Located in northern San Diego County, the Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) operates and maintains facilities to supply water and sewer services to the town of Fallbrook and water and reclaimed water to the surrounding residential and agricultural areas. The greater Fallbrook area is well known for its gently rolling hills, lush avocado and citrus orchards, ancient oak trees, equestrian and walking trails, riparian areas, nature preserves, and Mediterranean climate. FPUD is seeking a steady, proven leader with a finance background and leadership capabilities to serve as General Manager. The District is seeking an outside the box thinker who can take a creative approach to problem solving while maintaining fiscal prudence. He or she will be approachable, with an open and honest communication style, and will communicate directly and proactively with the Board of Directors, staff, and the general public. The ideal candidate will lead by example, set a high standard of ethics and integrity, and inspire confidence in others. An individual with experience working in a small district and a successful track record in establishing a positive work environment will be ideal. Qualified candidates will have a background in finance, engineering experience, and be skilled in both employee and labor relations. The annual salary range for the incoming General Manager is $190,000–$244,000, DOQ. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, apply online at www.bobmurrayassoc.com. Contact Mr. Regan Williams at (916) 784-9080, should you have questions. Filing Deadline: January 26, 2018.
Any combination of training, education, and experience which demonstrates possession of the knowledge and ability to perform the duties of the position is qualifying. Typically, five (5) years of responsible, executive-level experience in water utility or public works management in a municipal or special district setting; and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; or, experience at or equivalent to the level of Assistant General Manager in the FPUD, would provide such opportunity. Possession of a valid and appropriate California driver’s license is required.
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