Oakdale Irrigation District

General Manager

Filing Deadline: January 30, 2022
Gary Phillips

Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280 • Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 784-9080 • Fax (916) 784-1985

Detailed Description : PDF

The Oakdale Irrigation District was formed on November 1, 1909, as an irrigation district of the State of California pursuant to the provisions of Division 11 of the California Water Code (the “Act”) and for the purpose of delivering irrigation water to the agricultural lands within its boundaries. Geographically, the District encompasses parts of Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties, about 12 miles northeast of Modesto and 30 miles southeast of Stockton. The District encompasses an area of approximately 80,900 acres, with an additional approximately 77,700 acres within its sphere of influence. Urban areas in the District include the City of Oakdale which is located in Stanislaus County. Lands are relatively level, with elevations from near sea level at the west end of the District to 250 feet above sea level at the east end.

The Oakdale Irrigation District is seeking a General Manager who is a consummate professional, and a diplomatic individual with exceptional interpersonal skills. A viable candidate would have a strong ethical commitment, a high level of personal integrity, sound judgment, and quality decision making skills. Attention to detail is imperative, as is neutral treatment amongst the member agencies. An individual who is self-motivated and proactive will be successful in this position. An innovative and forward-thinking problem solver who has the ability to build and inspire the confidence of strong teams will be valued. The ideal candidate will be a capable, consensus-building individual with strength, tact, and administrative knowledge. Transparency with and inclusivity of all stakeholders is also essential.

A minimum of five (5) years of successful experience in a high-level administrative position and the equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major work in engineering, construction, public administration, business administration, economics, industrial relations, government, or related fields is required. Emphasis on water resources, construction, business, or public administration is highly desirable.