CCWD zeroes in on new manager

archive_import

By SUNNY LOCKWOOD

After more than three months without a permanent general manager, Calaveras County Water District's Board of Directors is preparing to interview four finalists for the job.

Interviews are scheduled for May 1, the next regular CCWD board meeting, but will be held in closed session, said Linda Bonnell, the district's human resource officer.

Bonnell said her office received 40 applications for the position.

"The board has reviewed the applications and will interview four candidates May 1," she said. "If there is a clear number-one candidate out of that interview process, I'd expect them to make a decision."

Bonnell said if the board chooses a general manager May 1, her office would conduct a background check before the individual would be hired.

"It takes about two weeks to do a full background check," she said, "including interviewing references and other contacts."

Bonnell said the board was seeking someone with good community relations skills as well as the obvious technical know-how to manage CCWD with its four water improvement districts, six sewer improvement districts, five water treatment plants, 12 wastewater treatment plants, 58 employees and 10,275 customers.

As described in the recruiting brochure, the position offers employer-paid life and disability, medical, dental and vision insurance, a pension plan, 13 holidays, from 22 to 32 days personal time off, and one week of management leave.

Although the last full-time general manager earned a yearly salary of $96,000 plus benefits, Bonnell said, the board is not posting a salary amount during this search.

"They're going to base the salary on experience," she said.

Simon Granville left the general manager's position with CCWD Jan. 15, and since then has threatened legal action against the district alleging personal injury and breach of contract.

11699931
The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Saturday February 25, 2017

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
McClintock supporters, protesters call for peaceful event

02/20/2017

With people speculating about what could become the largest protest Sonora has ... more

McClintock town hall draws large, divided crowd

02/22/2017

There was patriotic singing, chanting and sign waving inside the packed 569-seat ... more

Diverse views outside McClintock Town Hall

02/22/2017

They came with signs and flags and at least one mask, expressing ... more

County appoints working group on marijuana regulations

02/22/2017

What do two county supervisors, a former California Highway Patrol commander, a ... more

Impounded water rushes into the Tuolumne River

02/20/2017

Worried about rising waters in the Golden State’s sixth-largest water storage facility, ... more