Article 1. Personnel of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 17. >> Chapter 4. >> Article 1.

(a) The district may hire an independent staff of its own or contract with any department or agency of the United States or with any public agency to implement this part.
  (b) The district may contract with private entities in conformance with applicable procurement procedures for the procurement of engineering, project management, and contract management services.
The board of directors shall fix the compensation of the district's officers and employees.