THE OPPORTUNITY: The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA/Agency) has recently completed an organizational assessment including a review of responsibilities for the executive leadership team. This significant step, combined with a pending retirement of the long-tenured incumbent, has allowed for a realignment of critical functions for the new Assistant General Manager (AGM). Currently underway, this statewide recruiting effort is aggressively seeking a strategic leader with a demonstrated and successful track record of embracing and driving organizational change. Equally important, the new AGM will enthusiastically promote employee development and engagement to further align with the Agency’s core values and cultural attributes. Additionally, the top contender for this position will have the ability to innovate and balance fiscal prudence with efficient business practices. Broad oversight of the AGM’s portfolio includes finance and administration (budget, finance, contracts/ procurement, and technology for both operations and business). Reporting to the General Manager, the AGM will be expected to be a collaborative partner and contribute on an agency-wide basis as a valued member of the executive leadership team. Specific utility experience, while not required, is an added plus for the selected candidate. Other interested individuals at a senior or executive level with similar public sector experience (cities, counties, or special districts) are also encouraged to apply.
The Assistant General Manager will provide leadership and direction to Division staff ensuring a high-performance, service-oriented environment that aligns with the Agency’s mission, vision, goals, values, and organizational culture. This includes planning, organizing, managing, and integrating the work of the Division to achieve annual goals and objectives to ensure operations and services that integrate with the overall direction set by the Board of Directors and the General Manager.
Importantly, the AGM will have a demonstrated career history of leading people and leading change. This will also include leading and mentoring staff to achieve the recognition as a highly effective and efficient internal support unit.
The AGM formulates and leads implementation of policy, plans, and strategies including leading and directing staff as well as outside consulting resources in the development and application of new methods and processes to achieve higher efficiency, quality, and innovation in the Division through the use of continual process improvement and quality management principles.
With emphasis on the broader aspects of overseeing the budget and fiscal aspects of the entire organization at a high level, the AGM works through an experienced staff providing the full range of public agency budget and financial management. This oversight also includes high-level administration of operating budgets and capital budgets.
Who We Are:
An Employer of Choice in the Inland Empire
The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) secures and supplies supplemental water; collects and treats wastewater; produces high quality renewable products such as recycled water, compost and energy; and promotes the sustainable use of groundwater and development of local water supplies. IEUA serves approximately 875,000 residents in a 242-square mile service area in western San Bernardino County, California. As a regional wastewater treatment agency, IEUA provides sewage utility services to seven contracting agencies and provides wholesale imported water to seven retail agencies. IEUA owns and operates four facilities specializing in regional water recycling services. The facilities take in approximately 50 million gallons of wastewater per day for treatment, producing high-quality recycled water. IEUA also manages the recharge of recycled, storm and imported water through the Chino Basin Groundwater Recharge Program and coordinates regional water-use efficiency and education programs. IEUA is committed to meeting the needs of the region by providing essential services in a regionally planned and cost-effective manner while safeguarding public health, promoting economic development and protecting the environment.
Excellent Benefits Package:
Social Security, CalPERS, 457 Deferred Compensation Plans, Competitive Salaries, Certification Incentives, Health, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance w/Agency-paid monthly contribution of $1,058 - $1,648 per month, Paid time off for holidays, vacation, bereavement and sick leave. Additional information is available on our website at: http://www.ieua.org/about-us/human-resources/benefits/.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in accounting, business, or public administration or a closely related field is required. A master’s degree in business administration or public administration is preferred.
Experience: With a professional career that has advanced to a management and leadership role, candidates for the position of AGM will have a foundation that includes a minimum of ten (10) years progressively responsible experience. This broad-based experience will include leading people and managing change in a local government agency (special district, city, or county). Underlying skills will include oversight or direct experience performing complex financial, statistical, and budgetary analyses, with at least five of at a manager level.