The annual salary for the Assistant Officer is $178,838.40 - $228,841.60; placement within this range will be dependent upon qualifications.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District is seeking an Assistant Officer (AO) of Watersheds Stewardship and Planning. The AO position supports the Watersheds Stewardship and Planning Division by managing the day-to-day execution of the operating units:
Hydrology, Hydraulics and Geomorphology, Water Resources Planning and Policy, Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring, and Environmental Planning.
The position will support the Deputy Operating Officer (DOO) of the Division with the following:
plan, organize and execute the Division's work plan
develop analyses and recommendations on Division and District level policies
develop high-level strategies to support the District's missions
The position must interpret and communicate the DOO's direction to Division staff.
The candidate should have excellent background in flood protection and stream stewardship and be knowledgeable in the natural flood protection principles, engineering principles, water resources planning principles, water resources policies, state and federal regulatory principles, and CEQA practices.
The candidate must:
possess leadership and organizational skills
be able to effectively communicate to a wide array of audiences by tailoring messages through multiple mediums
be able to work collaboratively with colleagues and external stakeholders
Candidates should possess a minimum of five (5) years in exercising management authority in a field related to the assignment and which is sufficient to infer possession of key competencies and successful performance.
Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, civil engineering, science, biology, geology or a field specifically related to the area of assignment.
About Santa Clara Valley Water District
The Santa Clara Valley Water District (District) is the primary water resources agency for Santa Clara County, California. The District’s core business is to provide residents with a clean and reliable supply of water and protection from flooding. The District encompasses all of the county’s 1,300 square miles and serves the area’s 15 cities, nearly 1.8 million residents, and more than 200,000 commuters.
The mission of the District is a healthy, safe, and enhanced quality of living in Santa Clara County through watershed stewardship and comprehensive management of water resources in a practical, cost-effective, and environmentally sensitive manner.
A seven-member Board of Directors governs the District. The District is 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 the mission of the District.