Deputy General Manager - WRA

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Oct 29, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management
  • Salary: $12,103.87 - $16,532.53 Monthly

Job Description

Position Description                                                                                                                       
Priority Screening Date: November 18, 2019
Exam #: 19/12C36/10GR

Deputy General Manager: $12,104 - $16,532 per month

The Monterey County Water Resources Agency (MCWRA)  manages, protects, stores and conserves water resources in Monterey County for beneficial and environmental use, while minimizing damage from flooding to create a safe and sustainable water supply for present and future generations.
 Important issues for the Agency include working closely with the Board of Supervisors and Board of Directors, open communication and cooperation with varied community stakeholders, and development of appropriate funding for ongoing and future environmental compliance needs.  Other key issues include development of appropriate funding and implementation of the following projects:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Spillway Rehabilitation
  • Interlake Tunnel Project
  • Pajaro River Flood Control Projects
  • Habitat Conservation Plan
  • Improvement of Agency financial position
  • Increase recycled water availability
  • Groundwater Sustainability Agency Coordination

The Monterey County Water Resources Agency (MCWRA) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Deputy General Manager.  The Deputy General Manager (DGM) is an at-will employee appointed by the General Manager of the Water Resources Agency. The position requires a combination of experience, education, and/or training which substantially demonstrates knowledge in: water resources management planning and policy; construction; maintenance and operation of flood control and water conservation systems and facilities; water quality investigations; applicable Federal, state, and local laws, regulations and codes; program budget funding; research and analysis methods and reporting, with the ability to analyze complex and politically sensitive problems, identify alternative solutions, provide technical expertise.
Extensive information regarding the MCWRA can be found on the agency's website at .
The ideal candidate is a seasoned and collaborative leader with outstanding interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills.  S/he must have the ability to navigate between Agency sections such as Administration, Finance, Dam Safety, Engineering, Data Analysis and Operations. The successful candidate should be professional, poised and comfortable when giving public presentations and have a strong sense of business and appreciation for transparency.  S/he should have a proven record of establishing strong collaborative relationships and effectively negotiating with a variety of entities such as representatives of the County departments and the regulatory agencies. This person should be a problem-solver and able to analyze and make sound recommendations on complex public policy, legislative initiatives, revenue generation, management and administrative issues. S/he will exercise sound, expert, professional judgment during emergency events and be able to apply a seasoned political acumen within broad general policy guidelines. This leader should also exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive, complex and confidential issues and situations.  The progressive leader should demonstrate dedication to the Agency and its stakeholders.

Examples of Duties The Deputy General Managers have primary responsibility for managing day-to-day divisional operations of the Agency, and leading inter-agency staffs and diverse public interest groups to design and develop funding strategies for projects that address water resources and flood control challenges throughout Monterey County. S/he provides leadership and direction in formulating strategic plans; assists in developing management policies and procedures; assists in drafting the Agency's annual budget; oversees flood control planning, operations and capital projects.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training Examples of qualifying education and/or equivalent experience include the completion of all course work leading to a Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration with a strong management emphasis or the equivalency of a Bachelor's degree in Water Resources Management, Geology, Hydrology, or a related Civil Engineering field; plus four years of professional level managerial experience in administration and large complex projects or program management, directly related to water resources facilities and systems.   
* Master's Degree is preferred.
* Valid registration as a Civil Engineer or Professional Engineer issued by the state of California Board of Registration for civil and professional Engineers is desirable.

Required Conditions of Employment:
  • Possess a valid California Class C Driver's License, or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation that is approved by the appointing authority; and have/maintain a satisfactory driving record.
  • Be scheduled on standby with requirement to report to work-site within sixty minutes of being paged or recalled during times of emergency and/or disaster.
  • Be available to work weekends, evenings, and during times of emergency and/or disaster.

Additional Information

Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "Y" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website or select HERE . This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.

NOTES: As a condition of employment, prospective employees will be required to submit to a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of criminal conviction. Employees must have and show their Social Security Card on the first day of work. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 759-6723.

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Applications may be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County Human Resources Department
Attn: Ginger Ramirez, Associate Personnel Analyst
168 W. Alisal Street, 3rd Floor - Human Resources, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 759-6723 Fax: (831) 757-5792
The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of all required application materials. A complete application packet will include:
  • A completed County of Monterey Employment Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to all of the Supplemental Questions
Priority Screening Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Applicants who fail to provide all required materials by the application filing deadline will not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for all required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.
Monterey County is a drug-free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 759-6723.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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