Chief Sustainability, Resiliency, and Innovation Officer
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles, California
Type: Full Time
Human Resources, Labor Relations
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) is seeking a Chief Sustainability, Resiliency, and Innovation (SRI) Officer. The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California is governed by a 38-member Board, with 1900+ budgeted personnel and an annual budget of $1.9B, is a regional water wholesaler that provides water for its 26-member public retail agencies to deliver – either directly or through their sub-agencies – to nearly 19 million people living in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties. Metropolitan is the largest distributor of treated drinking water in the United States.
The SRI Officer is a new executive leadership position that reports to the General Manager. The position leads the successful integration of sustainability, resiliency, and innovation initiatives into all District wide efforts across all departments and with external agencies. This position will lead efforts to plan and prepare for the future through innovative and sustainable solutions in collaboration with key stakeholders to address environmental and infrastructure issues and address the District’s approach to environmental responsibility and minimize environmental impact of its activities and operations. The SRI Officer will oversee SRI work across the region and work to build collaborative relationships within Metropolitan and with external environmental advocacy organizations.
The ideal candidate will have a leadership style that reflects Metropolitan’s core values: high performance, inclusiveness and a mission that supports a positive workforce culture. Expertise in working for or with public agencies to advance best practices of sustainability, resilience and innovation is critical.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: email@example.com.
MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
About Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.