Employment Opportunities

Central Oregon Irrigation District has 1 (one) position posted at this time.

POSITION TITLE:                       Water Rights Technician


Perform tasks related to water right use throughout the District.


  • Maintain COID Beneficial Use data.  Responsibilities include:
    • Perform Beneficial Use review of water rights using ARC.
    • Update water right data base.
    • Prepare and send annual letters to patrons with partial or no beneficial use.
    • Beneficial Use Education: meetings with patrons in office and on-site.
    • Follow ORS/OAR requirements for beneficial use.
    • Prepare list of forfeiture water right for Water Right Manager.
    • Respond to Beneficial Use inquiries from outside entities.
    • Provide Beneficial Use information to new property owners.
  • Maintain COID Instream Leasing Program.  Responsibilities include:
    • Prepare and send informational letters as requested and to patrons on beneficial use list.
    • Complete field visits to determine if and what can be leased.
    • Prepare files for the Mapping Department to map the instream water rights.
    • Prepare instream lease applications.
    • Prepare and send letters and termination forms for multi-year opt-out leases.
    • Prepare list and make payments to patrons with leases as allowed by DRC.
    • Enter leasing data into water right data base.
  • Maintain Water right transfers including:
    • Prepare transfer applications and all necessary documentation to complete a transfer
    • Prepare legal documents i.e. contracts, agreements, quitclaim deeds
    • Coordinate with Watermaster, confirm field work is completed and transfer is approved by Watermaster.
    • Coordinate with Operations Manager to install new deliveries prior to filing transfers.
    • Ensure District water right maps are updated appropriately to reflect recorded transfers.
    • Submit all appropriate paperwork to OWRD.
    • Record transactions in WWIN program.
    • Complete Final Proof site reviews on transferred water
    • File Claim of Beneficial Use reports with OWRD
    • Enforce District procedures when patrons fail to prove-up transferred water.
  • Maintain WWIN data:
    • Enter land sales
    • Old/New property changes
    • Rotation Schedules
    • Quitclaims
  • Complete assigned projects as required


  • Email current resume to hr@coid.org
  • Include a cover letter of not more than (2) pages addressing your background and experience as it relates to the requested skills of this position.

Contact Information:

For additional information about this opening contact Jenny Hartzell-Hill at hr@coid.org

For the full printable job description click the link: Water Rights Tech Job Posting