Irrigation General Manager

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Posted 2 months ago

Summary:   Under direction from the Board of Directors, the General Manager is in charge of the administrative, public information, personnel, and general affairs of the District; represents the Board’s policies and programs with employees, other government agencies, community organizations, and the general public.  Officially serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the District.  The manager reviews budget requests and makes recommendations to the Board, and is responsible for managers and supervisors of the district and employer-employee relations.

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the District
  • Provides advice and consultation on the development of District programs and policies.
  • Oversees development of Board agendas.
  • Reviews budget requests and oversees the preparation of the annual budget, making recommendations to the Board on final expenditure levels.
  • Assumes responsibility for District personnel matters, including employment procedures, grievances, classification and pay, and employer-employee relations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, customers, vendors, board members & public.
  • Coordinate and develop water delivery schedules
  • Prepare water budgets and delivery reports 
  • Oversee the District’s well field operations
  • Oversee channel and structure maintenance
  • Plan and coordinate new structure construction
  • Plan and coordinate grant funding applications

Other Duties:

  • Represents the District before Boards and Commissions
  • Oversees studies & surveys to determine effectiveness of District Programs
  • Oversees the preparation of leases and agreements with other agencies
  • Prepares long-term capital plans
  • Perform related duties, as assigned by the Board of Directors

Job Standards/Specifications:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public administration, including administrative analysis, fiscal planning, and control, and policy and program development
  • Laws, rules, ordinances, and legislative processes controlling District functions, programs, and operations
  • Organizations, operations, and problems of special districts
  • 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
  • Budgeting principles and practices
  • Contract Development and Administration
  • Principles and practices of personnel administration
  • Public personnel administrations and employer-employee relations
  • Office equipment, such as: computers, telephones, copiers, and fax machines
  • Computer software, such as: Word, Excel, and Laserfiche (helpful)

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, coordinated, and direct the work of staff to achieve efficient District operations and goals
  • Prepare and administer a District budget and fiscal year control process
  • Collect, organize, and analyze data, and establish facts, on a variety of topics
  • Oversee the preparation of Board agendas
  • Communicate effectively to staff, and during public presentations
  • Exercise leadership, authority, and supervision tactfully and effectively
  • Provide advice and consultation to the District Board of Directors on the development of ordinances, regulations, programs, policies, and operations.
  • Use computer systems and software packages related to the operations and functions of the District

Typical Physical Activities:

  • Travel in District vehicle or by airplane, when necessary, to conduct District business
  • Work at desk for an extended period of time
  • Work in an office environment, carry, push, pull, reach, and lift objects weighing up to 15 pounds
  • Sufficient finger/hand coordination and dexterity to operate and adjust office equipment
  • Use of telephones, computers, copiers, and fax machines
  • Hearing and vision within normal ranges with or without correction

Environmental Factors:

  • Exposure to the sun: 10% or less work time spent outside a building and exposed to the sun
  • Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts
  • Irregular or extended work hours

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Degree from a four-year college or university, and four to six years related experience and/or training; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Certificates, Licenses, Registration Requirement:

  • Drivers License:  Possession of a valid California Class C License at the time of appointment.  Failure to obtain or maintain such required license(s) may be cause for disciplinary action.

The specific statements shown in each section of this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

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