General Manager

Water District 19
17630 100th Ave SW - T, Vashon, WA
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General Manager – Water District 19

Job Closing Date: October 31, 2021

First review: October 15, 2021

Job Summary:

King County Water District 19, located on Vashon Island, seeks a General Manager (GM) to lead the District in delivering water to a population of 3,500 in the island’s central core, while also upgrading its infrastructure through an ambitious capital improvement plan.


The ideal candidate will have a full complement of collaborative management skills including a comprehensive understanding of financial management, customer service, personnel management, change management, and public relations. They will bring leadership skills, strategic vision, and ability to quickly grasp technical aspects of the job in which they have no previous training. They will be skilled in forging productive working relationships with colleagues, contractors, and partner agencies.


  • Five years progressively more responsible experience in the supervision and management of a water district, other public agency, or regulated industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business or STEM degree from an accredited college or university. Equivalent job experience may be substituted for some or all formal education.


Water District 19 offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical and dental.

The District is a member of the State of Washington PERS 2 or 3 retirement plan.  Each program has a specified vesting number of years and the benefit and contribution rates are set by the State.

To apply:

An application and job description are available at and at our office. Your completed application, cover letter, and resume may be returned in person or by mail to:


Water District 19

Attn: Board of Commissioners

17630 100th Ave SW

PO Box T

Vashon, WA 98070


Or emailed to with the subject line “GM Application: <your last name>”.


Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on October 15, 2021 to be considered during the first review of applicants.  This recruitment will remain open and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


For questions about this recruitment, please contact Melody Snyder at (206) 463-9007. For emailed applications, the application form must also be submitted in hard copy by the time of any interview. Prior to employment, a criminal history background check, reference check and credit check will be conducted for the top candidate(s). WD19 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a smoke-free work environment.

About Water District 19

The District was established in 1925 and is the largest public water district on Vashon Island. It provides drinking water for approximately 6 square miles and serves a population of approximately 3,500 via 1,500 connections. Service is accomplished through six groundwater wells, 2 surface water sources, an emergency intertie, a water treatment plant, 1.725 million gallons of water storage and 37.4 miles of mains ranging from ¾” to 16” in diameter. The District has 6 full-time employees and an annual budget of approximately $1M.