The General Manager is the chief executive officer of the District under the direction of a five-member Board of Directors. The General Manager is expected to plan, organize, coordinate and supervise all District functions and activities related to treatment and distribution of water and collection, treatment, and disposal of wastewater and other operations of the District. A summary of the General Manager responsibilities includes:
The Ideal Candidate
- Oversee the preparation and administration of the annual budget.
- Manage capital improvement and maintenance projects through all phases, including planning, design, construction, and close-out. Ensure the financial stability of the District through rate adjustments and cost control.
- Direct and oversee activities of all District personnel, including recruitment, training, discipline, and administration.
- Manage District contracts and programs representing the District at local, regional, and State meetings.
- Assure the Board is kept informed of all program, financial, legal, social, and economic issues currently or in the future that may affect District activities and operations.
- Monitor changes in laws, regulations, and technology that may affect District operations and implements policy and procedural changes as required.
We are seeking candidates with the following attributes:
Education and Experience
- Broad and extensive work experience in management or administration in a public agency or private industry;
- Ability to manage limited financial resources to meet goals;
- Knowledge of budgeting, water and wastewater practices, capital construction projects, human resource issues, and contract administration;
- Progressive leader and firm administrator with the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships;
- Excellent writing ability;
- Strong technical, financial, and people skills;
- High ethical standards and establish trust and credibility in the management of the District;
- Strong management and leadership skills;
- Adhere and implement policy decisions in a fair and equal manner
Any combination of education, training, and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Application Deadline and Requirements
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (preferred), Public or Business Administration, or a related field and five years of management or administrative experience. Experience with water resources management, public agency administration, and special district law, managing public works and staff resources.
- Work experience in the water or wastewater industry is highly desirable. The Manager shall possess or have the ability to obtain a Grade II Water Treatment Operator Certificate (T2) and a Grade II Water Distribution Operator Certificate (D2) issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Drinking Water Department within two (2) years of employment.
In order to be considered for this position, you must include the following items:
- Cover letter
- Completed District application
- Resume with salary requirements
- Supplemental questionnaire
Postmarks will be accepted. Application and questionnaire are available on our website at www.mhcsd.org
or call our office at 805-733-4366 to request application materials.
Mail all required documents to:
Mission Hills Community Services District
Attn: Personnel Committee
1550 East Burton Mesa Blvd.
Lompoc, CA 93436
Or Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org