Chief Operating Officer, IT & Administrative Servcies

Santa Clara Valley Water District

Chief Operating Officer

Information Technology and Administrative Services (COO)

Annual Salary $233,480-$289,494 DOE/DOQ



Our Mission: Provide Silicon Valley safe, clean water for a healthy life, environment and economy.


The Santa Clara Valley Water District is hiring a Chief Operating Officer, of Information Technology and Administrative Services (COO), which includes information technology services, general services (procurement, facilities, warehouse services, fleets, contracts, document imaging, and customer and business support), security and emergency services and environmental health and safety.  We seek a dynamic leader who has demonstrated history of experience in public sector, water, or related industry and is an excellent leader, administrator, business savvy, IT generalist, strategist and relationship builder.  The ideal candidate will work effectively with internal and external customers and stakeholders, and is a collaborative, inclusive and transparent business partner.


For more information please see the complete recruitment brochure:



The Chief Operating Officer of Information Technology and Administrative Services (COO) is an at-will position that reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The COO is responsible and accountable for the planning, management, performance and improvement of the District’s major administrative divisions and functions.  This position directs and evaluates the performance of organizational divisions and personnel and oversees divisional and districtwide projects and activities. The COO serves as a key member of the executive leadership team and represents the CEO and the District in interactions with employees, the public and other agencies and organizations. This position will oversee a FY 2018/19 budget of $55 million, approximately 115 staff, and four business areas:

  • Information Technology: infrastructure, applications, network and data center
  • General Services: procurement, facilities, warehouse services, fleets, contracts, document imaging, and customer and business support
  • Security and Emergency Services: emergency management services, and public and employee health and safety
  • Environmental Health and Safety: regulatory compliance applicable to environmental, occupational health, and safety regulations



The ideal candidate has a track record of demonstrated leadership, proven accomplishments, and performance in a public agency, public utility, or municipal organization, with an emphasis on the management of a variety of administrative functions including budget, risk management, information technology, contracts and procurement, document imaging and reprographics, safety and emergency management, and facilities. 


Employment Standards

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college with major course work in business administration, public administration, public policy, or a closely related field is required. A Master’s degree is desirable.
  • Minimum experience requirements include significant years of recent and increasingly responsible administrative or managerial experience in public sector, water, or related industry.
  • By time of hire, obtain a valid California Driver’s license and maintain a satisfactory driving record.
  • Pass a satisfactory background and reference check process.


Salary and Benefits:  Annual Salary $233,480-$289,494 DOE/DOQ, and an attractive benefits package, see the brochure link above for more details!


HOW TO APPLY: for first consideration APPLY by September 10th at:



  • Interviews will be held on October 1st and 2nd (candidates invited to interview will need to be available for both days) 


Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:



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