General Manager

Santa Fe, NM 87501

Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Management/C-Suite Job Number: 7492 Compensation: DOE

Job Description

This Northern New Mexico Water Utility is offering a generous salary, excellent benefits, and a full or part-time schedule for their next General Manager. Our ideal candidate has the skills and experience to coordinate the efforts of the organization and to take the lead on budgeting and financial management. The ideal candidate possesses water utility experience and excellent people skills, who can manage a small team and work comfortably with a Board of Trustees. 


  • Average 24 hours weekly, may require more hours during budget season

  • FTE benefits, Med/Dental/Vision 100% (90% for family)

  • 401k 3% match 



  • Oversight, management and responsibility for the budget, general funds, securities, properties, and assets 

  • Prepare a fiscally sustainable draft annual budget for both operational and reserve funds, based on past and projected water use, sales, operational expenses, preventive maintenance, and estimated contingency expenditures 

  • Interaction and leadership of the staff, contractors, and consultants 

  • Ensure compliance and manage interactions with government agencies, as it relates to environmental and regulatory compliance 

  • Works with auditors and accountants to ensure operations are following applicable legal, corporate, and accounting standards 

  • Lead and direct overall operations of administrative office, develop goals and objectives for organization and staff 


Desired Profile 

  • Preferred BA/BS  Finance, Engineering, General Management or equivalent related Certifications

  • Experience with Water Utility, conceptual understanding of engineering 

  • Experience with Fiscal management, budgeting, prep and tracking goals, objectives 

  • Experience managing and developing staff, excellent people skills are a must 

  • Detailed understanding of Federal, State, and County laws and regulations governing water and sewer operations 

Type of employment  

Direct Hire

Meet Your Recruiter

Abby Dietz

Originally from Pennsylvania, Abby Dietz moved to Santa Fe from Northern Virginia/DC Metro area in 2011.  She joined The Hire Firm in a temporary role but fit the culture so well we decided to keep her!  Her strong background in sales, customer service, and executive administrative skills was the perfect blend for a staffing and recruiting professional. Abby has a fantastic ability to quickly understand clients’ needs and match those needs with talented candidates. She now focuses on managing the firm bu still recruits because she enjoys it so much.  


Abby is a living success story for temporary and temp-to-hire opportunities and has obtained three long-term, rewarding positions in her career that started as temporary or temp-to-hire. She believes in what we do and knows first-hand how being open and flexible can lead to great opportunities. She would love to share her story with anyone who is curious about it!


When she’s not working, she enjoys recharging on backpacking trips, spending time with family, friends, and fur babies, and taking classes on whatever is currently of interest to her!  Her pronouns are she/her and she invites you to share yours. 

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