EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

  • by REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY (WRA) AND SACRAMENTO GROUNDWATER AUTHORITY (SGA)
  • Feb 20, 2019

Job Location: Citrus Heights, CA
Application Deadline: 03/18/2019
How to Apply: Apply by March 18, 2019 (email preferred) to: Valerie Roberts or Norm Roberts, Roberts Consulting Group, phone (424) 522-2251, email robertsrcg@msn.com, web www.robertsrcg.com. EEO/ADA


Salary open DOQ. This is a unique opportunity for a visionary and strategic professional to lead two affiliated joint powers agencies that are vital to water resources planning and sustainability in the Sacramento Region. The RWA and SGA serve many common constituents and perform numerous complementary functions. They have entered into an agreement through which the RWA provides administrative and management services to the SGA, and the offices and staff are shared. The combined annual operating budget is about $2.5 million and there are seven employees.

The RWA is a joint powers agency that serves the interests of 21 municipal water suppliers in the Sacramento Region. Collectively, RWA members serve the water needs of two million people in five northern California counties. The organization’s primary mission is to help the members protect and enhance the reliability, availability, affordability and quality of water. RWA member agencies are diverse and include cities, counties, special districts, mutual water companies, and investor-owned utilities. In addition to providing drinking water, members have varying responsibilities that include agricultural water delivery, wastewater treatment, recycled water, stormwater management, watershed protection, and electrical power generation. RWA has a 42-member appointed Board (two from each member) with a nine-member Executive Committee.

The SGA is a joint powers agency created to manage the groundwater basin underlying Sacramento County north of the American River. At its inception, a joint powers agreement was created between the cities of Sacramento, Folsom and Citrus Heights and Sacramento County to use their police powers to protect the groundwater basin. The signatory agencies appoint Board representatives from each of 14 local water purveyors, as well as representatives for self-supplied agricultural and industrial groundwater users.

Requires a bachelor’s degree; a relevant advanced degree is desirable. A strong background in California water is required. Must have at least ten years in progressively responsible roles, including five years of senior management. Experience working with a Board of Directors is highly desirable. Must be knowledgeable about California water issues and experienced working with federal, state and local officials.

A detailed brochure can be found at www.robertsrcg.com/17901/rwasgaed