General Manager

Sacramento Suburban Water District
916 974 0199
916 974 0224

After fifteen years of service, the current General Manager is retiring.  Under broad policy and general administrative direction from the Board of Directors, the General Manager plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the overall administrative activities and operations of the District; advises and assists the Board; and represents the District’s interests at local, regional, State and Federal levels. The position is employed under contract as the Chief Administrative or Executive Officer for the District, which is the highest-level position in the organization, and also currently serves as the District Secretary. 

In order to effectively manage the District, the successful candidate will need to possess:

A strong working knowledge of water system operations.

A strong working knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, including administrative analysis, fiscal planning and control, and policy and program development. 

Knowledge of laws, rules, ordinances, and legislative processes controlling District functions, programs and operations including California water rights, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)and State regulations impacting District operations.

An ability to plan, organize, coordinate and direct the work of staff to achieve efficient operations and meet program goals. 

An ability to exercise leadership, authority and supervision tactfully and effectively.

An ability to provide advice and consultation to the Board of Directors on the development of ordinances, regulations, programs and policies.

Strong communication and conflict resolution skills.



Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university. An advance degree in a closely related field is desired.

Experience: Ten (10) or more years of broad and extensive administrative and management experience within the water industry that included responsibility for planning, organizing, implementing and supervising programs, budgets and administrative operations, preferably within a public agency, including at least six (6) years in a supervisory capacity.

Compensation and Benefits:

Highly competitive salary and benefits are negotiable based on qualifications, including CalPERS retirement and retiree health (with 10 years of CalPERS service and 5 years of District service).

Application and Selection Process:

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, a detailed resume with salary history, and five-work related references by Monday, July 17, 2017 to: Shellie Anderson, Bryce Consulting, Tel: 916-974-0199, Fax: 916-974-0224, Email:  For more information, go to: