General Manager

Agency Yorba Linda Water District


The Organization

The present YLWD was organized as the Yorba Linda County Water District in 1959 as a result of a vote of local residents. The new district was formed according to the provisions of County Water District Law and voters authorized issuance of bonds to finance both the purchase of assets belonging to the YLWD and construction of water improvements to the growing Yorba Linda community.

Through 1959 the service area was largely rural in character with a small residential community at its center. Through the mid–1970’s, Yorba Linda experienced a gradual transition from a rural, agriculturally oriented area to a suburban community.

After several annexations over the years, the District’s present size is about 14,475 acres. Approximately 90% of the service area is developed. develop a comprehensive succession plan, and enhance employee relations.

 The Position

The General Manager plans, organizes, and provides leadership and oversight of all District functions, including water resource planning and distribution, sewer maintenance, fiscal management, employee relations, engineering, administration and operations; demonstrates proven leadership and exercises strong and effective delegation to department managers; appoints highly qualified, effective managers and staff, and provides mentoring; provides program evaluation and educated and confident policy advice to the Board of Directors and policy guidance to staff; encourages and ensures excellent services to District customers; and fosters cooperative working relationships with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies. The General Manager reports to the Board and leads the organization in the planning and implementation of District priorities set by the Board.

 Education & Experience Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Water Management, Political Science or other related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.

• Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible professional management experience, including five years of managerial and/or administrative responsibility working with elected officials or other governing body.

 Important Application Information

To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please visit Koff & Associate’s website at www. to download an application. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and employment application via email to Kathy Crotty at by June 28, 2014. As an alternative, you can mail the completed application materials to:

Koff & Associates Attention: Kathy Crotty 6400 Hollis Street, Suite 5 Emeryville, CA 94608

Following the closing date, applications will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. The most qualified candidates will be invited to personal interviews with Koff & Associates. A select group of candidates will be asked to provide references once it is anticipated that they may be recommended as finalists. Finalist interviews will be held by the Board of Directors at Yorba Linda Water District. Candidates will be advised of the status of the recruitment following selection of the General Manager.

As part of the selection process, the District will conduct a thorough and extensive background check on the top candidates.

Salary: $164,551 to $200,489 annually

Koff & Associates