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Job Posting General Manager

Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District

Job Posting

General Manager

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under minimal direction, the General Manager manages all district operations to provide protection to existing water wells, prevent waste, promote conservation, and preserve and protect the groundwater resources of the county. The General Manager also provides assistance to the Board of Directors, support for professional and technical staff, and manages all District activities with Federal, State, County, local, and private agencies.

The General Manager reports to the Board of Directors with the primary point of contact being the Board President and is responsible for the overall operations for the effective and efficient management of the day-to-day activities of the District.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the implementation of policies, plans, and rules approved by the District’s Board of Directors to meet objectives for the protection, management, and conservation of groundwater within the District;
  • Manages District finances including preparation and maintenance of an annual financial budget for the District and management of tax collections and tax rate;
  • Working with legal counsel to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and laws, both state and federal;
  • Coordinate regulatory and enforcement efforts including working with the board to draft, monitor, and implement legislative initiatives;
  • Trains, supervises, and assists other staff as needed in conducting district work;
  • Administer and maintain the approved Management Plan for the District in accordance with State guidelines and requirements to achieve plan goals and objectives;
  • Coordinate and prepare information for District board meetings and public hearings, including adherence to all State requirements for public notification and historical documentation;
  • Work with the board and legal counsel to develop, enforce, and maintain District Rules, policies, and regulations to ensure regulatory compliance;
  • Coordinate District participation in local and regional groundwater conservation, protection, and water resource planning efforts;
  • Facilitate cooperative relationships and working partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies, private consultants, constituents, and affiliated organizations;
  • Serve as primary District contact for news media, legislators, public officials, and citizens taking action as necessary for news releases, public service announcements, and dissemination of District information;
  • Manage a water well tracking system in compliance with District Rules and state law through water well registration, water well permits, state well reports, and other information available about water wells;
  • Manage county-wide elections for board members including contracts with vendors, legal counsel, State or other government officials for election services and certification.
  • Coordinate with consultants, legal counsel, State or other government officials for a review of decadal census data and possible
  • Plan, manage, and coordinate all employee activities including payroll, performance appraisals, and daily job duties;
  • Monitor and interpret pending and/or existing legislation including working with legislators, legal staff, and board members.
  • Work with groundwater management areas and regional planning groups to define suitable desired future conditions as required by state law;
  • All other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors or the State of Texas.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor educational activities and programs for the District
  • Conduct fieldwork such as water level monitoring, pump tests, water quality sampling, well inspections, and investigations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

A bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience is preferred with an emphasis in natural sciences, engineering, business, public administration, or a related field.

Experience:

Experience related to groundwater conservation districts in Texas, developing policy recommendations for local, state, governing boards, and/or other legislative bodies with 2-3 years of experience in a related field. A strong background in business and office management is preferred. 

Knowledge:

  • Financial management including budget development, accounting systems, and investments.
  • Supervision of personnel and benefits administration, purchasing, and asset management.
  • Knowledge of groundwater resources including programs, legislation, and regulatory agencies.
  • Basic knowledge of bookkeeping including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and budget procedures and processes.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of water resource management and issues.
  • Oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • Some knowledge of ArcGis preferred.
  • Ability to adjust work plans based on shifting priorities.
  • Manage one’s own time and the time of others well.
  • Ability to assess complex issues and take appropriate operational action.
  • Ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment, and responsibility.
  • Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Self-motivated and capable of working independently.
  • Organized with a strong work ethic.
  • Must be punctual and dependable.
  • Current valid Texas Drivers License

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work varies from sedentary to active fieldwork.
  • Requires hours seated conducting repetitive motion and typing at a computer.
  • May require some lifting, carrying, and/or maneuvering of up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time while performing routine office duties.
  • Requires hours of work to be conducted outside in varying weather conditions in possible extreme temperatures.
  • Occasional extended hours.
  • Some overnight travel is required.
  • Use of personal vehicle with mileage reimbursement.

TO APPLY: The District is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified and interested candidates should submit a complete application package consisting of their resume and a one-page cover letter describing in narrative form how they are best qualified for this position. Resumes and cover letters can be submitted via email to: admin@gcuwcd.org or by mail to:

GCUWCD Search Committee

P.O. Box 1919

522 Saint Matthew Street

Gonzales, TX 78629