General Manager - Water

City of Ventura, CA - Ventura, CA

  • Ventura’s new City Manager is building an executive management team focused on organizational excellence, positive progress, respect for the past, and outstanding community service.
  • The General Manager of Ventura Water will be passionate about working in the water/wastewater field.
  • He/She will be politically astute, technically knowledgeable, strong, and confident.
  • The General Manager will be a cooperative problem solver who actively engages with the other members of the executive management team to drive the agency forward.
  • The incumbent will inspire Ventura Water staff to embrace their role as members of the City family and motivate them to provide excellent service to the community.
  • The General Manager will be someone who enjoys the challenge of working on complex issues in a highly regulated environment and is committed to building and maintaining positive relationships with regulatory agencies and other water/wastewater utilities.
  • The successful candidate will be a person who is known for getting the work done and delivering positive results.

Ventura Water envisions itself as an “innovative leader enhancing the vitality of Ventura.” The staff of over 100 people proudly provides local, reliable, and quality services for current customers and plans for future generations. Ventura Water provides integrated water and wastewater services to 113,000 customers with approximately 32,000 service connections. Ventura’s drinking water sources are currently all local and its reclamation facility treats more than 7M gallons daily from homes and businesses.

Current projects include:

  • $17M Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project
  • $50M State Water Interconnection Project
  • $177M VenturaWaterPure Project (Potable Reuse)
  • $1.78M North Bank Lift Station Upgrades
  • $10.4M Digester Improvements at Ventura Water Reclamation Facility

The General Manager of Ventura Water provides leadership and direction to employees and plans and oversees the City's water, wastewater and customer care divisions. This person serves as a member of the executive management team and provides highly complex professional and technical assistance to the City Manager, City Council and applicable Commissions, Advisory Committees, and Groundwater Sustainability agencies. This position is designated as "at will," serving at the pleasure of the City Manager, and subject to discharge without cause and the right of appeal.

Candidates must have a combination of education, training and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil, environmental, public administration, business administration or a closely related field and six years of progressively responsible management experience in water/wastewater system operations, including three years of experience supervising professional-level positions, with sufficient local government management experience is required. A Master's degree and/or registration as an engineer are desirable. Experience working with employees in a union environmental is advantageous.

Apply on-lineby March 29, 2019 at Applicants are requested to hold April 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2019 for possible interviews. Confirmations will be provided the week of April 15, 2019. For questions and inquiries, please contact: Cindy Krebs or Sherrill Uyeda at (562) 901-0769. Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Salary Range: $146,752 - $196,649 year, DOQ, with a 2.25% increase on 7/6/19. Compensation also includes an attractive benefits package.

Posted On: Thursday, February 21, 2019

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