The Dublin San Ramon Services District board of directors has appointed a new engineering services manager to fill the vacancy left by Dan McIntyre's promotion to general manager.
Judy Zavadil, who was selected during the board's July 19 meeting, has 28 years of civil engineering experience, including the past nine at DSRSD, where she previously served as supervisor of its Capital Improvement and Asset Management Division as well as a principal engineer.
"I'm thrilled to be in the new position," Zavadil said. "We're a little district but we do an awful lot. I'm excited to be working with the general manager and board continuing what we've been doing."
As engineering services manager, Zavadil oversees planning, permitting, asset management, capital improvements and clean water and water conservation programs.
The top engineering position at DSRSD -- which provides water and wastewater services to parts of San Ramon -- had been vacant since April when McIntyre was promoted to general manager.
A three-month nationwide recruitment process netted 31 applicants, eight of whom received a first interview. Three were interviewed a second time before McIntyre selected Zavadil as the top candidate for board consideration.
"Judy has strong leadership, coaching and management skills, and is a recognized champion for continuous improvement in the district," McIntyre said in a statement.
He added that Zavadil's recent accomplishments include advancing the asset management program, managing and reformatting the capital improvement program and developing the wastewater treatment plant master plan.
She now makes a base salary of $202,296 annually, an amount that would include merit-based and cost-of-living adjustments subject to a satisfactory job performance. The new position also includes a benefits package and use of a tablet computer.
Zavadil said her promotion comes at a time when the wastewater field is going through a lot of changes.
"My particular focus would be on maximizing the potential of the people we have here and maximizing the tools we have to be more efficient," she said.