Sanitation district hires full time administrator
April 12, 2016
For the past seven months, John Clemons served as both chief plant operator and district administrator, at $800 a month for the administrative portion of his job. While the chief plant operator is responsible for plant operations, the plant administrator responds to board direction, sets agendas and oversees payroll.
Prior to Clemons, Rick Sweet served as plant administrator working 10 hours a week for $4,000 a month.
On April 5, the sanitation board voted unanimously to hire Gerhardt Hubner to work as the plant’s first full-time administrator. The district will pay Hubner, a geologist with a concentration in planning and water law, $150,000 annually or $12,500 a month.
Hubner’s three-year contract includes a $350 a month car allowance, full medical, dental and retirement benefits along with a six-month severance package, should the district chose to sever its relationship without cause.
From 1995 through 2005, Hubner worked for the Central Coast Regional Water Board as a project manager on the Unocal Avila Beach Cleanup Project. Hubner’s experience also includes work on the Morro Bay National Estuary Program, the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant and the Morro Bay Power Plant.
For the past 10 years, Hubner served as the deputy director of Public Works Water Resources Division of the Ventura County Watershed Protection District.