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