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Assistant Manager
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Contract :
Direct Hire
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Experience :
3-5 years
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Job Description:

Under the direction of the District Manager, the Assistant Manager will manage all necessary project-related administrative tasks from multiple funding sources to implement activities, including conducting on-farm irrigation evaluations to determine distribution uniformity, providing written reports to water users, supervising summer interns, conducting off-season workshops, providing written reports to funders, and writing grants for continuing funding.

Job Duties:

  • Manage all necessary project-related administrative tasks for existing Mobile Irrigation Lab (MIL) projects including preparation of reports to funders, invoices, tracking of Task Deliverables.
  • Develop new projects including working with multiple agencies to design projects, writing grants, and designing their associated budgets.
  • Conduct irrigation system evaluations to determine uniformity of water application for pressurized systems.
  • Provide technical assistance to the individual grower based on the results of their system’s performance using software developed by the Cal Poly ITRC, San Luis Obispo
  • Conduct follow-up system evaluations upon request in an attempt to quantify the benefit of alterations made based on the previous system evaluation.
  • Cooperate with supporting agencies, institutions, and water districts to improve availability of technical support and education for local growers on irrigation water management.
  • Conduct off-season workshops related to on-farm water management and MIL activities.
  • Distribute information to growers, which describes the work of the MIL and how to receive services.
  • Assist cooperating agencies, institutions, water districts, and private citizens in understanding water management issues and needs of Kern County
  • Summarize system evaluations each season for qualitative and quantitative review and make results available to supporting agencies, institutions, and water districts.
  • Undertake other related tasks that achieve the goals and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agricultural/environmental science required. Graduate work a plus.
  • Knowledge of and interest in agricultural water use efficiency and water quality issues.
  • Understanding of California agricultural systems and hydrology
  • Independent, highly motivated, and able to work under limited supervision.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and organizational skills
  • Field Spanish-speaking skills a plus
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Excel, Word, internet applications and ability to learn proprietary software).
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of people.
  • Ability to work in the field during the summer months doing a fair amount of bending and lifting.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Current California driver’s license with a clean driving record and automobile insurance.
  • Employment will be contingent upon a background check, and a pre-employment physical that will include a drug screen.


  • Starting pay $60,000 to $75,000 depending on experience.
  • Full benefits include health, dental and vision plan. Deferred Compensation program available through CalPERS.
  • Great work atmosphere with no office politics.

Laura Hill, CEO / Executive Recruiter | 661-340-5099 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.