Located in western Riverside County, California, the Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) provides safe and reliable water and wastewater management services to a population of nearly 815,000 people in a 555 square mile service area. The District’s main office is located in Perris, California with key operational facilities located along the 215 highway corridor from Moreno Valley to Temecula. Operations extend eastward to Hemet and San Jacinto. EMWD is governed by a five member Board of Directors and conducts its business with the support of a highly trained workforce of approximately 610 employees. The District’s FY 2018-19 operating budget is $402.8 million. The District’s services include water supply, water storage, sewer and water recycling. In 2018, EMWD was honored with the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates award for the 2018 Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Survey.
If you’re a water planning expert who enjoys leading people, managing complex projects and programs, shaping policy, and working collaboratively with others in a dynamic, team-oriented, customer service focused organization, you may be a perfect fit for the Senior Director of Water Resources Planning position at EMWD. The ideal candidate will embody all of these attributes and create a work environment in which staff receive the direction, motivation and support they need to consistently produce effective, efficient, high-quality work. To ensure success, this person will also be an excellent communicator who builds trust and influences others to bring about legislative and regulatory changes in alignment with the District’s interests and needs.
The Senior Director of Water Resources Planning oversees, directs, and participates in all activities of three departments: Groundwater Management and Facilities Planning, Water Supply and Planning, and Environmental and Regulatory Compliance. Reporting to the Assistant General Manager of Planning, Engineering, and Construction, this individual oversees 56 employees and an annual operating budget of $5.4 Million.
Requires the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in urban or regional planning, civil engineering, or a closely related field. In addition, ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in long-term water resources planning, water resources management, and administration of capital improvement plans AND five (5) of management experience are required. A certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the State of California is highly desirable.
Salary Range: $165,568 – $205,670 per year, DOQ. EMWD also provides a generous compensation and benefits package.