The ‘City by the Bay,’ San Francisco, is renowned for its culture, vistas, and history. The Commission that provides the famous City and County, as well as three other Bay Area municipalities, with drinking water and wastewater services is looking for a new General Manager to lead the progressive department.

Approximately 2,300 employees work for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, and together they provide the 24/7 service utilities – including hydroelectric and solar power to San Francisco’s municipal departments. These services are delivered on an annual budget of $700 million.

The Commission is seeking a General Manager who is a collaborative leader, who will guide the organization with a progressive thinking approach, and who is an innovative problem-solver and uses strong decision-making skills. The GM will also establish credibility as a decisive, results-oriented professional committed to excellence, transparency, and fiscal accountability. In addition to being an exceptional listener, communicator, and an accomplished presenter in a public forum, the GM must be adept at managing in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

The successful candidate will bring a triple bottom line orientation, considering environmental, social, and economic impacts when making decisions.  Candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably with major course work in civil, electrical or mechanical engineering, law, business administration, or public administration. An advanced degree may be a plus.

The Commission desires an accomplished and experienced executive for this position with significant and highly responsible senior-level experience with a demonstrated track record of success in a public or private enterprise that is deemed comparable in size, scope, and complexity.

In an effort to find the most suitable candidate, the Commission will consider a broad spectrum of talented individuals, both locally and on a national scale. The GM will be highly compensated with an annual salary of approximately $300K DOQ with executive level benefits including retirement provided by the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System (SFERS).

The successful candidate will be provided with a mutually agreeable employment contract that may include relocation expenses. The GM will be required to live within the municipal boundaries of San Francisco.

Candidates should be aware that this is a highly confidential process and references will not be contacted until mutual interest is established.

Confidential inquiries are welcomed and encouraged to Heather Renschler, Ralph Andersen & Associates (916) 630-4900. Send cover letter with current salary and resume by June 29, 2012 to Detailed brochure available at