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General Manager
Kern County Water Agency

The Kern County Water Agency is seeking a General Manager. The General Manager reports to a seven-member Board of Directors and oversees the Agency’s 67 staff members and $365 million-dollar budget. Essential duties and skillsets include:

  • Providing leadership and management in the development and implementation of Agency strategies, policies, and programs.
  • Administering the annual budget and other financial functions.
  • Managing personnel matters and workforce operations.
  • Applying professional expertise to oversee water management and development.
  • Maintaining standards and protocols in the areas of treated water quality and public health.
  • Fostering positive working relationship with the Agency’s Member Units and others by employing excellent communication and consensus building skills.
  • Serving as a representative and spokesperson of the Agency with the media, elected policy makers and local, State, and Federal agencies to protect and enhance the Agency’s interests.
  • Overseeing capital project management to include new and upgraded infrastructure.
  • Communicating with the Board of Directors on issues and the status of initiatives and projects within the Agency.
Location: Bakersfield, California
Salary: Competitive Salary
Final filing date: First review of applications: November 4, 2019


Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.