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Assistant General Manager Half Moon Bay, CA 11/21
Director, WES Oregon City, OR 11/06

 last updated: December 11, 2014

Job Title: Assistant General Manager
Posted: 11/21/2014
Closing Date: 12/19/2014

Assistant General Manager
Annual Salary Range:  $140,000 - $160,000
The Half Moon Bay Area

Coastside County Water District is located in the City of Half Moon Bay.  Residents of this charming community live a lifestyle that many think no longer exists in California.  Neighbors care about each other, schools are important, and there is a sense of real community.

The community also offers a wide variety of public and private attractions.  Half Moon Bay rests on the Pacific Coast between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer.  It is located approximately 28 miles south of San Francisco and lies within the westernmost portion of San Mateo County.

The historic downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses.  Local beaches and parks can be accessed by pedestrians, bikes and equestrians.  Golf can be enjoyed at two of California's finest courses.  The City and coastside are home to numerous nurseries and farms.  The Pumpkin Festival held in October draws hundreds of thousands of people to the coast to enjoy its panoramic vistas, fine cuisine, arts, crafts and genuine hospitality.

The Organization

The Coastside County Water District (CCWD) serves the City of Half Moon Bay and a part of the unincorporated area of San Mateo County including Miramar, Princeton By The Sea and El Granada.  The District's service territory encompasses approximately 14 square miles and serves nearly 18,000 people.  Predominant land use is residential surrounded by agricultural and light ranching activities.

The CCWD’s mission is to develop and provide its customers with high quality water and service at the lowest possible price, in accordance with the following values:

  • Reliability and sustainability of system facilities;
  • Timeliness of District policies, procedures, actions and decisions;
  • 50-year outlook when replacing infrastructure;
  • Legality of all District actions and behaviors; and
  • Culture of openness, fairness and inclusiveness

 

The Position

CCWD is looking for a dynamic, results-oriented individual who works collaboratively to plan and direct all District financial and administrative functions. The District is targeting a proactive self-starter, as the new AGM will be expected to work under minimal direction and serve as the principal financial officer of the District. Solid experience in water operations and/or engineering will set the top applicants apart. In addition to finance and budgeting, the ability to manage people and programs and lead CIP projects is key. A career-minded individual seeking professional growth within the water industry is an ideal candidate.  Responsibilities include:      

• Provides leadership in the development of short and long-term strategic financial objectives;
• Ensures that effective internal controls are in place and ensures compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial reporting.
• Ensures the credibility of the District’s financial reporting by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts;
• Forecasts cash flow and manages and invests District funds in accordance with District policy;
• Directs and coordinates preparation of the annual budget and Capital Improvement Program;
• Prepares the annual District Financing Plan in order to recommend rate increases necessary to fund operating expenses and capital projects;
• Performs rate structure analyses and recommends changes to ensure rate equity and compliance with applicable laws and regulations;
• Develops and administers the District’s asset tracking and management program;
• Recommends short and long term financial strategies;
• Attends Board and committee meetings and provides input and expertise relative to finance;
• Oversees the District’s customer service functions;
• Manages the District’s administrative information technology infrastructure, ensuring data integrity and maintaining continuously the District’s ability to recover all information technology functions quickly and effectively after equipment failure or a disaster;
• Administers human resource functions of the District, including payroll and benefits, to ensure compliance with laws and regulations and with terms of the collective bargaining agreement with represented employees;
• Evaluates and recommends changes to District personnel policies and procedures; and
• Acts in the role of the General Manager in the General Manager’s absence.

 

Education & Experience Requirements
A typical qualification path for this position may be:

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business, or a closely related field.
  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional level experience in financial analysis, fund accounting, budgeting, treasury and investment management, auditing, and information management systems, with at least seven (7) of those years in a senior supervisory capacity. 
  • A Master’s Degree in finance and/or a Certified Public Accountant designation is desirable. 
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

 

Compensation

The salary range is $140,000 - $160,000 annually.  

Important Application Information

To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please visit the Koff & Associates website at www.koffassociates.com to download an application and to view the job posting and brochure.  Please mail or email the application, cover letter, and resume by December 19, 2014 to:

Koff & Associates
Attention: Kathy Crotty
6400 Hollis Street, Suite 5
Emeryville, CA 94608
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Following the closing date, application materials will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure.  The most qualified candidates will be invited to personal interviews with Koff & Associates.  Coastside County Water District will make the final decision regarding a candidate’s eligibility, however, applicants meeting the minimum requirements will not be guaranteed advancement in the process.  Applicants considered for appointment will be required to undergo a thorough background investigation.  Candidates will be advised of the status of the recruitment following selection of the Assistant General Manager.

 

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Job Title: Director, Water Environment Services
Posted: 11/06/2014
Closing Date: 11/25/2014

DIRECTOR, WATER ENVIRONMENT SERVICES
Clackamas County
Oregon City, Oregon
Close Date: 11/25/2014

If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity to make a difference while enjoying an exceptional quality of life, Clackamas County is the place for you!

THE OPPORTUNITY
Clackamas County is seeking an experienced, highly skilled, creative individual with excellent management, organizational and interpersonal skills to bring their leadership and vision to our Water Environment Services department.

The Director of Water Environment Services reports to the County Administrator and participates as a member of the County's Executive Management Team to facilitate effective and quality service delivery in all County programs. A true generalist, the Director of Water Environment Services will provide department wide executive leadership, assess managerial and organizational effectiveness, perform fiscal planning, policy development, public service and communication. The position is responsible for developing and implementing department goals, objectives, policies and priorities and providing team leadership and administrative direction to division managers.

ARE YOU:

  • An experienced wastewater collection and treatment, stormwater management, on-site sewage disposal, and water quality and stream enhancement leader looking for new challenges?
  • Experienced assisting citizens and businesses in creating vibrant, sustainable communities through innovative, responsive public service?
  • Driven to achieve a high level of excellence?
  • Achievement-oriented with a track record of success?
  • Able to see the "big picture"?
  • A creative leader who can act as change agent?
  • Results oriented?

A collaborative decision maker who can effectively implement and carry out the policies of the Board of County Commissioners and the County Administrator?

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate for this position will be an experienced manager/director in the field of wastewater, storm and surface water management, pollution control and environmental regulation. To lead the agency the Director must understand the risks, cost factors and opportunities in each of these fields. Additional knowledge will be necessary surrounding the Clean Water Act, its regulatory mechanisms as they operate in Oregon and how it interplays with Oregon’s laws.

Successful candidates should be experienced practitioners of strategic planning and able to work on high profile issues involving the future of agency services in the county including large intergovernmental projects. Clackamas County is currently pursuing consolidation of wastewater treatment services which will involve extensive capital planning and partnerships in service delivery. The chosen Director will join the public discussion with Water Environment Services and other local government agencies on the current and future needs for wastewater/stormwater services in the county.
Other challenges facing the agency in the foreseeable future include:

  • Fostering relationships with partner cities, citizen advisory groups and Community Planning Organizations.
  • Dealing with regulatory issues surrounding storm water system permitting involving cities and communities in the Portland Metro area.
  • Evaluating storm water management policies and partner relationships to facilitate implementation of the program master plan.
  • Provide strong, visionary and collaborative leadership and change management.
  • Daily management and leadership of the agency.

The Director must be committed to continue Water Environment Services' excellent level of service to its customers and citizens. Successful candidates should possess a high-level of political savvy to work with governing bodies at the local, state and federal levels. The understanding of the laws and regulations applicable to the agency must include the perspectives of both the regulated and the regulator. The Director must have the skill to listen to people representing different interests, understand their positions and work collaboratively toward responding to the needs of the residents and the livability of the area.

The Director will be a leader with strong interpersonal skills and bring a problem solving approach to the job as well as the ability to express a passionate commitment to serving and inspiring WES staff. The selected candidate must be able to think strategically and support the staff in implementing at the operational level with a clear service delivery strategy. The Director must excel in creating and sharing a vision of the future with staff, citizens, elected bodies, public and private groups.

Candidates should bring an understanding and experience of working in, and managing within, a union environment including knowledge of collective bargaining, labor and employee relations. The ideal candidate will also have a strong fiscal background including developing and managing a complex budget, and knowledge of funding sources and financing methods.

Salary and Benefits:        $124,494 - $168,065 annually (plus 6.27% deferred compensation and 6% retirement contribution).

HOW TO APPLY
For detailed information and to apply online please visit www.clackamas.us/des/jobs.html Click on the "Full-Time and Part Time" tab to complete the online application. JO# 103146. Closes Wednesday, November 25, 2014.

Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer valuing diversity and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

 

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