The Agricultural Ditch and Reservoir Company/The Golden Canal and Reservoir Company: Ditch Rider Position Available

The Agricultural Ditch and Reservoir Company and its subsidiary, The Golden Canal and Reservoir Company is seeking to fill the position of Ditch Rider. This position will require a motivated person who works well alone and with minimal supervision. Mandatory overtime is required from April 1st through October 31st.

The position will require the daily maintenance and cleaning of ditch trash racks, removal of vegetation and debris within the ditches and along their banks.  The position will require the use of small powered equipment such as chainsaws, brush cutters, trimmers and mowers   In addition, the position will require the operation of light equipment such as  mini-excavators, dump trucks and mowers.  The position will assist the ditch superintendent/manager with projects associated with the upkeep of the ditch system and its reservoirs.  The position will operate manual gates, valves and turn outs,  monitor diversion measurement structures, reservoir levels and piezometers and will respond to emergencies such as storm events, spills and flooding. 


Education and Experience Requirements: 

  • High School diploma or equivalent. 
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license with no restrictions and a good record.
  • A pre-employment drug screen and background check will be required.


Other experience and skills preferred, but not required:

  • Experience in construction, ditch operations, farm work, parks or grounds.

Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Other benefits include 2 weeks paid vacation (during off season), employers contribution to 401K plan and health insurance.


Application forms can be obtained by appointment from the Company offices at: 12700 W. 27th Avenue, Lakewood Colorado 80215.  Please call 303-987-2166 to schedule an appointment.


Applications are to be submitted to either of the following:

  • Via email to
  • Fax: 303-237-5560
  • In person at 12700 W. 27th Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado 80215

For more information, call Peter Acker at 303-419-8978 

Ditch Rider Wanted


Montrose based ditch and reservoir company/water district has an opening for ditch rider position, to be filled as soon as possible, with employment to start April 1, 2016. The position requires a self-starting, motivated person who has several skills and can work alone and following instructions with minimal supervision. The job requires the ditch rider to live in ditch rider’s house at Cerro Summit (about 14 miles from Montrose) year around.
Education and Experience Requirements: high school diploma or equivalent, ability to use hand tools, valid Colorado driver’s license with no restrictions and good record, ability to use basic office equipment (including computer with internet, tablets, cellular phone, copy and fax machines, printers, etc.). A pre-employment drug screening, physical, and background check will be required.

Other experience and skills preferred, but not required, include: work experience in construction, ditch operations, parks or grounds maintenance, operation of heavy equipment and machinery, welding.

Job Duties include: maintenance of the ditch rider residence, maintenance of equipment and vehicles and tools, equipment, and machinery, operation and maintenance of approx. 60 miles of canals, ditches and laterals and related structures within the jurisdiction of the Company/District, work with Division Engineer regarding diversions and storage of water under all water rights decrees, headgate adjustments and control as necessary and control and recording of flows and volumetric quantities of water supplied to water users, operation of SilverJack & Fish Lake Reservoirs, attending workshops as required from time to time (including a workshop to obtain certification by the Bureau of Reclamation as a dam tender), work with water users and management, notify management of areas of concern and needs of the company, and such other duties as prescribed from time to time. Ditch rider must be available to be on call 24/7 during the irrigation season to handle emergencies regarding the ditch and reservoir systems and regarding water deliveries. Work will require periodic heavy lifting.

Salary and Benefits: Starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Other benefits include: house and utilities, business use of pickup and ATV are provided at the expense of employer, 2 weeks paid vacation (during the off season only), Employer contribution to retirement plan and health insurance.
Application form can be obtained from, and are to be submitted to, the offices of Bostwick Park Water Conservancy District and Cimarron Canal & Reservoir Co. at 400 South 3rd Street, Montrose, CO 81401, or call 970-249-8707, or email to for further information. Application forms also available online at bostwickcimarronwater. com

Superintendent Position

POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. Superintendent Position

High Line Canal is accepting resumes for the position of Superintendent of Operations. Duties include but not limited to, all operational aspects of the ditch, water management/delivery, employees, equipment and maintenance. Salary based on experience. Please submit resume including references to

Ditch Rider Position

POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. The Church Ditch Water Authority is seeking a highly motivated, self-starter to fill the position of Ditch Rider. The Ditch Rider position is a physically demanding manual labor and customer service position. This position performs a variety of tasks which may require the use of hand tools, light and heavy equipment in the maintenance and operation of the Church Ditch. This position may require interaction with the public, and a significant amount of independent work. The person in this position will need to work unsupervised and exercise sound judgment and have strong interpersonal skills.

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General Manager/Superintendent


The Twin Lakes Reservoir and Canal Company, Colorado Canal Company, Lake Henry Reservoir Company and Lake Meredith Reservoir Company, are private water companies, owned by municipal and individual shareholders and operate water collection, delivery, and storage systems from west of the Continental Divide to east of Ordway, Colorado.

The Companies are seeking qualified applicants for the full time position of General Manager to oversee the combined operations. The responsibilities of the GM fall into three areas: Operations, Business Management, and Strategic Activities.

Please contact Tammy Root for complete Job Description/Requirements and an Application at the Company office, 331 Main Street, Ordway, CO, 81063, or at All applications and resumes are due by November 6, 2015.  A complete job description is attached.

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Two Engineering Positions Available

DARCA member, Western Heritage Consulting & Engineering,  is currently hiring for two positions.  And since a majority of their customer demographic are irrigators/water owners, it would be great for them to draw from DARCA members.  The two positions are on their webpage main screen:  Also attached are the job descriptions.

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Asst Engineer Job Description

For contact info:

Ryan L. Altenburg, PE, CFM
Western Heritage Consulting & Engineering
307.215.7430-O  EXT 102
PO BOX 2117
Mills, WY 82644

General Manager Position Available

Job Posting

General Manager

The Church Ditch Water Authority is seeking a highly motivated, self-starter to fill the position of General Manager. This is a highly flexible position that will allow for both field work and administrative duties. The General Manager position will offer the qualified individual the opportunity to work in the growing field of water resource management and be responsible for the daily operations of the Authority.

The Church Ditch Water Authority (CDWA) is a historic ditch company that has been serving the northwest metro area since the late 1800s. CDWA provides water to various municipal agencies as well as agricultural irrigators and industrial users.

Duties and Responsibilities

The General Manager for the Church Ditch Water Authority will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the CDWA. This will include direct supervision of all CDWA staff, coordination and communication with CDWA contractors and engineers, budget and capital project planning, water delivery operation and assistance with field functions and activities as needed. The General Manager will also work closely with the CDWA board of directors.

Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree with course work emphasis in engineering, hydrology, construction management, water resources, or water law and a minimum 6 years of experience in construction and construction management, ditch operations, parks or grounds maintenance; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, ability and skills to effectively manage a ditch company.
  2. Two (2) years of increasing responsibility for the supervision of staff and employees.
  3. Advanced understanding of budgeting and master planning processes.
  4. Expert understanding of water measurement devices and their proper function, installation and use.
  5. Ability to operate heavy equipment including, but not limited to: dump truck, excavators, tractors, etc…
  6. Ability to operate hand tools.
  7. Ability to operate landscaping tools.
  8. Ability to read and understand construction plans and drawings.
  9. Ability to use basic office equipment including, but not limited to: personal computer with internet, tablets, cellular phone, copy machine, fax machine, printer, etc…

Additional Requirements

Must be available for 24 hour on-call during irrigation season.

Must possess a valid Class B commercial driver’s license (CDL) issued by the State of Colorado. A class A CDL is desirable, and a good driving record.

A pre-employment drug screening, physical, background and reference check will be required.

Working in inclement weather conditions, including heat and cold and precipitation events will be necessary.

Work will require periodic heavy lifting.

Salary and Benefits

Salary range for this position is $70,000 to $90,000 per year. Starting salary will be determined based on the successful candidate’s qualifications.

The Church Ditch Water Authority provides employees with health, dental and life insurance benefits, as well as an IRA retirement plan. All employees receive a generous paid time off package including major holidays. Salary will be based on the successful candidate’s qualifications.

To apply for the position, please submit a resume and cover letter documenting qualifications as they pertain to this position. Resume and cover letter can be submitted through by e-mail to or by US Postal Service to 12301 Claude Court Northglenn, CO 80241 Attn: Tamara Moon. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information:GM-ChurchDitch

FRICO is Seeking a Corporate Secretary (Filled)

The Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company (FRICO) is a mutual ditch company that was incorporated in 1902. It has over 8,000 shares in 500 separate shareholder accounts. FRICO’s business office is in Brighton, CO. The FRICO system consists of four major and several smaller reservoirs and approximately 400 miles of canals extending from the Front Range foothills to east of Greeley, Colorado. FRICO also manages three associated ditch and reservoir company systems. FRICO provides the major storage for the municipal needs of 300,000 citizens of four municipalities in the northwest Denver area. FRICO’s other reservoirs remain predominantly in agricultural use.

FRICO is seeking a self-motivated, resourceful Corporate Secretary that is a fast learner with the technical aptitude to develop an understanding of stock transfers and accounting as well as assist with maintaining and improving upon a records database.

The Corporate Secretary will facilitate permanent stock transfers of FRICO stock as well as various corporations managed by FRICO. This includes working directly with shareholders, title companies and attorneys representing shareholders to ensure that the requirements for a transfer of mutual ditch company stock have been met, then preparing a presentation of the transfer for review and approval by the Board of Directors.

The Corporate Secretary is responsible for maintaining an accurate record of shareholders of FRICO as well as various corporations managed by FRICO. This position also maintains FRICO’s filing system and digital filing database.

Other responsibilities include coordination of annual shareholder meetings, issuance of notices to shareholders, and assisting in the day to day duties of a small office.

Required Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate will possess excellent professional and organization skills, as well as good written and oral communication skills. Good problem solving skills and professional experience with the latest versions of Microsoft office products are required, as well as the ability to perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks. A strong attention to detail and time management skills are also required.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent substantive knowledge and relevant work experience as a corporate paralegal.
• A valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
• 2 years relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with document management systems.
• Experience with Capital Improvement management

A corporate benefits package including vacation, holidays, health benefits, and IRA is available to the successful candidate. The salary range for this position is $40k to $65k depending on qualifications. This position does not manage others.

Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company

Please submit resume and cover letter, via email with the subject line “Corporate Secretary” to the email address above by 5:00 pm on December 17, 2014.

The selected applicant must be a U.S. citizen or possess a permanent work visa and will be subject to a background investigation and drug test.

Farmer’s Highline Canal & Reservoir Co. is looking for a bookkeeper (Filled)

FULL-CHARGE BOOKKEEPER for large irrigation canal system.  26-30 hrs per week.  Starting salary range $14-$18 per hour with benefits, DOE.  Duties to include:  A/P, A/R, Payroll, GL and all clerical.  QB Pro desirable.  Must be proficient with XCEL, WORD & PowerPoint.  Four years office experience preferred and 50 wpm typing required.  File scanning and Google Business experience helpful.  Offices located in Westminster/Thornton area.  A background/drug screening prior to hire.  Email Resume to:

Ditch Company Superintendent- Full Time (Filled)

The New Consolidated Lower Boulder Ditch Company is seeking a Superintendent for the ditch operations beginning January 1, 2015 and is a Full Time position. Water Knowledge preferred but not required. Light Construction Equipment Experience a Plus. Previous Ditch experience will be considered. Salary of $45,000 and vehicle provided as well as laptop and IPad. Please submit your resume and references no later than November 13, 2014, to the New Consolidated Lower Boulder Ditch Company, c/o Dan Grant at or

PO Box

1826, Longmont, Colorado 80502.