Chief Operating Officer, Watersheds

Santa Clara Valley Water District, CA
San Jose, CA

Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) is a public agency headquartered in San Jose, California, with a mission to provide Silicon Valley safe, clean water for a healthy life, environment, and economy. Valley Water is now seeking a Chief Operating Officer to manage and lead the Watersheds business area. The ideal candidate has a track record of demonstrated leadership, proven accomplishments, and superior performance in a flood control agency, public works department, or a closely related organization with an emphasis on management of large complex flood protection programs, capital projects, and watershed environmental stewardship activities. The successful candidate will have strong experience in implementing United States Army Corps of Engineers flood risk reduction projects. Candidates must have training and experience including graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in business administration, civil engineering, or a closely related field. A minimum of eight (8) years of increasingly responsible administrative or managerial experience in a field related to the assignment and in the public sector, water, or related industry within the most recent ten years. Three (3) of the eight years must have been in a high-level administrative or managerial role, which included supervisory responsibility. Experience managing watersheds with an emphasis on “natural flood protection,” strong knowledge of urban flood control practices, and emergency management operations is highly desirable. The salary range for the Chief Operating Officer, Watersheds is $264,222.40 - $325,624.00 annually; placement within this range will be dependent upon qualifications. Interested individuals may apply online at www.bobmurrayassoc.com. Contact Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080 with questions. Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled; First Review of Resumes November 7, 2021