The Nampa & Meridian Irrigation District (NMID) is a water storage, conveyance, and distribution system that supplies irrigation water to some 69,000 acres of farms, lawns, and gardens in the Southwest Idaho areas of Canyon and Ada Counties. Nampa, with a population of over 96,000 residents, is the largest city in Canyon County and the third largest in the State of Idaho. Meridian is in Ada County, with a population of over 106,000 residents, and trails only Boise as the state’s largest city. The entire region enjoys an exceptionally favorable cost of living and quality of life. Housing is affordable with a wide selection of homes within urban, suburban, rural or foothill communities with friendly, welcoming neighborhoods.
The Secretary/Treasurer of the District also serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors. In reporting to the Board, this position oversees the finances and budget of the District, ensures proper administration of assessment and taxation for parcels, participates in Board meetings, public outreach, and political and legal matters related to water and/or claims. A significant aspect of this role relates to external relationships with local, state, and federal agencies along with active participation with various water/irrigation associations. In working actively and closely with the Water Superintendent, the position ensures issues related to water rights are properly addressed. A diverse range of priorities and new challenges makes this a compelling and stimulating opportunity. The working relationship with an active Board is also a key aspect of this role as the expectation is to have a close partnership and ongoing communication with the three Board Members. The new Secretary/Treasurer will be a relationship-based role model who provides mentorship and embodies a high level of work ethic, integrity and transparency.
The successful candidate will have an excellent presence, and a solid track record of effectively representing his/her current agency in public settings. Strong budget, finance and contract management skills are expected in this role. A background that includes at least five years in a similar industry including at least two of those years as a manager/supervisor of staff, along with a Bachelor’s degree in natural or environmental resources, public or business administration, Social Sciences or a related field are required. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by February 7, 2020.