COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS MANAGER
This is an opportunity for a dynamic, forward thinking and exceptional communicator to represent a highly visible and community oriented organization providing quality water to customers and visitors of Central and Southern Marin County.
The Marin Municipal Water District is recruiting for a Communications and Public Affairs Manager to lead effective communications and direct the activities and operations in support of comprehensive communication, media outreach, customer and community affairs, legislative affairs and grant programs. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned public information professional with a proven track record of being highly adept at providing accurate, strong and consistent messaging, soliciting feedback and understanding and addressing local community needs. The manager will serve as a spokesperson for the District. The District interacts with numerous stakeholders, values input of the community and takes pride in providing efficient and transparent communication to address everyday routine issues to more complex and controversial issues. The collaborative, innovative and politically astute person will serve as an advisor to the General Manager and the Board regarding communications and public affairs. The successful manager will take initiative in community outreach and will use sound judgment in managing legislative and media affairs.
The District: The District is a medium-sized, municipal, water agency with a Board of Directors/General Manager form of government, 240 full-time employees and a $112,000,000 combined annual operating and capital budget for FY 2019. Annually, the District delivers water to 190,000 residents and businesses in the central and southern portions of Marin County and has stewardship responsibilities for 21,000 acres of pristine watershed lands on Mt. Tam.
PLEASE SEE ATTACHED BROCHURE FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS EXCITING OPPORTUNITY
Tentative Recruitment Timeline*
Week of June 17, 2019*
Week of June 24, 2019*
* Dates are subject to change
Filing Deadline Extended from Monday, 05/06/2019 to:
4:30 p.m. for manual submissions;
5:00 p.m. for online submissions
Please see brochure and job description for more information.
The following provides a brief description of the Marin Municipal Water District’s (MMWD) benefit package for Mid-Management employees. Please refer to individual contracts or policies for details.
Full-time regular employees earn vacation with pay at the following bi-weekly rates for each complete year of service with MMWD:
For the first nine (9) years of service 4.62 hours/pay period
For the next six (6) years of service 6.16 hours/pay period
Sixteen (16) years of service 6.47 hours/pay period
Seventeen (17) years of service 6.77 hours/pay period
Eighteen (18) years of service 7.08 hours/pay period
Nineteen (19) years of service 7.39 hours/pay period
For twenty (20) or more years of service 7.70 hours/pay period
Vacation may be used by an employee only after completion of six (6) months of service.
MMWD grants 11 paid, set holidays each year; 1 or 2 paid floating holidays are granted dependent on hire date.
Employees accrue 15 days per year and may accumulate paid sick leave with no limit, to be used for illness or other approved absences. A lump sum payout equal to 75% of the number of hours for unused sick leave (to a maximum payout of 750 hours) will be paid upon retirement. Annual incentive buy-back plan is available.
Each management category employee will be entitled to five (5) days of administrative leave.
MMWD contracts with CalPERS health care, which makes available a variety of medical plans. The premium contribution of MMWD, for an employee only or an employee plus one dependent shall be set at the rate of the plan that falls in the middle of the list of available plans. Coverage for additional dependents may be purchased by payroll deduction.
Dental insurance is available to employees and their families after three months of service through the Delta Dental Plan of California. MMWD pays the premium for the employee and dependents. Delta Dental Plan will pay 100% of the dentist’s usual, customary, and reasonable fees for services covered per the contract, to a maximum of $2,000 per eligible enrolled person per calendar year. Orthodontia coverage is provided for eligible dependent children, up to a lifetime maximum of $2,500.
GROUP LIFE INSURANCE
Coverage at 1 times the annual salary up to $100,000 is provided at District expense.
LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE
After completion of one month of employment, MMWD pays the premium for long term disability insurance for each full time, regular employee. The insurance provides payment of up to 60% of salary to a maximum of $6,000 per month for an employee who is disabled and cannot perform in his/her regular job functions. There is an eligibility waiting period of three months.
MMWD is a member of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). The program is mandatory for all full-time employees. For new employees hired after January 1, 2013, the retirement formula is 2.0%@62. The employee’s contribution rate is 5.75% of salary. For employees hired before January 1, 2013 the retirement formula is 2.7%@55. The employee’s contribution rate is 8%. Employees hired after January 1, 2013 who are already members of CalPERS and who have had less than a 6 month break in service may be eligible for the 2.7%@55 formula.
All employees are eligible to participate in the 457(b) deferred compensation plan pursuant to the “Deferred Compensation Plan” approved by the District Board of Directors on May 22, 1985 consistent with current IRS regulations and requirements.
MMWD participates in the Social Security System and payroll deductions are made each pay period in accordance with Federal law.
To provide temporary disability income to an employee in the event of an on-the-job illness or injury, employees are covered under the provisions of MMWD’s Workers’ Compensation policy.
VISION CARE PLAN
This plan provides eligible full-time employees reimbursement of vision care expenses not covered by the health plan. Reimbursable expenses are up to $250 for glasses and frames, lenses and contact lenses, or other necessary vision care expenses per calendar year. The employee may carry over any remaining monies for one year for an accumulated total of up to $600 to be used over a two year period. In the third year, the reimbursable amount returns to $250.
ANNUAL MANAGEMENT ALLOWANCE
Managers may use the $2,500 annual allowance for education and training, to offset the cost of his/her medical coverage, to offset the cost of personal medical (non-cosmetic) procedures not covered by the employee’s insurance, to apply to a computer purchase, or place part or all of these funds into a deferred compensation plan.
Application and Selection Process
To be considered for this career opportunity, applicants must submit the following information to the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline shown on this announcement:
a. Properly completed District application. Clearly state the title of the position for which you are applying.
b. Supplemental application. The attached page of supplemental questions will be a primary tool in evaluating qualifications for this position. The responses will be evaluated along with the completed application form. Applications received without completed Supplemental Responses will not be considered.
c. Resume and Cover Letter. A resume does not substitute for a completed application. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to show that he/she meets the minimum qualifications in this job announcement.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS:
NOTE: Please do NOT assume the recruiter or panel members know what you do and what experience you have. It is strongly recommended that you include a resume and clearly show that you meet the minimum qualifications. Do NOT put “see resume”.
Screening decisions are based on the application materials submitted. Personnel files, training records, etc. are NOT necessarily accessed and reviewed by Human Resources in determining which applicants will move forward in the process.
The examination process may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical test, and oral and/or final interviews. All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application. Based upon information provided in the application documents, the applicants presenting the best job-related qualifications will be invited to continue in the process. An eligibility list may result from this examination process.
The selected candidate, upon acceptance of a conditional offer for District employment, will undergo a background and credit check conducted by an outside agency and must take and pass a pre-employment/pre-duty medical exam and drug test. Additionally, depending upon job duty assignments, the selected candidate may be required to submit an original California Department of Motor Vehicles H-6 printout (10-year history). Current employees are exempt from this requirement.
Do NOT submit the DMV H-6 until requested to do so.
Online applications are strongly encouraged and will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the filing deadline date.
A manual application packet may also be obtained by calling 415-945-1434, or in person at MMWD/HR, 220 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. The filing deadline time for in-person manual application and faxed application submissions is 4:30 p.m. on the filing deadline date.
If application materials are faxed, the originals of the submissions must be mailed and post marked by the filing deadline date indicated in the job posting.