The McKinleyville Community Services District (District) Board of Directors is in search of a motivated person interested in leading the organization. The ideal candidate will possess creativity, innovation, and vision in helping to guide the District in current and future endeavors and an engaging leadership style that will inspire, motivate, and empower staff and department heads to achieve District goals.
McKinleyville is a dynamic and unique community in a coastal setting in northern California. The General Manager will be integrally involved in continuously refining and evolving the District to improve efficiencies and forge new relationships while maintaining current community connections.
The Position: As the Chief Executive Officer of the District, this position is directly responsible for the affairs of the District including administration, operations, engineering, and related support services. The General Manager provides day-to-day leadership for the McKinleyville Community Services District under the policy direction of the Board of Directors and works closely with them on a variety of issues.
The Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate for the General Manager of the McKinleyville Community Services District will join a professionally committed informal working atmosphere and will possess many of the following personal and professional attributes:
Engaging leadership that will inspire, motivate, and empower staff and department heads to achieve District goals.
Creativity, innovation, and vision in helping to guide the District in current and future endeavors.
Strong communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to present technical information with ease.
Enthusiasm to effectively and passionately lead the District complemented with a proven track record of sound fiscal, technical, and personnel management.
In summary, the ideal candidate will be highly qualified, experienced, and motivated to connect with the community, staff, and the Board and who will oversee a well-run and technical organization with effective and engaging style. The diverse nature of the District provides opportunities for those who enjoy variety of tasks and being hands on.
Open and transparent communication style
Sense of humor
Ability to collaborate and forge relationships within the community and partnerships regionally and statewide
Thorough understanding of General Manager and Board roles
Committed to staff development/training and retention
Familiarity with CEQA
Knowledge of construction management
Experience with the Regional Water Quality Control Board
Respectful and good listener; respects and fosters employee input
Creative and innovative thinker regarding revenues, resources, and grants
Fully knowledgeable with Proposition 218, including required actions for implementation of water and wastewater rate increases, Lighting and Landscape Act and ballot initiatives
Application and Selection Process: The filing deadline is Friday, November 22, 2019. Please submit a resume, a compelling letter of interest, and five work-related references to:
Resumes will be screened based on the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be given preliminary interviews by the District upon receipt of resume. The Board will conduct interviews with the most qualified candidates in January 2020. An offer of appointment is expected following comprehensive reference and background checks.
Additional Salary Information: The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive compensation package that considers the candidate’s qualifications and track record of career success. The Board of Directors will negotiate a mutually beneficial employment agreement with the selected candidate.
About McKinleyville Community Services District
MCSD is a Special District that provides Water, Sewer, Recreation, and Open Space Maintenance, situated on the upper north coast of California.