The ideal candidate will have the energy and passion and will become an integral part of our community as it recovers from the devastation of the Camp Fire. This individual will have exceptional interpersonal and public communication skills and be a proactive collaborator who can think analytically and act strategically.
The District Manager directs the work of all functional areas within the District including administration, operations, and finance to ensure that processes and services comply with the policies and strategic direction set forth by the Board of Directors. Because the District enjoys the benefits of a dedicated and well-trained staff with little turnover and in-house advancement, respecting and utilizing this tremendous resource is a primary objective of the Board and expectation of the District Manager. Leading a dedicated team of 40 employees, the District Manager will have an opportunity to be a part of an established, resourceful, and service-oriented public water agency located in a scenic foothill setting that offers an affordable California cost of living.
Challenges Include: • Providing knowledgeable guidance to the District to assist with the many issues following the devastation of the Camp Fire disaster. Includes leadership, management, fiscal projections and planning, communication and collaboration with local, regional, state and federal governments. • Securing and exercising existing water rights while ensuring water supplies for drought protection and future demand, in addition to seeking additional water entitlements. • Replenishing cash reserves used during mandatory conservation with recent drought. Balancing between good stewardship of the District’s resources and maintaining stable revenues. • Maintaining public trust and transparency following a protracted Proposition 218 rate increase. Helping to create policy that results in increased public involvement and trust, preparation, input, and acceptance.
Location/Region: Paradise, CA (95969)