ITEM:

ACTION ITEM

 

21.

CONSIDER ADDING THE POSITION OF DISTRICT ENGINEER TO THE DISTRICTíS ORGANIZATION CHART

 

Meeting Date:

September 19, 2022

Budgeted:

No

 

From:

David J. Stoldt,

Program/

Salary & Benefits

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:

 

 

Prepared By:

Suresh Prasad

Cost Estimate:

$154,108 (+ benefits/taxes)

 

General Counsel Approval:N/A

Committee Recommendation:The Finance and Administration Committee reviewed this item on September 12, 2022 and recommended approval.

CEQA Compliance:This action does not constitute a project as defined by the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15378.

 

SUMMARY:In 2019, Larry Hampson, the Planning & Engineering Manager/District Engineer retired and the Districtís restructuring process did not immediately fill the position of Planning & Engineering Manager/District Engineer.Instead, the District has since contracted with Larry to fulfill the role of District Engineer as a retired annuitant on a temporary basis.It is time for that to transition to a qualified District permanent employee.

 

The District would like to add the position of District Engineer to the Districtís Organizational Chart separate from the division manager position and promote Maureen Hamilton to the position.Maureen is currently the Senior Water Resources Engineer and has been an integral part of the Water Resources Department by managing the IRWM grant process, ASR backflush expansion, and Pure Water Monterey injection well field. During her tenure with the District, she studied for and passed her tests qualifying her for California registered Professional Engineer status.The District has already approved a contract with Larry for the entirety of the fiscal year, however, if the position of District Engineer is approved then the District will use Larry in an advisory capacity solely to complete projects related to the Sleepy Hollow Steelhead Rearing Facility and then wind down his contract with the District.

 

The full job description can be found in Exhibit 21-A: District Engineer- Job Description. There is also Exhibit 21-B which outlines the new District Organizational Chart. The District Engineer will receive immediate supervision from and reports to the Water Resources Manager.

The position would be placed at Range 48 on the Districtís salary chart.This placement would be consistent in maintaining internal relationships with other MPWMD job classifications, their requirements, and level of responsibility.The salary range would be consistent in comparison with other agencies for comparable positions in the area. Range 48 monthly salary is between $10,565.39 to $12,842.30 monthly.

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Finance and Administration Committee recommends the Board authorize staff to add the District Engineer position to Districtís current organization chart and associated salary range.

 

IMPACTS TO STAFF/RESOURCES: The fully funded position (Senior Water Resources Engineer) was included in the FY 2022-2023 budget. A FY 2022-2023 contract with Larry Hampson employing him as District Engineer was also fully funded, however, we will not be using the entirety of the contractual amount.Adjustments to the salary budget will be included with the FY 2022-2023 mid-year budget. ††

 

EXHIBITS

21-A††† District Engineer- Job Description

21-B††† District Organizational Chart

 

 

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