Paradise Irrigation District
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Located in central Butte County, California, the Paradise Irrigation District was established in 1916 to supply water to an area of approximately 11,250 acres. The District was established as a special district under Division 11 of the California Water Code and currently serves treated water to approximately 26,000 persons within the Town of Paradise, including residential, commercial, and some agricultural water users. The District currently relies predominately on surface water sourced from the Little Butte Creek watershed, a minor stream in the Sacramento Valley drainage that rises in the northwestern foothills of the Sierra Nevada and lies wholly in Butte County. Little Butte Creek conveys surface water and storm runoff into the Paradise Reservoir and Magalia Reservoir. PID has three water rights permits allowing diversion of water from Little Butte Creek: two storage permits and a direct diversion right. The average runoff for the watershed is approximately 15,960 acre-feet (AF) per year.
Two reservoirs provide storage impounded by the Paradise and Magalia Dams, which hold a combined capacity of 12,293 AF of water. The District also has a well that produces an estimated annual output of 200 AF to augment supply in drought or emergency situations.
The District operates a water filtration treatment plant, which can process 22.8 million gallons per day (MGD). A gravity fed system pipes the water to the community, which has approximately 10,500 connections.
Additional District services include managing the recreational uses and related facilities of the District’s reservoirs, water conservation and related consumer educational programs, and related security measures.
The District is governed by a five-member Board of Directors, elected at large from within the District’s service area to four-year terms. The Board hosts regularly scheduled meetings on the third Wednesday of each calendar month at 6:30 p.m.
Incorporated in 1979, the Town of Paradise has a current population of approximately 26,000. It is located in the scenic foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Butte County, approximately 90 miles north of Sacramento, and 10 miles east of Chico. Paradise residents enjoy the smell of pine trees and the mild climate found at elevations ranging from 1,080 feet in the southwest corner to 2,320 feet in the northeast. Growing at a slow to moderate pace, the Butte County Long-Term Regional Growth Forecast anticipates a population of 27,000 by the year 2020. The community offers a variety of attractive housing opportunities and an overall cost of living moderately lower than those found in other regions of California.
Paradise is one of five incorporated regions in Butte County, with the others being Chico, Gridley, Biggs, and Oroville, which serves as the county seat. The area has a variety of opportunities for cultural enrichment and relaxation in a non-congested, rural environment. Bidwell Park, in nearby Chico, is one of the largest municipal parks in the world extending nearly 11 miles along Big Chico Creek. Educational and cultural activities are available through California State University, Chico and nearby Butte College, as well as Paradise’s Theater on the Ridge and Performing Arts Center.
Other recreational opportunities are abundant in the area. Nearby Lake Oroville provides a wide array of activities. Water sports of all types are available on the crystal lakes that dot the Sierra Nevada landscape. Either whitewater rafting or canoeing is an excellent choice in the canyons of many local rivers; fishing opportunities for game fish like salmon, trout, and bass are abundant; mountain biking and equestrian trails run for hundreds of miles, and backpacking is available in many square miles of wilderness.
Challenges and Opportunities Leading a dedicated team of 40 employees, the District Manager will have an opportunity to be a part of an established, resourceful, and service-oriented public water agency located in a scenic foothill setting that offers an affordable California cost of living.
The District Manager directs the work of all functional areas within the District including administration, operations, and finance to ensure that processes and services comply with the policies and strategic direction set forth by the Board of Directors.
Because the District enjoys the benefits of a dedicated and well-trained staff with little turnover and in-house advancement, respecting and utilizing this tremendous resource is a primary objective of the Board and expectation of the District Manager.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
The Ideal Candidate Profile
Experience and Qualifications:
Compensation and Benefits
The starting salary shall be $135,000 subject to negotiation based on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
The District offers an excellent benefits package, found at www.koffassociates.com/jobs in the job announcement for this position.
Important Application Information
To apply for this opportunity, please visit the Koff & Associates website at www.koffassociates.com/jobs and complete an online application, or download a copy of our employment application and mail with a cover letter and resume to Koff & Associates, 2835 Seventh Street, Berkeley, CA 94710.
Deadline to apply is January 16, 2018.
The information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied employment contract, and these provisions are subject to change.