Ditch Superintendent

New Consolidated Lower Boulder Ditch Company
Longmont, CO, United States
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Job Description: The Superintendent is responsible for all aspects of the operation of irrigation and storage facilities associated with the Lower Boulder Ditch. Communication with various entities including State authorities, Board of Directors, ditch shareholders, partner ditch personnel, ditch secretary, and legal counsel is an ongoing and essential part of the job.

Specifics: Ensure that all activities associated with ditch operations are conducted efficiently / equitable and with the highest level of safety possible.  During the irrigation season, deliver water diversions to shareholders based on 400 shares, 200 preferred + 200 common, reliably as possible given the current water conditions. Establish and maintain an open, two-way communication with shareholders regarding ditch status, water orders, and potential issues. Establish and maintain an open line of communication with the River Commissioner and other State personnel with oversight of water deliveries. Work hand in hand with Coal Ridge ditch personnel, Northern Water staff and the Boulder and Weld ditch.  Maintain daily records regarding water deliveries, water levels in the ditch, individual storage accounts and the legal framework behind the decrees associated with the Lower Boulder system.  Maintain the operational easement through Boulder and Weld County for 22 miles including weed spraying, ditch burning, brushhog, excavator and road-grader.  Ensure that the ditch, storage facilities, and infrastructure installations are maintained and fully functional.  Oversee assistant to achieve good stewardship of lower boulder assets and manage all contract labor engaged by the company for any maintenance activities. 

Qualifications: The Superintendent position is physically demanding. Frequent travel over the ditch system is required. Significant physical labor is sometimes required to remove debris and adjust individual diversion, In-house projects, improving headgates.  Maintenance activities require skills with large machinery and power tools.  A valid Colorado driver’s license is required. A working knowledge of the State of Colorado water delivery regulations and the Boulder Creek are preferred.  Proficient in most computer programs a plus but knowledge of Microsoft Excel a mandatory, conceptual understanding of water law preferable.  Sound communications and people skills are essential as well as the ability to work independently and self-motivate.   Must pass a drug test and background check.

Resumes should be sent electronically to Angie Swanson at: angie@dangrantbookkeeping.com

Specific questions about the position may be emailed to the above address.