General Manager

Chino Basin Desalter Authority - Ontario, CA

The Chino Basin Desalter Authority (CDA) is a Joint Exercise of Powers Agency formed among Jurupa Community Services District, the Santa Ana River Water Company, the Cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Norco and Ontario, Western Municipal Water District and the Inland Empire Utilities Agency. The CDA purifies groundwater extracted from the lower Chino Basin and distributes the drinking water to member agencies. An eight-member Board of Directors governs the CDA; each director is designated and appointed by the governing body of the entity that he or she represents. The Authority employs 6 staff members and its FY2019 operating budget is $29,299,924.

Reporting to and under policy direction from the CDA Board of Directors, as well as coordination with various committees, the General Manager provides policy advice and develops and implements strategies, goals, objectives, priorities and projects. He/she provides leadership and management of the overall CDA responsibilities and functions in order to assure that CDA provides a safe, high quality, sufficient quality, and cost effective water supply to its water purchasers. The General Manager operates within broad policy guidelines and exercises substantial latitude and discretion to achieve the CDA’s mission and effective utilization of its resources.

CDA is seeking an entrepreneurial water/wastewater expert with a highly developed political acumen, excellent communication skills and proven administrative leadership ability to be its next General Manager. This person will be a diplomat and consensus builder who develops and maintains positive working relationships with the Authority’s eight member entities, regulatory agencies, and the communities CDA serves. This individual will also be a hands-on multitasker with a collaborative and supportive leadership approach and keen eye for detail. Finally, the incumbent will have a proven track record of success in working with multiple member agencies working toward a common goal. The General Manager will assure that CDA meets all regulatory requirements including water quality and facility performance standards; ensure that the terms of agreements with water purchasers are met; and assure that proper procedures for the delivery of product water and routine and emergency communications with operational staff and water purchasers carried out.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the administration, operations and maintenance of regional water facilities, including at least three (3) years of supervisory and administrative capacity. A Master’s degree is preferred. Other desirable qualifications include: registration as a Professional Engineer with the state of California, possession of a valid Water Distribution System Operator Certificate issued by SWRCB, and possession of a valid Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by SWRCB.

All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality. Please apply on-line by January 25, 2019, at www.alliancerc. com. For questions and inquiries, please contact Cindy Krebs at (562) 901-0769 or via email at [email protected].

Salary Range: The annual salary for this position will be competitive DOQ. The Authority’s employee benefits package includes comprehensive medical insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, executive leave and life insurance.

Posted On: Thursday, October 25, 2018

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