Irrigation Leader


General Manager
Location: Carlsbad, New Mexico
Deadline: Open until filled
Salary: TBD based on qualifications

The Manager directs the activities of the District’s 30 personnel in administering, operating, and maintaining the water storage, delivery, and the facilities of the Project. In addition, the Manager is responsible for contractual operation and maintenance on three BOR dams on the Pecos River. The Manager provides a recommended annual operating budget for approval by the Board.
The Manager represents the District on federal, state, and local levels. The Manager works on operation and contractual matters on a continual basic with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the New Mexico State Engineer, the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, the U.S. Fish, and Wildlife Service, the New Mexico State Game and Fish Department, the Pecos River Commission, and other federal and state agencies as necessary.

• The successful applicant must have superior oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to interact effectively on behalf of the District and to stress the value of protecting the Project’s water rights the District’s operation authorities and proving service to its members.
• The applicant must have a working knowledge of the operations of an irrigation district and project a positive image of the organization and able to stress the value of irrigated agriculture.

For more information:
Administrative Assistant, Carlsbad Irrigation District, 5117 Grandi Road, Carlsbad, NM, (575)236-6390 or email:

To apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: or mail to: Carlsbad Irrigation District, 5117 Grandi Road, Carlsbad, NM 88220.