The Rancho California Water District invites dynamic individuals with a track record of success to apply for the General Manager position.
Rancho Water is an award-winning public agency. It provides essential water and wastewater services to nearly 150,000 people and over 9,000 acres of irrigated agriculture. Its customer base includes a mix of residential, commercial, agricultural, and industrial uses, making it a very unique District in Southern California. Additionally, the District’s water supply comes from a mix of sources including both treated and raw imported water, significant groundwater quantities, and recycled water both produced and purchased.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the General Manager is responsible for developing, implementing and executing short- and long-term plans, policies, budgets, and strategies to accomplish the District’s mission, strategic plan and Board of Directors priorities. The General Manager operates within broad general policy guidelines and exercises substantial latitude and discretion to achieve effective and efficient utilization of the District’s resources in serving Rancho Water's constituencies and ratepayers.
The ideal candidate will have the appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities to be successful on the job. For example, ten years of progressively responsible executive or management experience in the operation and maintenance of a large, complex public utility and graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in civil engineering, public or business administration, or a closely related field is preferred. The selected candidate will have significant experience working with and maintaining relationships with local, regional, state and federal agencies.
The ideal candidate is a seasoned, energetic, and motivational leader who understands the intricacies of the California water industry and has a positive track record of building consensus and getting things done. This person will see the big picture, have the foresight to identify challenges, and is able to problem solve. The selected candidate will be articulate, respected, politically savvy, and will bring a fresh perspective to the District. He/She will enjoy working in a fast-paced, supportive environment where collegiality, professionalism, teamwork, and an appreciation for fun are valued. Lastly, the selected candidate will be someone who is committed to the long-term success of Rancho Water and who enjoys everything the local community has to offer.