The Big Bear City Community Services District offers an incredible career opportunity in one of the most desirable resort communities in the nation. Located in the Big Bear Valley in Southern California, the selected candidate will enjoy 300 days per year of sunshine in a beautiful alpine environment, with unparalleled recreational activities. Its permanent population is estimated at 12,000, which swells to 50,000 during peak seasons. Today, the Big Bear City CSD consists of overlapping Water, Sewer, Solid Waste, and Street Lighting service areas and provides one or more services to approximately 11,800 customers with a budget of $10 million. The CSD is governed by a locally elected five-member Board of Directors. The District has 39 employees distributed throughout the Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste Departments. The supervisors for Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste report to the General Manager. The next General Manager will come to a well-run organization with excellent long-term staff and a family-like atmosphere. Likewise, the Big Bear Valley is a small community and the next General Manager will have an opportunity to embed in both the organization and the community. The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to serve as an effective interface between the Board and staff, while also providing strong support to the Board. The General Manager must effectively communicate with both groups, adapting communication styles to fit the individual and the situation. A strong budget and finance background will be an asset, as the success of the operation hinges on the District’s fiscal health.
Requires an equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred. Five years of increasingly responsible experience in a management assignment, preferably in a public agency. Salary range is $150,000 to $165,000, depending on applicant’s qualifications, including an excellent benefits package. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by May 26, 2017. Electronic submittals should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and should include a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume and 3 years of salary history. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Greg Nelson at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.