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
Jun 12, 2019
Full Time
Description Do you have experience in benefits administration with strong HRIS skills? Or maybe you are an adaptable individual who enjoys a fast-paced, high interaction environment in Benefits? We are looking for smart, hardworking, and organized human resources professionals. Check out this opportunity! Employee Recruitment and Benefits Unit (Position Code LT007 - LIMITED TERM POSITION) NOTE :Valley Water Employees Are Not Eligible to Apply Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Assist with the HRIS responsibilities (calculating, processing and inputting employee payroll transactions for bi-weekly data entry), processing new hires and separations/retirements. They will also be assisting the Benefits team with various clerical tasks (preparation of new hire orientations, support of Wellness Program activities and events, organizing, copying, and filing of documents and employee records) while also providing customer service to employees, managers and retirees who contact Benefits via phone calls, emails and/or walk-ins. Ability to multi-task, anticipate needs and complete tasks while providing exceptional customer service is key. Running reports, compiling/verifying data and ensuring data integrity will also be an integral part of this role. 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: Three (3) years of experience completing human resource transactions involving databases and/or administering human resource programs, such as benefits administration, and payroll processing. Ideal Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Organizational and problem-solving skills, with proven research capabilities. Excellent judgment in responding to benefits related requests. Tech savvy with demonstrated ability to maintain accurate records with impeccable attention to detail. Must have exceptional customer service skills and be a team player willing to assist wherever there is a need. Adaptability when dealing with varying situations, with the ability to develop strong working/professional relationships with managers and staff throughout Valley Water. Proficient in MS Office Skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters, exercising considerable judgment and discretion and professionalism. Knowledge of HRIS databases, Human Resources and Payroll principles, pertinent labor laws and exposure to MOUs is ideal. Ideal Training / Education: HR certifications are highly desirable. 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 District matching funds and participation in Valley Water's401a plan.) d. Article 8: Leaves of Absence. (Valley Water will provide leave of absence as required by law 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 Valley Water's rotation program and/or requesting an internal transfer or voluntary reassignment at Valley Water's and shall be required to sign a written acknowledgement of limited term employment. 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: 6/25/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Jun 11, 2019
Full Time
Description Office of Communications (Position Code 0130) Community Outreach Supervisor (Communications, Public Relations and Marketing, Community Relations/Project Outreach Supervisor) Do you have experience with public relations or leading strategic and customized outreach and communication plans? Do you enjoy juggling multiple projects and working with a team to create collateral materials for a public/municipal agency project and planning and coordinating events? NOTE:A 2.5% supervisory differential and a 4% COLA will apply Overview: The Community Outreach Supervisor will lead the Community Engagement and Project Support program. The Community Outreach Supervisor will perform a wide range of supervisory functions as well as directly engage in stakeholder engagement, customer relations, community relations, public relations and marketing, board communications support, and support for the District's emergency communications efforts. This person will plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of a highly complex and responsible program having District-wide impact. This position supervises a team of communications professionals responsible for a range of complex and specialized public information and engagement programs and interfaces extensively with internal and external stakeholders. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Develop and execute strategy for focused neighborhood and stakeholder engagement; relationship building and informational outreach; and project support. This includes identifying opportunities for improving service delivery and implementing improvements as approved by management. Being a public relations and marketing authority for district projects that require public facing efforts. Conduct analysis of moderately complex information; prepare and present findings; develop recommendations for review by senior staff. Draft a variety of public relations and marketing collateral, among other documents used to support the efforts of the Community Engagement and Project Support program. Provide staff assistance to assigned management staff; participate on a variety of committees; prepare and present staff reports and other correspondence as appropriate and necessary. Supervise assigned staff. Other projects as assigned. This position requires a willingness to work long hours and or weekends on an as-needed basis. In addition to a routine work schedule, this position involves frequent night and weekend work. Specifically, this position will participate in planned public relations, marketing, outreach and community engagement events/activities, which will include commitments during the evenings and weekends. 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. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in communications, public relations, marketing, political science, education, or a related field. Master's degree and leadership certification is a plus. Two years of supervisory experience overseeing full time employees, preferably in a unionized environment. Six (6)+ years of experience in leading public information, public relations, marketing, community organizing or outreach activities specifically including: Strategic and customized outreach and communication with communities, partner agencies/businesses and stakeholder groups on complex and controversial topics. Leadership to internal partners and peers on community outreach, public participation, stakeholder engagement and collaboration. Overseeing event coordination and planning. Working on public/municipal agency projects with exposure to capital projects and programs. Leading the team to coordinate and connect project outreach and community relations to the broader goals of the organization. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe. GIS knowledge or experience will be a plus Ability to: Lead a variety of internal interdisciplinary teams to dissect, evaluate and develop outreach and community relations strategies. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Participate in the development and administration of unit goals, objectives and procedures. Develop and lead a variety of public participation and stakeholder engagement activities on behalf of the District; develop supporting materials. Plan and strategize in a collaborative setting to create outside of the box solutions and innovative ideas. Demonstrate a high level of knowledge, judgment and professionalism in representing the District both internally and externally, and using that to lead others on the team. Evaluate the public perception of the district and the efficiency and effectiveness of outreach and engagement methods and approaches, recommending modifications to unit programs, policies and procedures as appropriate. Develop and maintain contacts with various stakeholder groups. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including all levels of internal and external individuals. Take highly technical information and convert it into communication that is easy to understand to the community. Juggle competing priorities, stay organized and complete tasks on time. Jump into any task, and also think on his/her feet quickly in order to handle any complex task suddenly handed to them. Sterling judgment and savvy political skills, with outstanding project management skills. Ideal/Advanced Knowledge of: Principles and practices of public relations and marketing, public participation and stakeholder engagement. Program development, administration, measurement and improvement. Collateral material development. Current issues, projects, impacts and challenges associated with District operations, is a plus. Understanding of budgetary procedures and development. English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. 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: 6/15/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
Jun 08, 2019
Full Time
Description Do you love hunting for the right candidate for each job using social media? Are you a project manager at heart who can juggle multiplerecruitments? If so, you will thrive in our quick-paced Recruitment Team. Employee Recruitment and Benefits Unit(Position Code LT008- LIMITED TERM POSITION) NOTE :Valley Water Employees Are Not Eligible to Apply Overview: As a Recruiter with Valley Water, primary responsibilities will include planning and executing the full cycle of recruitment and sourcing strategies. Providing high-touch customer service in close coordination and partnership with Hiring Managers to fill positions effectively and efficiently is a top priority. Our ideal candidate is computer savvy with the ability to assist the team with program analytics and process automation, as well as day to day administrative support utilizing NEOGOV to screen applications, source passive candidates through media sources, prepare interview documents and partner with hiring managers and interview panels. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Partners with Hiring Managers to develop flexible recruitment strategies for a variety of technical, professional, engineering, management, administrative and trades positions and drives the entire recruiting process by engaging hiring managers and candidates. Recruits for multiple openings concurrently for various units and divisions. Provides professional recruitment advice and coaching to Hiring Managers, plans all aspects of the recruitment including interview questions, supplemental questions, sourcing strategies, panel members, rating criteria, etc. Develops enticing job postings highlighting ideal candidate criteria in knowledge, skills, abilities, experience, and education. Reviews applications and identifies the most highly qualified candidates, collaborates with Hiring Manager to select top candidates to be invited to interviews. Coordinates, schedules and facilitates interviews and debrief discussions with Hiring Managers and Interview panelists. Provides input and recommendations on applicant selections. Administers the approval selection process. Updates and maintains all pertinent applicant and recruitment data timely and accurately. 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: Proven successful recruitment experience in all functional areas of a recruitment. Experience coordinating and attending career fairs. Experience working with Hiring Managers throughout recruitment cycle. Ideal Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent communication in both written and verbal skills. Strong project management skills. Well organized, accurate, thorough, detail oriented. Familiar with innovative talent acquisition methodology. Knowledgeable of employment related laws, including DFEH and EEOC. Competent in classification/compensation principles. Knowledgeable in completing job analysis. Strong communication skills, working with strong personalities and reaching consensus. Ideal Training / Education: Bachelor's degree in Business/Public Administration with a focus in HR Management, Organizational Development, or Industrial Psychology. HR certifications with CalPELRA, SHRM or IPMA are a plus. 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 by law 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. 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: 6/21/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
May 31, 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 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: 7/8/2019 11:59 PM Pacific