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.

 

 

 

 

4 job(s) at Valley Water

VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Aug 11, 2020
Full Time
Description Chief Operating Officer Water Utility Enterprise VALLEY WATER SALARY: $253,593 - $313,123 Valley Water, one of the largest water districts in the State of California, is looking for a Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Water Utility Enterprise (WUE). This position is one of the top executive team members reporting directly to the Assistant CEO . The COO WUE has oversight of the District's largest department, which includes the divisions of: Water Utility Capital, Raw Water, Water Supply, and Treated Water and encompasses the entirety of the water utility infrastructure for the organization from surface water reservoirs to pipeline delivery systems. We are looking for an exceptional leader with excellent interpersonal skills who has experience working across a large water utility, addressing statewide water policy, imported water challenges, and interfacing with other state and federal agencies such as: Department of Water Resources, US Bureau of Reclamation, water retailers, and water customers. This leader will have exceptional ability to communicate with elected officials, be a strategic thinker and planner, and ideally have familiarity and demonstrated ability to effectively work with water wholesalers, and retail customers. 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 The Chief Operating Officer of Water Utility Enterprise (COO WUE) is an at-will position that reports directly to the Assistant CEO and oversees a staff of 294 and an approximate annual operating and CIP budget of $385 million. The COO WUE will guide and oversee the protection and augmentation of water supplies, provide treated water to the San Jose Valley, and ensure efficient and effective operations. In this effort, this position oversees the planning, management, performance, and improvement of the District's Water Utility Enterprise which includes four divisions: Water Utility Capital, Raw Water, Water Supply, and Treated Water, and over 20 units that report up through those Divisions. The COO WUE also represents the District to the public and partner organizations, and serves as the key spokesperson for the Water Utility Enterprise, and will interface regularly with the Valley Water Board of Directors, and other local, state and federal elected officials, and a number of regulatory agencies, such as the : U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Water Resources, East Bay MUD, and more. For more details please see the complete recruitment brochure: https://wbcpinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Brochure-COO-WUE-VW-5-FINAL.pdf HOW TO APPLY: for first consideration APPLY by August 14, 2020 at: https://wbcpinc.com/job-board SECURE THE DATES: Interviews will be held on September 9 and 10, 2020 (candidates invited to interview will need to be available for both days) Closing Date/Time: 8/14/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Aug 11, 2020
Full Time
Description Operations and Miantenance Environmental Support Unit (Position Code 0335) Overview: Are you looking to help shape the future of the streams and riparian resources within Santa Clara County? Valley Water is looking for a Senior Biologist to help develop the next generation of its successful Stream Maintenance Program. Valley Water operates one of the largest stream maintenance programs in the state and is responsible for over 275 miles of stream corridor located throughout Santa Clara County. The selected candidate will be a leader in developing the next 10 to 20-year program serving Santa Clara County. The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge of local and regional flora and fauna, experience developing mitigation and monitoring programs, and strong background in applicable state and federal regulations and permitting. This position is located in our Operations and Maintenance Environmental Support Unit and will work closely with a cross disciplinary team of ecological, engineering and construction staff to develop the third generation of our Stream Maintenance Program. The selected candidate will be a leader in program development as well as CEQA analysis and regulatory permitting. The position will also oversee the ongoing mitigation and monitoring plan associated with the next ten-year phase of the program. We are looking for a collaborative self-starter who can develop creative and durable solutions to the stream stewardship challenges confronting Valley Water in the coming decades. Is this you? Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Development of the SMP3 Program, including mitigation and permitting strategies. Preparation of CEQA biological analysis Development of Mitigation and Monitoring Program and VHP buyout packages as appropriate. Acquisition and implementation of SMP3 permitting for all applicable state and federal agencies. Technical oversight and coordination of consultants associated with SMP3 development. 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 experience performing professional-level responsibilities as a Biologist involving a significant amount of field work. Experience working with regulatory State and Federal permitting agencies as well as experience preparing permit applications and technical reports. Experience conducting surveys for environmental compliance. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Establish and maintain effective working relationships with multi-disciplinary and management teams while having excellent oral and written communication skills and good critical thinking skills. Ability to review, interpret and analyze biological resources regulations and make recommendations to management. Ability to effectively negotiate permits. Ability to work in a collaborative team environment. Ability to make presentations to the Board of Directors, management and District staff. Ideal Knowledge: Establish and maintain effective working relationships with multi-disciplinary and management teams while having excellent oral and written communication skills and good critical thinking skills. Ability to review, interpret and analyze biological resources regulations and make recommendations to management. Ability to effectively negotiate permits. Ability supervise staff, and work in a collaborative team environment. Ability to make presentations to the Board of Directors, management, and District staff. Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in biology, ecology, botany, zoology, wildlife, fisheries ecology, or a related discipline in a life sciences field. Master's degree in biology, ecology, botany, or zoologyis a plus! Seven (7) or more years of experience performing professional-level responsibilities as a biologist involving a significant amount of field work. 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.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: 8/13/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Aug 11, 2020
Full Time
Description Environmental Planning Unit 1(Position Code 1045) Overview: This Associate Water Resources Specialist provides key environmental planning, regulatory permitting, and project management support for large water infrastructure capital project teams. This position will directly support fast-paced teams working on the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit and Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Projects. Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project is a complete dam rebuild that will bring the dam into compliance with today's seismic standards. Anderson Reservoir is Valley Water's largest reservoir at 90,400 acre-feet and is used to supply groundwater recharge to both North and South County, as well as convey raw water to Valley Water's water treatment plants. The seismic retrofit design phase is underway and construction of an outlet tunnel to respond to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission directives is expected to begin in early 2021. For more information about this project: fta.valleywater.org/dl/6qX81b03xr The Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project will expand the storage capacity of the existing Pacheco Reservoir through construction and operation of a new dam, conveyance facilities, and related appurtenant structures. The project is currently in concurrent planning, design, environmental documentation, and permitting phases with construction expected to begin in 2024. For more information: https://youtu.be/PcseCj3IsEU Typical duties will include tasks and activities to comply with California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act requirements, as well as natural resource agency regulatory compliance. This position will also support management of environmental aspects, including consultant management, while ensuring coordination and consistency between major dam projects. This is an exciting opportunity to meaningfully contribute to some of the most challenging and large-scale efforts on the leading edge of public safety, water supply, and environmental stewardship in the Valley Water's project portfolio. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Environmental review, permitting, consultant management, dam project coordination. 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 professional level environmental planning or related experience involving the evaluation of the impact of proposed public works or capital projects or facilities on the community and the environment. Preparation of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents on a complex dam or other water infrastructure project. Successful regulatory permit negotiation and acquisition on a complex dam or other water infrastructure project. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills. Set priorities and exercise sound independent judgment within established procedural guidelines. Direct and review the work of assigned functional or project team staff. Public speaking and presentation skills. Ideal Knowledge: Principles and practices of project management, including planning, organizing, scheduling, and controlling budget. Working knowledge of the CEQA and NEPA processes as it relates to the planning, design and construction of a dam or other water infrastructure project. Federal, state and regional permitting regulations, laws, processes, and practices applied in environmental planning and natural resource management, including but not limited to: Federal and California Endangered Species Acts, Clean Water Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, and California Fish and Game Code. FERC and US Bureau of Reclamation environmental procedures and practices. Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental studies, environmental planning, city and regional planning, environmental science, natural resources management, geography, or a closely 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: 8/16/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Aug 11, 2020
Full Time
Description Chief of External Affairs External Affairs Division VALLEY WATER SALARY: $253,593 - $313,123 With headquarters in San José, Valley Water provides water supply, enhances streams and watersheds through creek restoration and habitat protection, provides flood protection for homes, schools, businesses and roadways, and partners with other agencies to provide trails and open space for the community. Valley Water effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water purification center, a state of-the-art water quality laboratory, nearly 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds, and more than 275 miles of streams. Valley Water provides wholesale water and groundwater management services to local municipalities and private water retailers who deliver drinking water directly to nearly 2 million people in Santa Clara County that stretches 1,300 square miles and encompasses 15 cities and unincorporated areas. As a public agency with an operating and capital budget of $610 million, and over 850 employees, Valley Water is committed to being transparent and accountable with regard to its operations and business practices. THE JOB The Chief of External Affairs (CEA) is an executive leadership position that reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEA will serve as a key member of the executive leadership team and represent the CEO and Valley Water in interactions with employees, the public, and other agencies and organizations. The CEA will oversee the strategic planning and integration of external policies and legislation as it relates to the business interests of Valley Water. They will be responsible for managing Valley Water's relationships with the community, government officials, the media, and other key stakeholders. The CEA will lead the development of Valley Water's external communications strategy to the media, community, and general public, including how Valley Water engages with the community in the areas of education, volunteerism, and through its grant programs. Additionally, the CEA will lead all government relations efforts on local, regional, state, and federal levels, and be responsible for keeping the CEO and other Valley Water staff informed of public policies that directly affect operations. The CEA will also oversee the Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office (REDI Office), providing strategic oversight and direction to incorporate REDI into all areas of business operations and decision making as well as expand networks with external groups focusing on racial equity, diversity and inclusion. The CEA will be responsible for the management and oversight Valley Water's Civic Engagement, Government Relations, Communications, and Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion units, consisting of approximately 40 employees. For more details please see the complete recruitment brochure: click here If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit https://www.valleywater.org/careers-and-job-openings and complete an application, attaching your cover letter and resume by August 28th at 5pm. Closing Date/Time: 8/28/2020 5:00 PM Pacific