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
May 28, 2020
Full Time
Description Design and Construction Unit 4 (Position Code 0422) Overview: The Associate Engineer-Civil is a Project Manager to plan, design, prepare plans, specifications and estimates, administer consultant contracts, administer construction contracts, manage post-design construction services, prepare Operation & Maintenance guidelines, manage multiple projects, interface with communities, and prepare Board Agenda Items for Watersheds capital projects. Associate Engineer-Civil shall perform complex professional engineering work and/or may serve in a supervisory capacity as a team leader; prepare request for proposals; manage and oversee consultants' products and contracts; prepare project plans & work plans; prepare budget; supervise and mentor assistant engineers. Additional duties shall include lead, oversee and participate in the work of other engineering staff related to civil engineering studies, reports, designs, operation & maintenance, and construction of flood control/protection and environmental enhancement projects. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Perform a variety of professional civil engineering duties in the planning, design, development, construction, operation, and maintenance of Valley Water's flood protection facilities and systems. Lead, oversee, manage and participate in the civil engineering planning, design and construction of flood protection projects; define scope of work, budgets, schedules, project plans, prepare status reports, and maintain project files; conduct various engineering studies, investigations and analyses in the development of project alternatives; participate in preparation of reports for planning and design studies and analyses; QA/QC review of bid documents; ensure planning, design, and construction phases adhere to Capital's Quality and Environmental Management System. Lead, oversee, manage and participate in preparation of engineering specifications, drawings, sketches, engineering calculations; review drawings, plans and other work submitted by external consultants, engineers, contractors and developers for conformance with standards and Valley Water specifications; draft and prepare technical and administrative correspondence and reports. Perform and review engineering calculations and prepare cost estimates for proposed projects and construction contract and installation work. Provide support to Valley Water civil engineering construction projects; assist in the inspection of contractor installations as necessary; provide technical support during project construction including design changes, submittal reviews, approval of change orders, negotiations with the contractors and internal construction management staff, monitoring construction management cost, request for information from contractors, interpretation of contract documents and assistance with change orders; prepare and review construction contract documents as assigned. Participate in various engineering studies and related projects and may coordinate regulatory, environmental and/or construction permit activities and processes within Valley Water and with outside agencies. Represent Valley Water in meetings or presentations to internal customers, the general public, consultants, managers, Board advisory committees, and Federal, State and local agencies as assigned. Prepare materials for public meetings and tours. Interact with the public and provide timely responses to project related inquiries. 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 below. Experience in: Five (5) + years of relevant engineering experience in the following categories: Preparing plans, specifications, and cost estimates (PS&E) for flood control/protection projects, environmental restoration projects and water infrastructure projects. Design and construction for flood control/protection projects. Geotechnical and/or Structural Engineering experience including but not limited to levees, slope stability structures, bridges, and other flood control structures. Hydrology and open channel and/or closed conduit hydraulics. Preparing engineering studies, reports, plans using CADD design, specifications, and cost estimates. Post design construction support services including construction field observation, construction administration and construction management. Project management and multi-objective projects. Skills and Abilities of: Completing the design and construction phases of flood control/protection capital projects. CEQA documentation and permitting process. Knowledge of: Planning, Administration, and management of consultant contracts. Manage technical staff. Represent Valley Water and make presentations to public, other State and Federal agencies, Board of Directors, stakeholders, and internal staff. Work collaboratively with all levels across Valley Water. Experience managing technical staff. Civil, Structural, and Geotechnical. Training and Education: PE in Civil/Structural/Geotechnical Engineering is required. Hydraulics, fluvial channel design, hydrology, geomorphology, geotechnical, structural, surveying, Civil CADD, Civil 3D, and GIS. Supervisory and Project Management related training. Construction Administration/Management training. Public correspondence and technical writing. Required License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 5/29/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
May 28, 2020
Full Time
Description Utility Maintenance Engineering Unit (Position Codes 0768) Overview: Do you want to make a difference in your community by ensuring that over 1.9 million people get clean water every day? Valley Water is looking for a highly capable Associate Civil Engineer to join a Water Utility Maintenance Engineering team that supports the operations, maintenance and management of a large water transmission and treatment plant system. The position will provide engineering support to pipeline, treatment plant and pump station operations and maintenance staff and will conduct civil engineering work related to the condition assessment, monitoring and asset management of large diameter water transmission pipelines and other related civil infrastructures. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Manage the input, review, and evaluation of pipeline condition assessment, acoustic fiber optic monitoring, pressure transient, and corrosion data into various databases, GIS, and hydraulic and risk models; Perform field visits to investigate and verify the monitoring instrumentation; Prepare reports and recommendations based on the monitoring data and results. Prepare emergency response plans, procedures, and reports; perform supervisory and support duties during the emergency projects. Perform field inspection of pipelines, pumping plants, treatment plants and associated structures to determine the condition and necessity for maintenance and repair; research and gather engineering records and reports; conduct preliminary field studies and surveys and collect data relative to the preparation of designs and drawings; review and analyze field data and office research to recommend corrective measures. Prepare designs, drawings, sketches, plans, and other supporting material using AutoCAD, ArcGIS, hydraulic modeling, and other software tools; prepare contract specifications, equipment and material lists, cost estimates, permit applications, and schedules for maintenance projects. 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: 4 years of experience managing, leading, directing, and overseeing the engineering planning and design for large diameter pipelines (both new and/or rehabilitation of existing pipelines). Preparing designs, drawings, sketches, and plans for projects using AutoCAD, Civil 3D, etc. ArcGIS and hydraulic modeling experience is preferred. Preparing contract specifications, lists of materials, cost estimates and purchase orders. Managing project schedules and reviewing and tracking submittals from contractors and vendors on rehabilitation/repair projects. Conducting field and special inspections of pipelines, vaults, valves, pipeline appurtenances, and general civil infrastructure to determine condition Managing contractors, consultants and project teams. Overseeing and managing project budgets. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Strong organization and time-management skills. Ability to work well under pressure and use conflict management skills to ensure positive project team experience. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, project management skills, well-organized, detail oriented. Ability to work on a team and to work with external agencies. Ideal Knowledge: Safe working practices such as confined space entry, lock out/tag out, etc. Corrosion control practices and environmental permitting requirements. Asset management for large diameter water conveyance pipelines. Ideal Training and Education: Bachelor's in civil engineering. Master's degree is a plus. Professional Engineering (PE) License in Civil Engineering issued by the State of CA is required because this position is the engineer of record for documents used in Utility Maintenance. Water Distribution and/or Treatment Plant Operator Training. Required License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 5/31/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
May 28, 2020
Full Time
Description Recruitment and Talent Development Manager Valley Water San Jose, California $143,228.80 - $182,915.20 annuallyDOE/DOQ Additionally, effective June 15, 2020, the range will increase by 4% Our Mission: Provide Silicon Valley safe, clean water for a healthy life, environment and economy. The Recruitment and Talent Development Manager plans,manages, and oversees recruitment and training and workforce development. The Manager receives general direction from the Chief Operating Officerover Information Technology& Administrative Services. The incumbent manages day-to-day recruiting, training, succession planning, and general employee development programs and processes. The work is diverse, specialized, complex, and involves a high degree of accountability and sound decision-making. Successful performance of the work requires extensive professional background in Human Resources, ideally in public sector recruitmentand training, and significant management experience. For more information please click here to see the complete brochure Salary and Benefits : Annual Salary $143,228.80 - $182,915.20 DOE/DOQ and an attractive benefits package, see the full brochure (linked above) for details. HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration APPLY by June 12, 2020 by submitting an online application. For any questions, please contact K&A Recruiting at: recruiting@koffassociates.com Closing Date/Time: 6/12/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
May 28, 2020
Full Time
Description Community Projects Review Unit (Position Code 0398) Engineering Technician I: $5,621.20 - $7,198.53 monthly Engineering Technician II: $6,201.87 - $7,938.67 monthly Overview: Valley Water is looking for a highly talented and motivated Engineering Technician I/II who will work in the Community Project Review Unit in the Watersheds division. External land development projects are referred to Valley Water for review, many of which are adjacent to or modify Valley Water facilities. The Community Project Review Unit reviews these developments for impacts to our interests. Under the supervision of the Supervising Engineering Tech, this position will support the functions of the unit including: processing applications for review by the Supervising Engineering Tech / Engineers, updating/maintaining unit GIS layers, preparing permits/letters, customer service including in person, via email and over the phone. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Processing applications for review by Supervising Engineering Tech/Engineer. Updating/maintaining unit GIS layers. Providing support for Valley Water's Underground Service Alert Program. Assisting in providing information to the public (in person, via email, and over the phone). Preparing permits/letters. Ideal Candidate's Background Includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below. IDEAL EXPERIENCE: For Engineering Technician I: Providing outstanding customer service to the public, including answering inquiries. No professional work required. For Engineering Technician II: In addition to the ideal criteria for Engineering Technician I: 2+ years of experience. Reading engineering plans, survey documents, deeds or similar. Producing maps, drawings and other technical documents in GIS. IDEAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES: For Engineering Technician I: Perform duties such as log in permit request information in the database for review by engineers, drafting letters, drafting permits, answering phone calls. For Engineering Technician II: In addition to the ideal criteria for Engineering Technician I: Perform duties such as log in permit request information in the database for review by engineers, drafting letters, drafting permits, answering phone calls. Perform property research activities, including boundary determination and land title examination. IDEAL KNOWLEDGE: For Engineering Technician I: Basic methods of conducting research. For Engineering Technician II: In addition to the ideal criteria for Engineering Technician I: Basic principles of GIS. Basic principles of surveying. Ideal Training and Education: No professional experience required for the Engineering Technician I. 2+ Years of professional experience is required for the Engineering Technician II. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in a related field. Required License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 6/14/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
May 28, 2020
Full Time
Description Equal Opportunity and Benefits Unit (Position Code 1052) Overview: The Human Resources Division has an exciting opportunity for a Retirement Analyst available now within our Equal Opportunity and Benefits Unit. Under general supervision, the Retirement Analyst will support Valley Water's Benefits Program as the subject matter expert for employee retirement benefits. The incumbent must be adept in the administration of complex retirement and CalPERS defined benefit plans as the incumbent in this position will provide pre-retirement consultations, act as the primary contact for CalPERS inquiries and issues, conduct retirement exit meetings, facilitate and process retiree Medicare enrollments and reimbursements, maintain the retirement intranet site, all while also providing customer service to employees, managers and retirees who contact the Benefits Program via hotline calls, direct calls, emails and/or walk-ins. The Retirement Analyst will also be the subject matter expert in upcoming contract negotiations as they relate to retirement benefits; should be solution driven, adaptable, and have the ability to translate the complexities of retirement benefits into comprehensible terms for Valley Water employees and retirees. The incumbent must possess good analytical, oral and written communication skills, and must exercise good judgement and discretion in advising employees and retirees their rights and responsibilities as they relate to retirement benefits. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Provide pre-retirement consultations to employees regarding retirement preparedness - including CalPERS requirements, reciprocity with other retirement plans, Valley Water Retiree Health Plan, Medicare enrollment, etc. Conduct retirement exit meetings - including preparing the retirement paperwork, conducting the exit meetings, and processing the retirement paperwork by updating applicable systems and notifying internal stakeholders. Provide excellent customer service to retirees and their eligible dependents - regarding resolving complex health insurance issues, maintaining up to date personnel records, etc. Review, analyze, and assist in writing responses to employees, retirees and outside agencies regarding retiree benefits, and coordinate resolution of issues for employees, retirees, dependents, and/or beneficiaries. Spearhead implementation of the MOU provisions with regards to retiree health benefits. Develop and maintain interactive intranet site and program materials to help facilitate employee knowledge regarding the retirement process. Prepare correspondence and reports including informational materials, memos to management, and handbooks explaining and interpreting the retirement benefits, policies, and procedures. Maintain a variety of detailed records of correspondence and interaction with employees and/or retirees. Review, analyze and identify impacts of legislation on the administration of Valley Water's retiree benefits. Work collaboratively with internal stakeholder units, Valley Water's benefits broker, CalPERS, and external benefit providers, to coordinate the administration Valley Water's retiree benefits. Develop and implement processes to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the administration of retiree benefits. Manage and prioritize multiple competing interests with diplomacy, tact, and confidentiality. 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: Three (3) years of experience performing administrative, operational, management, or financial analysis of complex issues. Experience administering human resources programs, specifically benefits administration and/or retirement benefits. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Analyze, interpret, apply, and explain Public Employee Retirement Law, PERL rules, regulations, and policies. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable Valley Water standards, policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Maintain complete and accurate personnel and retirement records. Understand, interpret, and apply legal principles and practices. Effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders (employees, retirees, management, and third party administrators). Organize, coordinate, and lead seminars, workshops, and small group meetings; Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Effectively organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines. Research, gather and analyze data; make recommendations on issues, proposals and projects. Prepare accurate, clear and concise reports and other documents. Display a high degree of maturity, initiative, integrity and good judgment. Plan, organize, and complete assignments with minimal amount of detailed instruction. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive personal information of employees and retirees. Plan, organize, and prioritize work tasks and manage assigned projects; meet established deadlines. Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems. Learn and apply emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner. Ability to multi-task, maintain organized records and complete tasks by the established deadlines required. Ideal Knowledge: Principles, practices, and legal requirements of CalPERS. Interviewing and counseling techniques. Retirement terminology as they relate to CalPERS and defined benefit pension plans. Organization and time management methods. Computer applications related to work, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet software, including creating reports and queries. Working knowledge of MS Word applications (Outlook, Word, Excel). Effective customer service principles and practices. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resources, organizational management, public administration, or business administration. Master's degree in human resources, organizational management, public administration, or business administration is desirable. Required License or Certificate Special Requirement: 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: 6/12/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
May 28, 2020
Full Time
Description Laboratory Services Unit (Position Code 0295) Microbiologist II: $8,141.47 - $10,415.60 monthly Microbiologist III: $8,762.00 - $11,214.67 monthly Overview: Are you a Microbiologist with at least three years of experience with drinking water or wastewater analysis? Do you enjoy being both in the field and in the lab? Do you thrive in a team environment? If so, consider this opportunity within the professional Microbiologist series for Valley Water's Water Quality Lab. The focus of this position is to perform a 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 Microbiologist will perform a number of bacteriological determinations including analysis of Giardia/Cryptosporidium, invasive mussels, and algae speciation, and will be responsible for collection and analysis of a variety of samples in the field and at various facilities and field locations. The ideal candidate will have understanding of drinking water regulations, the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program requirements, quality assurance and quality controlrequirementsfor microbiological testing, 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 as well as the ability to perform complex water quality studies, to review and analyze data, to follow all environmental health and safety policies and procedures, and to work well with other team members. Valley Water is the primary water resource agency for Santa Clara County, supplying wholesale water, providing flood protection, and serving as environmental steward for clean, safe creeks and healthy ecosystems. Valley Water serves approximately two million people in 15 cities: Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mt. View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale, and the towns of Los Altos Hills and Los Gatos, and manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds, and 275 miles of streams. ***Interviews for this position will likely be held the afternoon of June 9, 2020, with a possible second round interview scheduled for June 11, 2020. Candidates selected to participate in interviews will be notified by June 6, 2020. These dates are subject to change. 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 requirements 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: Ideal Experience for a Microbiologist II: At least three (3) years of experience in drinking water or wastewater analysis. Ideal Experience for a Microbiologist III: At least five (5) 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 in the analysis of Giardia/Cryptosporidium. Experience in the preparation of bacteriological media, and Total Coliform and E.coli, and Heterotrophic Plate Counts (HPC) analysis. Troubleshooting and investigating water quality related anomalies in microbiology. Ideal Skills and Abilities: 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. Work in a team environment and adapt to the change in work assignments when ad-hoc testing requests are received. Perform a wide variety of professional analytical and technical duties involved in the analyses of water, wastewater, and related material samples formicrobiological determinations. Ideal Knowledge: 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. 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. Principles and practices of microbiology measurement techniques for various water matrices. Drinking water regulations and monitoring requirements. Interpretation of test results for water quality determinations. Microbiologist IIIs will also know the principles, practices and responsibilities involved in leading the work of assigned staff. Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology or Molecular Biology, with some knowledge of environmental science. Required License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.Selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a medical examination. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 6/1/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
May 28, 2020
Full Time
Description Infrastructure Services Unit (Position Code 0823) Overview: The Network Architect is a position with the Technical Infrastructure Unit. This is the working supervisory-level class in Information Technology. It is distinguished by its dual role as supervisor and subject matter expert who exercises primary responsibility for the development, administration, and maintenance of Valley Water's local area network and wide area network; cyber security solutions; data center operations; systems administration; and SCADA technical infrastructure. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of technical infrastructure staff. This position is expected to independently perform the full range of technical infrastructure duties. Performance of the work requires the use of considerable independence, initiative, and discretion within established guidelines. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Planning, organizing, assigning, reviewing, supervising and evaluating the work of highly technical staff. Working with stakeholders to determine processes related to service availability, operational practices, compliance with cyber security practices, and data backup and disaster recovery; serves as the subject matter expert in cyber security audits. Serving as project manager in the evaluation, selection, installation, and integration of network technologies, computer technologies, VOIP communication technologies, and data communications including Internet firewalls, virtual private networks, end point security, intrusion prevention system, Internet website proxy systems, and anti-spam systems; evaluating existing and future technologies. Defining and implementing network disaster recovery; ensuring hardware, software, and information protection and file integrity; develops and oversees backup procedures and policies. Overseeing the maintenance, development, and support of enterprise technical infrastructure systems, network technologies, computer technologies, communication technologies, and data communications including Internet firewalls, virtual private networks, end-point security, intrusion prevention system, Internet website proxy systems, and anti-spam systems used by the Valley Water. Ensuring the availability of enterprise systems and other technical infrastructure systems. 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: 6+ years of experience administering or managing enterprise-wide network systems and SCADA network systems which involved responsibility for cyber security. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Supervisory experiences of highly technical staff. Subject matter expert experience providing IT consultancy and working with stakeholders to determine processes related to service availability, operational practices, compliance with cyber security practices, and data backup and disaster recovery. Project management experience providing the evaluation, selection, installation, and integration of enterprise class network technologies, computer technologies, communication technologies, and data communications including Internet firewalls, virtual private networks, end point security, intrusion prevention system, Internet website proxy systems, and anti-spam systems. Network and Systems Administration experience overseeing the maintenance, development, and support of enterprise technical infrastructure systems, SCADA technical infrastructure systems, network technologies, computer technologies, communication technologies, and data communications including Internet firewalls, virtual private networks, end-point security, intrusion prevention system, Internet website proxy systems, VOIP phone systems, and anti-spam systems used by the Valley Water. Ideal Knowledge: Principles, practices, concepts, and standards of system administration. Principles and practices of network administration. Principles and practices of SCADA technical infrastructure administration. Principles and practices of Cyber Security. Practices of researching design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting effective and technical reports. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Principles and techniques for providing customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Valley Water staff. Principles and practices of project budgeting, cost estimation, funding, project management, and contract administration. Recent and on-going Networking, Systems Administration and Cyber Security related developments, including information technology, current literature, and sources of information related to the operations of assigned area of responsibility. Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Ideal Training and Education: An accredited four-year college or university degree with major coursework in computer science, information systems, electrical engineering, or a related field. Candidates with current certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, VMware and the Cyber Security field are preferred. Microsoft - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) VMware Certified Professional on vSphere (VCP) Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Required License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license.Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 6/12/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
May 28, 2020
Full Time
Description Design and Construction Unit 5 (Position Code 0933) Overview: The Assistant Engineer II shall assist Project Managers and, when needed, act in the role of a Project Manager to plan, design, prepare plans, specifications and estimate, manage consultant contract, manage construction contract, prepare Operations and Maintenance guidelines, interface with communities and coordinate with regulatory agencies with respect to CEQA and permits. Assistant Engineer II shall perform professional engineering work as a staff specialist including but not limited to design of civil, geotechnical and/or structural areas; prepare project plans and work plans; initiate new project proposals; coordinate in-house production of plans, specifications and bid package; coordinate and serve as a resource or as a project team member on various flood control projects, water utility projects, and environmental enhancement projects as assigned. In addition, this position will ensure work quality and adherence to professional codes, standards and Valley Water (District) specifications. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Perform a variety of professional civil engineering duties in the planning, design, development, construction, operation, and maintenance of District's flood protection facilities and systems. Lead, oversee, manage and participate in the civil engineering planning, design and construction of flood protection projects; define scope of work, budgets, schedules, project plans, prepare status reports, and maintain project files; conduct various engineering studies, investigations and analyses in the development of project alternatives; participate in preparation of reports for planning and design studies and analyses; QA/QC review of bid documents; ensure planning, design, and construction phases adhere to Capital's Quality and Environmental Management System. Oversee, manage and preparation of engineering specifications, drawings, sketches, engineering calculations; review drawings, plans and other work submitted by external consultants, engineers, contractors and developers 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 contract construction and installation work. Provide 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, approval of change orders, negotiations with the contractors and internal CM staff, monitoring construction management cost, request for information from contractors, interpretation of contract documents and assistance with change orders; prepare and review construction contract documents as assigned. Coordinate regulatory, environmental and/or construction permit activities and processes within the District and with outside agencies. Represent the District in meetings or presentations to internal customers, the general public, consultants, managers, Board advisory committees, and Federal, State and local agencies as assigned. Prepare materials for public meetings and tours. Interact with the public and provide timely responses to project related inquiries. 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: Design and construction for flood control/protection projects Geotechnical and/or Structural Engineering experience including but not limited to levees, slope stability structures, bridges, and other flood control structures Hydrology and open channel and/or closed conduit hydraulics Perform engineering studies, reports, plans using CADD design, specifications, and cost estimates Post design construction support services including construction field observation, construction administration and construction management Work collaboratively with all levels across the District Project management and multi-objective projects Experience leading technical staff Ideal Skills and Abilities: Ability to complete design and construction phases of flood control/protection capital projects and/or public works projects including Operations and Maintenance projects Ability to lead team with small or multiple projects with different priorities Have excellent communication skills Ideal Knowledge: Planning, administration, and management of consultant contracts Civil, structural, and geotechnical Ideal Training and Education: 2 years minimum, 5 years of relevant experience and PE in Civil, Structural, and Geotechnical Engineering is desirable Hydraulics, fluvial channel design, hydrology, geomorphology, Civil CADD, Civil 3D, geotechnical, structural and surveying Project management related training Construction Administration/Management training Public correspondence and technical writing Professional Engineer (PE) License is required Required License or Certificate Registration with the State of California as a Professional Engineer (PE) is 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 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: 6/19/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
VALLEY WATER San Jose, California, United States
May 28, 2020
Full Time
Description Environmental Planning Unit (Position Code 0341) Assistant Environmental Planner I: $7,557.33 - $9,673.73 Assistant Environmental Planner II: $8,141.47 - $10,415.60 Overview: Are you looking to make a difference in your community by ensuring that over 1.9 million people are provided a reliable, clean and environmentally sustainable water supply? Valley Water is looking for a highly talented and motivated Assistant Environmental Planner I/II who will work in the Environmental Planning Unit of the Watersheds Stewardship and Planning Division providing support to capital water utility projects and programs in project development,compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and regulatory permit acquisition. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : Assist project teams with planning, impact avoidance and minimization. Prepare environmental documents. Prepare regulatory permit applications. Public speaking and presentation skills. Excellent written and verbal communication. Ideal Candidate's Background Includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below. IDEAL EXPERIENCE: For Assistant Environmental Planner I: Public speaking and presentation skills. Excellent organization, written and verbal communication. No professional work required. For Assistant Environmental Planner II: In addition to the ideal criteria for Assistant Environmental Planner I: Preparing regulatory permit applications and negotiating terms. Project Management. Three (3) years of experience performing professional-level responsibilities as an environmental planner is required. IDEAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES: For Assistant Environmental Planner I: Represent Valley Water before federal and state regulators, local agencies, and the public. For Assistant Environmental Planner II: In addition to the ideal criteria for Assistant Environmental Planner I: Assess, mitigate, monitor, and report environmental elements and impacts. Formulate and evaluate proposals and alternatives for use in the environmental planning process. IDEAL KNOWLEDGE: For Assistant Environmental Planner I: CEQA Federal, state, and regional permitting regulations, laws, and processes. In addition to the ideal criteria forAssistant Environmental Planner I, for Assistant Environmental Planner II , working knowledge of: Practices applied in environmental planning and natural resource management. Methods and techniques of scientific research, analysis, and reporting used in the field of environmental planning. NEPA. Ideal Training and Education: Bachelor's degree in Land Use Planning, Biology Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science, Environmental Planning or related field. Three (3) years of experience performing professional-level responsibilities as an environmental planner is required for the Assistant Environmental Planner II but the following substitutions can be made: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental studies, environmental planning, city and regional planning, environmental science, natural resources management, geography or related field may substitute for a Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of experience. Two (2) years performing professional-level planning, not involving full time work on environmental regulations, may substitute for each year of the required environmental planning experience. Professional certification in a relevant field or subject matter may substitute for a year of experience. This may include, but is not limited to, certification as an: AICP Certified Environmental Planner, AICP Certified Planner, AICP Certified Transportation Planner, Professional Wildlife Biologist, or other certification provided by the state of California or a nationally recognized professional organization related to environmental planning. Required License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise the Office of Talent and Inclusion in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned.The Office of Talent and Inclusion staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. Closing Date/Time: 5/28/2020 11:59 PM Pacific