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.

 

 

 

 

13 job(s) at Valley Water

VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Feb 24, 2020
Full Time
Description Talent Development Unit(Position CodeLT003- LIMITED TERM POSITION) NOTE :Valley Water Employees Are Not Eligible to Apply Monthly Salary: Management Analyst I: $7,938.67 - $10,164.27 Management Analyst II: $8,762.00 - $11,214.67 Overview: Valley Water is looking for a self-starter with at least one (1) year of experience in the learning and development field. Valley Water currently has a Limited-Term Management Analyst I/II position available to support the Talent Development Unit while a full-time employee is temporarily transferred to an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Project. The Management Analyst I/II will play a key role on the Talent Development team, supporting, marketing, training programs such as supporting the Learning Management System (LMS), supporting numerous Talent Development programs, assisting with training room setup/dismantle, analyzing data and reports, presenting recommendations, support with the Succession Planning Project, and other duties as assigned. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Support the current Learning Management System (LMS). Assess and identify areas for improvement. Present improvement ideas. Ensure system is ready for transition to the new LMS. Support the development of Valley Water wide curriculum. Provide top tier customer support for questions/issues regarding programs administered by the Talent Development Unit (LMS, Performance Management System, Mentor Program, Rotation Program, trainings, room reservations, etc.). questions/issues. Monitor effectiveness of training programs through surveys, polling, and face-to-face conversations to identify opportunities for improvement. Run reports, analyze, and evaluate data and make proactive recommendations based off the data. Coordinate and participate in succession planning activities (e.g., attend meetings, develop tool kits, market programs, etc.). Assist with key programs to ensure success (e.g., Mentoring Program Software launch, leadership programs, etc.) Create basic and clear instructional content (e.g., job aids, guides, manuals, PowerPoints, etc.) through analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation in collaboration with subject matter expert(s). 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 as listed below. Ideal Experience: Management Analyst I: At least one (1) year experience with administering a Learning Management System (LMS) and at least one (1) year experience in the Learning and Development/Training field. Strong knowledge analyzing detailed training reports, training data, etc. Top tier customer service answering and problem solving technical LMS questions. Management Analyst II: Three (3) plus years of experience with administering or supporting a Learning Management System (LMS) and experience in the Learning and Development/Training field and/or Instructional Design. Strong knowledge analyzing detailed training reports, training data, etc. Top tier customer service answering and problem solving technical questions. Ideal Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Intermediate to advanced skills with MS Office (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook). Intermediate to advanced skills with analyzing data, organizing data, and presenting recommendations. Intermediate public speaking/customer service skills. Completing projects in a collaborative team environment as well as making decisions independently and exhibiting good judgment. Intermediate technical writing skills. Basic understanding of the ADDIE model, adult learning principles, and/or other instructional design tools. Basic to Intermediate skills with instructional design and Adobe Captivate or Articulate. Intermediate to advanced marketing skills. Video recording and editing skills is a plus. Participation with a major software implementation (e.g., LMS implementation, ERP implementation, etc.) is a plus. Intermediate to advanced marketing skills. LIMITED TERM POSITION: The assignment period will be one to two years and such time period may be adjusted as needed by Valley Water management. These limited term appointments are "at-will" and may be terminated at any time with or without cause. Limited term positions will be covered by the Employees Association Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and eligible for all pay and benefits described in the MOU with the exception of the following Articles and/or Sections: a. Article 3, Section 10: Temporary Promotion Pay b. Article 3, Section 11: Out-of-Class Assignment c. Article 6, Section 4(d): Deferred Compensation.(Limited term positions may participate in Valley Water's 457 Deferred Compensation Program; however, they will be ineligible for Valley Water's matching funds and participation in Valley Water's401a plan.) d. Article 8: Leaves of Absence.(Valley Water will provide leave of absence as required bylaw under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL)) e. Article 11: Workforce Development f. Article 12: Employee Performance/Evaluation g. Article 13: Classification h. Article 14: Discipline Process i. Article 16: Layoff Employees hired to fill a limited term position will be precluded from applying for other positions, participating in the Valley Water's rotation program and/or requesting an internal transfer or voluntary reassignment at Valley Water and shall be required to sign a written acknowledgement of limited term employment. 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: 3/10/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Feb 24, 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
Feb 24, 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
Feb 24, 2020
Full Time
Description Treasury and Debt Management Unit (Position Code 1049) A 2.5% supervising differential will apply Overview: The Grants Administrator manages Santa Clara Valley Water District's (Valley Water) grant seeking activities and administers post-award compliance in coordination with various internal and external stakeholders. This position manages Valley Water's central grants portfolio, comprised of various local, state and federal grants valued at more than $30 million in FY 2020, and is responsible for financial administration and reporting related to grants. The Grants Administrator is responsible for identifying grant opportunities to grow the portfolio and actively prioritizes, plans and completes deliverables to maximize Valley Water's Grants Program effectiveness. The Grants Administrator provides leadership and assists with the development, implementation, evaluation and audit of grants, ensures grant expenditures are within the awarded level and reconciles grant financial activity. Additionally, the Grants Administrator develops policies and procedures, leads the planning and implementation of strategic priorities and goals established by Valley Water's Board of Directors and executive management in compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. This position will also directly supervise professional staff and will report to the Treasury and Debt Officer. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Researching, preparing, and administering grants, requests for proposals, and related contracts for various programs. Negotiating terms and conditions of grant awards to include costs, schedules, and oversight responsibilities. Preparing, processing, issuing, and tracking grants awards and compliance with reporting requirements. Conducting resolution of audit findings or monitoring audit resolution in partnership with resolution officials. Conducting post-award reviews and analyses to identify management, financial, and administrative issues. Designing, developing, and implementing grants management policies, procedures, and practices. Performing final review of completed awards, making appropriate adjustments or disallowances, and processing close-outs; and ensuring compliance with all regulatory and legal requirements. Monitoring proposed/enacted legislation for impacts on the grants program. Providing leadership and management of professional staff within the Grants program. 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. The ideal candidate should have strong working knowledge of grants management and various financial management disciplines, including but not limited to accounting, finance, auditing, budget analysis, and financial administration and program support. Additionally, the ideal candidate must demonstrate a strong work ethic and possess the knowledge and skills to achieve accountability, compliance, financial analysis, planning and evaluation, and project and program management to administer the full grant lifecycle. Ideal Experience: Six years of experience in leading/managing local, state and federal grants program totaling $1 million or more per year. Experience with researching, planning, and application of local, state and federal grant funding opportunities and all aspects of post-award grants management. Demonstrated experience in managing local, state, and federal grants to ensure compliance with policies, regulations and reporting requirements. Experience administering grants to ensure disbursement requests are timely, reconciles grant projects, and manages close out of grants. Experience leading and managing professional staff. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Ability to prepare and administer grant applications. Build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and granting agencies. Simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet all deadlines and budget requirements. Communicate clearly and effectively in writing. Make presentations and speak effectively in public. Analyze complex data and prepare comprehensive recommendations and reports. Establish and control project budgets. Manage professional staff. Ideal Knowledge: Knowledge of principles and application of local, state, and federal grant funding and reporting regulations. Knowledge of principles of governmental organization and operations, financial management, accounting, budgeting, auditing, and project management and contract administration. Strong project management and team building knowledge. Ideal Training and Education: BS/BA majors in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, public administration, economics, statistics, contracts law or public law. 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: 2/23/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Feb 24, 2020
Full Time
Description Office of Government Relations (Position Codes 0417 and 0420 - 2 positions available) A 2.5% supervising differential will apply Overview: Do you have six (6) or more years of public policy experience? Do you thrive in fast-paced, heavy-workload environments where you're called on to think on your feet and pivot on a dime AND where your work really matters? If so, you'll want to check out Valley Water's Government Relations Supervisor position. Valley Water (district) is responsible for an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean and safe water, flood protection, and stewardship of streams on behalf of Santa Clara County's almost two million residents. The district manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds, and 275 miles of streams. The district also manages the groundwater basins for the benefit of well owners and provides wholesale water to local municipalities and private water retailers who deliver water to homes and businesses throughout the county. In this dynamic and highly visible role as Government Relations Supervisor at Valley Water, you will lead a team ensuring the success of Valley Water's legislative, policy and funding initiatives at the local, state and federal level on behalf of the residents of Santa Clara County. You will shape public policy and opinion while building Valley Water's image, brand and reputation. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Drive Valley Water's Government Relations program and team, managing the development, implementation, and analysis of program goals, objectives, budgets, policies, procedures, and priorities. Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop legislative proposals for consideration by Valley Water management and the Board of Directors. Build and maintain relationships and coalitions with elected officials, their staffs, government and regulatory agencies, and relevant stakeholder organizations. Represent Valley Water at external meetings, influencing stakeholders and fostering relationships with key policy and decision makers. Advocate for support and advancement of Valley Water's high-priority legislative and funding initiatives from elected and appointed officials and advocacy stakeholders. Continually monitor the legislative and policy landscape, reporting out on relevant legislation, forecasting strategic opportunities, and flagging areas of concern for internal partners. Develop and implement strategies to work with other influential constituencies to advance policy positions. Execute strategic external stakeholder partnership activities at the local, state and federal levels. Prepare and present strategic outreach plans and white papers. Conduct strategic advocacy tours and oversee the community partnering sponsorship and community events programs. Interpret regulatory requirements and proposals; advising Valley Water staff; developing new processes and procedures to meet new or anticipated requirements. Directly supervise three team members. This position requires a willingness to work long hours - often at night and on weekends on an as-needed basis for public/government relations and community outreach events . 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: At least six (6) years of experience developing policy, advocating before elected representatives and government agencies, and building and working with coalitions Extensive policy analysis experience at the local, state, and/or federal levels Experience supporting elected officials through both policy work and advocacy efforts Ideal Skills and Abilities: Proven ability to develop key relationships and identify and leverage strategic opportunities with a range of stakeholders and diverse communities Excellent communication, presentation, networking, and relationship-building skills Proven track record of successful advocacy with policymakers and stakeholders Highly-networked within government is preferred Strong legislative and public policy analysis abilities Applies impeccable judgment and responsible decision-making in situations with minimal oversight Manages demanding workloads with grace; juggles multiple projects with competing deadlines; thinks quickly on their feet; and exudes a "bring it on" positive attitude Drives toward solutions even as priorities change and challenges arise on a moment-to-moment basis Energetic and motivating team leadership style Ideal Knowledge: Strong understanding of the inner workings of local, state and/or federal legislatures, committees, government bodies and agencies Ideal Training and Education: Bachelor's Degree in political science, public policy, law, environmental studies, urban planning, marketing, engineering, communications, business, public affairs, public relations or related. Master's degree or J.D. 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 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: 2/24/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Feb 24, 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 most complex and highly-integrated systems involving new 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 them with commercial off-the-shelf products; streamline application workflows and integrate applications to minimize redundant data entry 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 Valley Water's 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 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 Valley Water'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 Valley Water 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 Valley Water's internal and cloud applications using a variety 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 (Forms and Reports, 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 Resource Planning (ERP) or 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 suitable on-premise applications developed in-house with Oracle technology (Forms and Reports, 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 (Forms and Reports, 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. 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 increasingly responsible software programming and analysis experience. Previous Technical Lead and Project Management experience. Experience with Programming Interface for Enterprise Systems. Ideal Knowledge: Application development using Oracle APEX and PL/SQL. Web development technologies like HTML, jquery, CSS, and JavaScript. Computer technology and information systems. Analysis and programming, business analysis planning, enterprise analysis, requirement analysis and solution assessment. Principles, practices, and responsibilities involved in leading the work of assigned staff. Methods and techniques of application design and development. 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 database management 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 systems. Payment Card Industry (PCI), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Principles and techniques in providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Valley Water staff. 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 meet Valley Water's needs. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Plan, schedule, assign, and oversee activities of assigned staff. Lead the development and implementation of third party solutions and integrate with Valley Water applications, databases and technology platforms. Work closely with business teams to determine desired functionality and take lead role in all stages of the application development life cycle. Work with the application teams to support integration between on-premise and SaaS/Cloud applications leveraging a variety of technologies and methods. Assess system requests that range from defect resolutions,enhancements, and integrations in accordance with established policies and best practice. Inspect the work of team members and maintain quality control standards. Effectively troubleshoot system maintenance challenges and software complications Train others in proper and safe work procedures. Analyze and interpret complex user requirements and develop solutions. Provide technical support for the implementation and maintenance of various software applications. Respond to and identify user needs and determine resolutions. Apply methods and techniques of application design, development, and implementation. Apply a wide variety of computer programming languages. Detect, isolate, and resolve application problems. Analyze and assess the technological needs of Valley Water departments. Evaluate and recommend appropriate technology to meet client needs. Recommend, design, implement, and install computer software applications. Use common desktop applications and software. Organize and prioritize multiple tasks; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines, and according to best practices. Communicate clearly and concisely; both orally and in writing. Work independently while establishing and maintaining effective working relationships, and providing outstanding customer service with those contacted in the course of work. 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 or a related field. 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 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
Feb 24, 2020
Full Time
Description Water Supply Planning and Conservation Unit (Position Code 0890) Overview: Do you want to make a difference in your community by ensuring there is enough water for over 1.9 million people that live in the Santa Clara County? Valley Water is looking for a highly capable and collaborative Senior Water Conservation Specialist to join our water supply planning and conservation team. Under the direction of the manager, this position will oversee and lead Valley Water's water conservation program, which includes supervising three Water Conservation Specialists and temporary support staff, overseeing the water conservation programs in the unit, and lead or support several committees to ensure short and long-term conservation goals are being met. This position will assist the Unit Manager on a number of duties including reviewing legislation, regulations, studies, and reports; hire support staff; and assist in the development and monitoring of the programs annual budget. Additionally, this position is responsible for the development and management of cost share agreements, working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to develop marketing and promotional material for various outreach campaigns, and representValley Water at various meetings. This is a full time job which requires a person to be present onsite for forty hours a week. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Develop, plan, and administer Valley Water's water conservation program. Oversee and manage the three Water Conservation Specialists and temporary support staff; including hiring of new staff, assign and review work, approve time off, prepare employees performance evaluations and interprets Valley Water policies and procedures to employees. Research and analyze legislation and current regulations related to water conservation and demand management; review regulatory reports and maintain awareness of new developments in the field of water conservation; incorporate new developments as appropriate into the design of existing and new programs. Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to develop marketing and promotional material in support of Valley Water programs. This includes ensuring the annual summer Water Conservation Campaign and Landscape Summit are implemented and the website is up to date and user friendly. Work collaboratively with intern and external stakeholders to develop, administer, and closeout cost-share agreements. This includes getting all necessary signatures, overseeing the budget, processing invoices, and providing updates as needed. Lead the development and preparation of staff reports to committees, the Board of Directors for water conservation measures, practices, policies and ordinances. Prepare the annual budget request for the work unit, estimates staffing, equipment and supply needs based upon recent trends and planned activities; monitors expenditures after budget adoption. 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 years of professional experience in the evaluation, development, implementation, and administration of a water conservation and/or demand management programs. Experience with or knowledge of Valley Water conservation programs. Possession of an American Water Works Association-Water Conservation Practitioner Level 1 or 2 certification is desirable. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Team player; inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals. Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to interpret technical data and communicate the results to a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Possess a continual improvement mindset: always looking for efficiencies or opportunities to improve Valley Water's conservation programs. Takes pride in their work: able to juggle competing priorities while delivering high quality products on time with strong attention to detail. Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills: listens effectively and clarifies information as needed; acknowledge others' skill, experience, creativity, and contributions; treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect; considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations. Resilient; deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity and recovers quickly from setbacks. Strong customer service skills. Ideal Knowledge: Methods and techniques of evaluating water conservation and demand management programs. Strong knowledge of the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance, California Plumbing Code, local water use efficiency ordinances and state water-related executive orders (i.e., Making Conservation a California Way of Life) Detailed knowledge and understanding of water efficiency technologies associated with sectorial water use, efficiency-based regulations, policies and codes, and demand-forecasting techniques. Working knowledge of databases and database design. Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in natural or physical sciences, geology, environmental science or a related field. Possession of an American Water Works Association-Water Conservation Practitioner Level 1 or 2 certification 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 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: 3/11/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Feb 24, 2020
Full Time
Description North Water Treatment Operations Unit (Position Code 0767) Salary : Water Plant Operator: $7,746.27 - $9,921.60 per month Senior Water Plant Operator: $8,552.27 - $10,946.00 per month Overview: Valley Water is looking for a dedicated and highly qualified California state-designated water plant shift operator to monitor the operation of our Penitencia Water Treatment Plant. The Penitencia Water Treatment Plant is one of three drinking water treatment plants operated by Valley Water. This plant typically serves an area from Milpitas in the north to East San Josein the south, supplying safe drinking water to 270,000 residential and commercial users in the Silicon Valley. As the state-designated shift operator this position will oversee all plant activities on an assigned shift; regulating flows within the system; monitoring and operating facility equipment; and ensuring compliance with prescribed state and federal codes and regulations. This position will maintain situational awareness of, or assist in, maintenance, engineering, construction work and special projects. Other duties of this position shall include revise standard operating procedures; track and order chemicals; maintain, compile, and review plant operations data; complete entries into the plant's logbook and perform various administrative tasks including data entry into spreadsheets and database programs. This position will also assist in the training of other operations staff and perform duties of an Assistant Water Plant Operator when necessary and perform other related duties as assigned. Operators work 12-hour shifts, rotating approximately every 6 months between "days", "nights" and "relief". Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Oversee all plant activities on an assigned shift (i.e., maintain situational awareness of, or assist in, maintenance, engineering, and construction work, special projects, contractors, non-plant Valley Water employees and all plant visitors; represent the treatment plant with personnel located offsite such as retailers, regulators, other Valley Water plants and support units, and other water agencies; direct the activities of the operators on shift; and formulate production and quality related decisions. Use SCADA to monitor and control plant operations, investigate and respond to alarms; scan multiple computer monitors simultaneously; navigate program screens to observe, track and retrieve on-line instrumentation readings for water, chemicals and equipment; control process systems and analyze data to ensure State and Federal drinking water codes and regulations are met. Perform data entry into spreadsheets and database programs, initiate and follow up on work orders for preventative and corrective maintenance; create and revise standard operating procedures; track and order chemicals, maintain, compile and review plant operations data; complete entries into the plant's log book; participate in pass down and review SCADA system to determine plant status and activities at shift change. Perform shift duties as the assistant operator including plant rounds; physically observing treatment process and equipment functions, cleaning and performing maintenance procedures on operating equipment and facilities such as flocculators, basins, belt presses, pipes and containment and delivery areas. Perform scheduled and emergency plant shut-downs and start-ups. Train lower-level operations staff; sign off on training schedules. 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. Understanding of key regulations, including filter turbidity, disinfection (Ct), and disinfection byproducts, as well as reporting procedures and requirements. Knowledge of safe work practices around water treatment plant chemicals and equipment. Proficient in water treatment math and chemistry. Knowledge of practices and responsibilities of leading the work of assigned staff. Understanding and familiarity with new or pending regulations such as algal toxicity. Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), SCADA, Maximo. Working experience/expertise in operating and troubleshooting standard and advanced water treatment plant equipment. Ideal Experience: For Water Plant Operator position, three (3) years of experience performing work as a licensed operator at a water treatment plant that is rated as a T-4 or higher facility; for Senior WPO position, five (5) years of experience as a licensed operator at a water treatment plant. Two (2) of the five (5) years have been working as a state-designated shift operator while holding a valid T3 operator certificate at a facility rated at a T4 level or higher. Ideal Training and Education: For both Water Plant Operator/Senior Water Plant Operator positions: Class C CA driver's license is required. B.A. or B.S. in science, engineering, or related field is preferred. Required License or Certificate Water Plant Operator: Possession of a valid Grade T3 Water Treatment Operator certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). Senior Water Plant Operator: Possession of a valid Grade T4 Water Treatment Operator certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). 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. Selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a medical examination. 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: 2/28/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Feb 24, 2020
Full Time
Description Water Quality Unit (Position Code 0470) Monthly Salary: Assistant Engineer I-Civil: $7,734.13 - $9,895.60 Assistant Engineer II-Civil: $8,533.20 - $10,925.20 Overview: The Assistant Engineer I/II is under general supervision, performs a variety of engineering assignments in support of the Planning, Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Valley Water's (District) facilities and systems including, but not limited to, conducting engineering studies and preparing, reviewing, and /or commenting on reports, designs, and construction plans and specifications. Provides engineering and scientific support in the management of the District's water supply, projects though all phases including planning, design, construction, and implementation, and close-out; technical support in assigned field/specialty of engineering; and performs a variety of tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. Based on the candidate's qualification, we may hire a level I or a level II for this vacancy. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Assistant Water Quality liaison to our Water Treatment Plant: providing process engineering support with respect to treatment process optimization, trouble shooting, water quality goals, research and drinking water regulatory compliance. Provide water quality support to capital and maintenance projects. Support pipeline disinfection and dechlorination. Provide support to Water Quality Unit research program on pilot and full-scale treatment studies. Support to tracking source water conditions and treatment plant performance evaluation. Maintain effective working relationships with other District units, agencies, and the public, and maintain organized and accurate documents and files. Ensure adherence to professional engineering codes, standards and District policies. 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: Degree in Civil, Environmental or a relevant engineering or science major. Coursework in water resource, water treatment, or water quality. Field experience with a water utility. Some internship or paraprofessional engineering experience preferred. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Team player. Efficiency in office work and software use. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Ideal Knowledge: Knowledge in science and engineering, especially in chemistry, environmental or civil engineering. Ideal Training and Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Civil, Environment or a related Engineering or Science major. 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: 2/28/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Feb 24, 2020
Full Time
Description Water QualityUnit (Position Code 0047) Overview: The position acts as the Water Quality liaison to one of our Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) as part of the Water Quality and Treatment Process Engineering Program. Examples of assignments include development and implementation of water quality programs; leading water treatment process engineering investigations and projects at the WTPs; assisting with source water protection programs; and other related assignments to ensure Valley Water's treated water meets federal and state standards. This position functionally supervises Assistant Civil Engineers. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Water quality liaison to our Water Treatment Plant: providing process engineering support with respect to treatment process optimization, trouble shooting, water quality goals, research and drinking water regulatory compliance. Provide water quality expertise to capital and maintenance projects by reviewing plans and reports. Lead or support pipeline disinfection and dechlorination. Support the Water Quality Unit's research program by coordinating research and developing pilot and full-scale treatment studies. Provide general water quality and customers support. Lead the production of the Annual Large Water System Report to the Division of Drinking Water. Actively track source water conditions and recommend source or treatment process changes. Manage multiple projects and assignments with differing priorities, maintain effective working relationships with other Valley Water units, agencies, and the public, and maintain organized and accurate documents and files. Ensure adherence to professional engineering codes, standards and Valley Water policies; develop scopes of work, budgets, schedules, project plans, and maintain project files. Will oversee negotiation and administration of consultant and professional service contracts and agreements and regulatory permits as needed in support of assigned projects. Provide supervision to Assistant Civil Engineers and temporary staff or student interns. 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: Degree in Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering, MS or PhD with emphasis in drinking or recycled water. Coursework in environmental, sanitary, or water supply engineering, with laboratory experience. Field experience with a water utility with treatment plant work, troubleshooting, optimization, and pilot studies. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Present technical material at a professional gathering and conferences. Prepare and providing training on a work-related topic. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Direct, oversee and participate in the work of multi-disciplinary teams on engineering, water treatment and water quality related projects. Ideal Knowledge: Drinking water treatment plant treatment processes: flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection, ozonation, advanced oxidation. Drinking water regulations. Recycled water treatment processes. Ideal Training and Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, or Material Engineering or a field elated 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. Experience : Four (4) years of professional engineering experience. Must have a valid CA Driver License. Special Requirements (Preferred): Professional Engineer (PE) license in Civil Engineering. Treatment plant or distribution operator certification. 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: 2/28/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Feb 24, 2020
Full Time
Description Pipelines Project Delivery Unit (Position Code 0561) Do you have experience leading delivery of complex capital pipeline projects spanning across planning, design, permitting and construction? Are you a capable leader and someone who can drive projects forward for Valley Water? Then check out this opportunity! Overview: This position is responsible for the delivery of complex capital pipeline projects. This position manages a unit comprised primarily of senior, associate, and assistant engineers who plan, design, and provide engineering support during construction for capital pipeline projects. The successful candidate is a licensed civil engineer in the state of California with management experience and design/construction experience for complex capital projects, including pipeline project delivery. The key responsibilities include: 1) plan, direct, coordinate and review the work of staff; 2) train and mentor staff to develop both their technical and leadership strengths in capital project delivery; 3) delegate supervisorial duties to appropriate staff to develop their leadership capabilities; 4) direct the development, negotiation, and administration of consultant agreements; 5) develop and administer the unit's annual budget; 6) serve as liaison with other units, groups, and outside agencies. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Provide direction to unit staff for the delivery of water utility capital projects through planning, design, engineering support during construction, and close-out phases. Manage, develop and mentor unit staff. 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. Professional Engineer in Civil or Mechanical Engineering issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers. Ideal Experience: Five (5) years of professional capital project management experience, including two (2) years of direct supervisory experience. Extensive experience spanning across planning, design, permitting and construction, including five years delivering capital projects with both mechanical and civil engineering components, including large pump and large diameter pipeline engineering. Experience with development, negotiation and administration of consultant agreements. Experience developing and administering an annual budget. Ideal Knowledge of: Pipeline and/or pump station design and repair, pipeline design standards. Principles, practices, concepts, and standards of capital project management as applied to the planning, design, cost estimating, construction, installation, and inspection of a wide variety of facilities and infrastructure. Principles and practices of capital project budget development and administration, contract negotiation and management, and sound financial management policies and procedures. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations with specific emphasis on water treatment, storage, pipeline, pump, and related infrastructure design. Practices of researching capital project issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting effective staff reports. Demonstrated ability to: Deliver complex, technical, and sensitive capital projects in an independent and cooperative manner. Drive issues forward and deliver projects to completion. Lead and mentor staff who manage the planning, design, construction, installation, and inspection of the capital projects. Lead and mentor staff who conduct complex capital projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports. Organize and prioritize a variety of capital projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner and assign staff resources to meet target completion dates. Balance technical work with administrative duties such as budgeting, developing staff work plans, reporting, etc. and manage a multi-disciplinary team. Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or mechanical engineering, or a related field. Required License or Certificate Possess and maintain a valid license as a Professional Engineer issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. 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 detailed 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: 3/10/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Feb 24, 2020
Full Time
Description Financial Planning and Revenue Collection Unit (Position Code 0600) Overview: Valley Water (District) seeks experienced, qualified applicants for the position of Financial Planning and Revenue Manager, a middle management position that reports to directly to the Chief Financial Officer. This position is responsible for leading the annual water charge setting process and long-term financial planning and modeling. Financial Planning and Management Services (FPMS)is a business division under the Chief Executive Officer. FPMS is responsible for providing oversight, leadership, and strategic support to ensure effective and efficient financial planning and performance, the generation of cost efficiencies, and fiscal accountability district wide. The division consists of 4 units and 1 program: Treasury/Debt/Claims Management, Financial Planning and Revenue Collection, Budget and Financial Analyses, General Accounting, and the Continual Improvement program. The Financial Planning and Revenue Manager will be responsible for leading a team to prepare the annual report on the Protection and Augmentation of Water Supplies, presenting the staff recommended groundwater charges and supporting financial information to the Board at public hearings, present water charge analysis to various stakeholder groups and committees, facilitate the internal water charge decision making process with executive management, recommend budget targets, and guide decisions on debt issuance and long term funding and lead special projects and studies. In addition, this position will ensure that all invoices and billing statements are accurate, audited and sent according to a published schedule, and will supervise one program administrator, two senior management analysts, and three staff analysts. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Lead the preparation of the Protection and Augmentation of Water Supplies (PAWS) Report. Develop and maintain water utility and watershed financial models and prepare water charge recommendations and budget targets. Prepare agenda memos and power point presentations for water charge setting process, benefit assessments, special tax, and special projects. Present water charge, reserve level and financial sustainability information to the Board and other internal and external stakeholders and committees. Oversee the daily revenue collection functions, 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: More than Five (5) years of experience in a public utility in financial forecasting and rate setting, managing billing and collection programs, and property tax rolls, including two (2) years of direct supervisory experience. Experience in financial modeling and pricing or rate making experience. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Excellent verbal communication (presentation, public meetings, facilitation); Excellent written communication (reports, memos, presentation). Proven financial acumen with a track record of implementing financial strategies and recommendations. Proven leadership ability and outstanding "soft skills" which include qualities such as remaining visible and approachable, interacting with others on a regular basis, promoting a cooperative work environment, allowing others to learn from mistakes, and identifying a clear, motivating, challenging vision. Ideal Knowledge: Knowledge of pricing, budgeting, financial modeling and forecasting in a public utility. Knowledge of computer software applications, such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Infor, Vena, and other specialized software and databases. Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in finance, accounting, economics, business or public administration . Master's degree in Business Administration is highly 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: 2/23/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Feb 24, 2020
Full Time
Description Watersheds Field Operations Unit (Position Codes 0140, 0181, 0182, 0586, 0814 - 5 positions available) Overview: Do you have four (4) or more years of construction, trades and/or field maintenance experience? Do you have a Class B Driver's license? Do you enjoy working outside as part of a team? If so, check out this opportunity! Valley Water's (District) Field Construction Workers work as part of a crew, performing maintenance and construction projects District-wide at water distribution facilities and along creeks, ponds and reservoirs for flood control. No two days or work sites are alike. Adaptability and flexibility regarding work assignments and the ability to get along well with a team is critical to success in this role. Field Construction Worker II's regularly use a variety of construction tools. This position works outside and can sometimes be subjected to difficult environmental conditions such as cold, heat or rain. There could be times when this position is called out at night to perform flood control during emergencies. If you are up to this challenge, apply now! Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Construct, maintain, and repair flood control and groundwater recharge facilities; patch cracks; build and remove small dams and lay riprap; perform concrete work; break and remove rubble, place forms and install reinforcements; mix, pour, and finish cement. Assist in trash and debris removal and graffiti abatement at locations such as work sites and homeless encampments. Support the loading of sediment and the cleaning of groundwater recharge and sludge ponds; Counts truck loads; completes truck tags; and makes sure operators are properly loading trucks and perform traffic control. Construct, repair, and maintain dams, channels, roads, and other water distribution and flood control properties. Operate pumps, generators and small equipment. Assist in performing preventive maintenance on pumps, valves, and other water distribution facilities; assist District staff in various mechanical, electrical, carpentry, and painting work. Perform traffic control functions; set up traffic warning devices and barricades; direct traffic around work sites. Haul equipment to and from job sites; inspect equipment, make operating adjustments and perform minor preventive maintenance and repair. Maintain paper and electronic records of work performed. Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in a timely manner. Construct and repair fences. Remove blockages and sediment and perform erosion repair in creeks; estimate and document volume of obstructions that caused blockages. 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: Four (4) years of construction experience, field maintenance experience, and/or experience in the trades. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Learn operational characteristics and limitations of light construction equipment. Learn pertinent laws and regulations including state and local Department of Transportation codes relating to the operation and transport of light construction equipment. Read and interpret maps, engineer drawings, and specifications. Perform traffic control functions. Perform maintenance of hand and power equipment and tools. Ideal Knowledge: Practices, procedures, methods, tools and equipment used in the construction, maintenance and repair of water distribution and flood control facilities. Operational characteristics of construction equipment and materials. Methods and techniques of concrete finishing. Operational characteristics of maintenance, hand and power equipment and tools. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices. Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Must have a satisfactory driving record and possess a minimum of a valid California Class B driver's license. Required License or Certificate Special Requirement: Selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a medical examination and drug/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: 3/8/2020 11:59 PM Pacific