General Manager

General Manager

Olympic Valley Fire Department
305 Olympic Valley Rd., Olympic Valley

About Olympic Valley Fire Department

General Manager



Olympic Valley is located five miles from the north shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe along State Highway 89 and hosted the 1960 Winter Olympic Games. We’re about eight miles south of Truckee, 40 minutes southwest of Reno, and 100 miles northeast of Sacramento. Olympic Valley is home to world-class skiing, and the Lake Tahoe area offers an abundance of year-round outdoor recreational activities.



The Olympic Valley Public Service District is an independent Special District located in Olympic Valley in eastern Placer County, California. Incorporated in 1964, the District provides water, sewer collection, municipal solid waste services, fire protection, and emergency medical services to approximately one thousand customers.


The District has 29 employees and is governed by a five-member Board of Directors. The District fulfills its mission through the work of three departments – Administration, Operations, and the Olympic Valley Fire Department.



The General Manager is appointed by and reports to the elected five-member Board of Directors. The GM is the Chief Executive Officer and has full charge and control of all District activities with the power to employ and discharge all employees, department heads and assistants, and consultants other than the District Board Secretary (who is appointed by the Board of Directors) and prescribe their duties and fix their compensation subject to adopted resolutions, ordinances, policies, and contracts. The General Manager provides leadership in all District activities and plans, including long-range planning, budgeting, and financial oversight.


The result of the General Manager and the Board of Directors executing their responsibilities at a high level will be that the District’s performance, quality, and service will be what most people expect in a well-run business. This position is exempt, and the General Manager serves “at will” for the Board of Directors.




Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business or public administration, engineering, or a related field. Advanced degree or licensure in relevant field of work is preferred (i.e., MPA, PE, MBA, CPA, etc.). Minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in an administrative, managerial or staff capacity in public or private employment involving the responsibility for leadership, planning, organization, implementation, and supervision of varied work programs. At least four (4) years should be at the middle management level or higher. Knowledge of municipal public works, the operation of sewer and water systems and administration of fire protection services is preferred. Possession of a valid Driver’s License, acceptable by and in good standing with the State of California or Nevada.



Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, application, and letters of recommendation to Mike Geary. The deadline for applications is December 12, 2023, by 12:00 PM. The position is open until filled. All applications will be reviewed, and qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Salary will be based on experience and range from $175,000 to $250,000 annually. A generous benefits package and a CalPERS retirement plan are provided.


Please see the job description and schedule for the hiring process for further information.


Olympic Valley Public Service District is an equal-opportunity employer.

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