Water Resource Manager
Under supervision of the Engineer-Manager and Deputy General Manager, supervises the Engineering Department.
Apply thorough knowledge and skill in engineering, mathematics, finances, communication, and computer applications to analyze and comprehend simple to complex water management programs, technical and regulatory data, rules, reports, text, and engineering problems, particularly in the areas of energy, hydraulics and hydrology. Gather and analyze system performance and hydrologic field data. Prepare engineering drawings and written reports including annual summaries. Develop and implement accurate judgments, recommendations, and work plans to solve complex problems.
Communicate effectively with other agencies, employees and customers on these matters in oral and written forms. Perform and supervise others in the performance of drafting, GIS, engineering computations, field data collections and analysis, and design and inspection of engineering construction projects.
Operate and maintain typical engineering equipment (computers; cathodic protection, survey instruments; flow, pressure, and level recorders; etc.).
Function effectively in indoor and outdoor rural and urban settings, including construction projects.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Assist in the administration of water supply (including Central Valley Project including Cross Valley and San Joaquin River Restoration Program, State Water Project, and Kern River).
• Assist in the administration of power contracts and related power reconciliations and summary.
• Assist in the preparation and administration of annual budgets.
• Stay up to date on new technical and regulatory subjects.
• Assist with the development of capital improvement plan for major construction projects.
• Assist with the development of proactive maintenance plans related to existing District facilities.
• Participate in project planning, development, and execution within District and coordinate with various District consultants and other agencies as needed and directed by management.
• Provide consultation for Board members and District management regarding engineering issues and problems.
• Perform, prepare, and implement specific analyses and studies, strategic planning, groundwater management plans, annual and 5-year update water conservation and management plans (including knowledge of best management practices) and engineering evaluations.
• Review District records in preparation for various programs or assignments including, but not limited to, facility management including interconnections with landowner facilities, mapping, groundwater measurements, pump testing, irrigation evaluations, land use/crop surveys, assessment of water requirements, cathodic/corrosion protection, weed and aquatic pest control, flow measurement and recording, collect and report climate and weather data, review and analyze water quality, reclaimed water opportunities, and right-of-way encroachment issues.
• Review of Rules and Regulations, promote educational programs or services, as well as operation and maintenance activities.
• Provide day-to-day employee supervision, project oversight, managing resources and resolving resource conflicts.
DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION – Graduation from an accredited university equivalent to that provided by the California State University system with a Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant discipline including engineering, natural sciences, hydrological sciences is preferable. Experience in project management or a working knowledge of project management practices is preferred. Minimum of 5 years of experience in engineering, water resources planning, or water resources management. Knowledge of California water resources, Central Valley Project, State Water Project, and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is desirable.
PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS AND DEMANDS
Traverse uneven ground (e.g. farm fields), metal standtank ladders, and pipeline interiors (27-inch or larger) while carrying engineering equipment and hand tools up to 50 pounds in temperatures of 30º – 110º F. Make extended trips, in and out of town, operating or riding in a motor vehicle. Effectively handle multiple simultaneous work assignments.
The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear for extended periods of time, and utilize multiple computer keyboards and mice. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk, and occasionally must drive a District vehicle and walk on uneven or wet or slippery ground which may contain a few easily avoidable obstacles. The employee is required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, and occasionally crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
Must complete and pass a job-related physical exam and drug screening. Must maintain a valid, Class C California Driver’s License with an acceptable DMV record.
WAGES: $100,000 – $175,000/year DOEHOURS: 8-hour workdays, 80 hours per two-week pay periods; 8:00am – 4:30pm District provided vehicle, computer, and cell phone.