Cucamonga Valley Water District, located in the heart of Southern California’s Inland Empire, is looking for a high-performing, executive level water and wastewater expert to be its next General Manager/Chief Executive Officer. The ideal candidate is diversely talented with a proven aptitude for balancing the technical aspects of a complicated water agency with a complex and nuanced regional and statewide water landscape. The District’s $100-million combined operating and capital budget rivals one of the largest in the area, making the General Manager/CEO’s ability to navigate sophisticated financial challenges with an entrepreneurial spirit a primary part of job. In addition to leading the staff of 130, CVWD’s General Manager also serves as President of the Fontana Union Water Company, a mutual water company that provides CVWD with access to additional water supplies. The job demands a collaborative, seasoned professional who will adhere to the District’s culture of team work, accountability, innovation, empowerment and Service Beyond Expectation to its community of nearly 200,000 in its 47-square mile service area. This position reports directly to the highly-engaged Board of Directors and leads all District operations, strategic initiatives, regional planning, policy principles and regulatory and legislative matters.
At least ten years senior-level executive experience
Progressive responsibility in administration and operation of water systems
Knowledge of wastewater maintenance systems
Established understanding of California water issues
Familiarity of groundwater basin management and adjudications
Implementation of sophisticated capital improvement programs and water management plans
Ability to advance regional partnerships and critical stakeholder relationships; and influence key negotiations
Advance degrees in water systems; PE desirable
Understanding of the importance of culture
Entrepreneurial spirit with change attitude
Knowledge of working with a sophisticated Board
Appreciation of staff members and how to care for them
Political acumen, astuteness and the ability to form meaningful relationships
Additional Salary Information: Competitive benefits package includes PERS retirement, social security, vacation time, deferred compensation, administrative training, health, vision, dental, etc. Other benefits including vehicle allowance or comparable to be negotiated.
About Cucamonga Valley Water District
The Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) is a dynamic, growing organization whose sole purpose is to provide high quality, safe and reliable water and wastewater services, while practicing good stewardship of natural and financial resources. CVWD is one of the leading retail water providers in the region which is attributed to our innovation and leadership in addressing regional and state-wide water issues.
CVWD's service area includes the City of Rancho Cucamonga, portions of the cities of Fontana, Ontario, and Upland and some unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County.
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