Director of Water Resources

San Diego County Water Authority | San Diego, CA

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Posted Date 7/11/2018

The San Diego County Water Authority is seeking an innovative and astute Director of Water Resources who will maintain and support the Department's wide variety of functions, programs, and staff. Under policy direction of the General Manager, the position plans, organizes, provides administrative direction and oversight in the Resources Planning, Regulatory Policy, Environmental Planning, and Facilities Planning functional areas. The position was vacated by the long-term incumbent due to retirement.

The Water Resources Director leads the development and implementation of the comprehensive strategies and programs for the Agency's water resource planning, reclamation and conservation program. The position requires substantial, progressively responsible executive-level administrative experience in water resource planning. The Water Authority is known as a leader in the industry, and is managed and operated by a smart, passionate, and high caliber staff. The Director of Water Resources serves as a key executive in the Water Authority Team and is expected to add to the strategic leadership and best practices of the organization.

This position requires substantial, progressively responsible experience that demonstrates the ability to provide strategic leadership, management, and accountability to a highly complex organization. A candidate must have a combination of public sector managerial and technical skills. Typical qualifying background includes a bachelor's degree and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in planning for water resource requirements for a large metropolitan area, at least five of which were in a management capacity.

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and five (5) professional references through the San Diego County Water Authority's website,, by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

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More about the San Diego County Water Authority
The San Diego County Water Authority is a progressive, independent public agency that serves as San Diego County's regional water wholesaler. The Water Authority's mission is to provide a safe and reliable supply of water to its 24 member agencies serving the region's $222 billion economy and its 3.3 million residents. The public agency is directed by a General Manager, who reports to a 36-member Board of Directors. Each of the 24 member agencies has at least one representative on the board. The directors are appointed representatives of the member agencies. They are business and civic leaders with diverse professional and technical backgrounds.

With an acute awareness of San Diego's dependence on imported water sources, the Water Authority is currently executing a long-term strategy to improve this semi-arid region's water reliability by diversifying its supply sources, making major investments in its water delivery and storage system, and improving water-use efficiency. Through dynamic leadership, thoughtful planning, and prudent fiscal policies, the Water Authority is managing the region's water portfolio, while continuing to diversify supplies to enhance future reliability.

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