General Manager

  • Modesto Irrigation District
  • Modesto, California
  • Aug 30, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management
  • Salary: $111.46 - $144.89 Hourly $8,916.80 - $11,591.20 Biweekly $19,319.73 - $25,114.27 Monthly $231,836.80 - $301,371.20 Annually USD

Job Description

The General Manager reports to the five-member Board of Directors and is responsible for implementing Board policy, managing day to day operations and business affairs of MID, and proposing new or modified Board policy. As shown on the attached Organization Chart, he or she will lead MID's 450 employees through a senior staff that currently consists of a Senior Public Affairs Specialist, Human Resources Manager, Information Technology Manager, Assistant General Manager Finance & Treasurer, Assistant General Manager Water Operations, Assistant General Manager Transmission & Distribution, Assistant General Manager Electric Resources. The General Counsel reports both to the Board of Directors and to the General Manager. The General Manager will have the benefit of a solid and experienced senior staff to allow him/her to look into innovative and strategic opportunities to advance the District. This will include the General Manager becoming an integrated part of our community and utilizing his/her exceptional public speaking skills to advance District initiatives, develop partnerships, and ensure customer needs are met.

Along with ensuring competitive retail rates and reliability, MID operates in a sound financial condition. The next General Manager will be responsible for providing strong leadership, focusing on future strategies, and improved community relations. More specifically, MID is facing regulatory issues requiring closer partnership with neighboring utilities and the state to protect water rights, hydro re-licensing, and green energy.

The General Manager must be an ethical and collaborative leader with an ability to work with a Board that has divided interests and issues. The ideal General Manager will have deep experience working with governing boards and a thorough understanding of the appropriate role of an elected body, preferably in a public agency, with an ability to find broad consensus among MID's governing body.

Typical Qualifications:
The ideal candidates will have a history of progressive management into executive responsibility of electric and water utilities. Candidates will ideally have experience in electric utility operations, preferably with public power governance, and a working understanding of water supply and rights. While the electric utility dominates the balance sheet, water is a highly emotional and political issue. Experience managing finance, customer relations, power supply, water operations, a unionized workforce, and other administrative duties is ideal.

Candidates should have a proven record exemplary customer, community, and employee relations.

MID has experienced a series of short-term General Managers. The Board is seeking more stability in this key leadership role. Ideally, the next General Manger will commit to a minimum of five years of service.

Supplemental Information:
A detailed job posting is available here.

This executive search is being conducted by Mycoff Fry Partners LLC. For all questions regarding this position, please contact:
Pat Prouse
Mycoff Fry Partners LLC
(800) 525-9082

Job Address

Modesto, California United States View Map