Joshua Basin Water District (JBWD) proudly serves the beautiful desert community of Joshua Tree, California. The community of Joshua Tree is known for its dramatic desert landscape, panoramic views, and is the gateway to the west entrance of Joshua Tree National Park. JBWD is a special district that serves more than 5,400 active and inactive service connections in a 96-square mile service area. Since formation, the District has remained dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality drinking water.
The District is seeking a highly qualified individual to join our management team as the Director of Water Resources and Operations (DWRO). Under general direction, the DWRO will plan, organize, and direct the water quality, production, storage, transmission and distribution, construction, maintenance, and operations functions of the District. The DWRO will coordinate engineering and development projects to maintain and upgrade the District’s water facilities system. The DWRO will serve as the Chief Operator of the District’s distribution system.
The ideal candidate will be a positive influence on day-to-day operations with a can-do attitude. This individual will possess high-level management skills, with a high degree of technical knowledge in complex water supply, groundwater, and environmental issues. The individual must employ a hands-on, proactive, and collaborative approach that will build trust and develop positive, open relations in all aspects of operations duties, including the supervision responsibilities to operations employees. The individual will handle difficult and complex assignments with minimal oversight. The individual will report directly to the General Manager.
Desired Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of education and experience which would likely provide the necessary knowledge and abilities may be qualifying.
Education - The ideal applicant will possess a completed a four-year degree from an accredited college or university with a major in public administration, business, civil engineering, water science, or closely related field.
Experience – A minimum of ten years of broad and extensive experience experience in a California water district, including four years of increasing responsibility in supervisory experience in the operations, planning, design, construction and maintenance of water, treatment, and irrigation facilities. Proven experience at a management or assistant management level with administration of a variety of projects is highly desirable.
Licenses or Certificates - Must possess at a minimum, a Grade III Water Distribution Certification issued by the State Water and Resources Control Board, must possess a valid California Class C Driver's License.
Monthly Salary Range: $9,667 - $10,938 – This is a full-time, exempt position with an excellent benefits package.
Our mission is to provide a high standard of water quality and customer service at responsible cost; to protect the water resources of Joshua Basin Water District; to promote cooperation and respect with customers, employees, neighboring communities and public – private agencies.
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