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Posted Date 12/11/2018

On behalf of the CITRUS HEIGHTS WATER DISTRICT, Regional Government Services (RGS) is pleased to recruit for the position of
Final Filing Date: 11:59 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2019
Salary: $72,051 - $97,281, DOQ

The Citrus Heights Water District has an opening in their Operations Division for the position of Senior Management Services Specialist.

The Final Filing Deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2019. To be considered for this exciting opportunity, candidates should apply through and complete the online application and supplemental questions. A resume and cover letter are required and must be included with this CalOPPS application.
Please direct all inquiries regarding the application process to: Noreen Griffin, Program Coordinator, Regional Government Services; Email:
Individuals meeting the following education and experience qualifications are encouraged to apply for this position.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration or a closely related field is required.
A Master's degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field is highly desirable.
To be considered for the Senior Management Services Specialist position, candidates must demonstrate two (2) or more years of increasingly responsible work experience in a handful of the following: budget preparation, cost estimating and capital project management; statistical and fiscal analysis and report writing; program development; contract and procurement administration; public relations/community engagement experience.

This position is designed for a public-sector generalist, and will encounter a wide variety of highly responsible and complex professional, administrative and technical duties that require leadership, problem solving, and the ability to master a range of subject matter in order to coordinate day-to-day operations. This position reports to the District’s Operations Manager.
Candidates who meet the qualifications of the Senior Management Services Specialist position may act as a team lead to staff tasked with day-to-day operational responsibilities, and will exercise independent judgment in planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing and performing analysis. The incumbent will have the opportunity to participate in long-range planning studies on the replacement and upgrade of water facilities and new technologies of both agency-wide and regional significance. The successful incumbent will demonstrate the ability to develop and manage a wide variety of projects, including but not limited to: a multi-agency Water Meter Replacement Study, development of a District Facilities Master Plan and development and implementation of a Emergency Response Plan. Key to that success will be skills in report writing and making presentations to policy makers and to private/public organizations; preparation and administration of both Capital Improvement Program and Operations & Maintenance budgets; and preparation and administration of RFPs and contracts for supplies, materials, equipment and public works projects.

The successful candidate will be on an upwardly-mobile municipal government career track. Seasoned professionals with a track record of success working on both high visibility and internal programs are encouraged to apply. Experience in the following areas will be key:
• Developing and managing contracts for public works/water use services, and monitoring and managing budgets for projects related to this function;
• Analyze and interpret data related to water supply and water use to determine options for future water/water use/water efficiency and public works projects and programs;
• Prepare plans as required by federal, state and local regulators;
• Review legislative issues and environmental impact reports regarding public works, water and water use issues;
• Coordinate efforts of consultants, various Utilities and agencies related to public works, water and water use policy and projects;
• Budget preparation, cost estimating and capital project management; and
• Program management.
Verbal and written communication skills are crucial, as this position routinely prepares and presents clear, concise, accurate and complete reports to the District’s Board of Directors and to the community.
Ideal candidates should also possess the following qualities:
• Strong customer service ethic;
• Knowledge of computer programs, spreadsheets and databases related to analysis and program development;
• Experience writing technical reports, project proposals and proposed policy guidelines;
• Ability to compile and analyze statistical information;
• Personable attitude to establish and maintain positive working relationships, both internally and externally; and
• Ability to juggle competing priorities in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

In addition to a Pay-for-Performance program, District salaries are reviewed annually for a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) based on the Consumer Price Index for All Urban West Coast consumers (CPI-U). The District's compensation package encompasses an attractive benefits package. For more information, please click HERE.

The mission of the Citrus Heights Water District is to furnish a dependable supply of safe, quality water delivered to its customers in an efficient, responsive, and affordable manner. The District maintains 19,900 water service connections in a 12 square mile territory with a population of approximately 67,000 residents in portions of the City of Citrus Heights, and the unincorporated communities of Fair Oaks, Orangevale, Carmichael, and unincorporated Placer County. The District’s 2017 adopted annual budget is $16.3 million. The District currently employs 34 full-time staff members, plus part-time staff.
As stewards of the community’s water supply, the Citrus Heights Water District conducts its affairs with the highest ethical standards by emphasizing accountability, integrity, and collaboration. To achieve this goal, the District strives to create a team-oriented and safe work environment that empowers its staff and supports pursuits for personal and professional growth. Ultimately, the goal is to provide responsive service to both the District’s rate-payers and to its team members. The District has served the community since 1920, and will continue to evolve as a dynamic provider of municipal water service to assure that its customers receive the best value without giving it a second thought.

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