Local recruitment: Deputy Operating Officer, Water Utility Capital Division

Valley Water

San Jose, CA, USA 🇺🇸

Deputy Operating Officer, Water Utility Capital Division

Valley Water

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 01487-U

Location: CA, CA

Department: Chief Operating Officer – Water Utility

Closing: 7/19/2022 11:59 PM Pacific


Deputy Operating Officer,
Water Utility Capital Division
SALARY: 232,419.20 – 296,025.60

NOTE Regarding Salary: A 3% COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) will apply as of 6-27-22
With headquarters in San Jose, Valley Water provides water supply, enhances streams and watersheds through creek restoration and habitat protection, provides flood protection for homes, schools, businesses, and roadways, and partners with other agencies to provide trails and open space for the community. Valley Water effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water purification center, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, nearly 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds, and more than 275 miles of streams. Valley Water provides wholesale water and groundwater management services to local municipalities and private water retailers who deliver drinking water directly to nearly 2 million people in Santa Clara County that stretches 1,300 square miles and encompasses 15 cities and unincorporated areas.

As a public agency with an operating and capital budget of $610 million, and over 850 employees, Valley Water is committed to being transparent and accountable with regard to its operations and business practices.

To view the full recruitment brochure for more information, please click http://apps2.valleywater.org/About_Us/_Jobs/Salary_and_classification/_Spec_PDFs/Brochure_Deputy Operating Officer, Water Utility Capital Division 6-17-22.pdf https://get.adobe.com/reader/

The Job:
Valley Water is looking for a Deputy Operating Officer (DOO) to oversee the Water Utility Capital Division. The Deputy Operating Officer for Capital (DOO) will be responsible for the strategic direction and management of three units with approx. 65 staff: Construction Services, Treatment Plants Project Delivery and Pipelines Project Delivery. This position will oversee an FY23 capital budget of $76.2 million and a planned FY24 capital budget of $132 million per Valley Water’s two-year budget cycle. In addition, this position is responsible for contributing to the management of a five-year, $8.29 billion Capital Improvement Program, and will work on various large scale capital projects. This position will work across the agency with other departments, executives and elected officials and coordinate with various local, state, and federal agencies. Our ideal candidate will be a registered civil engineer with a background in pipeline, or water and wastewater treatment plants. The DOO will be an exceptional communicator, self-starter, collaborator, problem solver, team leader and business partner. This position will lead and motivate high-functioning teams to take on high-risk projects and collaboratively handle demanding, time sensitive, and competing projects, including pipeline rehabilitations, and large pump station and treatment plant rehabilitations. The incumbent will provide vision and direction for the division and have the expertise to execute results. The DOO will be part of a dynamic team of four deputies reporting to the Chief Operating Officer for Water Utility. This position is designated as unclassified/at-will.

Come join an amazing organization and be a part of our leadership team where you can make a difference in the lives of millions.

COVID-19 vaccination requirement:
*To protect our most valuable assets, our employees, as well as the communities we serve, Valley Water requires all newly hired Valley Water personnel to be fully vaccinated (for COVID -19) or to be formally excused from the requirement through the **reasonable accommodation process (for details, see bottom of job posting)
Valley Water Telework Program: Eligibility for telework will depend on the type of work performed, operational needs, and the ability for the employee to perform the essential functions of their job duties while teleworking. Employment with Valley Water requires employees to live within 150 miles of their primary physical work location located in San Jose, California by their start date. This position is eligible for a hybrid telework schedule, typically working 40% remote and 60% onsite.

To Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter by the application deadline. In your cover letter, please address how your skills and experience align with the qualities we are seeking in the Deputy Operating Office position particularly highlighting these items:

• Large-scale capital project delivery experience

• Experience with reporting technical information to elected Boards and the public

• People management skills and experience

• Experience demonstrating sound judgment with relatively little oversight

• Experience with capital projects and bridging the gap between ongoing capital projects and regular operations

• Experience managing multi-million-dollar budgets

• Other skills and experience you believe qualifies you for this position.

Interviews for this position are anticipated to take place on August 1st, 2022

To apply, please visit https://apptrkr.com/3168535


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