Assistant General Manager

Company: Westlands Water District

Job Summary

Assistant General Manager Role and ResponsibilitiesUnder direction of the General Manager, the Assistant General Manager plans, organizes, and directs the District’s legislative and regulatory affairs. The Assistant General Manager analyzes proposed legislation and its effect on the District, performs a broad range of legislative, regulatory, and public policy research, works with the management team to support the Board of Directors’ policies, develops and implements the District’s strategic plan, and manages the District’s efforts. The position facilitates correlation between the District and its Board of Directors, other governmental agencies, legislative bodies, commercial, non-profit, public policy organizations, ad the general public. This is an “at-will” position that serves at the discretion of the General Manager.

For a description of specific duties, visit the District’s Assistant General Manager class description on the District’s website.The core responsibilities of the Assistant General Manager are to manage the daily operation of regulatory and legislative affairs, provide input for policy implementation and strategic planning, set goals for divisions and departments, and collaborate on policy implementation as defined below:

  • Develops, amends, and implements the District’s water policy and objectives.
  • Oversees, and provides professional advise and assistance to the General Manager, management, board members, and other departments on government affairs, legislative, lobbying activities and related matters.
  • Advises the District on regulatory efforts at the State and Federal level.
  • Oversees and manages the District’s science efforts.
  • Provides leadership and management to a diverse group of professional and technical staff.

Professional Requirements:

Education and ExperienceBachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy, Economics, Agricultural, Environmental, or related field and at least eight (8) years of recent progressively responsible experience as a legislative analyst, lobbyist, program manager, or similar related work in public sector, water industry, or a public utility, including at least three (3) years that must have included supervision of professional and technical staff.

Compensation and BenefitsThe annual salary range for this role is $125,004 – $300,000. Compensation will be commensurate with the experiences of the selected candidate. For information regarding District benefits, visit

Application and Selection ProcessThis is a confidential process and will be handled accordingly throughout all phases of the recruitment and selection process. Submittals from interested candidates are desired immediately but should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on November 8, 2023. The recruitment is open until the position is filled. Candidates are strongly urged to apply early; evaluations of all potential candidates will be done throughout the recruitment process. Only a select number of highly qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the interview process.

An electronic version of all submittals is required. Interested candidates should apply immediately by sending via email a comprehensive resume and compelling cover letter (two-page maximum) to: no later than November 8, 2023. Candidates invited to the interview process will be required to submit a list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports, and two colleagues). References will be contacted after the interview process.

To learn more about Westlands, visit the District’s Website at:

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For questions and inquiries, please contact Ter Vang (559) 241-6206 or

Application materials will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to participate in the interview process.

Conditional Offer of EmploymentAn offer of employment will be conditioned upon legal ability to work in the United States; passing a medical examination, which will include a drug screening; and verification of a candidate’s employment history, education and training, other information contained in the Employment Application, and any license requirements.

If you need special accommodations for the interview due to a qualifying disability, then contact the Human Resources Department at (559) 241-6205 immediately.

Westlands Water District is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer

Application Deadline:

November 8, 2023

Westlands Water District

Position Type: Professional
City: Fresno/Sacramento
State: CA
Employment Type: Full Time
Phone: (559) 241-6205