Assistant General Manager

San Diego County Water | San Diego, CA

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Posted Date 2/03/2020


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 $245 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.

To read more about the organization and our vision, view the full recruitment brochure.

The Position
The Water Authority is seeking an innovative and dynamic Assistant General Manager who will assist and support the General Manager and Deputy General Manager in the planning and execution of programs and projects for accomplishing the Authority's short- and long-term goals and objectives. The position reports directly to the General Manager. Within assigned areas of responsibility, the position operates with substantial latitude and discretion to execute the policies of the Board of Directors in serving its member agencies' water needs, both current and long-term, while operating in a rapidly changing environment.

The General Manager's Office manages and directs the activities of the Water Authority. Specifically, the General Manager's Office: implements the Board's strategic plan and policies through the programs of the General Manager's five-year business plan; provides oversight of the Water Authority's extensive infrastructure system; communicates and advocates adopted policy positions and programs of the Water Authority to local, state, and federal officials and agencies; and provides staff assistance to the Board of Directors.

The General Manager's Office also oversees the direct expenses of the Board of Directors and several other individual divisions, including the Energy Program, Clerk of the Board, and Innovation.

To learn more about the challenges and opportunities for the Assistant General Manager, click here.

Qualification Guidelines
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 read the ideal candidate profile and the competencies and skills required for success, view the full recruitment brochure.


Application Procedure

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume and five (5) professional references by 5:30 p.m., Monday, February 24, 2020. All application materials are to be submitted online via the SDCWA’s website. To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume and five (5) professional references by 5:30 p.m., Monday, February 24, 2020. All application materials are to be submitted online via the SDCWA’s website,  Click here to apply


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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