Executive Director – Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority

Client: Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority
(Sacramento, California)
Position: Executive Director
Closing Date: Closed

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The Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA) is recruiting nationally for the Executive Director. The Executive Director will oversee the California WaterFix, the product of more than a decade of review, planning, and rigorous scientific and environmental analysis by water experts, engineers, and conservationists as well as unprecedented public input and comment. The proposed project is basically a seismic upgrade that will improve the reliability of the water system by strengthening and repairing aging infrastructure as well as constructing new, state-of-the-art facilities using innovative technologies and engineering best practices. The DCA is charged with the final design and construction of WaterFix facilities, under the oversight of the Department of Water Resources. This model will allow the State of California and the public water agencies funding the project to assign roles and responsibilities that align with a shared vision to safely and transparently design and build WaterFix on time and on budget. This is an at-will contractual position reporting to a DCA Board supported under a contractual professional services agreement. The individual selected will NOT be an employee of the DCA. Suitability and match for this executive position will be evaluated based on a variety of factors including submitted materials, career history, reputation for delivering results, and verifiable track record of success in delivering major programs and accomplishments. Extensive knowledge of California water issues is strongly desired by the DCA Board although all highly qualified candidates will be given full consideration. A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is a plus.