(Bakersfield, CA)

Salary open DOQ. Kern Delta Water District is an agricultural water district south of Bakersfield. It was formed in 1965 to protect Kern River water rights that serve lands within District boundaries. They contract with the Kern County Water Agency for a supplemental water supply from the State Water Project. The District encompasses an area of about 128,000 acres. Kern River water and State water are supplied through five different canal systems totaling 126 miles. The District has also developed over 800 acres of groundwater recharge basins. Kern Delta Water District has a recharge program with the City of Bakersfield, and also has a water banking program with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD).

The District is governed by a nine-member Board, elected by Division to four-year staggered terms. The FY2019 budget is $9.9 million and the CIP is $855,000. There are 34 employees.

The position of COO is a newly created position, designed to ideally transition into the role of General Manager upon the incumbent’s retirement. It is anticipated that about 90% of the COO’s time will be spent addressing water politics, handling litigation, and dealing with both the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), with about 10% of his/her time managing river rights.

Desire a master’s degree in engineering, geology, hydrology, public administration or business administration; or ten or more years of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with and knowledge about agricultural water users is important. While extensive knowledge of California water would be ideal, candidates with a more generalist background who have some familiarity with the water industry will also be considered. Must be a quick learner.

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The position is open until filled. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received, so we would encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. Send resumes (email preferred) to: Norm Roberts or Valerie Roberts, Roberts Consulting Group, phone (424) 522-2251, email, web EEO/ADA


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Executive Officer North Kings GSA

The Fresno Irrigation District (“FID”) in coordination with the North Kings Groundwater Sustainability Agency (“NKGSA”) seeks to hire an individual to serve as the Executive Officer of the NKGSA. Prospective candidate needs related experience in water management. For more information about this creative position please contact: or call 559/233-7161.