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Contra Costa Water District, an innovative leader in water management, has an exciting opportunity for a Planning Manager in the Planning Department. CCWD is one of the largest urban water districts in California and a leader in drinking-water treatment technology and source water protection.
The Planning Manager under administrative direction, plans, organizes, directs and reviews the activities of the Planning Department including planning activities associated with the development of water utility capital facilities and the development and management of water and environmental resources; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the District’s Executive Management Team; and performs related duties as assigned.
Receives administrative direction from a member of the District’s Executive Management Team. Exercises direct supervision over professional, technical, and administrative support staff through subordinate levels of supervision.
This is a management classification responsible for providing full-line and functional management responsibility for a major administrative division or department. The incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures for assigned projects/programs, short- and long-term planning of assigned projects/programs, budget administration and reporting, and coordination of key activities of the section and responsibilities assigned. Incumbents serve as a professional-level resource for organizational, managerial and operational analyses and studies. Performance of the work involves significant accountability and decision-making responsibilities and requires the use of considerable independence, initiative and discretion within broad guidelines.
Training: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in environmental or civil engineering, environmental planning, natural resource management or a related field.
Experience: Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible professional experience related to water supply planning, water facility master planning, , environmental permitting and regulatory compliance, and/or watershed management, including at least three (3) years of administrative budgeting and supervisory or management experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilties: Principles and practices of water utility planning and operation, including the relationship between land use planning and demand on water facilities and development of utility rates and charges.
Principles and practices of environmental planning and management including impact assessment and permitting, compliance with environmental regulatory processes, watershed management and integrated regional water resource management.
Principles and practices of water resource planning and management relative to procuring and maintaining water resources.
Principles and practices of negotiating complex agreements related to water resources, water service and facilities.
Principles and practices of inter-agency collaboration on a regional and state-wide basis, including regional planning studies and policy development.
Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
Principles and practices of organization, administration and personnel management.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Principles and practices of business correspondence and report writing.
Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed.
Lead, plan, direct and control the administration and operations of the Planning Department, including oversight of highly complex, technical research and modeling activities.
On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; problem solve department related issues; remember various personnel rules.
Develop and implement department policies and procedures. Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
Successfully develop, control and administer departmental budget and expenditures. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Prepare clear, complete, accurate, timely and concise written correspondence and reports.
Supervise, train, observe performance and evaluate assigned personnel.
Effectively use computer systems, software applications, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, diverse abilities, and sexual orientation of District staff and the community served.
Licenses and Certifications: Possession of a valid California driver’s license to be maintained throughout employment.
Internal Number: SMAGM-2020
About Contra Costa Water District
Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is an innovative leader in water management and provides employees with a fast-paced and stable work environment that encourages professional growth and development. Formed in 1936 to provide water for irrigation and industry, CCWD is now one of the largest urban water districts in California and a leader in drinking-water treatment technology and source water protection. CCWD delivers safe, clean water to 500,000 people in central and eastern Contra Costa County in Northern California. Our mission is to strategically provide a reliable supply of high quality water at the lowest cost possible, in an environmentally responsible manner. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 & 401 deferred compensation plans, retirement pension, vacation & holiday pay, plus a great working environment.