The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Manager of Bay-Delta Science and Regulatory Strategy

Job Locations US-CA-Sacramento | US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID 2023-2475
Posted Date
2 weeks ago(9/11/2023 12:45 PM)
Application Filing Period
September 11, 2023 - October 12, 2023 (4:30 p.m. PST)
# of Openings
USD $195,437.00/Yr.
USD $267,114.00/Yr.
Work Schedule (Days/Hours)

As the Manager of Bay-Delta Science and Regulatory Strategy, you will be responsible for providing high-level policy development and recommendations into the activities and programs involving General Manager strategic priorities. In this role you will develop and manage complex science, regulatory and watershed-wide programs and partnerships; provide strategic policy oversight on science and regulatory programs; advise on recommended improvements to Bay-Delta; manage multi-disciplinary Bay-Delta staff including cross-matrix organizational partnerships within MWD; and collaboratively engage with external resource agencies and interests.


Experience in water resource management within a natural environment (e.g., estuarine, coastal, watersheds) and knowledge in Bay-Delta (or similar) operations/policy/science will be instrumental for this strategic leadership role as you implement innovations and improve business processes.


This position will be located either in Los Angeles or Sacramento.


To view the full job description, click here: Manager of Bay-Delta Science & Regulatory Strategy




Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and fourteen years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which six years must have been in a management or supervisory position; or an advanced degree from an accredited college or university and twelve years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which six years must have been in a management or supervisory position.

Relevant Experience is defined as: a combination of experience in operations and environmental regulations relating to Bay-Delta or similar environments; and with science programs and policies relating to Bay-Delta or similar environments.




Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing, and registrations:


Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.


• Strong written and oral communication skills.

• Strong program management, project management, budget management skills and experience.

• Strong negotiating skills and experience.


• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment


For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular Full /Part Time Employees (Unrepresented)

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, 830 miles of pipeline, and 15 hydroelectric power plants.


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:


MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.


Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.


Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).


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