The General Manager/Chief Plant Operator, under administrative direction of the Board of Directors, is responsible for carrying out the Board of Directors policies, including planning the short, medium and long-term work program for the District; directing staff and operations; as well as managing & cont rollin g the financial and administrative functions of the District in conjunction with the Office Manager/Treasurer. Please see the attached job description for the essential functions and knowledge and skills required of the position.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be a self-confident and politically astute "servant leader" who provides a vision for the organization (consistent with that of the Board), seeks to deliver the best for the community, and takes responsibility- "the buck stops here." He/She should have a "big picture" mentality, but also be willing to roll up his/her sleeves and be hands-on when needed. This person should encourage and enable staff (a participative leader); bring out the best in staff, promoting based on talent, skill and character; and have the good of the District and the employees at heart. It is important for the General Manager/Chief Plant Operator to have a positive attitude, be approachable and accessible, believe in transparency, and have a good working relationship with the community. He/She should be a people person and a good listener who is open to advice and encouragement. This person should also be able to balance his/her time between internal management and external concerns. Having a private sector view of finance and organizational structure would be an asset to the District.
The General Manager/Chief Plant Operator should be dedicated, hard-working and energetic, and someone who works towards consensus. Other important traits include integrity and honesty, common sense, respecting and caring for others, being dependable and accountable, and appreciating work/life balance.
Education, Experience and Licenses
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
- Five years of increasingly responsible experience as a Manager for a water and wastewater utility and education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade to meet State requirements for Operator Certification.
- Specialized training in one or more of the following: Utility Management, Business Management/ Administration, Human Resource Certification, Supervisor Certification, Operator Certification or an Associate of Science degree or any other degree in the water and wastewater field.
- Experience with Special Districts and experience working for an elected Board of Directors is highly desirable.
- Possess a valid and appropriate Class C Driver's License and is insurable by the LACSD's vehicle insurance carrier.
- Must possess a minimum of the following certifications: Grade Tl Water Treatment Operator Certification, Grade D2 Water Distribution Certification and a Grade II Wastewater Operator Certification all through the State Water Resources Control Board; and a Grade II Collection System Maintenance Certification through the California Water Environmental Association. These Operator Certifications are necessary to manage, supervise, direct, operate and maintain the operations of water and sewer facilities for the LACSD.
$100,000 to $130,000 Annually Closing Date:
Open until filled. Applications received by Dec. 1, 2020 will be considered first. Learn More/Apply: http://www.losalamoscsd.com