The General Manager serves as the chief executive and management official of the Montecito Sanitary District (“District”). The position reports directly to the Board of Directors. The General Manager works with the Board to carry out the statutory authorities and responsibilities of the District, as it updates, refines or expands the District’s mission. The General Manager is responsible for all business operations, oversees implementation of the Board’s policies and programs, and manages District staff.
Plan, organize, oversee and coordinate the functions of the District
Recruiting, training, managing and supervising District Staff.
Oversee the planning, coordination and conduct of Board and Committee meetings
Participate in the development, and ensure implementation of the District’s mission, vision, strategic plan, goals, objectives, policies and procedures as directed by the Board.
Anticipate and make recommendations to the Board regarding policy, legislative, legal and technical issues affecting the District.
Prepare memos, studies, reports, and/or other documents to provide the Board with guidance in the formulation of policy and other Board action.
Anticipate and ensure timely reporting of operations and critical issues to the Board.
Develop and prepare the District’s annual budget, present the budget to the Board, and operate within the approved annual budget.
Interact with and manage the District’s contractual relationships with attorneys, engineers, accountants, auditors, and other consultants retained by the District.
Serve as the responsible official for the District’s public records.
Confer with and advise District Staff on issues relating to the operation and management of the District, community relationships, and good customer service.
Represent the District to elected officials, outside groups and organizations, community and professional groups
Ensure compliance with all relevant local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations, as well as District policies
Other work related duties as assigned by the Board of Directors
Required Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities:
At least a bachelor’s degree. Engineering or legal experience preferred but not required.
Wastewater Certification or equivalent experience
Experience in management, business processes, and functions
Experience in budgeting and financial forecasting and implementation
Experience with Board of Directors preferred, but not required
Ability to communicate ideas effectively, orally and in writing
Knowledge of software, electronic equipment, Microsoft Office Suite.
Knowledge of principles and practices of public sector administration and organizational management
Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local, county, regional, state, federal and national organizations in matters affecting the District
Ability to speak before large groups
Ability to supervise, motivate, and manage professional and support staff
Strong analytical ability
The District maintains a drug-free environment and employment is contingent on passing a drug test.
A satisfactory background and reference check will be required
Must possess a current and valid driver’s license.
Must be legally eligible to work in the United States
Prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, stooping in the performance of daily activities
Requires grasping, repetitive hand movement, fine coordination in preparing statistical reports and data using a keyboard
Reading correspondence, statistical data, use of computer keyboard to enter and retrieve data.
Ability to lift, drag, and push files, paper and documents weighing up to 25 pounds is required.
Noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.
Additional Salary Information: Based on qualifications and experience