Facilities Manager

Merced Irrigation District | Merced, CA

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Posted Date 11/12/2019

Under general direction of the Deputy General Manager, Water Resources, responsible for supervising the construction and maintenance activities of the irrigation system facilities and drainage improvement district; plan, direct and supervise the construction and maintenance of irrigation facilities and a variety of other District facilities; provide highly responsible and technical staff assistance; and to do related work as required. 

Salary: $85,863.99 - $128,795.99


  • Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies and priorities.
  • Plan, direct, supervise and coordinate work crews engaged in maintenance and repair of water conveyance systems such as canals, drains, pipelines, tunnels and access roads.
  • Direct Weed Department operations and personnel, including crews engaged in terrestrial weed control, aquatic weed control, rodent control and other related work
  • Direct the construction, maintenance and repair of other District facilities as directed.
  • Formulate, prepare and recommend for approval of policies, procedures, studies and reports.
  • Determine adequacy of work being performed.
  • Give advice and assistance to supervisors.
  • Requisition needed supplies, equipment and materials.
  • Direct warehouse operations and personnel.
  • Direct Pump Department operations and personnel.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of reports and records, including adequate job-costing reports
  • Respond to complaints and questions.
  • Prepare and administer a construction and maintenance budget consistent with the goals and priorities established by the District.
  • Coordinate construction, maintenance and repair activities with other departments and with other agencies; secure all necessary permits to accomplish assigned tasks and position duties.
  • Assist in the selection and hiring, training, evaluation and discipline of personnel.
  • Respond to emergency situations and be on-call as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.

Any combination of relevant higher education and experience that would qualify and prepare the candidate for the duties and responsibilities of the position will be considered.

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined in this job description would be graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil or agricultural engineering, construction management or a related field.
Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience in the construction and maintenance of water, drainage and/or agriculture-related facilities, with at least five of which should be at a supervisory level.

Ability to:

  • Plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others.
  • Prepare project bid estimates for supplies, equipment, personnel, permitting costs and other costs.
  • Assist with the management of construction, maintenance and repair projects from conception to completion.
  • Maintain records and prepare comprehensive reports.
  • Assess difficult problems associated with facilities in the field and provide sound recommendations for their resolution.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Make sound decisions based on the proper interpretation of laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Plan, organize, schedule and supervise the work of skilled and semi-skilled subordinates.
  • Read, understand and interpret plans and specifications developed for various construction, maintenance and repair projects.
  • Interact effectively with members of the public.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices used in facilities maintenance and repair.
  • Principles and practices used in facilities construction, including earthwork, concrete forming and placement, carpentry, metal fabrication and welding, and electrical systems.
  • Principles and practices of field construction and maintenance safety procedures and applicable Cal-OSHA rules, regulations and requirements.
  • Appropriate uses of heavy equipment, tools, methods and techniques in accomplishing position duties.
  • Principle and practices used in weed control and weed control equipment including spray rigs, mower tractors.
  • Principle and practices used in aquatic weed treatments.

Necessary Special Requirements:
Must file a Statement of Economic Interests in compliance with Government Code Section 8100.
Must complete a two hour Ethics training course every two years in compliance with California AB 1234.
Must complete two hours of Sexual Harassment training every two years in compliance with California AB 1825.
A valid California Class C Driver License and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s vehicle insurance program.
Abide by all District policies, guidelines and rules.


  • Exposure to the sun: 50% or less work time spent outside a building and exposed to the sun.
  • Irregular or extended work hours: Occasionally required to change working hours or work overtime.
  • Work performed in an office environment.

The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:


  • Exercise independent judgment.
  • Self-directing and organized.
  • Reason objectively.
  • Assess, project and plan work activities on a daily and weekly basis.
  • Interpret state/ federal/agency regulations.
  • Document concisely, accurately and timely.
  • Handle a variety of duties which may be interrupted or changed by immediate circumstances.


Communicate effectively orally and in writing with District management, co-workers, outside auditors, customers, and the public in face-to-face, one-on-one, and group settings.
Transport, set-up and removal of promotional equipment and materials at various public functions.
Use of office equipment such as computer, copiers, scanners, and fax machines.
Capable of negotiating stairways and uneven ground from time to time.

Job Category
Local Government
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