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Assistant General Manager

About Byron Bethany Irrigation District

Byron Bethany Irrigation District was formed over a century ago. One hundred years later we are at the fore front of the most critical issue in California, “water”. Taking a high stake stand to protect the oldest water rights in the state.

Our Mission is to protect, preserve and enhance the Districts historical water rights. At BBID we deliver water on time and as efficiently as possible. 

Position Summary

The AGM plays a very important role in driving the District’s mission and supporting the General Manager in supervising the operations and functions of the District. You will be responsible for supervising planning and coordinating the activities, operations, and maintenance of the Districts water infrastructure. The Assistant General Manager supervises a staff of 14 water professionals.

A typical day for the Assistant General Manager may include the following:

  • Assisting the General Manager as directed, evaluating and making recommendations on improvements with all aspects of the Districts policies, procedures, programs, and operations
  • Handling administrative practices and recommending changes that increase the efficiency and economy of the District operations
  • Developing cooperative working relationships with co-workers, direct reports, the Board, outside agencies, and the public
  • Assisting with the preparation of the annual budget: contributing to the long-term Capital Improvement Plan
  • Supervising and training 14 direct reports on procedure, standards and safety related programs
  • Attending and participating in meeting with State, Federal and local agencies and responding to public inquiries
  • Providing field evaluation, inspection, and monitoring to plan major jobs.
  • Ensuring compliance with requirements and standards.
  • Meeting with contractors, utilities, governmental entities, suppliers, and public to coordinate operations, obtains services, secure cooperation, and resolve problems.
  • Arriving to work on time and adhering to a prescribed work schedule

Is This The Right Job For You?

Do you have a systematic and analytical approach to your work? Are you a person who’s not afraid of searching for a needle in a haystack? Do you pride yourself on getting it right the first time with precision? Can you play nice people and computers? Then this role may be the role for you.

Required Qualifications

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in public or business administration, communications, engineering, or a closely related field; and at least 5 years of progressively responsible administrative or management experience in a complex public water agency; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • High School Graduation or equivalent 
  • Driver License: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License, a DMV report may be required at the time of appointment.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Licensing, Certifications, and Registration:
    • Possession of a Grade 1 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate, issued by the California State Water Resources Board
    • Possession of a minimum Grade D3 Water Distribution Operator Certificate, issued by the California State Water Resources Board

Benefits and Perks

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, CalPERS Retirement, Paid Time Off, Professional Development, These include health care, paid time off, retirement savings plans, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, and professional development.
  • Include any “above and beyond” offerings that make your company stand out. This can be anything from casual dress code, in-office gaming systems, free snacks, company paid meals, corporate discounts, free parking, and even gym memberships.
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