Valley Water

The Santa Clara Valley Water District, now known as Valley Water, is a special district, governed by a seven-member board of directors, and is responsible for water supply, flood protection and watershed management in Santa Clara County. The district encompasses all of the county’s 1,300 square miles and serves the area’s 15 cities, 1.7 million residents and more than 200,000 commuters. Our responsibilities flow from our dual missions: to provide high quality water, and to manage flood and storm waters along the county’s 700 miles of creeks and rivers.

The mission of the district is a healthy, safe, and enhanced quality of living in Santa Clara County through the comprehensive management of water resources in a practical, cost-effective and environmentally sensitive manner.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District, now known as Valley Water, manages an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water, flood protection and stewardship of streams on behalf of Santa Clara County’s 2 million residents. The district effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, nearly 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds and more than 275 miles of streams.

We provide wholesale water and groundwater management services to local municipalities and private water retailers who deliver drinking water directly to homes and businesses throughout Santa Clara County.

Who We Are

A seven-member Board of Directors governs Valley Water. We are an ethnically diverse, family friendly organization with employees who are committed to public service and work collaboratively with other agencies (all levels of government, community-based organizations, and neighborhood organizations) in carrying out our mission.

Be a Part of It

Valley Water strives to attract, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Many of our employees have worked at the district for more than 20 years. Our employees come from diverse, cultural and professional backgrounds. The district promotes high performance, diversity and equal employment opportunities. We offer careers in a wide range of fields.

We Value Our Employees 

  • The district’s salaries and benefits are highly competitive. 
  • The district supports employee development through tuition reimbursement, certification, management development training, safety training, on-line training and apprenticeship programs. 
  • Please use the links at left to explore our current job openings, salary and classification information, benefits packages, Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity programs.

We Value Excellence

The district values Excellence in Innovation, Integrity, Transparency and Teamwork. Our Workforce Development Program helps to guide our employees into the future by providing a systematic framework to facilitate the efficient, effective use of resources, which guides the development of a training curriculum based on business needs to enhance job knowledge and skills of the District’s workforce, and promotes professional development.

We Support Veterans

The Veteran’s Employee Resource Group provides assistance and supports Veteran affairs at Valley Water. Over the past ten years the district has participated in external support activities including care package drives for troops stationed overseas, as well as participating in the “Cell Phones for Troops” program.

In recognition of our employees who are veterans, a celebration is held annually around Veteran’s Day and features speakers and topics of historical interest.

We Value Diversity

The district is committed to creating an inclusive work environment which recognizes and supports the diversity of our community and enriches our perspectives.

 

 

 

 

14 job(s) at Valley Water

VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Apr 26, 2020
Full Time
Description Do you want to play an instrumental role in leading Diversity and Inclusion strategies to Valley Water? We have an incredible opportunity for a Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Business Partner! Have you taken diversity initiatives and turned them into inclusion excellence? If you are someone who is influential and passionate in implementing, managing and innovating Diversity and Inclusion strategies, check out this exciting opportunity! Ethics and Equal Opportunity Programs Unit (Position Code 0623) NOTE: A 2.5% supervising differential will apply Overview: This position is responsible for leading and administering Valley Water's Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Program by overseeing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive D&I strategy. The position leads and oversees D&I programs and efforts that support Valley Water activities to attract, retain and promote a diverse and talented workforce and to promote effective engagement of diverse stakeholder communities in support of Valley Water's mission. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Provide leadership to the D&I Program by instilling passion and enthusiasm of D&I initiatives to the workforce; developing collaborative relationships with internal and external partners; supervising and mentoring assigned D&I staff. Drive and implement creative solutions to enhance the existing successful D&I Program to further engage the employee experience. Lead and develop the implementation of the multi-year agency-wide D&I strategic Master Plan, including obtaining support from the Board of Directors, CEO, and Executive Management; manage and track the implementation of the D&I Board Audit recommendations. Develop and deliver persuasive D&I presentations to all employees, Board of Directors, external community groups, etc.; prepare compelling speeches and talking points for management and the Board of Directors. Research industry D&I best practices and recommend solutions to drive greater D&I efforts; conduct a high volume of data analysis and present findings in a concise and easily understandable manner to various audiences. Develop, facilitate and support activities of Valley Water's inclusion champions (Employee Resource Groups) including professional development opportunities. Lead and oversee the completion of the bi-annual Workforce Satisfaction Survey including development, analysis, and presentations; coordinate all-employee meetings or events; manage the Employee Recognition Program. Participate in the annual development of the D&I Program budget; monitor all expenditures to ensure budget compliance throughout the year. Ideal Candidate's Background and Experience: Knowledge and proven expertise on leading practice diversity & inclusion initiatives. Advanced knowledge of principles, methods and tools of Diversity & Inclusion. Superb verbal and written communication skills, in addition to presentation skills. 6+ years of increasingly responsible program management experience in the area of Diversity & Inclusion, with demonstrated experience and proven results in advancing the diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs company wide. Administrative and programmatic experience including strategic planning, developing a task force or project team when necessary and experience working within a budget. Involvement with large scale change projects that resulted in proven success. Experience developing and delivering presentations for all levels (Board of Directors, management, and staff) including Diversity & Inclusion metrics and ROI. Extremely proficient in Microsoft Suite. Experience partnering with departments across the organization to help diversify all area of the business and promote inclusion from internal processes to external partners. Experience coordinating the company wide surveys and planning employee recognition events is a plus. Ideal Knowledge: Designing, developing and implementing innovative outreach programs using diversity equity and inclusion best practices in support of recruitment goals, succession planning, and leadership development. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Ability to: Leverage and grow visibility and establish a network across all cultures and the community; act as D&I representative of Valley Water. Superb verbal and written communication skills, in addition to advanced presentation skills with the ability to influence and build trusting relationships across all levels of the organization. Ask thought provoking questions, propose creative solutions and bring forth innovative ideas to create the future D&I. Understand the contexts, cultures and politics with Valley Water that impact the implementation and management of effective diversity change efforts. Perform multiple key assignments in a prompt manner resulting in high quality work. Strong negotiation skills and ability to manage conflict, persuade and convince, and drive alignment across stakeholders, executives, and peers at all levels. Develop and administer assigned program goals, objective and processes. Extremely proficient in Microsoft Suite. Use of superb judgment and critical thinking skills. Ideal Training and Education: Bachelor's degree in cultural studies, ethnic studies, social services, psychology, organizational development, behavioral sciences business, human resources or related field. Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration is preferred. Juris Doctorate is a plus. Ideal Licenses and Certifications: PHR, SPHR or Diversity certification is a plus. Required License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance test, written test and/or oral interview examination. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time:
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Apr 26, 2020
Full Time
Description Software Services Unit (Position Code 0119) Overview: The Senior Information Systems Analyst will serve as the Technical Lead, and Subject Matter Expert providing technical expertise to the Management team and staff members on the design and implementation of Valley Water's (District) most complex and highly integrated systems involving new, unfamiliar, or emerging technologies. In this position, you will participate in and support the Information Technology (IT) Division's goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; modernize and consolidate internal custom applications or replace with commercial off-the-shelf products; streamline application workflows and integrate applications to minimize redundant data entry, locate information easily, and improve data transparency; optimize application systems and strengthen the partnership between IT and business units to improve IT project delivery, and manage vendors and bring in emerging technologies to increase the Districts efficiency and effectiveness. This position will act as a business analyst, and document business requirements, use cases, and translate business requirements to technical requirements. You will recommend business solutions that delivers value to stakeholders, evaluate commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions using the requirements as guidelines, and work with the business to create data catalogs for critical applications. The Senior Information Systems Analyst will act as a project manager, and lead internal IT projects from beginning to end, and communicate up, down, and across the organization effectively, translate technical language to make it clear to non-technical people, and own the entire software development life cycle. In this position, you must possess a deep understanding of Cloud Computing Technologies such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) as well as the deployment strategies to help decide what set of services is right for the District's needs. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Provide technical expertise to the team. Evaluate and select appropriate software and suggest integration methods. Recommend and develop solutions; conduct cost/benefit analysis; prepare justification for new or enhanced modifications; ensure that recommendations comply with District Standards and conventions. Address technical concerns, ideas, and suggestions. Work with vendors' technical support to resolve issues and perform root cause analysis. Perform system integration. Design and implement integrations for the District's internal and cloud applications using a variety of techniques - web services, API's (Application Programming Interfaces), etc. Create and maintain a data catalog for each critical application developed in-house with Oracle technology (APEX). Provide clear and concise technical documentation and internal operating procedures. Conduct user training programs on new or enhanced applications. Communicate complex technologies in a simple manner to all teams including non-technical. Able to write Request-For-Proposal (RFP) documents to solicit vendor proposals and use cases. Plan, implement, configure, integrate, and administrate large, complex Enterprise software like Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and/or Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Identify business needs and document solutions. Work with vendors and the business to align functional and technical design. Effectively work with vendors to demonstrate the solution or provide the proof-of-concept. Work as a liaison between different business units and IT. Manage external vendors, participate in the vendor product selection process, communicate with vendors about Service Level Agreements and licensing to ensure that contractual obligations are accurately tracked and met and that IT achieves the appropriate and contracted service from vendors. Migrate eligible on-premise applications developed in-house with Oracle technology (APEX) to the Cloud. Improve the security of the external facing applications and apply the best security practices to protect District data. Serve as a technical resource for maintaining, enhancing, consolidating, and improving the applications develop in-house with Oracle technology (APEX) to their maximum usage and benefits. Perform as a self-starter who thrives on learning new technical skills. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of software development and implementation. Plan, schedule, assign, and oversee activities of assigned staff. Lead the development and implementation of third-party solutions and integrate with District applications, databases and technology platforms. Ideal Candidate's Background Includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below. Ideal Experience: A minimum of six (6) years of increasingly responsible software applications programming and analysis experience. Previous Technical Lead and Project Management Experience. Experience with Programming Interface for Enterprise Systems. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Programming expertise with PL/SQL. Strong experience with Oracle APEX. Working knowledge of Drupal Experience in the implementation of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and/or Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Proficient expertise to be able to analyze and assess the technological needs of District departments. The expertise to recommend appropriate technology to meet client needs. Make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines, and according to best engineering practices. Ideal Knowledge: Principles, practices, and responsibilities involved in leading the work of assigned staff. Methods and techniques of application development, design, and programming. Principles and procedures of quality assurance and security related to computer information systems. A variety of programming techniques including integrated database management applications. Operational characteristics and capabilities of data base management systems. Principles and practices of computer programming. Theories and applications of computer science. Principles and practices of computer science and information systems. Principles and practices of software troubleshooting. Operational characteristics of a variety of computer platforms and operating systems. Methods and techniques used in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of information system applications. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Best practices for office procedures, methods, and equipment. Principles and techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and District staff. Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in computer science, information systems Management Information Systems, Mathematics, or applicable engineering degree. Master's degree in Computer Science is preferred. Business Analysis certification is preferred. Required License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license.Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 4/30/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Apr 26, 2020
Full Time
Description Treatment Plant Design and Commissioning Manager Treated Water Division VALLEY WATER Valley Water, one of the largest water districts in the State of California, is looking for a Treatment Plant Design and Commissioning Manager to oversee Valley Water's process design and commissioning unit. This is a single position, for which the incumbent would come in either under the Engineering Manager classification or the Utility Operations and Maintenance Manager classification, depending on background and experience. This is a Unit Manager position that assists the division implement capital projects and acts as a liaison between groups to ensure capital projects move forward. Our ideal candidate will be an effective communicator, self-starter, collaborator, problem solver, team leader and business partner. This position reports to the Treated Water Division, which provides 24/7 delivery of treated water to retailers and is critical to Valley Water's mission - to provide Silicon Valley safe, clean water for healthy life, environment and economy. Come join an amazing organization and be a part of our leadership team where you can make a difference in the lives of millions. THE JOB This is a Unit Manger position that reports to the Deputy Operating Officer of Treated Water and leads 6 - 10 staff who oversee water treatment plant operations and maintenance, and engineering programs and projects. This position is responsible for an operating budget over $385,000 and an approximate CIP budget of $1.7 million. This unit will help the division implement capital projects and act as a liaison between groups to ensure capital projects move forward. Applicants should have a background of at least five years in a treatment plant or wastewater plant with a focus either in engineering or operations and maintenance. Experience could include overseeing the design, construction, and implementation of engineering projects, or the complex operations, maintenance and repair of water treatment plants, or similar public or utility infrastructures. For more details please see the complete recruitment brochure: https://wbcpinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Brochure-Treatment-Plant-Design-and-Commisioning-Manager-Valley-Water-7-FINAL.pdf Salary and Benefits : Annual Salary: $154,232 - $196,976 DOE/DOQ Possession of a valid California license as a Professional Engineer includes a pay differential of +$3,868 - $4,908 (salary range is $158,100 - $201,884). Both positions include an excellent benefits package (see the full brochure for details). HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration APPLY by May 19, 2020 by completing an application through the 'Apply' button above. Please attach a resume and cover letter to your application. SECURE THE DATES: Interviews will be held on June 22nd and 23rd (candidates invited to interview will need to be available for both days) Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions: wendi@wbcpinc.com 866-929-WBCP (9227) toll free 541-664-0376 (direct) Closing Date/Time: 5/19/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Apr 26, 2020
Full Time
Description ASSET MANAGEMENT MANAGER VALLEY WATER SALARY: $158,100 - $201,884 Valley Water, one of the largest water districts in the State of California, is looking for an Asset Management Manager to oversee all of Valley Water's assets across the organization. This position will oversee a comprehensive portfolio of more than 20,000 assets records that support the operation and preservation of ten dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water purification center, state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, nearly 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds, and more than 275 miles of streams. Valley Water's assets are valued at approximately $10 billion and this position will oversee the computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) that manages the repairs and replacement of the agencies assets. This position reports to the Assistant Operating Officer/Deputy Operating Officer and oversees a staff of 7 and operating budget of $3.25 million. Our ideal candidate will be an effective communicator, self-starter, collaborator, problem solver, team leader and business partner. This position sits within the Treated Water division, which provides 24/7 delivery of treated water to retailers and is critical to Valley Water's mission - to provide Silicon Valley safe, clean water for healthy life, environment and economy. Come join an amazing organization and be a part of our leadership team where you can make a difference in the lives of millions. For more information, please see the complete recruitment brochure: https://wbcpinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Brochure-Valley-Water-Asset-Manager-4-FINAL.pdf Salary and Benefits : Annual Salary $158,100 - $201,884 DOE/DOQ, and an attractive benefits package. See the full recruitment brochure for more details. HOW TO APPLY: for first consideration APPLY April 9, 2020 by clicking the apply button above and ATTACHING A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION (APPLY ONLINE ON THIS SITE). SECURE THE DATES: Interviews will be the week of April 27, 2020 Please contact your recruiter, Gauri Khanna, with any questions: GKhanna@valleywater.org 408-630-2857 Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 5/10/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Apr 26, 2020
Full Time
Description Imported Water Unit (Position Code 0986) Overview: Do you have at least four years of experience working on water resources planning and engineering projects? Do you thrive working as part of a team to analyze complex civil engineering issues and work towards solutions that benefit your community? Does the idea of partnering with local and state agencies, water districts and other stakeholders to ensure the long-term supply of clean, safe, reliable, and healthy for Santa Clara County intrigue you? If so, please check out this Associate Civil Engineering position. The Associate Civil Engineer position in the Imported Water Unit provides technical and project management support to: Protect and promote Valley Water's interests in imported water contracts. Develop imported water supplies consistent with Valley Water's water supply planning efforts. Engage in statewide evaluation of water supply planning efforts. Improve the efficient integration of imported water supplies with Valley Water operations. Minimize imported water costs. Enable Valley Water's effective participation in statewide and regional processes. This position directly supports the Board of Director's End Policy related to providing "clean, safe, reliable, healthy drinking water supply" for Santa Clara County. *** This position requires extensive travel to and from external meetings, including overnight stays up to 3 days a month and potentially 4-5 hours of freeway driving time several days a month. Last-minute travel may also be required. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Perform analyses of engineering, operational, and economic data to support imported water projects such as the Delta Conveyance Project, Sites Reservoir, San Luis Reservoir expansion, and water banking opportunities. Review and analyze computer modeling results, including appropriateness of input, assumptions and modeling methods, and specify output requirements. Prepare spreadsheets to analyze costs, benefits, risks, and constraints of proposed projects and programs, and to document transactions and other records. Research current technical information, historical files, legislative histories, etc. to prepare analyses and reports. Review engineering plans and reports regarding construction and operation of proposed new facilities. Support senior staff in the development, negotiation and administration of water supply contracts and cooperative agreements with other water districts, State and Federal agencies, and other interests Understand the administrative, financial and operational requirements of existing water supply contracts and follow through with assigned actions to ensure compliance. Represent Valley Water in meetings and on committees; participate in technical development work conducted by coalitions of agencies; and provide support in technical negotiations. Ideal Candidate's Background Includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below. Ideal Experience: A minimum of four (4) years of professional engineering experience. Four (4) years of experience working on water resources planning and engineering projects. Experience coordinating and performing reviews of a variety of complex work such as water supply modeling; analyzing operational, regulatory, financial, and administrative issues associated with complex water supply systems; developing and analyzing water supply contracts; and evaluating engineering plans, designs and hydraulics analyses. Experience working with teams comprised of representatives from diverse organizations towards a common objective. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Ability to learn and adapt to new challenges that may involve the integration of technical, political, and legal issues. Strong analytical skills. Ability to proactively work towards solving problems. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with others. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to utilize knowledge and experience to build strong relationships and trust both internally and externally. Ideal Knowledge: Operations, regulation, legislation, and related issues associated with the state and federal water supply systems. Water resources planning and analysis. Ideal Training and Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a field related to assigned functional area(s) OR possession of a valid California Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certificate with two (2) years of associated paraprofessional engineering experience. Coursework in surface and groundwater conveyance, water quality, water resources issues, environmental engineering, mathematics, economics, and statistics. Professional Engineer (PE) License is desirable but not required. Required License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 5/11/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Apr 26, 2020
Full Time
Description Design and Construction Unit 4 (Position Code 0422) Overview: The Associate Engineer-Civil is a Project Manager to plan, design, prepare plans, specifications and estimates, administer consultant contracts, administer construction contracts, manage post-design construction services, prepare Operation & Maintenance guidelines, manage multiple projects, interface with communities, and prepare Board Agenda Items for Watersheds capital projects. Associate Engineer-Civil shall perform complex professional engineering work and/or may serve in a supervisory capacity as a team leader; prepare request for proposals; manage and oversee consultants' products and contracts; prepare project plans & work plans; prepare budget; supervise and mentor assistant engineers. Additional duties shall include lead, oversee and participate in the work of other engineering staff related to civil engineering studies, reports, designs, operation & maintenance, and construction of flood control/protection and environmental enhancement projects. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Perform a variety of professional civil engineering duties in the planning, design, development, construction, operation, and maintenance of Valley Water's flood protection facilities and systems. Lead, oversee, manage and participate in the civil engineering planning, design and construction of flood protection projects; define scope of work, budgets, schedules, project plans, prepare status reports, and maintain project files; conduct various engineering studies, investigations and analyses in the development of project alternatives; participate in preparation of reports for planning and design studies and analyses; QA/QC review of bid documents; ensure planning, design, and construction phases adhere to Capital's Quality and Environmental Management System. Lead, oversee, manage and participate in preparation of engineering specifications, drawings, sketches, engineering calculations; review drawings, plans and other work submitted by external consultants, engineers, contractors and developers for conformance with standards and Valley Water specifications; draft and prepare technical and administrative correspondence and reports. Perform and review engineering calculations and prepare cost estimates for proposed projects and construction contract and installation work. Provide support to Valley Water civil engineering construction projects; assist in the inspection of contractor installations as necessary; provide technical support during project construction including design changes, submittal reviews, approval of change orders, negotiations with the contractors and internal construction management staff, monitoring construction management cost, request for information from contractors, interpretation of contract documents and assistance with change orders; prepare and review construction contract documents as assigned. Participate in various engineering studies and related projects and may coordinate regulatory, environmental and/or construction permit activities and processes within Valley Water and with outside agencies. Represent Valley Water in meetings or presentations to internal customers, the general public, consultants, managers, Board advisory committees, and Federal, State and local agencies as assigned. Prepare materials for public meetings and tours. Interact with the public and provide timely responses to project related inquiries. Ideal candidate's background includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria below. Experience in: Five (5) + years of relevant engineering experience in the following categories: Preparing plans, specifications, and cost estimates (PS&E) for flood control/protection projects, environmental restoration projects and water infrastructure projects. Design and construction for flood control/protection projects. Geotechnical and/or Structural Engineering experience including but not limited to levees, slope stability structures, bridges, and other flood control structures. Hydrology and open channel and/or closed conduit hydraulics. Preparing engineering studies, reports, plans using CADD design, specifications, and cost estimates. Post design construction support services including construction field observation, construction administration and construction management. Project management and multi-objective projects. Skills and Abilities of: Completing the design and construction phases of flood control/protection capital projects. CEQA documentation and permitting process. Knowledge of: Planning, Administration, and management of consultant contracts. Manage technical staff. Represent Valley Water and make presentations to public, other State and Federal agencies, Board of Directors, stakeholders, and internal staff. Work collaboratively with all levels across Valley Water. Experience managing technical staff. Civil, Structural, and Geotechnical. Training and Education: PE in Civil/Structural/Geotechnical Engineering is required. Hydraulics, fluvial channel design, hydrology, geomorphology, geotechnical, structural, surveying, Civil CADD, Civil 3D, and GIS. Supervisory and Project Management related training. Construction Administration/Management training. Public correspondence and technical writing. Required License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 4/30/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Apr 26, 2020
Full Time
Description Design and Construction Unit 1 (Position Code 0445) Overview: Do you want to make a difference in your community by ensuring that over 1.9 million people get clean water every day? Valley Water is looking for a highly capable Associate Civil Engineer to join the Watershed Design and Construction Unit #1 that manages, designs, and supports our flood protection and environmental enhancement projects concentrating on bridges, retaining walls and much more. The Associate Civil Engineer is a Project Manager who will be in charge to plan, design, prepare plans, specifications and estimates, administer consultant contract and manage consultants, manage post-design construction services, prepare Operation & Maintenance guidelines, manage multiple projects, interface with communities, and prepare Board Agenda Items for Watersheds large and small capital projects that may include Operation and Maintenance projects. Associate Civil Engineer shall perform complex professional engineering work and/or may serve in a supervisory capacity as a team leader; prepare request for proposals; manage and oversee consultants' products and contracts; prepare project plans and work plans; prepare and revise budgets; supervise and mentor assistant engineers. Additional duties shall include lead, oversee and participate in the work of other engineering staff related to civil engineering studies, reports, designs, operation and maintenance, and construction of the flood protection and environmental enhancement projects. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Perform a variety of professional civil engineering duties in the planning, design, development, construction, operation, and maintenance of Valley Water's flood protection facilities and systems. Lead, oversee, manage and participate in the civil engineering planning, design and construction of flood protection projects; define scope of work, budgets, schedules, project plans, prepare status reports, and maintain project files; conduct various engineering studies, investigations and analyses in the development of project alternatives; participate in preparation of reports for planning and design studies and analyses; QA/QC review of bid documents; ensure planning, design, and construction phases adhere to Capital's Quality and Environmental Management System. Lead, oversee, manage, perform and participate in the preparation of: engineering specifications, plans, exhibits, engineering design calculations, and cost estimates for proposed projects; review drawings, plans and other work submitted by external consultants, engineers, contractors and developers to ensure compliance with industry and Valley Water's standards; draft and prepare technical and administrative correspondence and reports. Participate in various engineering studies and related projects and at times coordinate regulatory, environmental and/or construction permit activities and processes within Valley Water and with outside agencies. Represent Valley Water in meetings or presentations to internal customers, the general public, consultants, managers, Board advisory committees, and Federal, State and local agencies as assigned. Prepare materials for public meetings and tours. Interact with the public and provide timely responses to project related inquiries. Ideal Candidate's Background Includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below. Ideal Experience: Six (6) years of relative professional engineering experience which should include the following: Planning, Design and Construction of infrastructure projects, especially of flood protection projects. General Civil and/or Structural Engineering experience including but not limited to bridges, retaining walls, levees, slope stability structures, and other flood protection structures. Strong familiarity with hydrology and open channel and/or closed conduit hydraulics. Preparing engineering studies, reports, plans, specifications, cost estimates, and design calculations. Post design construction support services including construction field observation, construction administration and construction management. Project management and multi-objective projects. Public correspondence/communication and technical writing. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Completing the design and construction phases of flood protection capital projects and/or small projects including Operation and Maintenance projects. Familiarity with CEQA documentation and permitting process. Strong communication and public speaking skills, and collaborative work style to work with interdisciplinary teams and various stakeholders. Highly skilled at managing and leading technical staff, and the planning, administration, and management of consultant contracts. Ideal Knowledge: Civil and/or Structural design background with strong knowledge of industry standards and procedures. Strong grasp and experience with infrastructure related design codes, publications, manuals, procedures, specifications, etc. including, but not limited to, CalTrans, AASHTO, "Greenbook", U.S Army Corps of Engineers, etc. Thorough understanding of hydraulics, fluvial channel design, hydrology, Civil CADD, Civil 3D, geotechnical, and surveying aspects as related to flood protection infrastructure projects. Ideal Training and Education: Courses in hydraulics, fluvial channel design, hydrology, Civil CADD, Civil 3D, geotechnical, and surveying aspects as related to flood protection infrastructure projects. Supervisory and project management related training and/or experience. Construction administration/management training. Required License or Certificate California PE in Civil and/or Structural Engineering is required. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 5/3/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Apr 26, 2020
Full Time
Description Operations and Maintenance Environmental SupportUnit (Position Code 0520) Overview: Are you looking to make a difference in your community by ensuring that over 1.9 million people are provided a reliable, clean and environmentally sustainable water supply? Valley Water is looking for a highly talented and motivated Associate Environmental Planner to join the Operations and Maintenance Environmental Support Unit. You'll be part of the service delivery team that supports Water Utility operations and maintenance. The Associate Environmental Planner position provides environmental planning and permitting support for routine operations and maintenance activities within the Water Utility Enterprise and is a critical resource in the successful implementation of Valley Water's Dam Maintenance, Raw Water Operations, and Pipeline Maintenance Programs. The chosen candidate will work closely with engineering, biological, and field maintenance staff to ensure that Valley Water complies with all environmental laws and regulatory conditions related to natural resource protections necessary for conducing operations and maintenance activities to ensure water supply needs are met within Valley Water's service territory. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : The Associate Environmental Planner position is responsible for preparation of CEQA analysis and permitting for routine projects and programs within WUE operations and maintenance. The position is responsible for timely preparation of mitigation monitoring, preparation of Valley Habitat Plan buyout packages and development assigned annual reports required under the various permits associated with WUE operations and maintenance. The position will ensure environmental consistency with other Valley Water projects and programs and adherence to OEMS and other applicable internal procedures. Ideal Candidate's Background Includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below. Ideal Experience: Five or more years preparing and processing CEQA and/or NEPA documents, preferably on public utility facilities and projects. Experience developing impact mitigation and successful negotiation of regulatory permits. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Comply with the regulatory permit processes common in the field of environmental planning. Research and evaluate studies, reports, papers, and related literature used in the field of environmental planning. Assess, mitigate, monitor, and report environmental elements and impacts; evaluate thresholds of significance. Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations, including CEQA and NEPA. Write reports, papers, and business communications used in the field of environmental planning. Prepare clear, informative, and easy to understand documents for public review. Formulate and evaluate proposals, mitigation measures, and alternatives for use in the environmental planning process. Plan, organize, and manage projects, programs, and interdisciplinary teams of various sizes and complexity. Determine the level of CEQA review. Identify internal and external stakeholders in the environmental planning process and build consensus. Represent the District before federal and state regulators, local agencies, and the public. Balance competing District and agency interests, including project objectives, legal, stewardship, political, project objectives, and resources. Recommend and implement policy related to natural resource planning. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. GIS skills preferred. Ideal Knowledge: Implementing operation and maintenance programs. Methods and techniques of scientific research, analysis, and reporting used in the field of environmental planning. Principles and practices of environmental planning, habitat restoration, natural resources management, and conservation planning. California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and/or the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Field principles, techniques, and practices of natural sciences commonly applied in environmental planning, such as biology, ecology, botany, hydrology, geology, greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, water quality, etc. Principles and practices of environmental planning, habitat restoration, natural resources management, and conservation planning. Principles and practices of project management including planning, scheduling, budgeting, and control. Methods and techniques of environmental impact assessment, mitigation, monitoring, and reporting. Federal, state, and regional permitting regulations, laws, processes, and practices applied in environmental planning and natural resource management, including but not limited to: California Department of Fish and Game Code, Federal and California Endangered Species Acts, Clean Water Act, and Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act. Specialist in key aspect of environmental planning and analysis, such as air quality, biological resources, geology/soils, GHG emissions, hydrology/water quality, and habitat conservation planning. Ideal Training and Education: Bachelor of Science degree in natural resource management, environmental science, or environmental policy. Required License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance test, written test and/or oral interview examination. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 5/8/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Apr 26, 2020
Full Time
Description Overview: The Construction Procurement and Contracts Manager is assigned to the Construction Contracts Unit and is responsible for managing Valley Water's complex and technical public works procurements including providing guidance, oversight, planning, contract development, negotiations and administration of public works contracts in accordance with Federal, State and Local guidelines, and are expected to effectively perform their duties with minimum guidance and direction. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Plans, manages, and oversees the daily functions, operations, and activities of the Construction Contracts unit responsible for managing the business relationship of contract parties for public works contracts. Ensures the development and fulfillment of procurement and contract requirements are in accordance with Valley Water's policies and procedures, funding agency requirements, and local, state, and federal regulations; ensures consistency and oversight in contracts and contractual relationships. Manages and coordinates the preparation of invitation to bid (1TB), request for qualifications (RFQs), and request for proposals (RFPs); ensures that ITBs, RFQs, and RFPs are conducted consistent with appropriate contracting regulations; manages contractor prequalification process; advises staff on conducting pre-bid/proposal conferences and public bid/proposal opening, evaluating bids/proposals, and determining responsiveness and responsibility of offers; manages bid protest resolution in accordance with policies and procedures; responds to public records requests. Provides expert guidance in construction procurement and contract administration, including alternative delivery such as design-build (DB) and Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC} contracting; reviews plans, specifications, reports, and other documents for consistency with the selected contracting approach. Oversees the administration of the construction procurement and contracts databases and web-based procurement and bid systems. Ideal Candidate's Background Includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below. Ideal Experience: Five + (5) years of construction contract program management experience, including two (2) years of supervision of professional staff. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Administer complex, technical, and sensitive construction procurement and contract services in an independent and cooperative manner. Evaluate and develop improvements to construction procurement and contract operations, procedures, policies, or methods. Conduct construction procurement and contract administration research, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective staff reports. Establish and maintain a variety of construction procurement and contract filing, record keeping, and tracking systems. Organize and prioritize a variety of construction and procurement contract services and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner. Manage bid processes including preparation of complex ITBs, RFQs, and RFPs, and conducting pre-bid conferences and public bid openings. Review and approve specifications, contracts, change orders, claims, and stop notices. Develop and implement change order negotiation strategies and lead complex negotiations. Ideal Knowledge: Theories, principles, and practices of construction procurement and contract administration including alternative delivery methods (such as DB and CM/GC). Bid process and contract administration principles, including ITB, RFQ, and RFP preparation, bidding requirements, bid analysis, cost analysis, bonding requirements, change order processing, stop notice processing, and claims processing. Theories, principles, and practices of design management, construction management, quality assurance/quality control, and construction inspection. Public contracting authority and responsibility. Principles, methods, and techniques of conducting contract negotiations. Theories, principles, and practices of claim avoidance and claim resolution. Organization and quality management practices as applied to the development, analysis, and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs of construction procurement and contract services. Principles and practices of construction procurement and contracts program budget development and administration and sound financial management policies and procedures. Practices of researching construction procurement and contract issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting effective staff reports. Computer software applications, such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, PeopleSoft, Contract Administration System (CAS), web-based procurement and bid systems, and other specialized software and databases. Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in engineering, construction management, or a related field. PE (Professional Engineer) License is desirable. Required License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Job Description, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 5/5/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Apr 26, 2020
Full Time
Description Equipment Management Unit (Position Code 0208) Overview: Valley Water's Equipment Mechanic II positions perform preventative maintenance inspections, field service, vehicle and equipment repairs, troubleshooting, and emergency repairs for Valley Water's fleet of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and other power-driven equipment (compactors, cranes, flatbed trucks, and trailers). The Equipment Mechanic II ensures the vehicles used in both the Watersheds and Water Utility construction projects are safe and in good-working order for Valley Water employees, and that the use of those vehicles meets various State, regional, and local laws and regulations. In addition, this Equipment Mechanic II will specialize in the repair of small engines such as chain saws, string trimmers, generators, pumps, transfer switches, and sprayers, and must have at least three years of experience in this arena. In addition to repairs, they will handle the administrative side of the workshop, problem-solve technical queries, provide advice, speak to staff concerning the repair of their equipment, order and replace workshop consumables, and assist with workshop activities. The Equipment Mechanic II must have the ability to obtain their Class A Commercial driver's license with hazmat, air brakes and tanker endorsements within six months of hire. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Inspect and diagnose automobiles, medium and heavy trucks, construction equipment, mobile cranes, and other mechanical equipment; ascertain needed repairs; estimate time, materials and equipment required for jobs assigned; and requisition materials as required. Repair various small engine equipment such as chain saws, string trimmers, generators, pumps, transfer switches, and sprayers. Maintain and repair construction tools and equipment. Repair, clean, adjust and install fuel, ignition, electrical, electronic, steering, suspension, cooling, braking, hydraulic, air conditioning, signaling and other systems. Perform preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment including lubricating and replacing worn parts; replacing tires; performing engine tune-ups, clutch, drive train and brake repair activities. Replace component parts on vehicles and equipment; rebuild and overhaul engines; perform safety inspections on vehicles and equipment. Maintain, adjust, diagnose, and repair transmissions; road test vehicles for performance and safety; install, adjust and maintain emission control devices for gasoline and diesel engines, head lamps and brakes to meet State specifications. Inspect newly acquired vehicles and prepare them for Valley Water service. Read and interpret service manuals, parts lists, drawings and specifications. Perform various skills including occasional welding and minor fabrication. Ideal Candidate's Background Includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below. Ideal Experience: Three (3) plus years of automobile (medium and heavy trucks), mechanical equipment and construction equipment repair and maintenance experience. Significant experience performing repairs on small engines such as chain saws, string trimmers, generators, pumps, transfer switches, and sprayers. Experience working on boat motors is preferred, but not required. Experience with hydraulic systems and the ability to do routine welding and fabrication work. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Proficient with tools, equipment and procedures used in the service, repair and adjustment of small engines, automobiles, specifically medium and heavy trucks, construction equipment, and gas- and diesel-powered equipment. Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose problems and causes in automotive, diesel construction and related systems. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely and work independently in the absence of supervision. Ideal Knowledge: Knowledge of principles, practices, methods, and materials used in the servicing and maintenance of automobiles, medium and heavy trucks, construction equipment, and small engines. Knowledge of methods and techniques of troubleshooting/ diagnosing equipment malfunctions and equipment and tools used in routine welding and fabrication. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety practices. Ideal Training and Education: Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification is preferred but not required. Ability to obtain a Class A Commercial driver's license with hazmat, air brakes and tanker endorsements within six months of hire. Additional specialized training in equipment repair, mechanics or a related field is desirable. Required License or Certificate Must have a satisfactory driving record, a valid California driver's license, and be able to obtain a valid Class A driver's license with air brakes and tanker endorsements within six months of appointment. Selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a medical examination and a drug and alcohol screening. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 4/29/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Apr 26, 2020
Full Time
Description Our affiliate agency, the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority, is looking for an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. Please note: this is not a Valley Water position. As noted in the brochure, cover letters and resumes should be submitted to Jobs@SFCJPA.org For details, please review the brochure by clicking here : Closing Date/Time: 4/30/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Apr 26, 2020
Full Time
Description Are you a passionate person that will look for the "Yes" to assist disabled individuals in the workplace? Do you enjoy engaging with individuals and finding solutions together? Check out this unique career opportunity to be the lead Reasonable Accommodation Specialist! Ethics and Equal Opportunity Programs Unit (Position Code 1022) Overview: This position is responsible for leading and administering Valley Water's Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program. The selected individual will oversee the day-to-day administration of the RA Program for all employees and applicants under legal compliance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA). The incumbent will also administer assigned leaves of absences under legal compliance of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and adherence with Valley Water MOUs and Policies. Additional duties include administering the RA budget and special projects/assignments. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Following legal compliance with ADA and FEHA laws, pro-actively conduct good-faith interactive RA meetings/dialogue with employees/applicants, managers, personal advocates and union representatives. Verbally educate all parties in the RA process including roles and responsibilities. Document in detail all meetings/discussions, prepare and organize hard and soft copy files. Continuously engage and interact via verbal and written communications with employees/applicants, managers, Health Care Providers for data gathering to obtain medical clarification on work restrictions/functional limitations, facilitate workplace accommodation decisions and ensure implementation of RA decisions. Coordinate, schedule and prepare for Reasonable Accommodations Meetings lasting several hours with all parties including employees, union representatives and executive management. Take thorough minutes requiring a high level of accuracy and speed. As necessary, may be the lead at the Accommodations Meetings. Prepare detailed and accurate RA materials including, but not limited to, Customized Medical Clarification Questionnaires, Good-Faith Interactive Status Update Letters, and preparation of various notices throughout the RA process. Coordinate and schedule Fitness-For-Duty Exams with external vendors and Health Care Providers. Administer assigned leaves of absences to ensure a cohesive and seamless process as the leave transitions to RA. Duties include working closely with employees to ensure timely completion of approval documents from Health Care Providers and managers for adherence under FMLA/CFRA, MOUs and Policies. Administer the RA Program budget including management of POs and Invoices, tracking of consultant expenditures and purchases of RA equipment. Ideal Candidate's Background Includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below. Ideal Candidate's Background includes: Ideal Experience: Experience in administering a Reasonable Accommodation Program and Human Resources related functions. Experience in Medical Leaves of Absence in compliance with state and federal laws. Program management or Lead experience. Ideal Knowledge: Administration of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Legal and professional standards pertaining to Reasonable Accommodation processes including, but not limited to, restructuring jobs, modifying work schedules, and implementing work restrictions. Human Resources concepts, policies, procedures, and employment practices. Administration of Medical Leaves of Absence. Concept of Fitness-for-Duty Exams and other related medical conditions and terminology. Familiarity of California Workers Compensation laws. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Maintain complete confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive information with discretion. Use sound and excellent judgment. Ability to interpret and apply relevant laws, regulations, policies, MOUs, and analyze complex administrative issues and make appropriate recommendations for action. Superb written and verbal communication skills including strong ability to actively listen. Possess high analytical and critical thinking abilities to effectively solve problems. Highly skilled in organizing and prioritizing competing work assignments. Strong customer service abilities across all levels of Valley Water. Demonstrate high level of compassion, empathy and sensitivity while displaying confidence when effectively handling sensitive medical issues with individuals. Attention to detail, pro-activeness, and responsiveness are imperative. Ideal Training and Education: Master's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration Juris Doctorate is a plus. Training in ADA, FEHA, FMLA, CFRA laws highly preferred. PHR, SHRM, Human Resource certifications is a plus. Required License or Certificate Special Requirement: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license is required. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance test, written test and/or oral interview examination. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated for minimum qualifications.Resumes are recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time:
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Apr 26, 2020
Full Time
Description Infrastructure Services Unit (Position Code 0823) Overview: The Network Architect is a position with the Technical Infrastructure Unit. This is the working supervisory-level class in Information Technology. It is distinguished by its dual role as supervisor and subject matter expert who exercises primary responsibility for the development, administration, and maintenance of Valley Water's local area network and wide area network; cyber security solutions; data center operations; systems administration; and SCADA technical infrastructure. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of technical infrastructure staff. This position is expected to independently perform the full range of technical infrastructure duties. Performance of the work requires the use of considerable independence, initiative, and discretion within established guidelines. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Planning, organizing, assigning, reviewing, supervising and evaluating the work of highly technical staff. Working with stakeholders to determine processes related to service availability, operational practices, compliance with cyber security practices, and data backup and disaster recovery; serves as the subject matter expert in cyber security audits. Serving as project manager in the evaluation, selection, installation, and integration of network technologies, computer technologies, VOIP communication technologies, and data communications including Internet firewalls, virtual private networks, end point security, intrusion prevention system, Internet website proxy systems, and anti-spam systems; evaluating existing and future technologies. Defining and implementing network disaster recovery; ensuring hardware, software, and information protection and file integrity; develops and oversees backup procedures and policies. Overseeing the maintenance, development, and support of enterprise technical infrastructure systems, network technologies, computer technologies, communication technologies, and data communications including Internet firewalls, virtual private networks, end-point security, intrusion prevention system, Internet website proxy systems, and anti-spam systems used by the Valley Water. Ensuring the availability of enterprise systems and other technical infrastructure systems. Ideal Candidate's Background Includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below. Ideal Experience: 6+ years of experience administering or managing enterprise-wide network systems and SCADA network systems which involved responsibility for cyber security. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Supervisory experiences of highly technical staff. Subject matter expert experience providing IT consultancy and working with stakeholders to determine processes related to service availability, operational practices, compliance with cyber security practices, and data backup and disaster recovery. Project management experience providing the evaluation, selection, installation, and integration of enterprise class network technologies, computer technologies, communication technologies, and data communications including Internet firewalls, virtual private networks, end point security, intrusion prevention system, Internet website proxy systems, and anti-spam systems. Network and Systems Administration experience overseeing the maintenance, development, and support of enterprise technical infrastructure systems, SCADA technical infrastructure systems, network technologies, computer technologies, communication technologies, and data communications including Internet firewalls, virtual private networks, end-point security, intrusion prevention system, Internet website proxy systems, VOIP phone systems, and anti-spam systems used by the Valley Water. Ideal Knowledge: Principles, practices, concepts, and standards of system administration. Principles and practices of network administration. Principles and practices of SCADA technical infrastructure administration. Principles and practices of Cyber Security. Practices of researching design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting effective and technical reports. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Principles and techniques for providing customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Valley Water staff. Principles and practices of project budgeting, cost estimation, funding, project management, and contract administration. Recent and on-going Networking, Systems Administration and Cyber Security related developments, including information technology, current literature, and sources of information related to the operations of assigned area of responsibility. Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Ideal Training and Education: An accredited four-year college or university degree with major coursework in computer science, information systems, electrical engineering, or a related field. Candidates with current certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, VMware and the Cyber Security field are preferred. Microsoft - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) VMware Certified Professional on vSphere (VCP) Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Required License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license.Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 5/15/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Apr 26, 2020
Full Time
Description Procurement and Contracts Unit (Position Code 1048) Overview: Under general direction, the Principal Construction Contracts Administrator, plans, schedules, assigns, and reviews the work of construction contracts administration staff responsible for administering public works construction contracts. This position oversees and manages the procurement and administration of construction contracts including alternative delivery contracts; and performs other related work as required. The incumbent will work on contracts that are highly complex and sensitive in nature, where substantial judgement and initiative are essential in making recommendations and resolving problems. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Oversee the preparation of invitation to bid (ITB), request for qualifications (RFQs), and request for proposals (RFPs); ensure that ITBs, RFQs, and RFPs are conducted consistent with appropriate contracting regulations. Oversee the bid process for assigned contracts; lead staff in conducting or conduct pre-bid/proposal conferences and public bid/proposal openings; evaluate bids/proposals and determine responsiveness and responsibility of offers; serve as chairperson on bid/proposal evaluation committees; oversee bid protest resolution in accordance with policies and procedures. Oversee and coordinate the development of contract language; negotiate and prepare contracts that are highly complex and sensitive in nature; execute contracts on behalf of Valley Water within signature authority as delegated by the Chief Executive Officer. Serve as the technical expert in construction procurement and contract administration; lead interdepartmental work groups to develop integrated policies, procedures, and practices related to construction procurement and contract administration. Monitor operations and activities of the construction contract administration work unit; identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; provide recommendations concerning process changes; review with appropriate management staff; implement improvements; prepare various reports on operations and activities. Ideal Candidate's Background Includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below. Ideal Experience: Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible construction contract administration experience in a public agency involving highly complex and/or high dollar value contracts, including two (2) years of lead experience or supervision of professional staff. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Organize, implement, and direct construction procurement and contract administration activities. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations, technical written material, and Valley Water policies and procedures. Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Identify problems, research and analyze relevant information, develop and present recommendations, and justification for solution. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards. Supervise, train, plan, organize, schedule, assign, review, and evaluate the work of staff. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques. Develop change order negotiation strategies and lead complex negotiations. Develop cost estimates for labor and supplies; prepare and administer assigned budget. Ideal Knowledge: Theories, principles, and practices of construction procurement and contract administration including alternative delivery methods (such as DB and CM/GC). Bid process and contract administration principles, including ITB, RFQ, and RFP preparation, bidding requirements, bid analysis, cost analysis, bonding requirements, change order processing, stop notice processing, and claims processing. Theories, principles, and practices of design management, construction management, quality assurance/quality control, and construction inspection. Public contracting authority and responsibility. Principles, methods, and techniques of conducting contract negotiations. Theories, principles, and practices of claim avoidance and claim resolution. Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment review and evaluation, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures. Principles and practices of project budget development and administration. Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work. Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in engineering, construction management, or a related field. Required License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 5/1/2020 11:59 PM Pacific