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General Manager

Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District in Crystal Beach, Texas distributes water to approximately 5,500 customers along the Bolivar Peninsula in Galveston County. Bolivar Peninsula S.U.D. is seeking candidates for the position of General Manager to provide guidance, oversight and manage the growth of the District.

The General Manager will be interfacing with governmental officials in Austin, Texas, T.C.E.Q., Texas Rural Water Association, Texas Water Development Board, Lower Neches Valley Authority, the District’s Board of Directors and local officials on the Bolivar Peninsula.


  • A minimum of a T.C.E.Q. class C license
  • Extensive professional utility supervision and administrative experience
  • A background in water distribution
  • A proven track record in management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to direct both field and office personnel
  • Working knowledge of Human Resource requirements and work force regulations
  • Prepare and administer budgets
  • Forecast short and long-range plans
  • Able to interact with engineers, C.P.A.’s, builders and contractors, regulatory agencies and the Board of Directors
  • Have a lead by example attitude

The District offers a competitive salary based on qualifications with benefits including paid health and dental insurance, 401K plan, paid vacation and paid sick leave.

Interested candidates should send resumes (with salary requirements) to: Hollis C. Gassen, Jr., Board President, BPSUD, P. O. Box 1398, Crystal Beach, Texas 77650.
Please mark “GM Resume” on the envelope. The District’s office number is (409) 684 – 3515, and the District website is

Posted: 11/30/2020


Barbara Cowie
Office Manager

Barbara began her career with Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District in 1991 as a Customer Service Representative. She was promoted to her current position of Office Manager in 1994.

Barbara has been a resident of the Bolivar Peninsula for over 40 years. She and her husband, Roger, have two sons, Steven and Jeffrey, and are enjoying their two granddaughters, Dana and Destiny. Barbara is a member of the First Baptist Church in Crystal Beach.


Clifford Howard
Utility Systems Manager

Clifford started working for BPSUD in May 1992 as a meter reader. He was promoted to Assistant Plant Operator in 1996 and to Plant Operator in 1999. As the District grew and became more automated, Clifford trained in computer technology and was made the District’s Technology Specialist in 2002. In 2005, he was promoted to his current position of Utility Systems Manager where he oversees computer automation, plant instrumentation, daily plant operations, System Operators and Meter Readers for the District.

Clifford attended College of the Mainland where he received a computer certification in Novell, Cisco and GIS. He has a Class C Water Operator’s License, Class D Wastewater Operator’s License, a Customer Service Inspector License and a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester License issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. He has been a resident of the Bolivar Peninsula for over 20 years.

Donald Crawford
Field Manager