General Manager

Deschutes Valley Water District Published: 31/12/2018
Madras, Oregon
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Deschutes Valley Water District

Madras, Oregon

Salary: $110,000 - $130,000


For a complete position profile, please visit the Prothman Company at and click on "Open Recruitments."


Located in the heart of Jefferson County in central Oregon, Deschutes Valley Water District is headquartered in the City of Madras. The area’s exceptional climate enables residents and visitors to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities year-round. Madras offers high desert scenery, panoramic views of the magnificent Cascade mountain range, and enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year. The area's economy is a blend of industry, agriculture and recreation. Madras is located just 30 miles from Redmond which has a regional airport that offers daily departures to Seattle, Portland, Denver, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.


Incorporated in 1919, the Deschutes Valley Water District is a municipal corporation that provides domestic water service to residential and commercial customers, as well as water for fire protection. While headquartered in the city of Madras, the District’s service area extends north to the community of Gateway and almost to Warm Springs, and southwest to include the cities of Metolius and Culver, and the surrounding area. The District has 4,300 active service connections that provide water service to approximately 14,000 customers in roughly a 300 square mile area. The District is operated by 19 employees and has an annual revenue of roughly $7,000,000. In 2017/2018, the District sold a total of 1.112 billion gallons of water and sold 26,063,770 kWh of electricity to PacifiCorp. Revenue from PacifiCorp is used to finance District water infrastructure capital improvements.


Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners, the General Manager is responsible for overall leadership and management of the District’s water services, community relations, environmental compliance, engineering, finance, contracting, personnel, field, office, customer service, and other functions.


A bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or management, and at least five years in a CEO or high-level management position directly responsible for water utility operations is required. A P.E. license, a civil engineering degree and Water Distribution 2 certification are all highly desirable.


Deschutes Valley Water District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review:  March 3, 2019 (open until filled). To apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Submit Your Application" and follow the directions provided. Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, please call 206-368-0050.