General Manager

Solano Cemetery District

Location

Solano County, CA 93394

Compensation

$750,000
per month

Are you a senior professional in the field of public sector administration looking for a high-level leadership role in a growing public sector agency? Are you a self-starter who excels at working with members of the community and public officials collaboratively to provide excellent service to community members? And are you excited to help a team to grow and develop their skills? If so, the Solano Cemetery District would welcome your application to be the next General Manager.
 

Regional Government Services (RGS), and its staff, is conducting this recruitment for the Solano Cemetery District.

 

Job Requirements

 

THE POSITION

Under policy direction of the Board of Directors, the General Manager (GM) performs a wide array of duties including directing, administering, and coordinating the Solano Cemetery District operations in accordance with established policies  and procedures.  
 
The GM serves as Executive Officer to the Board of Trustees, prepares and presents board reports,     reviews, and applies the strategic plan, oversees the development and review of the District budget, monitors investment portfolio changes with investment advisors/agencies, directs the work of consultants and contractors, applies provisions of the Health and  Safety Code, and represents the District and Board of Trustees with vendors, community, media, and other agencies.
 
The job requires a collaborative, seasoned professional who will adhere to the District’s culture of teamwork, accountability, innovation, empowerment, and service to its customers.  This position reports directly to the Board, participates in all meetings, and leads the District administration, operations, strategic initiatives, planning, policy principles and regulatory matters. Solano Cemetery District is an At Will Employer.
 
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL
 
  • Be a strong, highly credible, unifying leader with demonstrated abilities in facilitating and implementing a clear vision and strategy for an organization. 
  • Be a strategic thinker with demonstrated planning skills, strong interpersonal skills, and a collaborative and inclusive leadership style.
  • Have the demonstrated experience in budgetary planning, financial management and fiscal control, personnel management, and resources planning.
  • Enjoy a challenge.
  • Have the capacity to work effectively and positively with a multi-disciplinary team of employees, a diverse customer base, and, at times, conflicting priorities.
  • Have the demonstrated ability to work strategically and collaboratively with the team members to implement and manage initiatives, plans, policies, and priorities.
  • Promote policies that enhance trust and transparent government.
  • Be able to develop innovative and effective solutions to administrative and operational challenges.
  • Have strong communication skills and a customer service focus that will build trust, inspire and motivate others by example, and promote teamwork.. 
  • Unite the organization with a shared sense of purpose.
  • Be able to quickly understand technical aspects with which he or she may not have a background.
  • Attend meetings and maintain cooperative working relationships with various public agencies, groups, and intergovernmental and regulatory agencies.
  • Be an excellent communicator, possessing both written and oral communication skills, with an ability to understand and speak to the concerns of others.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES – Duties may include but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develops and recommends policy and procedural actions regarding the operation of all District activities; directs the implementation of ordinances, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the District.
  • Directs the administrative functions of the cemetery district including purchasing, organizing, personnel and fiscal management.
  • Prepares a District budget, administers the expenditure of funds and monitors monthly expenditures, revenues, and investments.
  • Develops short- and long-range plans for cemetery district growth, to include land acquisition and use, cemetery planning, new construction, and remodeling of existing facilities.
  • Confers with engineers, architects, and contractors on district construction; inspects construction sites; assists in development of plans and specifications as required.
  • Researches, prepares oral or written communication to report to the Board on subject matter pertaining to operations, finances, personnel, policies, and projects.
  • Oversees and coordinates the activities of District personnel, including training, professional development, work evaluation.
  • Interprets District policies and procedures to district personnel; is responsible for morale, productivity, and discipline of District staff.
  •  Analyzes personnel classifications and salaries with recommendations presented to the Board of Trustees.
  • Represents the District and the Board in meetings with legislative bodies, governmental agencies, media, other cemetery districts, professional and business organizations, and the public.
  • Monitor’s developments and legislation related to District activities; evaluates their impact upon District operations; recommends and implements policy and procedural improvements as required.
  • Investigates accidents, injuries, and acts of vandalism on District property.
 

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIREMENTS
Education:
A Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: 

Five (5) years of executive management experience over multifunctional program areas in a large public or private organization. Experience in cemetery activities and functions are desirable.

Substitution: 

Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year- for-year basis.   A college degree is preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of general management.
Public Administrative principles and methods, including strategic planning, program and budget development and implementation.
Personnel Administration and employer-employee relations.
Organization and Operations of a Special District
Governmental structures and their interrelationships, responsibilities, functions and limitations.
Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
 
Skills in:
Managing and directing a Special District.
Implementing adopted policies and ordinances.
Preparing clear, concise and competent reports, correspondence and other written materials.
Planning, organizing, administering, reviewing and evaluating all District operationand business functions.
Selecting, training, evaluating, supervising and directing District personnel.
Using tact, discretion and sensitivity in challenging situations.
 
Ability to:
Exercise sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
Analyze and define problems, identify alternative solutions and make creative recommendations.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of daily operations.
Effectively oversee and coordinate operations at separate cemetery locations.
Represent the District effectively in meetings with associated parties.
Promote District activities and maintain effective relationships with various community, state and county officials and the general public.
Empathize with the emotional state of others.


 

 

How to Apply

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

THE SELECTION PROCESS
 
The deadline to apply is June 21, 2021 before 11:59 PM PST.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a Letter of Interest and a focused resume detailing their recent experience (within the past ten years) and demonstrated career accomplishments relevant to this position along with their application.  

Each candidate’s background will be evaluated on the basis of information submitted at the time of application, and qualified candidates will participate in a preliminary remote interview.  Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to an oral panel interview, if held.   Only the names of the most qualified candidates who pass the panel interview process will be submitted to the District for consideration for final selection.  

Additional inquiries about the position may be directed to Kris Harapan at kharapan@rgs.ca.gov.  Neither Regional Government Services nor the Solano Cemetery District are responsible for failure of internet forms or email transmission in submitting your application. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise us by emailing:  kharapan@rgs.ca.gov.
 
Solano Cemetery District is an Equal Opportunity Employer