(IID agrees temporary hires should be permanent)….The hires were 14 water patrolmen.
The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors agreed the 14 were needed to assist in the implementation of a re-vamped 12-hour water program and to manage the system, as the district was committed to conserving 100,000 acre feet of water this year. The original intent was to hire the 14, seven for the north county and seven for the south county, on a two-year basis, at full benefits. The Board had also decided to hire one additional assistant engineer. The 14 were needed to work the swing and night shifts. Tuesday the IID Board agreed to amend and clarify the original decision in May of this year. They did that by reclassifying the position to fulltime, permanent positions within the water department. The District is still accepting applications for the positions. They say they have received 1,400 applications, so far, for the 14 positions.