The individual selected for this position will be responsible for overseeing operations of the South Texas Water Authority, the Ricardo Water Supply Corporation, and the Nueces Water Supply Corporation through strategic, proactive, and innovative service. The new Executive Director will need to have a proven track record of successful governmental budget administration and staff motivation.
The successful candidate for this position must be a person who:
Demonstrates high moral character and integrity; is trustworthy and honest.
Demonstrates a positive and enthusiastic outlook toward solving complex problems and has a good sense of humor.
Is a self-starter and a leader.
Sees the bigger picture and is approachable, fair, and a motivator of people.
Has experience in working with governmental budgets.
Is goal oriented – Understands and takes action on improvement benchmarks and best practices.
Can identify and present to the Boards of Directors the pros and cons of alternative actions and advocate for what s/he thinks is best for the region as a whole.
Is conscientious - Dedicated to providing high quality customer service, both internally and externally.
Has strong organizational skills – Maintains schedules/deadlines and manages human resources to meet goals.
Has strong technical skills related to managing a water authority in Texas.
Is a skilled negotiator who seeks win-win results.
Demonstrates strong written and oral communication skills in an open and direct manner with the Board, STWA staff, and the public.
Is a polished professional with a confident personality that can hold his/her own with other strong personalities.
Is committed and willing to being an active part of the communities STWA serves.
Respects the individual, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other non-merit factor.
Consistently demonstrates loyalty to STWA’s purpose, including supporting the Board of Directors, STWA staff, and related organizations and constituents.
At least a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, physical sciences, planning, public administration, business administration, or a related field, plus at least eight years of experience in a senior management position, with a strong emphasis on experience in the areas of water or municipal administration, finance, and planning. With a Master’s Degree in one of the fields listed, only five years of experience is required. Must have a neat and appropriate appearance for dealing with the public.
Additional Salary Information: Car allowance and potential for annual salary increases. Additional benefits include STWA contributions to a Retirement Thrift Plan, health/-dental/prescription insurance for employee and family, paid time off, holidays, and life insurance.
About Ray Associates, Inc.
Ray Associates, Inc. is a management consulting firm located in Austin, Texas, providing a variety of consulting services, including executive search engagements. This job posting is on behalf of the South Texas Water Authority, which is a political subdivision of the State of Texas that provides wholesale treated water to communities in Nueces and Kleberg counties. The Authority's headquarters is located in the City of Kingsville, the county seat of Kleberg County. We have a detailed position profile and application process document that we can provide to potentially interested applicants.
For the Position Profile Brochure for this position, please go to www.rayassociates.com.