Donner Summit Public Utility District’s Board of Directors is seeking a General Manager with intrinsic knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing both water and wastewater systems. This position requires well-developed skills in strategic and financial planning, system operations, people management and regulatory affairs.
The successful candidate will be articulate, credible, and trustworthy, with a strong commitment to public service and the community, and is able to develop strong, positive relationships with the District’s Board of Directors, staff and customers.
The General Manager (GM) serves as the chief executive officer and financial manager under the direction of the District’s five-member, publicly elected Board of Directors. In addition to daily oversight of both and wastewater utilities, the GM is responsible for implementing all business operations, policies and programs as directed by the Board of Directors, and foresees future needs, including repairs and improvements, and other operational necessities. The GM is responsible for the operational budget and overall fiscal health of the District. The GM oversees all District staff and human resource functions.
Resumes from interested candidates, including at least three (3) professional references or letters of recommendation need to be submitted by 3:00 PM, Friday, April 23, 2021.
Plan, organize and oversee District functions.
Participate and provide guidance in the development and implementation of the District’s mission, vision, strategic plan, goals, objectives, policies and procedures as directed by the Board of Directors.
Advise the Board of Directors on issues, programs, and financial status; prepares and recommends long- and short-term plans for District service provision, capital improvements, and funding.
Ensure compliance with all relevant local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations, as well as District policies.
Prepare monthly administrative and operations reports and financial reports for regular monthly or special Board of Directors meetings.
Develop and oversee the preparation of the District’s annual operations and capital budgets; present the budgets to the Budget Committee and ultimately the Board of Directors for approval.
Prepare for the District’s annual and independent audit and work with the Auditor during the process.
Interact with and manage the District’s contractual relationships with attorney, engineers, accountants, auditors, and other consultants retained by the District.
Confer with and advise District staff on issues relating to the operation and maintenance of the District.
Represent the District in a positive way to elected officials, outside groups and organizations, community and professional groups.
About the Donner Summit Public Utility District
The Donner Summit Public Utility District (District) provides water treatment and distribution, and sewer collection and wastewater treatment for approximately 500 customers within its service area. The District is a multi-county district serving customers in both Nevada County and Placer County and falls under the jurisdiction of Placer LAFCo. For more information visit www.DSPUD.com.
Required Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities
Minimum five (5) years of experience in a management or senior operations position in a public agency setting, preferably in the wastewater and water industry.
Experience in wastewater and water treatment are a must.
Candidates must have one or more of the following: Grade III Wastewater Treatment Certification, Grade III Water Treatment Certification, Engineering degree or P.E.
Experience with Waste Discharge Permits and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board policies.
Knowledge of funding sources available at local, state and federal levels.
Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local, county, regional, state and federal agencies.
Experience reporting to elected Board of Directors, including preparation of written reports, oral presentations to Board and Citizens groups, conducting special projects as assigned, and working collaboratively with District Consultants.
Knowledge of principles and practices of public sector administration and organizational management, including the Brown Act: Open Meeting Law.
Familiar with public works construction projects and public financing.
Ability to supervise, motivate, and manage staff.
About Donner Summit Public Utility District
The Donner Summit Public Utility District (District) provides water treatment and distribution, and sewer collection and wastewater treatment for approximately 500 customers within its service area. The District is a multi-county district serving customers in both Nevada County and Placer County and falls under the jurisdiction of Placer LAFCo. The District serves the communities of Soda Springs and Norden. Additionally, the District serves four major ski areas and two Cal Trans rest areas. The District discharges treated effluent into the South Yuba River as permitted by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board. The tertiary-treated recycled water is also used for snowmaking at the Soda Springs Mountain Resort and dust control for construction projects. The District provides drinking water under the Surface Water Drinking Rule. The District’s source water is from Lake Angela, which is owned by the District along with an associated dam.