Coachella Valley Water District Asst General Manager.pmd

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             (COACHELLA, CA)

      Assistant General Manager
                                Coachella Valley Water Distric
The Community                                                          five-member Board of Directors is elected from five geographic
The Coachella Valley (Valley) includes the desert cities of            divisions for terms of four years each.
La Quinta, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage,                The six water service functions are summarized below:
Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Desert Hot Springs, Indio and
Coachella. It is one of the fastest growing regions in Southern        Domestic Water
California and offers an ideal place to work, play and raise a
                                                                         Population Served- 282,426
family. Decades ago, the Hollywood elite discovered the Valley as
a place for fun, sun and relaxation. Since then, several hundred         Active Meters- 106,576
thousand residents have discovered the Valley as a year round            Average Daily Demand– 112 mgd
home.                                                                    Wells- 104
The Valley has created a national and international reputation           Distribution Reservoirs-59
for having a luxury resort lifestyle. It is home to such world           Distribution Piping- 1,965 miles
class resorts like the La Quinta Resort & Club, Miramonte
Resort and Marriott’s Desert Springs Resort and Spa.                   Sanitation (Wastewater)
                                                                         Population Served- 265,337
Millions of tourists each year visit the shimmering pools,
emerald fairways and five-star resorts. The Valley is also               Active Accounts- 100,127
recognized as the golf, tennis and polo capital of the west.             Average Daily Flow-18.3 mgd
The Valley plays host to many internationally known golf                 Water Reclamation Facilities-6
events like the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (PGA Tour), the                Collection System Piping- 1,079 miles
Nabisco Dinah Shore Tournament (LPGA Tour) and the
Merrill Lynch Skins Game. The Pacific Life Open (USTA) is              Recycled Water
featured at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and international             Active Accounts-16
polo matches in Indio attract a worldwide audience every year.           Average Daily Flow-7.2 mgd
The Valley’s population is projected to double in the next 35 years.     Recycled Water Facilities that produce recycled water-3
While winter weather is exceptional, the temperatures frequently
rise to 110 degrees Fahrenheit and above in the summer. The            Irrigation & Drainage
annual rainfall seldom exceeds three inches.                             Irrigable Acres-78,530
                                                                         Active Accounts- 1,109
The Cochella Valley Water District                                       Total Water Delivered- 263,763 acre-feet
The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) provides six                  Irrigation System Piping-485 miles
water-related services: domestic water, sanitation (wastewater),         Coachella Canal-122 miles
recycled water, irrigation & drainage, groundwater recharge              Farm Drainage Area-37,425 acres
and stormwater protection. CVWD has a deep history and
                                                                         On Farm Drainage Piping-2,298 miles
dates back to 1915. CVWD was also one of the original
signatories to the Party of Seven Agreement of 1931 which                CVWD Open Drains-21 miles
divided California’s share of the Colorado River.                        CVWD-Pipe Drains-166 miles
CVWD’s mission is “To meet the water related needs of the              Stormwater
people through dedicated employees providing high quality at             Stormwater Channels-16
reasonable cost.” With headquarters located in the City of
                                                                         Length Of Stormwater Facilities-134 miles
Coachella and urban water functions centered in Palm Desert,
CVWD has nearly 640,000 acres within its boundaries. Most              Groundwater Recharge
of the service area is in Riverside County, but CVWD also                Recharge Facilties- 4
extends into Imperial and San Diego Counties. A governing
                                                                         Recharge from imported water – 15,984 acre-feet
ct: Assistant General Manager
  Imported supply since 1973 – 2,180,850 acre-feet                       Assists in providing positive and constructive leadership
                                                                         and management.
  The FY 2009/2010 operating budget is approximately
  $218 million. The FY 2009/2010 Capital Improvement                     Keeps the General Manager fully informed on all impor-
  Budget (CIB) is $ 63 million. Currently, CVWD has a staff              tant factors influencing staff and line elements and on the
  of 500.                                                                progress toward meeting established goals for projects and
  District Accomplishments                                               Represents the District in meetings and discussions with
                                                                         employees, customers, the public, governmental officials
  CVWD hit a major milestone in 2009 on two of the most
                                                                         and contractors in order to promote the District’s goals and
  significant groundwater management projects in the District’s
                                                                         objectives and resolve issues.
  history. In the spring, the District completed the first phase of
  the Mid-Valley Pipeline. This $75 million project, slated for          Assists in administering provisions for effective and
  completion by 2015, will expand the availability of non-               efficient operation and control of facilities, finances,
  potable water to up to 50 golf courses that currently use              personnel and equipment.
  primarily groundwater. This will ultimately save 50,000                Assists in negotiating agreements and contracts including
  acre-feet of groundwater annually.                                     labor relations.
  The District’s newest full-scale groundwater recharge facility         Attends Board meetings and presents Board agenda in the
  is expected to go into operation this summer, enabling the             absence of the General Manager.
  District to replenish the eastern Coachella Valley’s aquifer
                                                                         Reviews, researches and prepares studies on a wide variety
  with up to an additional 40,000 acre-feet annually. This
                                                                         of subject matter.
  amount of water is equal to what is used each year by about
  40,000 residents.                                                      Acts as a leader and provides direction on the setting of
                                                                         standards for District projects to assure continuity and
  In 2009, the District also implemented a tiered rate structure,        progress toward overall goals.
  which has been a proven tool for discouraging water waste.
  Other water districts that have implemented tiered rate systems        Acts as a Hearing Officer during confidential grievance
  have seen water use decline by an average of 20 to 35%.                hearings.
                                                                         Approves personnel action requests and disciplinary actions
  The Position                                                           in the absence of the General Manager.
  Under direction of the General Manager, the Assistant General          Performs related duties as assigned.
  Manager assists in directing, planning and coordinating              This position is open due to the retirement of the incumbent.
  District operations. He/She assists in coordinating the
  efficient and effective use of facilities, finances, personnel and   The Candidate
  equipment. The AGM participates in Board of Directors or
  related meetings in the absence of the General Manager as            Education, Experience and Certifications
  well as acts for the General Manager in the operation and
                                                                         Any combination equivalent to the completion of a bach-
  conduct of District business.
                                                                         elor of science degree in public or business administration,
  Essential functions of the position include:                           electrical or civil engineering or engineering management
                                                                         (a master’s degree is preferred); and
    Assists in the development of policies, programs and
    budgets necessary for the operation of the District.                 Five years of related experience in an executive capacity in a
                                                                         water-related industry including planning, organizing,
    This position is open due to the retirement of the incum-
                                                                         directing and controlling operations.
    bent. Assists in the development of long-range plans
    covering the essential elements of operations, facilities,           Possession of a state of California registration as a profes-
    finances and personnel.                                              sional engineer in civil engineering is highly desirable.
  Requires valid California Operators license issued by the State     Social, political and environmental issues influencing the
  Department of Motor Vehicles. Department of Motor Vehicles          development and implementation of projects or programs.
  driving record may influence employment or classification.          Research methods and techniques.
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge                                       District personnel rules, policies and labor contract
The selected candidate should have skills in:                         provisions.
                                                                      The principles and procedures of sound business communi-
  Planning, organizing and coordinating water-related
  activities and operations.
  Coordinating with facilities, financial and Human                 Management Style and Personal Traits
  Resources functions.                                              The Coachella Valley Water District is looking for a seasoned
  Establishing and maintaining effective relations with             professional with a background in California water issues to
  customers, the general public, governmental and contractor        be the next Assistant General Manager. This person will assist
  representatives and employees.                                    in the day-to-day operations of the District, work closely with
                                                                    the Board and participate in the hiring of new staff.
  Preparing clear and concise reports.
  Communicating effectively in public.                              The selected candidate will be someone who can “hit the
                                                                    ground running.” This person should have high energy,
  Analyzing and resolving problems.                                 excellent communication skills and a “can do” attitude. He/
  Representing the District at a variety of functions and           She will enjoy working within a team environment, value
  meetings.                                                         stakeholder involvement in processes and not be afraid to
  Working independently with little direction.                      make a decision.

  Understanding and effectively carry out general oral and          The ideal candidate will be well organized and able to quickly
  written instructions.                                             gain information and process it. He/She will be confident,
                                                                    likable and able to develop good relationships. This person
  Reviewing and making logical conclusions from technical           will be able to make suggestions, voice his/her opinion and be
  engineering data.                                                 forward thinking. Lastly, the selected candidate will be
  Understanding, interpreting, explaining, and applying             someone who is visible within the community and continue to
  District policy and procedures.                                   foster strong employee relations.
  Presenting proposals and recommendations clearly,
  logically and persuasively in public meetings.                    Compensation
  Developing and implementing appropriate procedures                The salary for this position is within an established annual
  and controls.                                                     range of $175,656 to $231, 000, and will be dependent upon
  Exercising tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive,          the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
  complex and confidential issues and situations.                   In addition, benefits are provided which include: health,
                                                                    dental, and vision insurance; participation in the Public
In addition, he/she should have knowledge of:
                                                                    Employees’ Retirement System (CVWD pays 100% of the
  The organization and management of a water District.              required contribution); holidays (13 per year); vacation; sick
  The principles of supervision and business management.            leave; longevity pay; and educational reimbursement.
  Water engineering, construction and maintenance practices.
                                                                    How To Apply
  Applicable federal, state and local water laws, regulations
  and legislation                                                   Please apply on-line by as soon as possible at
  The functions and relationships of federal, state and local       Candidate review will begin December 18, 2009.
  agencies to water resources and operations..
                                                                    For questions and inquiries, please contact:
  Water supply development.
  The principles of administration and staffing.                    Sherrill Uyeda or Syldy Tom
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  The principles and practices of budgeting, purchasing and
  maintenance of public records.                                    400 Oceangate, Suite 510
                                                                    Long Beach, CA 90802
  The organization and functions of an elected Board of
  Directors.                                                          Telephone: (562) 901-0769
  The Brown Act and other laws and regulations governing
  the conduct of public meetings.                                   An Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer

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