WATER SUPPLY PLANNING AND CONSERVATION MANAGER

Santa Clara Valley Water District | San Jose

Salary Range: $12,358.67 - $15,783.73 Monthly
Open Date: 01/11/2019
Close Date: 02/04/2019

Position Description

Overview: The Water Supply Planning and Conservation Manager will plan, manage and oversee the daily functions, operations, and activities of a comprehensive water conservation program and the District’s long-term water supply planning efforts. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring the unit’s efforts are consistent with Board policy; annual and long-term water conservation targets are met; and key long-term water supply plans, including the Urban Water Management Plan, the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Water Management Plan, and the District’s Water Supply Master Plan are completed and adopted on time.

Key Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:
• Oversees coordination of water supply planning efforts with other areas of the Water Utility and District to ensure consistency in approach and messaging.
• Monitors, reviews and comments on proposed policies, ordinances, legislation, plans, projects and land use decisions related to water supply and water conservation; and coordinates with retail water agencies, cities, county and other stakeholders on these topics in accordance with District interests.
• Represents the District to city and county officials and staff; State and federal agencies; regional water agencies and coalitions; project and program partners; retail water agencies and other local stakeholders, including the public.
• Participates in regional and statewide planning processes, including development of the California Water Plan and Integrated Regional Water Management Plans.
• Provides leadership to a team of water resource specialists, water conservation specialists, student interns, and temporary employees.

Position Qualifications

Ideal Experience:
Five (5) years of experience managing natural water resources on a regional level, which included responsibilities for conservation or supply management.
Two (2) of the five (5) years must have included direct supervisory or water program/project management responsibilities.

Ideal Knowledge:
• Principles and practices of developing and implementing water use efficiency, water conservation, and demand management technologies and policies
• Principles and practices of integrated water supply planning, including numerical modeling and analysis, forecasting and risk analysis, statistical analysis, and economic analyses, including cost/benefit and net present value analyses for valuing water supply alternatives

Ideal Skills and Abilities:
• Lead and oversee development of the District's water conservation program and projects in a cooperative manner with retail water agencies, land use planning agencies, other partners and stakeholders.
• Effectively communicate (both verbal and written communication).
• Lead and supervise staff.
• Make presentations to the public, community, Board of Directors, stakeholders and/or a regulatory agency is highly preferred.
• Negotiate, specifically the ability to resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
• See the big picture, set priorities and exercise sound judgment while utilizing and leveraging both internal and external resources and maintaining effective working relationships.

Ideal Training and Education:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil or other field of engineering, water resources planning, environmental studies, economics, natural science, or a related field.

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.

How to Apply

Closing Date for Applications: February 4th, 2019 by 11:59pm For detailed information regarding requirements and qualifications for this opening and to apply online, please see the job posting by clicking on the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/scvwd Please visit our website: www.valleywater.org recruit@valleywater.org
Contact Email: Recruit@valleywater.org
Website: 5750 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118