Assistant General Manager (AGM)

  • by Woodbridge Irrigation District
  • Jan 14, 2020

Job Location

Woodbridge, CA

Application Deadline


How to Apply

Applicants should call our District office at (209) 625-8438 to get our standard application form. Applicants will need to return the completed Application Form with a cover letter and a complete copy of their resume’ including their job related work history, educational course work, advanced degrees and training related to this field of work. All references must include valid names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses to verify past employment and skills. ** Only Professional references will be accepted.

Woodbridge Irrigation District
Assistant General Manager (AGM)
January 8, 2020
Salary: $101,000-$145,000


The Assistant General Manager (AGM) serves under the direction and control of the General Manager; acts in absence of the General Manager; performs related work as assigned.


The AGM would assist the General Manager in supervising all departments as directed. The Office Manager and the Superintendent work directly under the General Manager who are responsible for setting their own schedules and work plans. The Assistant General Manager shall coordinate and cooperate with Superintendent and the Office Manager to assure that the District’s water service is reliable, high quality, and without disruption.

Other Essential Functions:

The AGM will help oversee that the District is meeting its goals, objectives and standards assigned to employees with minimum supervision especially when the General Manager is away from the District.
The AGM will attend County, State and local meetings representing the District and its policies. It is the AGM’s responsibility to understand the Districts goals and positions on the District’s Mokelumne River water rights and all water rights.
The AGM will respond to and direct public records act requests and work with the general counsel on behalf of the General Manager in water rights, lawsuits, implementation of the Brown Act.
The AGM shall have a general understanding of California Water Law, basic water hydraulic science and an understanding of how to operate and maintain, dams, weirs, canals, and pipelines.
The AGM shall have knowledge and understanding on rights of way including an ability to read easements and legal descriptions.
The AGM shall have a knowledge and understanding of the District’s accounting system and procedures used to insure the safety of the District’s assets.
The AGM will work with employees to implement, update, maintain, and train under the District’s OSHA safety training program.
The AGM shall gain an understanding of the District’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for the automatic operation of the District’s canal system.
The AGM shall deal constructively with conflict situations or where employee and public safety are involved.
The AGM shall have knowledge and implement the District’s Code of Safe Practices Program.

Qualifications and Guidelines

Knowledge of:

  • The principles and practices of public administration.
  • Data collection and analysis.
  • Principles and practices of fiscal management, budge development and administration.
  • Computer applications related to work.
  • Application of California laws and regulation.
  • California Water Code.
  • Techniques and capability to maintain an effective working relationship with Board members, employees and the District’s customers.

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Analyze and research complex water reports.
  • Help keep diversions, water delivery records and maintain historical water records.
  • Select, train, supervise and evaluate District employees.
  • Maintain, operate and use the District’s General Filing and project filing system.
  • Ability to oversee the maintenance of records for water quality, air quality and diversion records.
  • Ability to read and understand the District’s complex water rights, agreements and water law governing the diversion, delivery of water, maintenance of canals.
    Education and Experience:
  • An advanced degree with a Minimum of Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering, business, public administration, law, finance and accounting. Management experience with an irrigation or water district is highly desirable.
  • Licenses, Certificates of training and experience with essential functions shall be weighted when employees are considered.
  • Employee must have a CA driver’s license.


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