Santa Clara Valley Water District

The Santa Clara Valley Water District 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.

7 job(s) at Santa Clara Valley Water District

Santa Clara Valley Water District San Jose, California, United States
Jan 12, 2019
Full Time
Description Water Supply Planning and Conservation Unit (Position Code 0610) Duties: The Water Supply Planning and Conservation Manager will plan, manage and oversee the daily functions, operations, and activities of a comprehensive water conservation program and the District's long-term water supply planning efforts. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring the unit's efforts are consistent with Board policy; annual and long-term water conservation targets are met; and key long-term water supply plans, including the Urban Water Management Plan, the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Water Management Plan, and the District's Water Supply Master Plan are completed and adopted on time. Key Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to: Oversees coordination of water supply planning efforts with other areas of the Water Utility and District to ensure consistency in approach and messaging. Monitors, reviews and comments on proposed policies, ordinances, legislation, plans, projects and land use decisions related to water supply and water conservation; and coordinates with retail water agencies, cities, county and other stakeholders on these topics in accordance with District interests. Represents the District to city and county officials and staff; State and federal agencies; regional water agencies and coalitions; project and program partners; retail water agencies and other local stakeholders, including the public. Participates in regional and statewide planning processes, including development of the California Water Plan and Integrated Regional Water Management Plans. Provides leadership to a team of water resource specialists, water conservation specialists, student interns, and temporary employees. 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: Five (5) years of experience managing natural water resources on a regional level, which included responsibilities for conservation or supply management. Two (2) of the five (5) years must have included direct supervisory or water program/project management responsibilities. Ideal Knowledge: Principles and practices of developing and implementing water use efficiency, water conservation, and demand management technologies and policies Principles and practices of integrated water supply planning, including numerical modeling and analysis, forecasting and risk analysis, statistical analysis, and economic analyses, including cost/benefit and net present value analyses for valuing water supply alternatives Ideal Skills and Abilities: Lead and oversee development of the District's water conservation program and projects in a cooperative manner with retail water agencies, land use planning agencies, other partners and stakeholders. Effectively communicate (both verbal and written communication). Lead and supervise staff. Make presentations to the public, community, Board of Directors, stakeholders and/or a regulatory agency is highly preferred. Negotiate, specifically the ability to resolve sensitive and controversial issues. See the big picture, set priorities and exercise sound judgment while utilizing and leveraging both internal and external resources and maintaining effective working relationships. Ideal Training and Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil or other field of engineering, water resources planning, environmental studies, economics, natural science, or a related field. 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/Job Description, 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 as listed above.Resumes are recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. The District retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. The District's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. The Santa Clara Valley Water District 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 the District and will not be returned.Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 2/4/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Santa Clara Valley Water District San Jose, California, United States
Jan 11, 2019
Full Time
Description Imported Water Unit (Position Code 0940) Duties: The Senior Water Resources Specialist position in the Imported Water Unit provides a leadership role in: Protecting and promoting the District's interests in its imported water contracts; Developing imported water supplies consistent with the District's water supply planning efforts; Engaging in Statewide evaluation of water supply planning efforts; Improving the efficient integration of imported water supplies with District Operations; and Addressing issues associated with the financial management of the State Water Project and Central Valley Project. Key job functions and responsibilities include: Represent the District in meetings and committees; participate in technical development work conducted by coalitions of agencies; provide a leadership role for the District in technical negotiations. Perform analyses of complex technical, operational, financial, economic and other information as needed to support Imported Water projects and provide recommendations to management. Organize and manage and lead technical work to support the development, negotiation and administration of water supply contracts and cooperative agreements with other agencies, water supply storage and conveyance projects, and other imported water projects. An important part of this job is maintaining working relationships with other water districts, as well as local, State and federal agencies. This will require extensive travel and may require overnight stays 3 days a month and may include 4-5 hours of freeway driving in a single day several times a month to and from external meetings. Last minute travel may also be required. 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 Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience: A best-fit candidate for the Senior Water Resources Specialist would exhibit the following characteristics: Can effectively review and comment on (both verbally and in written form) complex water supply planning and engineering documents Can effectively coordinate with federal and State agencies to achieve desired results Works well with people and demonstrates leadership and initiative Has demonstrated strong analytical, technical, and creative thinking skills Has excellent writing and verbal communication skills Has developed, negotiated, and administered water supply or similar contracts Ideal Training, and Education: Has a degree and experience in civil and/or water resources engineering, financial and economic analysis, hydrologic modeling, or water law. License or Certificate Some positions may require the possession of a valid license as a Professional Engineer or Professional Geologist issued by the California Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. This position does not require registration. 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 as listed above.Resumes are recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. The District retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. The District's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. The Santa Clara Valley Water District 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 the District and will not be returned.Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 2/1/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Santa Clara Valley Water District San Jose, California, United States
Jan 15, 2019
Full Time
Description Do you have program development, fundraising, or program planning experience in the non-profit, local government, or corporate sectors? We are looking for a self-directed, strategic leader who can take our programs to the next level. Office of Civic Engagement (Position Code 0205) Duties: The Civic Engagement Manager is responsible for supporting the Chief of External Affairs by managing a variety of high priority, high visibility partnerships and activities which engage the community. This position will provide strategic leadership to for the programs and projects which are designed to provide the community with access to resources and opportunities that will help build understanding, trust, and support for the Santa Clara Valley Water District's goals and mission. They will manage a staff and an annual department budget. The programs include: The Community Benefits Program provides opportunities to make positive and sustainable social impacts in the communities through grants/partnerships, creek stewardship volunteerism, and public arts projects. The Water Education and Volunteer Program provides community engagement and educational opportunities through volunteer programs to expand outreach efforts into our diverse communities, education programs to youth about water issues, and potable reuse education and outreach. The Youth Commission which serves as a youth-led advisory committee to the Board of Directors. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Plan, develop, implement and oversee the Civic Engagement efforts for the District. Participate in meetings and committees which support the Civic Engagement programs. Manage and lead youth commission. Supervise assigned staff. Attend management meetings, manage department budget, and other managerial/ administrative tasks. 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. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in marketing, journalism, business, political science, government or public administration, communications, law, non-profit management or a closely related field. Five years of experience managing one or more of the following areas: Marketing, public relations, volunteerism, government relations, civic engagement, fund raising, or administration of grants, including four (4) years of direct supervisory experience. Experience in non-profits with being the grantor or grantee. Experience with volunteer efforts specifically in education is a plus. Ability to: Self-direct, prioritize and multi-task among competing goals, while exhibiting flexibility in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment. Communicate effectively, persuasively, tactfully, and positively in both verbal and written forms. Prepare written narratives, correspondence, program analyses and evaluations, and reports in a clear and concise format. Build strong, trust-based relationships with diverse constituents and with understanding the needs of different stakeholders (including families, public officials, community leaders, and partner organizations). Plan and think strategically, coupled with excellent execution skills and flexibility to work within complex or ambiguous context; inclination to initiate process improvements and continuous learning within the organization. Analyze, interpret and use data to collaborate, identify best practices and areas for improvement, and drive results. Identify, develop, plan, manage, and evaluate marketing programs. Analyze situations and identify pertinent problems; collect relevant information; evaluate realistic options; and implement appropriate course of action. Plan, direct, and prioritize a variety of multiple projects and work objectives to ensure successful implementation. Conduct meetings, make presentations, and facilitate communications in a clear, concise and positive manner. Knowledge of: Principles and practices of marketing, public relations, fund raising, and sponsorship development. Principles and procedures for implementing and directing a wide variety of fund raising, sponsorship programs and projects. Fiscal and budgetary administration and accounting methods and procedures. Principles of project management. Political processes applicable to California special districts. Project management experience. Management of volunteers or management of grants preferred. License or Certificate 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/Job Description, 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. The District retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. The District's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. The Santa Clara Valley Water District 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 the District and will not be returned.Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 2/4/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Santa Clara Valley Water District San Jose, California, United States
Jan 03, 2019
Full Time
Description Do you have 3+ years of experience supporting business analysis, programming, system configuration and integrations for enterprise systems? Do you enjoy working with others to support an essential business function? If so, check out this opportunity! Software Services Unit (Position Code 0833) Duties: The Software Services Unit is in the process of implementing an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system to consolidate several existing document management systems for simpler data access and retrieval and to stay compliant with record retention schedules. Just like Maximo, ERP, or GIS, this technology will need an Analyst to support, maintain and further develop to accommodate in-house business needs. We are looking for someone versed in using APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to make ECM integrate with GIS, Maximo and other District applications. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Business Analysis: Work closely with business partners and configure systems based on business needs. Analyze existing processes and make recommendations on alternatives to leverage software functionalities and system performance. Systems Integrations: Design, develop, test integrations between different systems. Administer integrations with other systems such as GIS, Maximo, ERP and internal custom applications. Programming: Provide technical support to business users. Help troubleshoot related processes. Write reports, and interfaces to other systems. Vendor Management: Work closely with Vendor to apply and test new patches or releases. Meet with Vendor at least once a year to review performance. Have good understanding of the SLA (Service Level Agreement) and know what features staff are using and what features they are not using. This understanding of utilization is critical to measure performance indicators and provides the District with leverage for contract renewal. 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: 3+ years of experience supporting business analysis, programming, system configuration and integrations for enterprise systems, preferably Enterprise Content Management. Exposure to software evaluations, negotiations with vendors and ongoing vendor management. Strong experience using Application Programming Interfaces is ideal. Evaluating software and writing functional and technical requirements. Ideal Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Quick learner with a positive attitude. Knowledge and experience with SaaS (Software as a Service). Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbal and written communication. Provide technical support for the implementation, maintenance, and documentation of various software applications, including user procedures. Respond to and identify user needs and determine resolutions. Detect, isolate, and resolve application problems. Analyze and assess the technological needs of District departments. Provide advice, assist, and train others. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including vendors. Knowledge and/or experience with an ERP system (Infor, PeopleSoft, Oracle Fusion or Work Order and Asset Management System) is highly desirable. Ideal Training / 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. License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license will be 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 based on the ideal candidate criteria as listed above.Resumes are recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. The District retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. The District's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. The Santa Clara Valley Water District 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 the District and will not be returned.Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 1/22/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Santa Clara Valley Water District San Jose, California, United States
Dec 18, 2018
Full Time
Description Purchasing and Consultant Contracts Unit (Position Code 0103) NOTE:A 2.5% supervisory differential will apply. Duties: Under general direction, the Program Administrator (Contracts Supervisor) plans, organizes, supervises, and coordinates the procurement by contract of professional consultant services (architectural-engineering "A/E" and non-A/E consultants) and specialized District activities, and coordinates and oversees contract administration activities. The incumbent works on contracts that are highly complex and sensitive in nature, where substantial judgment and initiative are essential in making recommendations and resolving problems. This is a management and leadership position with oversight of a team of contract professionals. This position reports to the Manager of the Purchasing and Consultant Contracts Unit. Key Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to : Review and approve procurement request documents, cost estimates, scope, and other relevant information to initiate and implement a procurement strategy. Provides advice to personnel on procurement and contracting issues. Oversee the development, preparation and negotiation of complex contract proposals, competitive/non-competitive consultants, and service contracts. Assure that Invitations for Bids (IFBs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and other processes are conducted consistent with policy, laws and regulations. Evaluates proposals and determines responsiveness and responsibility of proposals. Collaborate with management and legal staff on the development of RFP, contract, and addendum boilerplate language. Monitors, revises, and enforces District procurement policies and procedures. Ensures that the District RFP and contract documents comply with the requirements of funding agencies for usage of grant funds. Ensures timely procurement practices and leads contract process improvements. Prepares reports, memorandums, and presentations on procurement program or contract issues. Oversees contract administration system, manages contracts work project list, and forecasts procurement requirements. Implements best practices in contract management practices, procedures and policies. Manage, lead, assign, develop and mentor staff engaged in contract administration 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 as listed below. Ideal Experience: 6+ years of experience in public procurement and contract management, or a closely related field in the public-sector environment, including high value contract administration activities for professional services. 3+ years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience of staff. Ideal Knowledge: Theories, principals, and practices of contract administration for public agencies. Familiarity with Public Contact Code (PCC), Government Code (GOV), or Public Utility Code (PUC) or demonstrate experience with federal laws under a specific agency (such as FAA, FTA, FHWA). Procurement of professional services requiring specific licensure, including architectural and engineering services. Principles and techniques of budget preparation and program and personnel management. Principles and practices of supervision, training, and constructive discipline. Contract cost analysis, negotiations, and contract development. Accounting principles and practices. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Conduct and oversee RFP, IFB, and other types of solicitations. Prepare comprehensive specifications, contracts, reports and correspondence. Develop negotiation strategies and negotiate complex contracts. Define problems, evaluate, recommend, and implement alternative solutions to complex issues and problems. Develop, implement, and interpret goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls. Interpret and effectively use management information reports. Select, supervise, train, motivate, assign, evaluate, counsel, and discipline staff. Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Prepare, control and apply statistical analysis to facilitate procurement forecasting. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Prepare and control a budget. Meets customer needs in terms of cost, quality, and timeliness and promotes positive customer and vendor relations. Effectively address and manage contract non-compliance and disputes. Efficiently and effectively use technology and resources to improve project workflow and process improvements for contract management. Ideal Training / Education: Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration or closely related field. License or Certificate Certification as a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) or Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) is a plus. 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 as listed above.Resumes are recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. The District retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. The District's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. The Santa Clara Valley Water District 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 the District and will not be returned.Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 1/23/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Santa Clara Valley Water District San Jose, California, United States
Dec 13, 2018
Full Time
Description Utility Maintenance Engineering Unit (Position Code 0902) Duties: The Utility Maintenance Engineering Unit is seeking a highly motivated Senior Engineer to support water utility maintenance and operations at the District. The position will lead, direct, and oversee the District's a multi-million dollar Mechanical Engineering Program that includes refurbishment of large pumps (up to 2,000 HP) and a variety of support and testing services for the mechanical equipment used at water supply, storage, treatment plants and distribution facilities. This position will supervise several mechanical engineers and technicians as well as manage interdisciplinary teams working on a variety of projects. They will also oversee the negotiation and administration of consultant and construction contracts. This position is also responsible for the development of specifications, designs, drawings, test plans, root cause analysis of failures, and a variety of inspection and condition assessment reports. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Manages, leads, directs, and oversees mechanical engineering services for water supply infrastructure and facilities. This includes management of in-house and contract work for up to multiple millions in mechanical engineering and HVAC services to support large pump stations (up to 2,000 HP), drinking and recycled water treatment facilities, and office facilities. Supervision of work by several other engineers and engineering support staff. Manages, leads, directs, and oversees the provision of mechanical engineering services, condition assessments, inspections, and testing of mechanical and HVAC equipment. Manages, leads, directs, and oversees mechanical engineering services to support response to emergencies as needed. Serve as the Engineer-of-Record for in-house mechanical engineering and HVAC work. Prepares, develops, and oversees development of mechanical engineering and HVAC designs and technical calculations; engineering studies and evaluations; material fabrication designs; construction documents (including specifications); estimates of probable costs; and other technical related documents. Sign and stamp these engineering and technical documents and calculations prepared by and under your direction as the Senior Engineer. Performs review of mechanical engineering and HVAC services performed by Consultants and Contractors, under contract with the District. This includes review of engineering studies, calculations, design and construction documents (including specifications), and estimates of probable costs to ensure District's guidelines and maintenance and operational activities are not compromised. Provide written and oral responses. Lead and direct District's Corrosion Control Program. Coordinate and participate in related specialized engineering studies, simulations, or programs with District staff, consultants, and other agencies. Provide written and oral responses to a variety of inquiries from other agencies, consultants, contractors, and general public. Ideal candidate's background includes: 6+ years of engineering experience at a level equivalent to the Associate Engineer-Mechanical classification including: 6+ years of direct experience with water utility mechanical systems (including water treatment plants and large pump stations). 6+ years of experience with testing and condition assessment of mechanical systems. Expert knowledge of principles and practices in designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining mechanical equipment used for water supply treatment and distribution facilities. Expert knowledge of mechanical fabrication, and installation methods, materials, specifications, and codes. Expert knowledge of terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in preparing technical engineering and test report. Knowledge of principles and practices of project management including planning, delegating, controlling, including used of work plans and budget tracking. Knowledge of operations and activities related to water supply, storage, and facilities. Knowledge of pipeline hydraulics and pump station operations. Knowledge of water treatment plant operations. Knowledge of vibration analysis for condition assessment and root cause analysis. Knowledge of principles and practices of budget development and administration. Expert ability to prepare and review mechanical engineering design drawings, specifications, and other engineering project documentation. Ability to prepare a variety of engineering studies and reports. Ability to provide technical support to field issues. BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering. Expert knowledge and proficient use of computer software(s) (including ACAD and Inventor) to support development of engineering calculations, construction documents, and material fabrication documents. Ideal Training and Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in mechanical engineering or a related field. License or Certificate Possess and maintain a valid license as a Professional Engineer issued by the California Board of 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 Job Description 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 as listed above.Resumes are recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. The District retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. The District's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. The Santa Clara Valley Water District 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 the District and will not be returned.Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time:
Santa Clara Valley Water District San Jose, California, United States
Jan 03, 2019
Full Time
Description Raw Water Field Operations and Pipeline Maintenance Unit (Position Code 0858) Industrial Coating Specialist I monthly salary: $5,820.53 - $7,448.13 Industrial Coating Specialist II monthly salary: $6,747.87 - $8,644.13 Duties: The Industrial Coating Specialist I/II position incorporates and performs a wide spectrum of essential tasks using specialized craft and technical skills for the purpose of sustaining treated and raw water infrastructure in the area of architectural painting and industrial protective coatings with particular attention on corrosion control, and to perform other related duties as assigned. This position will be based out of Morgan Hill with work responsibilities throughout Santa Clara Valley. A company vehicle and tools will be provided to allow transportation between sites. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : 1. Perform industry standard painting and coating work on new and existing substrates including all types of interior and exterior structures, dams, vaults, piping, pipe appurtenances, valves, pumps, and tanks. 2. Coat metal substrates for corrosion control in conjunction with cathodic protection. 3. Mix and tint paints to match existing colors; work with various hazardous coatings including epoxies, urethanes, coal tar, mastics, and solvents; safely apply hazardous coatings in confined space areas. 4. Collaborate with other crafts in the completion of other rehabilitation projects of which include protective coatings. 5. Safely utilize, and properly maintain a variety of painting materials, tools, and equipment including aerial lifts, compressors, sprayers, power tools, and cleaning equipment; construct and move scaffolding, ladders, and platforms. 6. Estimate time, materials, and equipment required for jobs assigned; requisition materials as required. 7. Oversee the work of contract staff on assigned projects. 8. Provide assistance in various other maintenance areas as required. 9. Employees have a responsibility for safety; for following safety regulations and safety policies and procedures applicable to their work. 10. Pursuant to California Government Code Section 3100, all public employees are required to serve as disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their supervisors or by law. 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: Industrial Coating Specialist I More than two (2) years of commercial painting experience and one (1) year of industrial coating experience in a utility environment. Industrial Coating Specialist II More than four (4) years of responsible industrial coating experience in a utility environment. Ideal Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Industrial Coating Specialist I Knowledge of: Operational characteristics of tools and equipment used in the industrial coating on a variety of substrates. Properties of paint and industrial coatings and the process of mixing and matching paints. Mathematical principles. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices. Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations. Ability and Skill to: Learn to proficiently coat metal substrates for corrosion control using a brush, roller, HVLP, and airless spray equipment. Learn methods and techniques of evaluating coatings to be applied. Learn coating preparation techniques for a variety of substrates. Learn methods and techniques of applying protective coatings. Learn techniques of water blasting. Learn principles of corrosion and corrosion control. Learn regulations and applicable laws regarding the use and disposal of various hazardous materials. Learn to perform a variety of skilled coating tasks in the maintenance and remedial repair of infrastructure related to water distribution. Learn to use and maintain tools and equipment. Learn to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications. Learn to estimate time, materials and equipment required to perform assigned duties. Understand and follow verbal and written instructions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Industrial Coating Specialist II In addition to the qualifications for Industrial Coating Specialist I: Knowledge of: Analyzing substrates for evaluating the type of coating system to be applied. Coating preparation techniques for a variety of substrate conditions. Coating and painting materials including types of activators and thinners, 2-part epoxies, urethanes, coal tars, carbomastics, epoxy mastics, moisture cure epoxies and acrylics architectural and industrial; hazards, physical properties, and best applications practices for each as compliant with technical data sheets and corresponding MSDS. Compatibility of painting and coating products applied. Methods and techniques for applying protective coatings. Pressure washing and chemical cleaning techniques. Types of corrosion and treatment for corrosion control. Effect of coatings on various types of cathodic protection. Regulations and applicable laws regarding the use and disposal of hazardous materials particular to coating materials. NSF and ANSI standards relative to coating applications Ability and Skill to: Plan, strategize an approach to and execute the performance of multiple projects simultaneously. Diagnostically address and problem-solve paint and coating failures for corrosion control with corrective solutions. Competently inspect completed contracted coating projects in support of in-house engineers. Implement all areas of safety training. Cooperate with outside contractors to expedite projects to their completion. Competently use equipment, such as aerial lifts, vacuum excavators, and pressure washers. Mix and match paint and coating materials. Identify job site safety hazards both real and potential. Organize, maintain, and control the paint, coating, and sundry material inventory. Properly dispose of hazardous wastes. Field fittest and use full face and half-mask respirators. Use common desktop applications and software, including the ability to upload data for asset management posting time and materials along with project locations and descriptions. Troubleshoot and correct common equipment failure problems in the field including airless, HVLP conventional sprayers, generators, and compressors. Proficient in the use of power equipment including airless, and HVLP conventional sprayers. Principles of business writing and report preparation. Perform a variety of skilled painting and coating tasks industry-specific and particular to the District's water treatment and distribution facilities. Ideal Training / Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in industrial coatings; e.g., Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC), National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE). License or Certificate 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. 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 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 as listed above. Resumes are recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. The District retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. The District's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. The Santa Clara Valley Water District 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 the District and will not be returned.Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 1/25/2019 11:59 PM Pacific