Raw Water Operating Officer

Valley Water

Raw Water Operating Officer

Valley Water, California

Annual Salary $213,012.80 - $273,707.20 DOE/DOQ
Our Mission: Provide Silicon Valley safe, clean water for a healthy life, environment and economy.
Valley Water is looking for a Deputy Operating Officer to oversee the division of Raw Water Operations and Maintenance. Our ideal candidate will be a timely and effective communicator, self-starter, collaborator, problem solver, team leader and business partner.  Additionally, the incumbent will be business and politically savvy with a high level of emotional intelligence, and be a leader that others respect and want to follow. The ideal candidate will provide vision and direction for the division and have the expertise to execute that vision. Come join an amazing organization and be a part of our leadership team where you can master your technical passions, while making a difference in the lives of millions.


The Deputy Operations Officer (DOO) will oversee the Raw Water Operations and Maintenance Division (Raw Water), with a budget of $38.9 million and five units: Raw Water Operations, Raw Water Field Operations and Pipeline Maintenance, District-Wide Asset Management, Utility Maintenance Engineering, and Utility Electrical & Control Systems Engineering.  This position manages the day-to-day operation of reservoirs, including how water flows through the various Valley Water systems, and related ground water and treatment plants. To help lead the organization the DOO has an administrative assistant and five unit managers who oversee 74 division staff
There is heightened public interest in what Valley Water and this division oversees, therefore the ideal candidate will be sensitive to and effectively communicate with the public, regularly produce/conduct public communications and respond promptly and effectively to highly sensitive issues that could create public concern. Additionally, our ideal candidate will regularly inform and communicate with other Valley Water executives and elected Board members.

For more information please see the complete recruitment brochure: https://wbrowncreative.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Brochure-Raw-Water-Operating-Officer-7-FINAL.pdf

Background, education and licensure preferred, include:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferably in mechanical, electrical or civil engineering, geologist, hydrologist, environmental engineering, or science degree in a closely related field.

Five plus years in leadership positions in a closely related field and specifically background in ground water ideal.

Prefer Master’s degree in public or business administration, or engineering.

Certifications in executive leadership, organizational development and employee engagement ideal.
Salary and Benefits: Annual Salary $213,012.80 - $273,707.20 DOE/DOQ, and an attractive benefits package, see the full brochure (linked above) for more details.  
HOW TO APPLY: for first consideration APPLY by July 10th at:


Interviews will be held on July 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)