Lake County is located in Central Florida about 30 minutes northwest of Orlando. It is known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreational activities. Nature-lovers find an abundance of options from hiking through endless acres of preserves to viewing rare birds and/or paddling pristine waterways. Anglers are lured by trophy bass, while treasure hunters will enjoy finding that rare antique at the area’s many unique downtown districts. Opportunities for ecotourism, agritourism, sea-plane excursions, heritage museums and art galleries, sporting events, golfing, cycling and hiking trails, entertainment venues, spa getaways and equestrian farms make Lake County a true destination.

The Board is looking for an outstanding leader and manager to partner with to continue the organization’s tradition of excellence. The ideal candidate will have experience in stormwater, water quality and environmental management. The Executive Director will be a strategic thinker, always preparing for the future and anticipating its impact on LCWA. He/she will see the big picture but not neglect the details. The individual will lead by example and not expect to spend all day behind a desk. LCWA is a relatively small agency, and everyone needs to pitch in. The individual will be a people person and passionate about what the organization does and live its mission. Good judgment and common sense are essential.

It is important to note that the LCWA Water Authority is neither a regulatory agency nor a water utility and has no power to issue permits or enforce regulations. In fact, it works closely with other local governments and governmental agencies to accomplish its mission. These include cities, Lake County, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the water management districts, and state offices such as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, environmental science, or related field and five to seven years of increasingly responsible experience as a governmental manager. Knowledge of Florida and extreme weather events are a plus.

Although salary will depend on experience and qualifications, the last Executive Director was paid approximately $135,000 annually. It is anticipated that the next Executive Director will have a similar salary. Benefits are very good, and the Executive Director will be part of the Florida Retirement System. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to by March 17th. Faxed and mailed resumes will not be considered. Questions should be directed to Stephen Sorrell at (513) 317-0678, or Colin Baenziger.