The Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) was organized as a Municipal Water District in 1950 for the primary purpose of importing Colorado River water to its service area in order to augment local water supplies. Today, EMWD receives approximately half of its water supply from The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) via the Colorado River Aqueduct and State Water Project. Since its formation in 1950, EMWD has matured from a small, primarily agricultural-serving agency, to the sixth largest retail water agency in California. EMWD’s forward-thinking leadership has resulted in a diverse water supply portfolio, which also includes local groundwater supplies, recycled water, and desalination efforts. EMWD is seeking a collaborative, adaptive, and politically astute candidate to serve as the next Director of Development Services. The ideal candidate is a solutions-oriented advisor with effective communication skills. A forward-facing, responsive, and proactive Director is desired.
Qualified candidates possess the equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, finance, public administration, engineering, or a related field, as well as ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in support of land development or water/wastewater/recycled water utility projects, of which five (5) should be in a management capacity. Experience in the development services department of a governmental or public utility setting as well as a Master’s Degree is desirable. Active licensure as a Professional Engineer issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists, is required.
The annual salary range for the Director of Development Services is $180,731 to $225,056. Placement within this range is dependent on experience and qualifications. EMWD also offers a generous benefits package.
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