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General Manager

Effective: 08/18/06
Range M-05
Respirator Class: 3

Definition

Plan and manage the affairs of the Sanitary District, direct the staff in all functions and operations, and do all related work as required.

Supervision Received and Exercised

  • Receive policy direction from the District Board of Directors.
  • Exercise direct supervision over department directors and other staff as desired.

Examples of Essential Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide sound, ethical leadership to the staff of the District.
  • Establish and organize the departments and functions of the District.
  • Oversee and direct the general financial planning, policy, and budgeting of the District.
  • Draft and recommend rules, regulations, fees, and charges for adoption by the Board including specifications and requirements controlling the construction, repair, maintenance, and operation of sewage systems, recycled water system and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.
  • Administer and enforce policies and programs of the Sanitary District, as approved by the District Board, including the direction and supervision of administrative and management personnel concerning the administration, engineering, construction, operation, safety, and maintenance of the Sanitary District.
  • Attend District Board meetings and provide information, current and historical data, reports, and advice as requested. 
  • Be responsible for and direct the preparation of the District's annual budget and control authorized expenditures of the District.
  • Confer with private individuals, firms, organizations, and local, state, and federal agencies in the implementation and coordination of programs, projects, and various activities.
  • Represent the District at a variety of meetings and conferences conducted by civic and community organizations, technical groups, and legislative bodies.
  • Act as Executive Director of Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Facilities Financing Authority.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to recruit, hire and retain a diverse workforce.
  • Interview applicants and recommend appointments, promotions, and special assignments.
  • Review incoming and outgoing correspondence and reports prepared by staff.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • Modern management and leadership skills and practices.
  • Local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing the management, construction, operation, safety, and maintenance of a sanitary district.
  • The fundamentals of municipal finance, budgeting, and accounting.
  • Materials, processes, and equipment involved in the construction of sewage systems, treatment and disposal facilities, and related appurtenances.
  • The fundamentals of modern environmental engineering principles; field and office practices.
  • Good organization and office procedures.

Ability to:

  • Continuously know and observe the management and engineering field, remember the history of the agency and profession, and understand concepts and issues described in the normal course of business. 
  • Intermittently analyze proposals, plans, and positions of staff or consultants; identify problems and opportunities; interpret communication from the Board and staff; problem solve as the need arises; and explain issues to the Board and staff.
  • Understand and analyze financial and accounting statements; oversee budget preparation.
  • Oversee labor relations and labor contract issues.
  • Coordinate work and direction from District Counsel.
  • Sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time on a continuous basis.  Intermittently twist to reach equipment-surrounding desk, and perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means.
  • Coordinate and administer the activities of the District.
  • Delegate work to others, direct them in the course of such work, require the ethical conduct of the District's business, and create a cooperative and effective working relationship among subordinates.
  • Appraise people and situations accurately to meet and deal successfully with the public, engineers, contractors, and developers.
  • Implement an effective course of action and get along well with others.
  • Be resourceful, possess initiative, tact, and good judgment in management, engineering, and operational matters.

Experience and Education

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:

  • Fifteen years of broad and complex management experience, at least ten of which must have been in a responsible capacity involving the management, planning, and operation of sanitary sewage systems, treatment facilities, recycled water system and related facilities.

Education:

  • · Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major work in business or public administration, engineering or a related field.
  • A Master of Business or Public Administration or Master of Science degree in Engineering is desirable.

Licenses and Certificates

  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

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