Director of Information Technology

Valley Water

Director of Information Technology / Deputy Administrative Officer

Valley Water

Annual Salary $203,798 - $263,161 DOE/DOQ

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

The Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) is hiring a Deputy Administrative Officer of Information Technology (IT Director) to lead and oversee IT applications, infrastructure and services for the utility, which includes size and scope.  This is a great career opportunity if you are looking for an organization that is primed and ready for change.  You should be interested in working with internal business needs of the organization, improving services and accessibility to our customers, and maintaining data and systems security while deploying innovative technology solutions.  The next IT Director will be experienced at managing a large-scale IT department with unique business services, complex funding, and large-scale enterprise projects. The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader and organizational partner, possess strong customer service, verbal and written communication skills, be business and politically savvy, and have a high-level of emotional intelligence.

For more information please see the complete recruitment brochure:


The position IT Director will lead the IT Division and ensure the core IT services are met for all infrastructure, applications, networking, data center and customer services.  The IT Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer and oversees 32 staff and a $25.6M budget; the division supports 13 staffed facilities with secure networks connecting over 80 locations, 400 physical and virtual servers, 1,100 computers/tablets, and has a central data center with nine satellite data centers for business continuity.  In addition, the division supports a hybrid TDM/VoIP telecommunications network with over 2,500 phones, 180 emergency service radios, over 200 mobile devices, and over 125 software applications including:

Asset Management (IBM Maximo)
Email/calendar (Microsoft Exchange)
Microsoft Active Director

The IT Division is broken into two business units: Software Services and Infrastructure Services. Through extensive partnership with business stakeholders, the division has recently completed an IT Strategic Plan Roadmap, which focuses on four key areas; Data and Analytics, Modernization, Partnership and IT Division Performance. 

Employment Standards:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, computer or software engineering, business administration, public administration, or related field.
Six years of increasingly responsible administrative managerial or professional experience in the related areas of responsibility mentioned herein.
Public Sector/water utility experience is ideal.

Salary and Benefits: Annual Salary $203,798 - $263,161 DOE/DOQ, and an attractive benefits package, see the link above for more details.

HOW TO APPLY: for first consideration APPLY by April 4th at:


Interviews will be held on April 29th and 30th (candidates invited to interview will need to be available for both days)

Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:
866-929-WBCP (9227) toll free
541-664-0376 (direct)