The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Job Details

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. 


                                                               BUSINESS SUPPORT TEAM MANAGER (Team Manager II)


The Metropolitan Water District, Administrative Services Section, has one (1) opening for a Business Support Team Manager (Team Manager II) at its Sacramento Office in Sacramento, California.

As the Business Support Team Manager at the Sacramento Office, you will be responsible for managing administrative staff and activities including procurement, contract administration, training coordination, timekeeping, facility management, scheduling and preparing for meetings, travel arrangements and maintaining calendars.
As the Business Support Team Manager, you will oversee and perform general administrative services in support of the Sacramento Office which include: drafting Board letters and presentations; preparing and editing PowerPoints and correspondences; managing contracts and software agreements; processing invoices and payments; purchasing; and records management. In addition, you will oversee: the activities of the front desk; travel arrangements; assembly of information packets; maintenance of asset inventory; calendaring of conference rooms; preparation for meetings (including room set up / cleanup and placement of catering orders); and special projects.

Job Summary

Job Requirements

Each Team Manager position will have specialized requirements for knowledge in the functional areas within the team assigned to manage.

Education and Experience:
- A high school diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate and eight years of increasingly responsible experience, of which three years must have been in a project management, supervisory or lead capacity; OR

-  An associate's degree from an accredited college or technical school and six years of increasingly responsible experience, of which three years must have been in a project management, supervisory or lead capacity; OR

- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and four years of increasingly responsible experience, of which three years must have been in a project management, supervisory or lead capacity.

Required Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices of supervisory methods
• Principles of administrative and project management, including budgeting techniques, office procedures, and reporting
• Tools of management, such as development, cost analysis, policies and procedures, training and development, and records management and reports writing
• Employee policies and procedures
• Equal opportunity practices
• Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations

Required Skills and Abilities to:
• Supervise, lead, mentor, coach, motivate, evaluate and reward employees
• Plan schedules, give guidance and assign the work of subordinates through verbal and written instruction or demonstration in order to make the most effective and
  efficient use of staff
• Determine training needs and provide orientation and training for subordinate staff
• Display a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments giving attention to detail with minimal supervision
• Encourage and facilitate cooperation, pride and trust and foster commitment and team spirit
• Effectively present information to individuals or groups
• Maintain favorable public relations
• Organize and coordinate the work of others
• Communicate openly and effectively both orally and in writing.
• Develop a team
• Be fiscally responsible
• Empower and support staff; seek and apply feedback

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid state driver’s license at time of application is required.
Physical Demands: Light
This requires light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.



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


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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.

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