Deputy General Manager - Administration

Eastern Municipal Water District - Perris, CA

The Deputy General Manager, Administration at Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) is one of two Deputy General Managers who report to the General Manager and work collaboratively to maintain EMWD’s reputation as a water industry leader, customer-focused agency, and employer of choice. The Deputy General Manager, Administration has a wide scope of responsibilities that, depending on the qualifications of the individual selected to fill the position, may include: Financial and Cash Management, Accounting, Treasury, Purchasing & Contracts, Meter Reading, Human Resources, Safety/Risk & Emergency Management, and Customer Service. The other Deputy General Manager oversees the Planning, Engineering & Construction branch, Information Systems, and the Operations & Maintenance branch.

A Leader with outstanding mentoring, team building, and conflict resolution skills, who builds trust, motivates, and moves the organization forward by being inclusive yet decisive.

A Critical Thinker who is strategic and forward-thinking, with the vision and commitment to seek continuous improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of the Operations of the District.

An Excellent Communicator and accomplished presenter who has an outgoing and personable communication style, exceptional listening skills, a well-honed sense of diplomacy, the ability to drive change and influence people, and the flexibility to work with a variety of individuals at all levels of the organization.

A Collaborator who is an active listener and expresses opinions candidly on all issues, while engaging in a collaborative, team-spirited work environment with the General Manager, the Executive Management Team, the Board of Directors, and department directors, managers, and staff throughout the organization for the purpose of contributing to EMWD’s overall success.

Financially Savvy with proven expertise in preparing and/or reviewing financial forecasts, the District’s annual budget, investment policies, and rate setting recommendations. Additional skills that would be considered highly desirable include the ability to monitor accounting standards and tax regulations that may affect the District’s financial reporting, debt management, investment decisions, and accounting practices.

Results-Oriented with a sense of urgency and timeliness that benefit a fast- paced and dynamic environment.

Confident and self-assured with the ability to exercise a high degree professionalism, common sense, and sound judgment.

Creative with an entrepreneurial spirit, advanced problem solving skills and a passion for encouraging creativity in others.

Ethical with impeccable integrity, a commitment to organizational values as a basis for decision making, and an unwavering commitment to assist in leading and managing a top-tier organization.

To qualify for this position, applicants should have a combination of experience and education that provides the required knowledge and abilities, along with 10 years of progressively responsible administrative and executive management experience in developing, integrating, and administering complex administrative services functions, of which 5 years should be in a management capacity. Also requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in finance, business, public administration or a related field, OR equivalent professional experience. A master’s degree is highly desirable.

Resume review begins September 17, 2018, and interviews will be scheduled shortly thereafter. Please apply on-line at For questions, contact Cindy Krebs or Sherrill Uyeda at (562) 901-0769 or via email at [email protected] or [email protected]. EEO/ADA

Salary Range: $226,428 to $260,395 per year, DOQ.

Posted On: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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