Under administrative direction from the Board of Directors, provides legal advice to SWC’s Board of Directors and member agencies with respect to issues that impact the SWCs; collaborates with the Board of Directors and executives to develop legal strategies; manages SWC’s outside legal counsel; represents SWC in hearings and court proceedings; ensures SWC contracts with vendors are legally protective of SWC; coordinates SWC legal affairs with other public water agencies, State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and regulatory agencies; and performs other duties as assigned. This is an at-will position.
The General Counsel serves in a subject matter expert capacity with respect to the enforcement and protection of SWC’s and its member agencies’ interests. He/She assists the General Manager and the Board of Directors in executing a long-term strategy for legal matters pertaining to the SWC objectives described above. This person exercises a high level of discretion, independent judgment and decision making to influence legal and policy matters, which impact SWC and its member agencies. Responsibilities include collaborating with member agencies’ counsel and other stakeholders to enhance SWC’s sphere of influence and achieve its strategic water rights management and enforcement objectives.
For more information about the State Water Contractors, the General Counsel position and instructions for how to apply, please click on the link to the SWC General Counsel Brochure below: