West County Wastewater District (WCWD) is an award-winning wastewater treatment and resource recovery agency that collects and treats wastewater for reuse. Both district headquarters and the treatment plant are located in Richmond, CA. The WCWD customer base of approximately 100,000 residents is within a service area that incorporates 34,000 residences and 2,450 commercial/industrial businesses within the cities of Richmond (northern subdivisions & north Richmond), San Pablo and designated sections of Pinole. The West County Wastewater District is evolving as a values-driven organization with a commitment to the core values of Trust, Accountability, Leadership and Collaboration.
The new General Manager will lead and orchestrate the organizational change efforts within the District. While the commitment to wastewater resource recovery continues to be a critical focus for WCWD, realignment of the District culture will also be essential in this role. Operationally, the GM will evaluate the priorities of the District’s Master and Strategic Plans to determine critical infrastructure needs and the funding requirements projected with these initiatives. The GM also provides staff support and serves as manager for the West County Agency, a joint powers authority between the City of Richmond and WCWD. The GM will have a unique opportunity to build a cohesive, high performing management team through participation in filling several key executive positions.
The new GM will be an experienced executive or high-level administrator with more than 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the public sector, including a proven track record of strong fiscal and operational management, and at least five years at a management level. A BA/BS or equivalent is required. An understanding of engineering practices, principles and applications along with a MA/MS degree are highly desired. The salary for this position is open and negotiable DOQ.