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.

 

9 job(s) at Valley Water

Valley Water San Jose, California, United States
Oct 19, 2019
Full Time
Description West Side Project Delivery Unit (Position Code: 0670) Salary: Assistant Engineer I - Civil: $7,734.13 - $9,895.60 per month Assistant Engineer II - Civil: $8,533.20 - $10,925.20 per month Duties: This Assistant Engineer position will perform a variety of civil engineering assignments for the planning, design and construction of water utility capital projects including water treatment and water distribution facilities and infrastructure. Duties include assisting project managers with tasks such as conducting engineering studies, completing research and investigations, preparing and reviewing engineering reports, completing design analysis and calculations, preparing construction plans and specifications, providing engineering support during construction, and assisting with project management tasks. The position will be a member of multi-disciplinary project teams consisting of various engineering disciplines such as civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation and control systems;environmental planners; and operations and maintenance staff. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Perform a variety of professional civil engineering duties in the planning, design and construction of water utility capital projects including water treatment and water distribution facilities. Conduct various engineering studies, investigations and analyses; participate in preparation of reports, such as feasibility and planning studies, and regarding issues such as the hydraulic, geotechnical, seismic, environmental, and treatment process aspects of water supply facilities. Assist in the preparation of engineering specifications, drawings, sketches, and other supporting documentation for proposed engineering projects; review drawings, plans and other work submitted by external consultants, engineers, and contractors for conformance with professional codes, standards and District specifications; draft and prepare technical and administrative correspondence and reports. Perform and review engineering calculations and prepare cost estimates for proposed projects and construction work. Collect, compute and compile engineering data, statistics and surveys; conduct field, in-plant and office engineering studies related to the research, planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance ofwater supply facilities such as pipelines, treatment plants, and pumping plants. Provide engineering support to District civil engineering construction projects; assist in the inspection of contractor installations as necessary; provide technical support during project construction including design changes, submittal review, request for information from contractors, interpretation of contract documents and assistance with change orders; prepare and review construction contract documents as assigned. IdealCandidate'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: For an Assistant Engineer I: Work experience is not required. Civil engineering-related internship is preferred. For an Assistant Engineer II: Two (2) years of professional civil engineering experience. Experience with AutoCAD, Mathcad or similar engineering design software is preferred. Ideal Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of fluid mechanics, hydraulic engineering, water resources engineering, environmental engineering, engineering mechanics, strength of materials, structural analysis, reinforced concrete design, surveying, geotechnical engineering, construction engineering Qualities of an ideal candidate include enthusiastic, hardworking, eager to learn, a positive attitude, a team player, good communicator, patient. Ideal Training/Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a field related to assigned functional area(s). BS in civil or mechanical engineering is preferred. License or Certificate Engineer-In-Training Certificate or Professional Engineer license is desired but not required. 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 exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 10/24/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Valley Water San Jose, California, United States
Oct 12, 2019
Full Time
Description Recruitment and Examination Unit 2 positions available : 1 Regular/Full Time (Management Analyst I/II - level dependent upon qualifications) 1 Limited Term (Management Analyst II) NOTE the additional information below regarding the 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. This limited term appointments are "at-will" and may be terminated at any time with or without cause. Limited term position 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's401aplan.) 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. NOTE :Valley Water employees are not eligible to apply for the Limited Term position Monthly Salary Management Analyst I: $7,938.67 -$10,164.27 Management Analyst II: $8,762.00 - $11,214.67 Overview: Do you have an impressive track record of bringing phenomenal talent into an organization? Are you passionate about collaborating with hiring managers and providing outstanding customer service to potential candidates? The Recruiter at Valley Water is primarily responsible for creating and executing the full cycle of recruitment and sourcing strategies including the development and maintenance of excellent relationships with hiring managers and candidates. Responsibilities encompass all phases of the recruiting and selection process including hiring unit support, sourcing, screening, and presenting highly qualified candidates. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Partners with hiring managers to develop creative 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. Proactively identifies passive candidates through continuous networking and a variety of innovative sourcing methods to develop pools of qualified candidates for current and future recruitments. Provides professional recruitment advice to hiring managers, prepares and documents all aspects of the recruitment including interview questions, supplemental questions, sourcing strategies, panel members, rating criteria, etc. Develops job postings with requirements of the job including ideal backgrounds, experience, education, certifications, etc. Reviews applications and identifies the most highly qualified candidates to present to hiring managers. Validates candidates meet the minimum educational and experience requirements of the job. Additional Classification/Compensation duties may also include, but are not limited to: Provide professional HR assistance to the Classification and Compensation (C/C) Program by providing back-up support in classifying work for positions in recruitment and job analysis. Provides analytical back-up support to Valley Water's Classification/Compensation Study by assisting in the review and distribution of job descriptions and compensation results. 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: 2-4 years of experience in managing full cycle recruiting process including sourcing, engaging, interviewing, qualifying, and closing candidates. Experience juggling multiple recruitments and ensuring an exceptional customer experience. Experience using applicant tracking system. Experience in public sector is a plus. Ideal Knowledge: Knowledge of functionality and uses of applicant tracking systems. Knowledge of recruiting and sourcing methods, including social media-oriented skills. Knowledge of compensation principles. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Ability to work well under pressure with a quick turnaround time. Ability to collaborate and partner with hiring managers to ensure a fair and efficient process. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Analytical with strong organizational, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with proven research capabilities. Demonstrated ability and adaptability when dealing with changing priorities. Ability to interact with staff at all levels, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, human resources management, organizational development, industrial psychology communications, public relations or liberal arts. HR certifications with CalPELRA, SHRM or IPMA are a plus. License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 10/20/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Valley Water San Jose, California, United States
Oct 11, 2019
Full Time
Description Pipelines Project Delivery Unit (Position Code 0561) Do you have experience leading delivery of complex capital pipeline projects spanning across planning, design, permitting and construction? Are you a capable leader and someone who can drive projects forward for Valley Water? Then check out this opportunity! Overview: This position is responsible for the delivery of complex capital pipeline projects. This position manages a unit comprised primarily of senior, associate, and assistant engineers who plan, design, and provide engineering support during construction for capital pipeline projects. The successful candidate is a licensed civil engineer in the state of California with management experience and design/construction experience for complex capital projects, including pipeline project delivery. The key responsibilities include: 1) plan, direct, coordinate and review the work of staff; 2) train and mentor staff to develop both their technical and leadership strengths in capital project delivery; 3) delegate supervisorial duties to appropriate staff to develop their leadership capabilities; 4) direct the development, negotiation, and administration of consultant agreements; 5) develop and administer the unit's annual budget; 6) serve as liaison with other units, groups, and outside agencies. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Provide direction to unit staff for the delivery of water utility capital projects through planning, design, engineering support during construction, and close-out phases. Manage, develop and mentor unit staff. Ideal Candidate's Background Includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below. Professional Engineer in Civil or Mechanical Engineering issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers. Ideal Experience: Five (5) years of professional capital project management experience, including two (2) years of direct supervisory experience. Extensive experience spanning across planning, design, permitting and construction, including five years delivering capital projects with both mechanical and civil engineering components, including large pump and large diameter pipeline engineering. Experience with development, negotiation and administration of consultant agreements. Experience developing and administering an annual budget. Ideal Knowledge of: Pipeline and/or pump station design and repair, pipeline design standards. Principles, practices, concepts, and standards of capital project management as applied to the planning, design, cost estimating, construction, installation, and inspection of a wide variety of facilities and infrastructure. Principles and practices of capital project budget development and administration, contract negotiation and management, and sound financial management policies and procedures. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations with specific emphasis on water treatment, storage, pipeline, pump, and related infrastructure design. Practices of researching capital project issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting effective staff reports. Demonstrated ability to: Deliver complex, technical, and sensitive capital projects in an independent and cooperative manner. Drive issues forward and deliver projects to completion. Lead and mentor staff who manage the planning, design, construction, installation, and inspection of the capital projects. Lead and mentor staff who conduct complex capital projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports. Organize and prioritize a variety of capital projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner and assign staff resources to meet target completion dates. Balance technical work with administrative duties such as budgeting, developing staff work plans, reporting, etc. and manage a multi-disciplinary team. Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or mechanical engineering, or a related field. License or Certificate Possess and maintain a valid license as a Professional Engineer issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the detailed Job Description, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 10/21/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Valley Water San Jose, California, United States
Oct 09, 2019
Full Time
Description Laboratory Services Unit (Position Code 0606) Monthly Salary : Microbiologist II: $8,141.47 - $10,415.60 Microbiologist III: $8,762.00 - $11,214.67 Overview: This position is in the professional Microbiologist series for Valley Water's Water Quality Lab. The focus of this position is to perform full range of microbiological and analytical testing activities in the Water Quality Lab's microbiology section, including method development, data review and approval, standard operating procedure updates, and meeting all requirements of the Laboratory's quality assurance program. This position has the responsibility to perform a number of bacteriological determinations, analysis of Giardia/Cryptosporidium, invasive mussels, algae speciation, and other work as assigned. The candidate will be responsible for sample collection and analysis of a variety of samples in the field and at various facilities. In addition, the ideal candidate will have thorough understanding of drinking water regulations and monitoring requirements and will be able to adapt specific EPA and/or Standard Methods for the purpose of State accreditation. The position requires instrument troubleshooting and maintenance skills, and ability to perform complex water quality studies; review and analysis of analytical data; follow all environmental health and safety policies and procedures; and work well with other team members. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Develop and review microbiological and analytical methods and procedures for water quality analysis. Perform complex microbiological testing and evaluate effectiveness of testing methods. Comply with requirement of Laboratory Quality Management System. Maintain all documentation and conduct Standard Operating Procedure review and updates. Sample collection, receiving, login, preservation, and shipping. Participate in the proficiency testing program and monitor the performance of work performed in Microbiology section through the internal audit program. Perform routine and non-routine maintenance of laboratory equipment and instruments. Data reporting, review, and trend analysis using Laboratory Information Management System. 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: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biology. Three (3) years of experience in drinking water or wastewater analysis. Monitoring of reservoirs and source waters to detect changes in water quality due to biological activity, such as, algae and algal toxicity, bacteriological, invasive mussels and other constituents as needed. Hands on experience or training for the analysis of Giardia/Cryptosporidium. Experience in the preparation of bacteriological media, and Total Coliform and E.coli, and Heterotrophic Plate Counts (HPC) analysis. Ideal Knowledge: Methods and techniques of water sampling, preservation, extraction, storage requirements and analysis of microorganisms. Methods and techniques used in laboratory quality assurance programs. Methods and techniques of handling and storing hazardous materials. Federal and state laws, codes, and regulations such as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 136 and 141, and Title 22, Chapter 15 of the California Code of Regulations for drinking water. Principles and practices of microbiology measurement techniques for various water matrices. Interpretation of test results for water quality determinations. Principles, practices and responsibilities involved in leading the work of assigned staff. Drinking water regulations and monitoring requirements. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Ability to : Perform special investigations of reservoirs, distribution systems and recycled water collect samples for specified projects in microbiology. Assist in the development of applied research projects; develop and review test equipment, products, methods and procedures; recommend operational and equipment modifications to ensure delivered water meets regulatory requirements. Maintain and conduct minor maintenance on various laboratory equipment. Develop, implement, and continuously optimize measurement techniques. Learn to perform and interpret water analysis test results. Learn to conduct complex water quality studies and review, analyze, and interpret the results. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Perform a wide variety of professional analytical and technical duties involved in the analyses of water, wastewater, and related material samples for microbiological determinations. Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biology. License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.Selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a medical examination. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise 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: 10/28/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Valley Water San Jose, California, United States
Oct 01, 2019
Full Time
Description Hydrology, Hydraulics and Geomorphology Unit (Position Code 0727) Overview: This position serves two main functions: first as a technical specialist in hydrology, and second as engineering support to watershed and water utility operation and capital projects. The position would work under the guidance of a senior engineer and work directly with hydrographer field staff. The first function would require knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics to properly perform analyses for both water utility and watersheds applications, supporting capital projects and operations. This would encompass emergency operations during flood season and being familiar with flood forecasting and basic meteorology. The second function would provide engineering support for the stream reservoir, and rain gauge sensor network. Knowledge with different telemetry systems would be required, as well as hardware/software issues. The latter skills are needed to properly maintain the historical database and serve accurate hydrologic data to stakeholders via the web. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and analysis. Winter storm operations and preparation. Gauge sensor, field work, and database/web support. Ideal Candidate's Background Includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below. Ideal Candidate's Background includes: Ideal Experience: 4 or more years of experience in running models related to hydrology such as HEC-HMS model and performing large hydrologic study. Field work experience in surveying, flow measurements, sampling and recon. Experience in creek restoration is a plus. Experience using software such as MATLAB, Res Sim. Ideal Knowledge: Understanding of principles, practices, theories, and concepts of flood hydrology. Familiar with computer software applications, such as Hydrologic Engineering Center's River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) and Hydrologic Engineering Center's Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS). Understanding of principles, practices, theories, and concepts of hydraulic engineering, open channel hydraulics, fluvial geomorphology, and sediment transport . Ideal Skills and Abilities: Apply flood hydrology, open channel hydraulics, fluvial geomorphology, and sediment transport principles and computer programs to support flood protection and stream stewardship programs and projects. Communicate effectively (both written and verbal). Prepare and make presentations to internal and external stakeholders. Ideal Training and Education: Graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in civil, mechanical, electrical engineering. PE license is required (or ability to obtain California PE within 1 year with out-of-state PE license). License or Certificate This position requires registration with the State of California as a Professional Civil Engineer (PE). Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise 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: 11/4/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Valley Water San Jose, California, United States
Aug 19, 2019
Full Time
Description Do you want to play an instrumental role in leading Diversity and Inclusion strategies to Valley Water? We have an incredible opportunity for a Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Business Partner! Have you taken diversity initiatives and turned them into inclusion excellence? If you are someone who is influential and passionate in implementing, managing and innovating Diversity and Inclusion strategies, check out this exciting opportunity! Ethics and Equal Opportunity Programs Unit (Position Code 0623) NOTE: A 2.5% supervising differential will apply Overview: This position is responsible for leading and administering Valley Water's Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Program by overseeing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive D&I strategy. The position leads and oversees D&I programs and efforts that support Valley Water activities to attract, retain and promote a diverse and talented workforce and to promote effective engagement of diverse stakeholder communities in support of Valley Water's mission. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Provide leadership to the D&I Program by instilling passion and enthusiasm of D&I initiatives to the workforce; developing collaborative relationships with internal and external partners; supervising and mentoring assigned D&I staff. Drive and implement creative solutions to enhance the existing successful D&I Program to further engage the employee experience. Lead and develop the implementation of the multi-year agency-wide D&I strategic Master Plan, including obtaining support from the Board of Directors, CEO, and Executive Management; manage and track the implementation of the D&I Board Audit recommendations. Develop and deliver persuasive D&I presentations to all employees, Board of Directors, external community groups, etc.; prepare compelling speeches and talking points for management and the Board of Directors. Research industry D&I best practices and recommend solutions to drive greater D&I efforts; conduct a high volume of data analysis and present findings in a concise and easily understandable manner to various audiences. Develop, facilitate and support activities of Valley Water's inclusion champions (Employee Resource Groups) including professional development opportunities. Lead and oversee the completion of the bi-annual Workforce Satisfaction Survey including development, analysis, and presentations; coordinate all-employee meetings or events; manage the Employee Recognition Program. Participate in the annual development of the D&I Program budget; monitor all expenditures to ensure budget compliance throughout the year. Ideal Candidate's Background and Experience: Knowledge and proven expertise on leading practice diversity & inclusion initiatives. Advanced knowledge of principles, methods and tools of Diversity & Inclusion. Superb verbal and written communication skills, in addition to presentation skills. 6+ years of increasingly responsible program management experience in the area of Diversity & Inclusion, with demonstrated experience and proven results in advancing the diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs company wide. Administrative and programmatic experience including strategic planning, developing a task force or project team when necessary and experience working within a budget. Involvement with large scale change projects that resulted in proven success. Experience developing and delivering presentations for all levels (Board of Directors, management, and staff) including Diversity & Inclusion metrics and ROI. Extremely proficient in Microsoft Suite. Experience partnering with departments across the organization to help diversify all area of the business and promote inclusion from internal processes to external partners. Experience coordinating the company wide surveys and planning employee recognition events is a plus. Ideal Knowledge: Designing, developing and implementing innovative outreach programs using diversity equity and inclusion best practices in support of recruitment goals, succession planning, and leadership development. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Ability to: Leverage and grow visibility and establish a network across all cultures and the community; act as D&I representative of Valley Water. Superb verbal and written communication skills, in addition to advanced presentation skills with the ability to influence and build trusting relationships across all levels of the organization. Ask thought provoking questions, propose creative solutions and bring forth innovative ideas to create the future D&I. Understand the contexts, cultures and politics with Valley Water that impact the implementation and management of effective diversity change efforts. Perform multiple key assignments in a prompt manner resulting in high quality work. Strong negotiation skills and ability to manage conflict, persuade and convince, and drive alignment across stakeholders, executives, and peers at all levels. Develop and administer assigned program goals, objective and processes. Extremely proficient in Microsoft Suite. Use of superb judgment and critical thinking skills. Ideal Training and Education: Bachelor's degree in cultural studies, ethnic studies, social services, psychology, organizational development, behavioral sciences business, human resources or related field. Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration is preferred. Juris Doctorate is a plus. Ideal Licenses and Certifications: PHR, SPHR or Diversity certification is a plus. License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance test, written test and/or oral interview examination. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time:
Valley Water San Jose, California, United States
Jul 03, 2019
Full Time
Description Software Services Unit (Position Code 0119) Overview: The Senior Information Systems Analyst will serve as the Technical Lead and Subject Matter Expert providing technical expertise to the management team and staff members on the design and implementation of Valley Water's most complex and highly-integrated systems involving new or emerging technologies. In this position, you will participate in and support the Information Technology (IT) Division's goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; modernize and consolidate internal custom applications or replace them with commercial off-the-shelf products; streamline application workflows and integrate applications to minimize redundant data entry and improve data transparency; optimize application systems and strengthen the partnership between IT and business units to improve IT project delivery, and manage vendors and bring in emerging technologies to increase Valley Water's efficiency and effectiveness. This position will act as a business analyst and document business requirements, use cases, and translate business requirements to technical requirements. You will recommend business solutions that delivers value to stakeholders, evaluate commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions using the requirements as guidelines, and work with the business to create data catalogs for critical applications. The Senior Information Systems Analyst will act as a project manager, and lead internal IT projects from beginning to end, and communicate across the organization effectively, translate technical language to make it clear to non-technical people, and own the entire software development life cycle. In this position you must possess a deep understanding of Cloud Computing Technologies such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) as well as the deployment strategies to help decide what set of services is right for Valley Water's needs. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Provide technical expertise to the team. Evaluate and select appropriate software and suggest integration methods. Recommend and develop solutions; conduct cost/benefit analysis; prepare justification for new or enhanced modifications; ensure that recommendations comply with Valley Water standards and conventions. Address technical concerns, ideas, and suggestions. Work with vendors' technical support to resolve issues and perform root cause analysis. Perform system integration. Design and implement integrations for Valley Water's internal and cloud applications using a variety techniques - web services, API's (Application Programming Interfaces), etc. Create and maintain a data catalog for each critical application developed in-house with Oracle technology (Forms and Reports, APEX). Provide clear and concise technical documentation and internal operating procedures. Conduct user training programs on new or enhanced applications. Communicate complex technologies in a simple manner to all teams including non-technical. Able to write Request-For-Proposal (RFP) documents to solicit vendor proposals and use cases. Plan, implement, configure, integrate, and administrate large, complex Enterprise software like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and/or Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Identify business needs and document solutions. Work with vendors and the business to align functional and technical design. Effectively work with vendors to demonstrate the solution or provide the proof-of-concept. Work as a liaison between different business units and IT. Manage external vendors, participate in the vendor product selection process, communicate with vendors about Service Level Agreements and licensing to ensure that contractual obligations are accurately tracked and met and that IT achieves the appropriate and contracted service from vendors. Migrate suitable on-premise applications developed in-house with Oracle technology (Forms and Reports, APEX) to the Cloud. Improve the security of the external facing applications and apply the best security practices to protect District data. Serve as a technical resource for maintaining, enhancing, consolidating, and improving the applications develop in-house with Oracle technology (Forms and Reports, APEX) to their maximum usage and benefits. Perform as a self-starter who thrives on learning new technical skills. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of software development and implementation. Ideal Candidate's Background includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below. Ideal Experience: Six (6) years of increasingly responsible software programming and analysis experience. Previous Technical Lead and Project Management experience. Experience with Programming Interface for Enterprise Systems. Ideal Knowledge: Application development using Oracle APEX and PL/SQL. Web development technologies like HTML, jquery, CSS, and JavaScript. Computer technology and information systems. Analysis and programming, business analysis planning, enterprise analysis, requirement analysis and solution assessment. Principles, practices, and responsibilities involved in leading the work of assigned staff. Methods and techniques of application design and development. Principles and procedures of quality assurance and security related to computer information systems. A variety of programming techniques including integrated database management applications. Operational characteristics and capabilities of database management systems. Principles and practices of software troubleshooting. Operational characteristics of a variety of computer platforms and operating systems. Methods and techniques used in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of information systems. Payment Card Industry (PCI), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Principles and techniques in providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Valley Water staff. Cloud computing technologies such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) as well as the deployment strategies to meet Valley Water's needs. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Plan, schedule, assign, and oversee activities of assigned staff. Lead the development and implementation of third party solutions and integrate with Valley Water applications, databases and technology platforms. Work closely with business teams to determine desired functionality and take lead role in all stages of the application development life cycle. Work with the application teams to support integration between on-premise and SaaS/Cloud applications leveraging a variety of technologies and methods. Assess system requests that range from defect resolutions,enhancements, and integrations in accordance with established policies and best practice. Inspect the work of team members and maintain quality control standards. Effectively troubleshoot system maintenance challenges and software complications Train others in proper and safe work procedures. Analyze and interpret complex user requirements and develop solutions. Provide technical support for the implementation and maintenance of various software applications. Respond to and identify user needs and determine resolutions. Apply methods and techniques of application design, development, and implementation. Apply a wide variety of computer programming languages. Detect, isolate, and resolve application problems. Analyze and assess the technological needs of Valley Water departments. Evaluate and recommend appropriate technology to meet client needs. Recommend, design, implement, and install computer software applications. Use common desktop applications and software. Organize and prioritize multiple tasks; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines, and according to best practices. Communicate clearly and concisely; both orally and in writing. Work independently while establishing and maintaining effective working relationships, and providing outstanding customer service with those contacted in the course of work. Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in computer science, information systems or a related field. Master's degree in Computer Science is preferred. Business Analysis certification is preferred. License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license.Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance test, written test and/or oral interview examination. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time:
Valley Water San Jose, California, United States
Oct 11, 2019
Full Time
Description Hydrology, Hydraulics and Geomorphology Unit (Position Code 0443) Overview: This position requires basic knowledge of hydraulics and/or hydrologic modeling and a background in basic civil engineering. The work entailed will include a mix of building hydraulics models, writing technical reports, and performing general tasks as required. This position will work under supervision from an Associate or Senior engineer position. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Conduct hydraulic/hydrologic modeling tasks. Conduct data analyses on hydrologic data. Write technical reports and review submittals. Perform field work and other tasks as needed. 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: Two (2) years of professional civil engineering experience in the field of water resources. 1-2 years of experience in running computer models related to water resources practices. Previous field work experience in any capacity (i.e. conducting surveying work, environmental sampling, or construction site inspections). Proven track record of being flexible and resilient in a dynamic work environment. Ideal Knowledge: Understanding of principles, practices, theories, and concepts of open channel hydraulics and surface hydrology. Familiar with computer modeling tools, such as Hydrologic Engineering Center's River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) and Hydrologic Engineering Center's Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS). Familiar with GIS software and tools. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Familiar with computer modeling tools, such as Hydrologic Engineering Center's River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) and Hydrologic Engineering Center's Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS). Familiar with GIS software and tools. Effective communication skills, both written and oral. Ability to learn and adapt quickly to changing demands. Have a "can-do" attitude. Ideal Training and Education: Graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in civil or environmental engineering. Engineer-In-Training (EIT) is preferred. Professional Engineer license is a plus. License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 10/25/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Valley Water San Jose, California, United States
Aug 19, 2019
Full Time
Description Are you a passionate person that will look for the "Yes" to assist disabled individuals in the workplace? Do you enjoy engaging with individuals and finding solutions together? Check out this unique career opportunity to be the lead Reasonable Accommodation Specialist! Ethics and Equal Opportunity Programs Unit (Position Code 1022) Overview: This position is responsible for leading and administering Valley Water's Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program. The selected individual will oversee the day-to-day administration of the RA Program for all employees and applicants under legal compliance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA). The incumbent will also administer assigned leaves of absences under legal compliance of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and adherence with Valley Water MOUs and Policies. Additional duties include administering the RA budget and special projects/assignments. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Following legal compliance with ADA and FEHA laws, pro-actively conduct good-faith interactive RA meetings/dialogue with employees/applicants, managers, personal advocates and union representatives. Verbally educate all parties in the RA process including roles and responsibilities. Document in detail all meetings/discussions, prepare and organize hard and soft copy files. Continuously engage and interact via verbal and written communications with employees/applicants, managers, Health Care Providers for data gathering to obtain medical clarification on work restrictions/functional limitations, facilitate workplace accommodation decisions and ensure implementation of RA decisions. Coordinate, schedule and prepare for Reasonable Accommodations Meetings lasting several hours with all parties including employees, union representatives and executive management. Take thorough minutes requiring a high level of accuracy and speed. As necessary, may be the lead at the Accommodations Meetings. Prepare detailed and accurate RA materials including, but not limited to, Customized Medical Clarification Questionnaires, Good-Faith Interactive Status Update Letters, and preparation of various notices throughout the RA process. Coordinate and schedule Fitness-For-Duty Exams with external vendors and Health Care Providers. Administer assigned leaves of absences to ensure a cohesive and seamless process as the leave transitions to RA. Duties include working closely with employees to ensure timely completion of approval documents from Health Care Providers and managers for adherence under FMLA/CFRA, MOUs and Policies. Administer the RA Program budget including management of POs and Invoices, tracking of consultant expenditures and purchases of RA equipment. Ideal Candidate's Background Includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below. Ideal Candidate's Background includes: Ideal Experience: Experience in administering a Reasonable Accommodation Program and Human Resources related functions. Experience in Medical Leaves of Absence in compliance with state and federal laws. Program management or Lead experience. Ideal Knowledge: Administration of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Legal and professional standards pertaining to Reasonable Accommodation processes including, but not limited to, restructuring jobs, modifying work schedules, and implementing work restrictions. Human Resources concepts, policies, procedures, and employment practices. Administration of Medical Leaves of Absence. Concept of Fitness-for-Duty Exams and other related medical conditions and terminology. Familiarity of California Workers Compensation laws. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Maintain complete confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive information with discretion. Use sound and excellent judgment. Ability to interpret and apply relevant laws, regulations, policies, MOUs, and analyze complex administrative issues and make appropriate recommendations for action. Superb written and verbal communication skills including strong ability to actively listen. Possess high analytical and critical thinking abilities to effectively solve problems. Highly skilled in organizing and prioritizing competing work assignments. Strong customer service abilities across all levels of Valley Water. Demonstrate high level of compassion, empathy and sensitivity while displaying confidence when effectively handling sensitive medical issues with individuals. Attention to detail, pro-activeness, and responsiveness are imperative. Ideal Training and Education: Master's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration Juris Doctorate is a plus. Training in ADA, FEHA, FMLA, CFRA laws highly preferred. PHR, SHRM, Human Resource certifications is a plus. License or Certificate Special Requirement: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license is required. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance test, written test and/or oral interview examination. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated for minimum qualifications.Resumes are recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: