General Manager

  • Calleguas Municipal Water District
  • Thousand Oaks, California
  • Apr 19, 2019
Full Time Water and Wastewater Treatment Management
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Phone: 805-526-9323
  • Apply By: Jun 07, 2019


As established by the Water Code section 71340, the General Manager shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. Reporting to and under policy direction from the Board of Directors, the General Manager oversees the administrative, planning, engineering, financial and operations and maintenance activities of the District. In consideration of Board-established organizational goals and priorities, the General Manager provides strategic leadership and manages overall District functions designed to fulfill the District’s mission. The incumbent serves as the principal District representative communicating and implementing Board policy decisions with District employees, other governmental, legislative and regulatory bodies, member purveyors, consultants, media, community organizations, and the general public.

Job Requirements

The General Manager must possess a wide range of skills and knowledge necessary to effectively manage all District departments and activities. The position requires extensive interaction and collaboration with other agencies, organizations and individuals and the ability to resolve protracted, complex, and contentious issues. It is essential that the General Manager possess strong interpersonal skills and communicates clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, to maintain sound working relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, and external entities. The General Manager is also expected to conduct him- or herself with integrity and maintain high ethical standards in the completion of work tasks.


  • Progressively responsible experience managing multifaceted projects and programs, demonstrated leadership in the public sector, and working knowledge and understanding of contemporary California water issues, particularly matters related to imported water and groundwater resources.
  • Broad and extensive work experience in a management position in a public agency, assuming responsibility for the formulation and implementation of programs, budgets, and administrative operations with at least ten years of experience in a supervisory capacity is desirable.


  • A bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Civil or Mechanical Engineering, Hydrogeology, or closely related field from an accredited college or university is required.
  • An advanced degree, California professional engineer or geologist registration, and/or California water treatment/distribution certifications are desirable.

Special Instructions

Submittal of a District application packet including job application, cover letter, resume, and supplemental questionnaire is required.  Application packets are due by 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2019 and must be submitted by mail to Calleguas MWD, Attn: Human Resources Coordinator, 2100 Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 or by email to

Additional Information

Total annual compensation is negotiable and will be competitive and dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate and needs of the District. Additional typical District benefits include participation in California Public Employees’ Retirement System program, 457b deferred compensation program, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, and a vacation/sick leave program.