The Director of Water and Natural Resources (Director) will serve as the County’s primary resource and expert on the Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGMA); build relationships with community stakeholders with regard to water issues; and assume responsibility for other natural resource management issues as they occur. The Director should be results driven with a desire to serve the public; a strong communicator, both orally and in writing; develop policy that is consistent with applicable laws and the vision of the Board of Supervisors; a dynamic public speaker; encourage internal and external agency engagement; work well under pressure within prescribe deadlines; and remain knowledgeable on all legislation concerning water issues.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Business or Public Administration, Political Science, Engineering, Urban/Regional Planning, Geography, Geology, Hydrology, Water/Natural Resources, Environmental Science/Studies, Agricultural Science or a related field.
Seven (7) years of program oversight or policy development experience in the following, or closely related, fields: water resource planning/protection; environmental/geological studies; agricultural science; and natural resource planning.
A valid Class ‘C’ Driver’s License issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.