|The Administrator for the San Juan Basin Authority(“Authority”) and is responsible for all facets of management including, but not limited to, carrying out the Board of Director’s (“Board”) policies, directing Authority operations, budgeting, controlling Authority expenditures and overseeing all programs and activities of the Authority including development of projects. |
This single position reports directly to the Board and works closely with the Authority’s Technical Advisory Group (“TAG”) from the member agencies. The scope of work is highly complex in nature. Incumbent works from general directives or broadly defined missions of the organization as a whole.
This is a contract position, with an annual renewal by the Authority, with the average workload estimated to be 50% of a full-time employee or approximately 1,040 hours annually. The Administrator will not be an employee of the Authority and will not receive benefits such as insurance and pension. Compensation and methodology will be determined by the final contract negotiated with the Authority. Currently the Administrator of the Authority is also the General Manager of Santa Margarita Water District. The Authority currently maintains its records at the Santa Margarita Water District; facilities are available for use by the Administrator.
The core functions include administering contracts for monitoring in accordance with existing water rights; coordinating and managing Authority activities concerning streamflow restoration and watershed projects; increasing the understanding of the demands on the watershed’s resources; assimilating, assessing and providing accurate and accessible water resource data and facilitating water supply solutions to ensure long-term sustainability of the watershed’s ecosystems, and quality of life while protecting and enhancing the supply of local water.
This position will also be charged with monitoring, as required, to ensure the Authority’s compliance with the laws governing surface and groundwater resources in the San Juan Watershed. More information about the Authority and its programs may be found at http://sjbauthority.com
|The following is a non-exclusive list of essential functions:|
Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), water modeling and experience with groundwater monitoring. Thorough knowledge of public administration, including fiscal planning and control, policy and program development and development of water and storm water resources. The ability to manage and prioritize a broad array of managerial, policy, capital, financial and practical issues typically under time constraints. Must possess significant knowledge of general management and supervisory principles and practices as well as sound judgment and leadership skills. Also required are well developed and persuasive verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with divergent groups.
|EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:|
Ten (10) years of engineering experience in water flow measurement; collecting and reporting hydrologic data, and knowledge of water storage, irrigation system and water transportation facility design and construction. This experience must show responsibility for 1) researching and analyzing natural resource data or statistics to solve technical problems and 2) applying pertinent laws and regulations to specific agency operations or programs.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Geology, Hydrology or related field is required. Preference is for a Professional Engineer or a registered geologist.
Ability to travel by automobile to conduct Authority business; communicate in person, in writing, and/or by telephone with Board members, TAG and the public in face-to-face, one-to-one, and group settings; use office equipment such as computer terminals, copiers, and FAX machines; sit for extended periods of time; have hearing and vision within normal ranges; lift and carry 10 pounds; push and pull 10 pounds; sufficient manual dexterity to perform job functions.
Must possess a valid California Driver’s license, and must maintain a driving record acceptable to the Authority and its insurance carrier. Compliance with the foregoing requirements is a condition of initial and continued employment.
San Juan Basin Authority
CA, United States 🇺🇸