South Coast Water District serves communities in the beautiful coastal area of South Orange County, often referred to as the “California Riviera” which includes Dana Point, Capistrano Beach, South Laguna Beach, and adjacent Pacific Coast cities.
South Coast Water District was formed in 1932 to provide water service to a mostly unincorporated and relatively undeveloped area along the south Orange County coast. Today, the District serves 40,000 full- time residents, 1,000 businesses, and more than 2 million visitors per year with potable water, recycled water for irrigation, and sanitary sewer service.
Apply by: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The General Manager plans, organizes, and provides leadership and oversight of all District functions; demonstrates proven leadership and exercises strong and effective delegation to department managers; appoints highly qualified, effective managers and staff, and provides mentoring; provides program evaluation and educated and confident policy advice to the Board of Directors and policy guidance to staff; encourages and ensures excellent services to District customers; and fosters cooperative working relationships with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups. The General Manager reports to the Board and leads an 80-person organization in the planning and implementation of District priorities set by the Board.
The salary of the General Manager is competitive with the labor market and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please visit the District’s website at www.scwd.org or Koff & Associates’ website at www.koffassociates.com to download an application. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and employment application by email to Georg Krammer at firstname.lastname@example.org . As an alternative, you can mail the completed application materials to:
Koff & Associates, Inc.
Attention: Georg Krammer
6400 Hollis Street, Suite 5
Emeryville, CA 94608
Education & Experience Requirements
• At least seven (7) years of relevant organizational leadership and management experience in the water or wastewater industry, including senior level supervisory experience and management of an organization with a multimillion dollar budget.
• Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, with major coursework in science, engineering, environmental science, finance, business or public administration, or a related field.
• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver license by time of appointment.
• Valid registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California is desirable.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have Ability To
• Utilize proactive leadership, integrity, vision, and communication skills to lead the District and its staff to becoming a high-performance, team-based organization.
• Work confidently and collaboratively with the Board of Directors, making strong and educated recommendations, and carrying out the Board’s direction.
• Lead the creation and implementation of the District’s strategic work-plan and establish measurements for the achievement of goals, objectives, and priorities.
• Develop strong and collaborative intra- and inter-agency partnerships to achieve District goals.
• Develop strong interpersonal relationships with all levels of staff within the District, as well as, with the District’s customers and the community at large.
• Function as a mentor, coach, counselor, facilitator, and team player, and set performance examples that can be reinforced across the District.
• Create an organizational culture of respect among staff and with the Board; develop a culture that values openness, personal and professional growth, honesty, independent action, and teamwork, and encourages self-motivation; create an open and transparent culture.
• Create a strong performance ethic and set strong ethical standards by assisting staff to accomplish their goals while helping them remain accountable for their work product.
• Encourage initiative, risk-taking, creative problem solving, innovative goal setting, and out-of-the-box thinking; assist staff to manage change and conflict.
• Utilize strong knowledge of applicable laws and regulations in consistently implementing policy directives and instructions from the Board of Directors.
• Utilize excellent judgment to evaluate and understand situations and make timely and effective decisions.
• Exercise effective, clear, and honest communication by effectively listening and understanding the interests of all stakeholders and the goals of the District.
• Utilize strong technical knowledge to the advantage of the District, i.e., engineering, potable water, recycled water, wastewater collection, South Orange County water supply issues, ocean water quality protection needs, and information technology.
• Utilize a strong sense of financial accountability and budgetary decision making skills.