General Manager

//General Manager

General Manager

Department: FMTUA

Summary: The General Manager is under the supervision and direction of Board of Directors to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Fort Mojave Tribal Utilities Authority (FMTUA). The General Manager is responsible for the following: General Administration, Policy Development, Planning, Management of all aspects of utility operations, and Budgeting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •    Oversees the preparation of plans and specifications, engineering studies, cost estimates and material procurement.
  •    Maintains cooperative relations and coordinates department activities with Tribal departments, Board members, regulatory agencies, consultants, employees and customers
  •    Attends Board and other meetings, conducts research, compiles information, completes special projects and various reports, and makes presentations.
  •    Ensures for a safe work environment for employees customers and others.
  •    Manages personnel according to FMIT personnel policy.
  •    Works with the Water/Wastewater Operations Manager to ensure coordinated work assignments and project planning related to the operation, maintenance and construction of water and wastewater systems.
  •    Performs related duties as assigned.


  • Must have adequate communication skills between office and outside field crews.
  • Must have ability to maintain records and problem solve.
  •    Expertise in safety practices and general methods, materials and equipment used in utility design, construction, repair and maintenance.
  •    Professional public management techniques involved in budgeting, labor relations, public relations, contract negotiations and contract administration, and general project management.
  •    Strong skills in assembling and analyzing data, preparing comprehensive and accurate reports and formulating policy and service recommendations.
  •    Effective in communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing, and making presentations in public forums.
  •   Proficient in the use of industry equipment and technology, including computers and related software, and the ability to master new technologies.
  •    Ability to critically assess situations, solve problems, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in emergency situations.
  •    Knowledge of accounting and auditing procedures and systems.
  •    Ability to travel to other locations.

Qualifications: To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, engineering, environmental studies, geography, economics, physical and biological sciences, or a closely related field preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering is desirable.
  •    A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field is preferred.  Relevant experience may be substituted for education.


  • 20+ years of professional management experience in a public utility including water and wastewater.
  •    20+ years of progressive responsibility with utility operations and management.
  • At least 5 years’ experience of reporting to a Board of directors.


Language Ability:

  • Skill in writing grammatically correct routine business correspondences, analytical and technical reports.
  • Ability to make oral group presentations to provide information or explain procedures.


Math Ability:

  • Must have excellent math abilities from basic arithmetic to statistics.


Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.


Computer Skills:

  • Must have excellent computer skills in Excel, MS Work, Power Point and Outlook.


Equipment, Machinery, Tools and Material Utilization:

  • N/A

Certificates and Licenses:

    • Must have valid Driver’s License and be insurable under the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe insurance plan.
  • Must submit a DMV/MVR printout which reflects five (5) years.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a drug test and back ground check.
  • Must adhere to the Tribe’s Drug-Free Policy and agree to maintain a Drug-Free workplace.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Requires the ability to coordinate the activities of the employees.
  • Frequently handling or resolving daily issues and concerns of employees.


Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the General Manager works in a business office setting but is also regularly required to work in the field to inspect and direct engineering projects.
  • While on project sites, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, and moving mechanical parts and/or machinery.
  • While on project sites, the employee is occasionally exposed to extreme summer heat and winter seasons, occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions.

Physical Demands:

  • The work environment demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, lift, reach with hands and arms, climb, or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear and taste or smell.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.  The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.


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