short and long-term goals and objectives to include leading the  management and operations of the District by identifying, planning, and implementing strategic and  financial initiatives that are consistent with those developed with and approved by the Board. To learn  more about the District go to: https://www.secwcd.org/ 

Successful candidates should possess leadership and political acumen in effectively communicating and  collaborating with various stakeholders to address the current and future state of the water resource  issues affecting southeastern Colorado and the other upper basin states. Additionally, a well-qualified  candidate will be a strategic thinker, and have proven success in building and maintaining solid working  relationships. Financial acumen and critical analysis are necessary to be able to ensure debt repayment,  fund, and complete infrastructure improvements to maintain the District’s reliability; locate and secure  water sources; strengthen the workforce; and ensure the reliable delivery of power is essential.  

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities  is qualifying. Training/Education: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in civil  engineering, public or business administration, or a closely related field; and Experience: At least ten (10)  years of progressively responsible administrative or management experience in the operation and  maintenance of a large, complex public water agency.  

To review the full job description including essential duties and responsibilities go to the District’s website at: https://www.secwcd.org/ 

The salary range for this position is: $194,698.00 – $292,046.00 annually, including comprehensive  benefits of health, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance, EAP, Health Savings and Flex  Reimbursement Accounts, 401(k), 457(b), Nine holidays, three personal days, vacation, and sick leave. The successful candidate must reside within the District and physically perform work primarily from the  District’s headquarters located at 31717 United Avenue, Pueblo, CO, 81001 with some remote work.  Additionally, the successful candidate must be able to travel frequently to represent the District. Possession of a valid driver’s license required.  


Recruitment to fill the vacancy will begin Friday, December 15, 2023 through Monday, January 19, 2024.  To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application and cover letter at:

For additional information about this position, please contact Stephanie Shipley at Stephanie@secwcd.com or https://www.secwcd.org/content/employment or the District office located at:  31717 United Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81001, Phone (719) 948-2400. EEO employer