Valley Water

Valley Water is a public agency governed by seven board members and has a workforce of over 780 employees providing water supply, flood protection and stream stewardship in Silicon Valley. With a history dating back to 1929, the 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 1.9 million residents.

Valley Water effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an imported water conveyance system for nearly 40% of its supply, an advanced recycled water purification center, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, and nearly 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds, providing wholesale water and groundwater management services to local municipalities and private water retailers who deliver drinking water to homes and businesses.

Valley Water is also the flood control agency for Santa Clara County, constructing large flood protection projects, and annually preparing creeks for winter rains through levee maintenance, sediment removal, bank repair and vegetation management. We have invested more than
$1 billion in flood protection efforts to protect nearly 100,000 parcels with many more projects planned.

Mar 19, 2019
Salary  $9,301.07 - $11,911.47 Monthly The Santa Clara Valley Water District (now known as Valley Water) is seeking  two Program Administrators  to join our high-performing team. If you are analytical, upbeat and someone who can juggle multiple priorities, we want you. If so, you will thrive in this quick-paced team. Overview for Supervising Program Administrator: The Supervising Program Administrator (SPA) will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Safe Clean Water and the Natural Flood Protection Program (Safe, Clean Water Program) and will participate in the planning and development of a future voter approved ballot Measure B, in coordination with the Office of Government Relations and the Finance and Budget Office. For more information on the Safe Clean Water program please click on the following link:  https://www.valleywater.org/project-updates/safe-clean-water-and-natural-flood-protection-program   Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Lead, and as necessary participate in, the development and/or delivery of Safe, Clean Water Program: annual reports: five-year implementation plan; Change Control Process; Independent Monitoring Committee's (IMC) annual review process; external independent audit responses; and strategic communications and outreach, including stream stewardship and Fisheries and Aquatic Habitat Collaborative Effort (FAHCE) projects. Perform Safe Clean Water Program oversight with the goal of ensuring delivery of the Key Performance Indicators for each of the 37 projects under the Program. This will require financial analysis in close coordination with Finance and Budget Office and Capital Improvement Program, to determine whether projects are over or under allocated and whether there are any key decision points requiring Board direction. In close coordination with the Office of Government Relations, the Finance and the Budget Office and project managers, plan and develop project descriptions, benefits and key performance indicators that align with the needs of Valley Water and priorities of the voters for a future Measure B. Overview for Program Administrator:  The Program Administrator (PA) will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Valley Water's new Lands Management Program. This role will require the PA to research land rights and maintenance obligations; coordinate agency-wide to identify required maintenance; work with the environmental staff to develop a strategic approach to securing environmental clearances; and coordinate with Watersheds Field Operations and Vegetation Field Operations Units to ensure the work is included in their 5-year Operations and Maintenance (O&M) plans and scheduled for completion. The PA will also be responsible for developing and implementing a program responsible for the annual development of a rolling 5-year Operations and Maintenance Plan. For more information on Valley Water please click on the following link:  www.valleywater.org   Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Lead the development and implementation of the Valley Water's Lands Management Program Lead the development and implementation of the Operations and Maintenance Planning Program, which includes the developing of the rolling 5-year Operations and Maintenance Plans for the Watersheds Field Operations and Vegetation Field Operations Units. Develop and produce reports related to the Valley Water's compliance with the maintenance requirements of the Valley Water's lands. 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 (For Both Positions): 6 years of public sector experience in leading and implementing projects in water related fields (e.g. stream stewardship, environmental regulatory issues, flood protection, water supply, lands management, and operations and maintenance). Experience related to developing, implementing and managing complex, organization-wide program(s) in water related fields. Experience developing comprehensive reports for review and audit by external audiences and/or developing multi-year operational plans with projected financial impacts. Project Management. Ideal Experience for Supervising Program Administrator – Safe Clean Water: Experience in implementing and managing a program related to a voter-approved ballot measure such as the Safe, Clean Water Program. Experience leading and supervising staff. Ideal Experience for Program Administrator – Lands Management and 5-year Planning: Experience in developing and implementing a program and/or long-term implementation plan (5-year plan). Knowledge of principles, methods and tools used to develop long-term rolling plans in land management and land management operations and maintenance requirements. Ideal Knowledge (For Both Positions): Knowledge of principles, methods and tools related to program and project development and management. Knowledge regarding water related fields, including, but not limited to: stream stewardship; environmental regulatory issues; flood protection; water supply; lands management; and operations and maintenance. Ideal Knowledge for Supervising Program Administrator – Safe, Clean Water: Knowledge of principles, methods and tools related to developing a program for a voter-approved ballot measure. Principles and practices of supervision. Ideal Knowledge for Program Administrator – Lands Management and 5-year Planning: Knowledge of principles, methods and tools related to developing rolling long-term plans, researching and gathering information, and land management and maintenance requirements. Ideal Skills and Abilities (For Both Positions): Ability to balance and prioritize multiple demands and deadlines, while maintaining high quality work product. Ability to analyze complex problems and identify and deliver solutions. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships while working and leading multi-functional teams. Ability to research and analyze information. Ability to develop and administer assigned program goals, objectives, and processes. Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration or a field related to the assignment. 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. Closing Date for Applications: April 1, 2019 by 11:59pm   For detailed information regarding requirements and qualifications for this opening and to apply online, please see the job posting by clicking on the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/scvwd                    Please visit our website: www.valleywater.org
Valley Water San Jose, CA, USA Full-Time
Mar 15, 2019
Salary  $9,514.27 - $12,181.87 Monthly Duties: The Associate Engineer-Civil position will manage projects, direct and participate in the technical evaluations and calculations for engineering work in support of the Dam Safety Program. Responsibilities will include performing evaluations and calculations; preparing and reviewing technical reports within the unit and by our consultants; supporting development of appropriate projects to advance the program objectives, including deciding how best to comply with regulatory requirements; managing and delivering selected capital projects; and, providing technical recommendations for maintenance and operations. This job posting is for two positions currently available in the Dam Safety Program.  Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Prepare, review and manage delivery of annual dam surveillance and monitoring reports for all dams. Manage delivery of capital projects by obtaining needed resources and support, and taking primary responsibility for review and/or development of engineering evaluations and calculations for preparation of appropriate interim and final technical deliverables by District staff and/or contractors/vendors/consultants. Review and oversee updates to dam emergency action plans to ensure compliance with regulatory policies.
Valley Water San Jose, CA, USA Full-Time
Mar 15, 2019
Salary  $9,514.27 - $12,181.87 Monthly Duties: The Associate Water Resources Specialist will conduct and participate in water supply planning modeling and analyses to support water supply investment decisions.  This will include leading and participating in the design and development of project-specific water supply studies for specific water utility projects, developing numerical and conceptual modeling tools, maintaining and updating models, collecting and organizing data, conducting forecasting analyses with models, analyzing water supply benefits and costs of capital improvement and operations options, and preparing reports that document modeling assumptions and results.  This position will also provide technical support to other employees in the unit, division, and District and to external representatives on water supply planning objectives, guidelines, and policies.  In addition to leading and participating in project-specific water supply studies, the incumbent will conduct and participate in water supply reliability assessments that can include identifying and evaluating new and existing sources of supply, expansion of conjunctive use of imported and local supplies, and demand management.  The incumbent will prepare reports and presentations documenting the study objectives, methods, findings, and recommendations; review water supply assessments and similar documents for accuracy and to ensure that District interests are protected; analyze proposed and current legislation and government policies, rules, standards, and regulations; develop recommendations; coordinate activities and meet with water suppliers, agencies, organizations, and the public; develop and administer contracts and agreements. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Conduct and participate in water supply planning modeling and analyses to support water supply investment decisions. Lead and participate in the design and development of project-specific water supply studies for specific water utility projects. Develop numerical and conceptual modeling tools. Maintain and update models. Conduct forecasting analyses with models and analyze water supply benefits and costs of capital improvement and operations options. Prepare reports that document modeling assumptions and results. Provide technical support to other employees in the unit, division, and District and to external representatives on water supply planning objectives, guidelines, and policies. Review water supply assessments and similar documents for accuracy. Coordinate activities and meet with water suppliers, agencies, organizations, and the public.
Valley Water Full-Time
Oct 23, 2018
$9,999 - $12,797 monthly
SUPERVISING LAND SURVEYOR (Professional Land Surveyor License Required) $9,999.60 - $12,797.20 Monthly   Overview : Are you a licensed land surveyor in the State of California? Would you enjoy supervising a team of surveyors committed to a public agency's mission? Then check out this opportunity!   This position supervises a team of professional land surveyors within the Land Surveying and Mapping Unit. The team is responsible for field surveying and/or right-of-way surveying support work. To supervise and participate in professional land surveying work in field surveying and/or right-of-way surveying support work; and to perform related work as required. The Land Surveying and Mapping Unit, through competent, innovative, dedicated, and well-trained staff, provides professional land surveying and mapping services in support of planning, design, construction, and maintenance of District water resource facilities. Key Responsibilities Include: ·         Plan, schedule, assign, monitor and evaluate the work of staff engaged in field surveying and right-of-way plats and descriptions; provide training and technical support to assigned staff. ·         Administer consultant and professional services contracts; prepare and review contract documents and monitor the work of such contractors. ·         Conduct field reviews; analyze, resolve and act on problems requiring immediate action such as construction staking projects, deed, map and right-of-way conflicts. ·         Prepare time and cost estimates of assigned work responsibilities for various projects. ·         Supervising Land Surveyors sign and seal official documents on behalf of the Land Surveying and Mapping Unit Manager. Review construction plans to assure complete right-of-way and survey information.   Experience: ·         Six (6) years of experience in performing engineering survey work in either a field or office environment, including two years of performing lead responsibilities. ·         Six to ten years of extensive experience in various areas of surveying. This includes fieldwork such as boundary, leveling, GPS, topography, 3D scanning, and office/computer experience with processing field data. Also experienced in research and development of right of way plats and descriptions. ·         Two years of functional or technical lead work. ·         Two years of supervision or management of staff. ·         Proficient in database programs, CAD, StarNet, Trimble Business Center, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Suite. ·         Experience working for government/public agency   Substantial knowledge of: All surveying disciplines, including boundary, leveling, GPS, topography, scanning, Right of Way plats and descriptions, with an emphasis in leading field crews and knowledge associated. Principles of supervision, including coaching and mentoring, building good working relationships, monitoring and documenting performance, disciplinary processes, and motivating staff. The appropriate application of surveying fundamentals in a public agency setting is ideal. A 4-year college degree in a survey-based curriculum or an engineering science that has a major math component and can relate to the survey field of work. Possession of Professional Land Surveyor license in California.   Strong skills and/or ability in the following: Estimating time and cost for right of way projects. Writing the scope of work for survey tasks. Writing project plans. Budget planning. General administrative tasks and processes. Excellent writing and communication skills. Supervising, coaching, mentoring and motivating staff. Building good working relationships. Analyzing problems and come up with a corrective action plan. ·             Training: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in water resources management, natural resources management, planning, civil or other field of engineering, geology, physical sciences, earth sciences, natural sciences or a field related to assigned functional area(s).    License or Certificate: Possession of a Professional Land Surveyor license 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.   Closing Date for Applications: November 14, 2018 by 11:59pm   For detailed information regarding requirements and qualifications for this opening and to apply online, please see the job posting by clicking on the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/scvwd                    Please visit our website: www.valleywater.org   recruit@valleywater.org                
Valley Water San Jose, CA, USA Full-Time
Apr 02, 2018
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN I/II Industrial Electrician I:   $6,330.13 - $8,101.60 monthly Industrial Electrician II:  $7,340.67 - $9,396.40 monthly   This position will perform a variety of entry level or journey level skilled electrical work in the maintenance, installation, inspection, testing, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical equipment and systems typically found in water treatment and high-volume distribution systems. This position will be assigned to work at one of the district's three water treatment plants in Santa Clara County and can be assigned to work rotating on-call weekends after approximately 1-2 years. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Perform maintenance, repair, inspection, testing, and installation of electrical and related equipment in large pumping plants and raw water distribution systems/water treatment plants and treated water distribution systems, and power generation facilities. Test low and high voltage electrical equipment including circuits, transformers, high voltage switches, phase shifters, and electrical components of process control, telemetering, cathodic protection systems, and electronic equipment boards.  Diagnose problems and determine needed repairs or modifications; install conduit and pull wires for motors, control panels, and lighting fixtures. Interpret diagrams and schematics; perform work according to drawings; create as-built drawings of electrical installations. Inspect, maintain, repair, install, and test varied equipment including circuits, transformers, switches, motors, pumps, controls, power generating equipment, and electrical components of telemetering and cathodic protection systems; analyze fire alarm signaling and control circuits; troubleshoot problems; determine needed repairs. Make rough estimates of materials and equipment required for jobs assigned; order required equipment, materials, and supplies.  Maintain accurate accounts of time, labor, materials, and equipment for work performed; complete daily logs; prepare oral and written reports as necessary. Determine precautions and follow safe and effective work procedures; check job sites for potential hazards. Operate a variety of hand and power tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner. Closing Date for Applications: April 9, 2018 by 11:59pm   For detailed information regarding requirements and qualifications for this opening and to apply online, please see the job posting by clicking on the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/scvwd Job Requirements: Experience: Industrial Electrician I: One year of industrial electrical installation, maintenance, and repair experience is desirable. Industrial Electrician II: Two years of post-apprenticeship experience performing electrician responsibilities in an industrial, manufacturing, utility, and/or large commercial setting. Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by industrial or vocational training in electrical theory or practices.
Valley Water San Jose, 95118, United States Full-Time