Cucamonga Valley Water District is Searching for a New Chief Executive Officer & General Manager

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Chief Executive Officer & General Manager
(Salary $220-$260k annual)

CVWD, located in the heart of Southern California’s Inland Empire, is looking for a Chief Executive Officer/General Manager. The ideal candidate has a proven aptitude for balancing the technical aspects of a complicated water agency with a complex and nuanced regional and statewide water landscape.  The District’s $100-million operating budget rivals one of the largest in the area, making the CEO/General Manager’s ability to navigate sophisticated financial challenges with an entrepreneurial spirit a primary part of job.

In addition to leading the staff of 130, CVWD’s General Manager also serves as President of the Fontana Union Water Company, a mutual water company that provides CVWD with access to additional water supplies.  The job demands a collaborative, seasoned professional who will adhere to the District’s culture of team work, accountability, innovation, empowerment and Service Beyond Expectation to its nearly 200,000 customers in its 47-square mile service area.  This position reports directly to the highly-engaged Board of Directors and leads all District operations, strategic initiatives, regional planning, policy principles and regulatory and legislative matters.

Traits Desired in CEO/General Manager:  Understanding the importance of culture

– Have an entrepreneur and change management attitude
– Know how to work with a sophisticated board
– Have an appreciation of staff; care of staff
– Involved in regional events
– Political acumen; relationships important

Qualifications:  A Master’s degree in public administration or PE is desirable.

  • At least ten years senior-level executive experience
  • Progressive responsibility in administration and operation of water systems
  • Knowledge of wastewater maintenance systems
  • Familiarity of groundwater basin management and adjudications
  • Implementation of sophisticated capital improvement programs and water management plans
  • Ability to advance regional partnerships and critical stakeholder relationships; and influence key negotiations
  • Advance degrees in water systems; PE desirable

Compensation & Benefits:  Competitive benefits package includes CalPERS retirement, social security, vacation, deferred compensation, administrative training, health, vision, dental, etc.

  • Other benefits including vehicle allowance or comparable to be negotiated.

To apply, send Resume and Letter of Application to  (Closing date Dec. 7, 2018.)

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