Water Control Supervisor

Direct activities of workers engaged in repairing irrigation facilities.
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Salary Range
$50,000 – $156,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Water Control Supervisors do?

Directs and coordinates, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in allocation, regulation, and delivery of government controlled water in irrigation district, and in repair and maintenance of irrigation facilities: Reviews water-rights agreements, irrigation contracts, and departmental policies and regulations to determine equitable distribution of water. Schedules time and amount of water to be delivered to users in accordance with instructions. Inspects channels, siphons, tunnels, weirs, roads, bridges, buildings, and equipment for need of repair and maintenance. Assigns supervisory personnel to sanitation, maintenance and repair activities and inspects work for compliance with prescribed operational procedures and methods. Confers with water users to investigate and resolve complaints and public relations problems. Notifies water users of changes in policies and procedures.

Should I be a Water Control Supervisor?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Highway Patrol Commander, Watermaster, Water Registrar

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