Bargaining Unit: At Will
Salary Code: Band A
Fair Labor Standards Act Designation: Exempt
Revision Date: January 1, 2023
Under policy direction of the Board of Directors, directs, coordinates, and reviews the activities and operations of the District; and serves as administrative head of the District in its relations with the public, legislative bodies, and Federal, State and local public agencies.
General Manager is a managerial classification appointed by the Board of Directors. The individual in this class is distinguished by its chief executive responsibility for the supervision and control of the administrative, operational, and financial affairs of the District, including all administrative, executive, and ministerial powers not specifically reserved by law or codes to the Board of Directors or its officers.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
The information below is meant to serve as examples of the job duties and responsibilities for this classification. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive, but indicative of several types of duties performed.
- Responsible to the Board of Directors for implementing its policies, decisions, and actions, and if qualified, provides legal advice to the Board in consultation with the General Counsel.
- Determines administrative policies, programs, and procedures; directs their execution, and evaluates their results.
- Directs, administers, and supervises the activities of the various divisions in the District to ensure that the District’s goals and objectives are being met in an effective and efficient manner.
- Directs the preparation of studies, reports, and documents for submission to the Board of Directors with respect to recommendations for policy determination and administrative direction of the District.
- Directs the preparation of the District’s annual budget and financial affairs, including long-and short-term capital projects, assessments and water sales, and presents the annual budget to the Board of Directors for approval and adoption.
- Directs and supervises the activities of the legislative representatives in Sacramento, California, and Washington, D.C.
- Plans, coordinates, and establishes priorities of all District services, projects, and contracts.
- Assists in the developing Board policies, rules and regulations and is responsible for their implantation.
Education and Experience
Any combination of equivalent education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge and abilities required by the position. A typical way of acquiring the knowledge and abilities would be:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, majoring in public administration, business administration, economics, engineering, finance, natural resources or a related field and fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible and directly related managerial experience; or an advanced degree from an accredited college or university, majoring in public administration, business administration, economics, engineering, law, finance, natural resources or a related field and ten (10) years of progressively responsible and directly related managerial experience;
Experience leading an organization with significant workforce and complex governmental regulation; experience leading and organization with agricultural, municipal, and industrial customers; experience with government relations at the local, state, and federal levels; experience in negotiating issues or projects with significant and diverse political interests; or such experience as the Board of Directors deems appropriate.
- Applicable State and Federal water laws
- State and Federal legislative processes.
- Principles of organization and management necessary to analyze, evaluate, and direct a variety of different programs, functions, or systems.
- Principles of governmental fiscal management, budgetary control, taxing principles, and bond sales.
- The operation of the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project.
- The principles and practices of public personnel administration.
- Energy and environmental impacts of water management operations.
- Climate science as it pertains to weather patterns and water availability.
- Direct an organization engaged in a number of diverse functions or programs.
- Establish and maintain liaison with legislative and other governmental bodies.
- Interpret and apply Federal, State, and local laws to the administration of District policies, programs, contracts, and services.
- Possess physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job.
- Work hours other than normal work schedule.
- Travel frequently at times by airplane and automobile.
- Possess a valid Class C Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider.