General Manager – San Lorenzo Valley Water District

Client: San Lorenzo Valley Water District
(Boulder Creek, California)
Position: General Manager
Closing Date: Apply Immediately;
First Review begins October 30, 2023

Additional Information: 


The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) is offering a unique opportunity for a water professional to serve as the District’s General Manager. An experienced leader with skills managing capital projects and finances will be highly valued. The SLVWD serves communities set in a beautiful rural environment adjacent to both Silicon Valley and nearby Monterey Bay area communities. The District’s budgeted head count for FY 23-24 is 37 full-time employees with an enterprise budget of $39M, with $9.5M in operating expenses, $27.1M in capital expenditures, and $1.2M debt related. The General Manager provides overall executive direction of all functions, services, and activities of the District in support of Board policies, and represents the Board of Directors and District in various public, private, and governmental matters on a local, regional, and statewide basis.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of increasingly responsible upper-level management experience at a public or private water agency or utility district, or within a public works department of a public agency. Priority will be given to candidates with experience as a GM, AGM, or Department Head. Advanced degrees and certifications or licenses specifically related to civil engineering, water resources, or another technical area of expertise in related areas will be considered a plus.

The anticipated entry salary for this position is expected to be consistent with the market conditions, commensurate with qualifications, education, and overall career experience. In addition, the District offers an excellent executive benefits package including CalPERS retirement.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, current number of FTE supervised/managed, and current budget oversight via email to Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the process by Monday, October 30, 2023, for the first review for optimal consideration and no later than December 11, 2023. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Heather Renschler, Ralph Andersen & Associates, (916) 630-4900.