Assistant General Manager- Ventura Water

City of Ventura

The City of Ventura is hiring! The City of Ventura Water Department is looking for an Assistant General Manager to join the team.  We are seeking candidates with a background in water resource management and strategic planning.

Come join our team as we align our workforce to better serve our community together – they're counting on us.

Reporting to the General Manager, the Assistant General Manager is responsible for Ventura Water activities, operations and services. This includes directing all water, wastewater, and water resource strategic planning; asset management, customer demand management, energy efficiency, and technology.  This Manager is responsible for overall financial management of the Ventura Water Department, integrating all water resources.  May act as the General Water Manager in their absence.

The Ideal Candidate:

If you have the desire to join a dedicated water team, committed to providing the community with quality water and wastewater services 24 hours per day, this position may be for you!  If through education, training and/or experience you:

- lead by example with uncompromising integrity and reliability
- foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust
- demonstrate initiative and sound judgement in recommending solutions and resolving issues
- possess strong management skills with the ability to collaborate with staff at all levels of the organization, effectively getting things done through formal and informal channels 
- embrace change and continually seek ways to deliver quality and innovative services
- demonstrate exemplary communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills
- knowledgeable of best practices related to water and wastewater industries
- actively encourage staff development

….then you are an ideal candidate for this position.

Position Qualifications

A combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in water or environmental sciences, biology, chemistry,  civil engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, ocean engineering, environmental engineering,  or a closely related field and five years of progressively responsible leadership experience in water and or wastewater management, infrastructure strategic planning, water resources management or federal, public or private utility management, including experience supervising professional-level positions. A Master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable.
Certificates: The following certificates are desirable:

Grade 3 or higher  Wastewater Treatment Operator certificate issued by the California Water Resources Control Board
Grade 3 or higher Water Treatment Operator certificate issued by the California Water Resources Control Board
Grade3 or higher Water Distribution Operator certificate issued by the California Water Resources Control Board
Grade 3 or higher Advanced Water Operator certificate issued by the American Water Works Association California-Nevada Section

License: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required.

Apply today if you want to work in a progressive, dedicated, and supportive team environment!

Salary and Benefits

The City offers a compensation package that includes both a generous salary and excellent benefits!

Salary: $137,744.46 - $184,578.99 Annually

How to Apply
To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire now!

The filing deadline is Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 5:30 pm.

Go to and Apply!  EEO/ADA

salary plus 6 Medical options, CalPers Retirement, Dental, Vision, FSA, 457

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