Irrigation Leader

Owyhee Irrigation District

Full-time Dam Tender

The Owyhee Irrigation District is seeking to fill a full-time Dam Tender position at the Owyhee Dam.

This position requires the employee to live at the Dam site located 30 miles Southwest of Nyssa, Oregon.

Deadline: Open until filled

Basic skills requested are as follows:

  • Mechanical and hydraulic background
  • Basic understanding of electrical
  • Be willing to live at the job site in a semi-isolated remote setting (housing provided)
  • Must have great people skills and enjoy working with others
  • Must be able to pass a federal background check and drug test
  • Must be in good physical health to meet job demands
  • Self-motivated
  • This job requires being on call 24 hours a day
  • Be willing to work varying work schedules when required
  • Have average computer skills
  • Have a good working relationship with state and federal governments and the public
  • Basic first aid and CPR training
  • Basic carpentry and repair skills
  • The job requires an active person who can perform all types of maintenance, such as lawn care, cleaning of bathrooms and office buildings, painting, and building repairs of all types
  • This job requires a one-year probation period
  • This job also requires you to perform security at the Owyhee Dam
  • Wage will be based on experience
  • Knowledge about hydropower production is not required but highly encouraged

For more information:

We are now accepting applications. The position will remain open until filled. For more information regarding this job position, salary, or benefits, please visit our website or call (541) 372-3540.