8 job(s) at Santa Clara Valley Water District

Santa Clara Valley Water District San Jose, CA, USA
Full Time
Water Resources Technician I/II   Valley Water   Salary: See Position Description   Job Type: Full-Time   Job Number: 01325-E   Location: CA, CA   Department: Raw Water   Closing: 8/22/2021 11:59 PM Pacific   Description   Raw Water Field Operations and Pipeline Maintenance Unit (Position Code 0604)   Water Resources Technician I: $7,590.27 - $9,722.27 monthly Water Resources Technician II: $8,378.93 - $10,731.07 monthly Overview: The Water Resources Technician I/II performs technical duties in the operation of complex recharge and water distribution systems; operate valves, pumps, canals, turnouts and gates to distribute water to reservoirs, percolation ponds, reclamation systems, channels and recharge facilities; monitors the operations of raw water surface irrigation usage; gauges reservoir inflows and stream flows; ensures operational efficiency and compliance with established State and Federal regulations and performs a variety of technical work relative to assigned area of responsibility.   Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to :   Operate valves, pumps, canals, turnouts, and gates to distribute water from reservoirs, percolation ponds, reclamation systems, channels, and recharge facilities. Monitor the operations of a recycled water system and raw water surface irrigation usage, monitor reservoir inflows and stream flows. Read and interpret a variety of gauges, meters, and electronic monitoring devices; collect and analyze data and prepare reports using meteorological and hydrographic devices. Adjust chemical feeding equipment to appropriate levels to ensure appropriate balance and distribution of chemicals. Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment. Interpret, prepare, maintain, and update a variety of maps, charts, graphs, photographs, records, and reports. Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures. Monitor dam flows, measure and record readings from open wells, piezometers, and weirs. Conduct pre- and post-earthquake or other emergency inspections of dams and related facilities.   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 of a Water Resources Technician I:   2+ years of water distribution and operations or maintenance experience. Related experience can include but is not limited to field maintenance, water distribution operation, water treatment operation, any mechanical work, pipeline maintenance, pump mechanic, ditch tender and sewage treatment operations.   Ideal Experience of a Water Resources Technician II:   4+ years of water distribution and operations or maintenance experience. Related experience can include but is not limited to field maintenance, water distribution operation, water treatment operation, any mechanical work, pipeline maintenance, pump mechanic, ditch tender and sewage treatment operations.   Ideal Skills and Abilities: Water Resources Technician I   Operate water distribution facilities according to Valley Water needs. Learn to read and interpret maps, charts, and graphs. Learn to apply regulations according to the State Fish and Wildlife, Federal National Marine Fisheries, State Water Quality Control Board, and Valley Water policies. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in person. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.   Water Resources Technician II In addition to the ideal criteria for Water Resources Technician I   Read and interpret maps, charts, and graphs. Apply applicable laws, ordinances, and rules to water distribution operations. Apply regulations according to the State Fish and Wildlife, Federal National Marine Fisheries, State Water Quality Control Board, and Valley Water policies. Prepare clear and concise records and reports.   Ideal Knowledge: Water Resources Technician I   Operations, services, and activities of a raw water distribution system. Operational characteristics of water distribution equipment. Operational principles of valves, pumps, meters, and other mechanical devices. Common desktop applications and software as well as specialized software related to the work. Mathematical principles including algebra and trigonometry.   Water Resources Technician II: In addition to the ideal criteria for Water Resources Technician I   Methods and techniques of utilizing a variety of measuring devices and recording data. State Fish and Wildlife, Federal National Marine Fisheries, State Water Quality Control Board, Valley Water policies. Operational characteristics of all Valley Water groundwater recharge facilities. Operational characteristics of all Valley Water reservoirs and diversion structures. Operations, services, and activities of a raw water distribution system. Operational characteristics of water distribution equipment.   Ideal Training and Education:   Education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Coursework in water resources management coursework, mechanical maintenance, construction technology, engineering technology) is desirable.   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 http://apps2.valleywater.org/About_Us/_Jobs/Salary_and_classification/_Spec_PDFs/Water Resources Technician I-II - 5-2019.pdf https://get.adobe.com/reader/   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 are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants.   To apply, please visit https://apptrkr.com/2427320   jeid-f369f045d0e83c438f4dac1d8c466955   Copyright ©2021 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved.   https://www.jobelephant.com/
Santa Clara Valley Water District San Jose, CA, USA
Full Time
Fellowship Opportunity: Continual Improvement Programs   Valley Water   Salary: See Position Description   Job Type: Full-Time   Job Number: 01294-F   Location: CA, CA   Department: Financial Planning and Management Services   Closing: 6/28/2021 11:59 PM Pacific   Description Financial Planning and Management Services Division (Position Code F1002) Annual Salary: $100,006.40   FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM The Fellowship Program is open to recent graduates with a master's degree or Juris Doctorate. The Fellowship is designed to equip participants with the necessary skills, knowledge, and contacts to launch thriving leadership careers in government. Fellows will be assigned to work on complex, high-level projects for a period of one year with the option to extend the assignment to a 2 years maximum. Valley Water will provide fellows with a realistic exposure to the public sector environment, access to coaching and mentoring.   Fellow position, under directions and guidance of the Continual Improvement (CI) team assists Valley Water in its efforts to improve operations by helping to identify challenges and implement solutions. This position will provide professional analytical expertise to advance Valley Water's continual improvement efforts. Specifically, this position is responsible for the development/improvement, implementation, facilitation, and management of Valley Water's Great Ideas Program. This position will serve as the Project Manager for the program and perform all associated tasks that further refine the program during its pilot phase. The main deliverable from this position will be a refined program that promotes new ideas and fosters promising ones to fruition to provide an improved quality of work and life at Valley Water. This position will also provide guidance to the team in support of the program, and complete ad-hoc activities as assigned.   Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to :   Serve as a project manager for Valley Water's Great Ideas Program, which includes the continual development, improvement, and management of the program. Develop tools such as, but not limited to, an online interface (i.e., online form and database for submitted great ideas). Develop and maintain a standard operating procedure, and user guide for the Great Ideas Program. Provide training and support to participants of the program. Develop, plan, and implement strategies, activities, expanded education, and communication efforts to promote and engage employees in a culture of continual improvement. Examples of efforts include, but are not limited to, Valley Water's Great Ideas Program, Continual Improvement Awareness video, assist with the facilitation of modifications to the Continual Improvement Programs, Internal Audits, etc. Assist the Board Audit Committee Liaison with administration of external auditor contracts, including, but not limited to tracking of audit invoices, payments, and budget, coordinating all scheduling and logistical efforts for planning external audits, and responding to external auditors' requests for information. Provide timely and exceptional customer service to internal and/or external customers. Serve as a back-up to the System Administrator to the on-line QEMS Document Control Database, CPAR System, Audit Management Program, and the system's administrative functions.   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   Experience in auditing or knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, ISO standards, and/or quality and environmental management systems Experience with development of standard operating procedures, desk procedure, and/or processes, i.e., procedures and work instructions Experience with interpreting and applying ISO standards, regulatory, or legal requirements Experience with preparing clear and concise reports, e.g., ad-hoc management reports, in a timely manner Experience with analyzing and preparing data, tables, and charts   Ideal Skills and Abilities:   Outstanding administrative skills: i.e., consistently meets deadlines, prioritizes work, keen attention to details, well-organized, driven, adapts quickly to changing priorities, etc. Analyze situations accurately and suggest an effective course of action Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing Excellent customer service skills: i.e., experience collaborating with others on complex projects and providing win-win outcomes Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint (preferably intermediate skill level or very strong beginner) Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including Valley Water officials and the general public   Ideal Knowledge:   Principles and practices of administrative, organizational, economic, and procedural analysis Principles of, analysis, projecting, and project control Principles and procedures of monitoring, tracking, and reporting Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis, evaluation, development, and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures Principles of business writing and report preparation Common desktop applications and software as well as specialized software related to the work   Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to a master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, or a related field (such as communications, marketing).   Required License or Certificate ELIGIBILITY: The Fellowship Program is open to recent Master's graduates that meet the following requirements:   Fluent in both written and spoken English. Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Can provide proof of legal right to work in the United States. Can pass a pre-employment screening process to include reference checks and a background/criminal check. Able to work full-time (40 hours/week) for two years. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid 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.   Include ALL of the following with the online application:   Completed online Employment Application (required) - Note: In the work experience section of the online application, school projects, volunteer and extracurricular activities may be included in lieu of work experience. Resume (required). Attach .pdf format of unofficial transcript(s) from all institutions attended to the online application ( required and must be attached as a separate document). Completed supplemental questionnaire (required) - Do not indicate "see resume" as this response to any of the questions will disqualify you. Participants in the Fellowship Program must adhere to all Valley Water policies at all times.   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, Resume, Transcripts and Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above.   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 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.   To apply, please visit https://apptrkr.com/2307945   jeid-55571fc82af2c74b9be87afd1e205a9c   Copyright ©2017 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved.   https://www.jobelephant.com/