General Manager

  • by Purissima Hills Water District
  • May 6, 2019

Job Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
Application Deadline: 06/30/2019
How to Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to

The Purissima Hills Water District is located in the beautiful SF Bay Area. Purissima Hills Water District (PHWD) is a County Special District serving drinking water to approximately 6,400 residents and 10 institutional customers in Los Altos Hills. PHWD water is purchased from the San Francisco Public Utility Commission (SFPUC) which collects and stores rain and snowmelt from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This source is high quality, soft water. No groundwater is delivered to PHWD.

We are currently seeking a General Manager to oversee District operations performed by two office staff and four field crew. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, integrity, and vision to provide direction and mentorship for the staff of the District.

We offer great benefits, including retirement package.


Good knowledge of water treatment & water distribution
Computer proficiency, good mathematical skills & mechanical aptitude
Favorable Qualifications: Class I, II or III Water Treatment & Class I or II Water Distribution certification.
Strong leadership and management.
Ability to deliver under pressure, and deadlines, without losing it.
Ability to manage the business side, in addition to the field
Prefer candidates who stay on top of new trends, smart/IOT related to water



Direct activity of the District, assure Board of Directors that all authority, relationships & responsibilities are understood & accepted.


  • Review reports of receipts, disbursements, & cash balances needed to keep Board constantly informed regarding financial position of the District.
  • Perform analysis on monthly & annual financial & operating reports with interpretations, compare actual income to date with the budget & initiate corrective action when necessary.
  • Review & analyze member complaints & initiate action necessary in rendering satisfactory & efficient service.
  • Periodically audit performance to assure compliance with District policies.
  • Review progress reports & determine necessary action to meet budget & time schedule.
  • Review auditors financial report with Board & report any remedial action.
  • Review & understand member agreements & recommend amendments as necessary.
  • Attend & make project related presentations as requested at regularly scheduled State Water Commission, Industrial Commission and Water Topics Overview Committee meetings.
  • Periodically analyze operating practices to assure compliance with local, state & federal laws & regulations – with assistance of attorney.
  • Review personnel reports & accident reports. Observe results of training & safety programs to determine changes & improvements needed.


  • Periodically review all activities of the District such that Board of Directors can determine whether the management services carry out the basic administrative & control functions. Do so with a general plan approved by the Board and see that all responsibilities of authorities for District operations are met.
  • Initiate & promote appropriate training & safety programs for all personnel.


  • Initiate & foster the development of operating efficiencies, enhanced customer service & member relations programs. Review & determine the utilization of existing facilities, equipment & physical arrangements.
  • Direct the planning of long-range programs for capital expenditures & operations cost estimates. Recommend to Board long-range plans, review current plans for revision & approval by the Board.
  • Direct planning, development & preparation of the annual operating & capital budget for approval by Board.
  • Participate with Board in the determination of objectives & policies on finance, organization, membership, public relations, construction, maintenance, purchasing, credit & collections, investments & personnel. Interpret policy to personnel & see that interpretations are extended through appropriate channels.
  • Review insurance coverages of the District for conformity with Board policy.

Accountable to: Board of Directors
Internal relationships: Board of Directors, Staff & Members
External relationships: Inter-industrial Authorities, Attorney, Consulting Engineer, Auditors, Financial Institutions, Suppliers, Contractors, Insurance Companies, Public and Community, other State/Federal Agencies.

Job Type: Full-time