This position is responsible for the leadership and management of the State and Federal Contractors Water Agency (SFCWA) in achieving the agency’s mission and strategic goals consistent with its implementing policies, managing its assets and resources, and directing all administrative, operational, and financial activities consistent with policies established by the Board of Directors.
Serves at the pleasure of and receives direction from the SFCWA Board of Directors.
Education and Experience: A bachelor’s of degree from an accredited college or university in natural, physical science or social science including but not limited to Water Resource Management, Civil Engineering, Hydrology, Environmental Science, Biological Science, Geography, Environmental Management, Public Administration or Business Administration. Ten years increasingly responsible relevant experience in natural resources administration and policy affairs. Experience in managing professional staff and technical consultants and consulting contracts, stakeholder-based negotiations, staff and organizational development and labor negotiations, and as a spokesperson and primary point of contact for print and electronic media.
The Board of Directors reserves the discretion to evaluate and weight the above criteria in totality for any given candidate pool.
Required Knowledge of: principles of business and public agency management.
Required Skills and Abilities to: formulate and implement strategies, programs, policies, procedures; effectively articulate and implement organizational goals and objectives; prepare and deliver clear, concise, and well-organized presentations to management, employees, agencies, the Board of Directors, the media, and the public; effectively interface with external governmental and regulatory agencies, high-level officials, and the general public; and effectively negotiate with interested agencies and non-governmental organizations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES and REGISTRATIONS REQUIREMENTS
A valid California Class C Driver License; may be provided post-hire.
A graduate degree in natural or physical sciences, public administration, business administration or law. Knowledge of water California water resource management challenges including operational practices of the State and Federal Water Projects. Experience managing scientific research and publication within peer reviewed scientific journals. Experience in capital project development, including habitat and environmental restoration work. Operational familiarity with MS Office programs.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
Described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job functions.
Physical Demands: Light
Work Environment: Primarily an indoor work environment typical of an office setting. The work environment may include some exposure to outside elements. May travel to various sites by commercial carrier or personal vehicle and require overnight stay.
Compensation and Benefits: Compensation and total benefit package to be negotiated commensurate with qualifications and consistent with executive level compensation within California public water agencies.
Basic Benefits include:
Term of Employment: This is an at-will position, serving at the pleasure of the Board of Directors.
Send a cover letter and resume to:
State and Federal Contractors Water Agency
1121 L Street, 806
Sacramento, CA 95814
Applications accepted through February 13, 2017
When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.