General Manager

Santa Fe Irrigation District - Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Under policy direction from the Board of Directors, the General Manager plans, organizes, hires staff, directs and reviews the daily operations of the District to ensure SFID’s mission is fulfilled to provide its customers with safe and reliable water. The General Manager advises and assists the Board of Directors; represents the District’s interests at local, regional, State and Federal levels; researches and prepares technical and administrative reports and studies; and coordinates activities with outside agencies and the community. The General Manager has six direct reports: the Administrative Services Manager, the Operations Manager, and the Engineering Services Manager. Additionally, Safety Coordinator, the Management Analyst, and the Executive Assistant report directly to the General Manager. Essential duties of the General Manager position include:

Employee Leadership: In accordance with the District’s personnel policies, procedures, practices and MOU provisions, the General Manager plans and assigns work; selects and trains employees; conducts performance planning, evaluation and coaching; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, policies and procedures; and recognizes, motivates and disciplines employees.

Financial Management: Directs the development and administration of the District’s budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; directs capital improvement program, monitors and approves expenditures; implements mid-year adjustments; and keeps the Board of Directors apprised of the financial condition and needs of the District.

Labor Relations: Directs the District’s labor relations program including meet and confer; recommends and secures Board of Directors’ authorization for negotiating parameters; serves as Chief Negotiator (if directed by the Board of Directors); and devises negotiation goals and strategies. Receives and reviews employee response to proposed disciplinary actions; and makes determinations on terminations and disciplinary actions. Interprets and applies District policies, procedures, practices and MOU provisions.

Customer Service and Public Relations: Builds and maintains positive customer-focused service processes and working relationships; represents the District to outside groups and organizations; participates in outside community and professional groups and committees; and provides technical assistance as necessary.

Safety: Supports the District’s safety program; ensures subordinates follow appropriate safety practices in work; enforces safety procedures; and educates employees on safety rules, regulations and codes, safe work habits, and potential hazards of their work. Responds during emergency situations, including occurrences after normal working hours and HAZMAT-related events.

Any combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities is ten (10) years of increasingly responsible administrative and management experience in the management of public water, wastewater, and/or other like public utility facilities AND the equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering, Business or Public Administration, or a related field. A Master’s degree is highly desirable as is general knowledge of the agencies and regulations involved in the production, distribution, and use of water in the State of California.

All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality. Please apply on-line by October 19, 2018, at For questions and inquiries, please contact Cindy Krebs at (562) 901-0769 or via email at EEO/ADA

Salary Range: $195,000 to $225,000, DOQ. The District also offers a very generous benefits package.

Posted On: Friday, September 21, 2018

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