February 22, 2021
San Jose, CA
Job Type



Deputy Administrative Officer-Human Resources
Valley Water
Annual Salary $222,518 - $284,648 DOE/DOQ

The Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) is seeking an agile, innovative human resources leader who values people over process to serve as their Deputy Administrative Officer of Human Resources.

For more information, please see the complete recruitment brochure here

Ideal candidates will be agile, progressive, forward-thinking, and innovative. Those who think beyond the status-quo, appreciate the expertise of staff, and believe that collaborative partnerships are the recipe for success will excel in this role. The next Deputy Administrative Officer of Human Resources will possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, a high level of self-awareness and value people over process. The ability to establish, maintain, and foster positive working relationships with all employees, the Board of Directors, bargaining units, and other stakeholders is a must. The individual must be politically astute, open-minded and capable of creating and establishing key partnerships of value to the organization with other public agencies and non-profits. The ideal candidate will be a confident, responsive leader who strives to inspire staff to be solutions-oriented and achieve great things. They will be invested in being an advisor and support system to peers, staff, executive management, and elected officials. Those who possess the ability to foster trust and earn respect throughout all levels of the organization, be a team player with a can-do attitude, and facilitate and resolve a variety of complex issues and challenges are encouraged to apply.

Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's degree and six years of increasingly responsible administrative, managerial or professional experience in a field related to the assignment and in the public sector, water or related industry within the most recent ten years, with four of the six years in management/supervisory authority, is expected. A Master's degree is highly desirable.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, submit your résumé, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports, and two colleagues, who will not be contacted in the early stages of the process) by Monday, March 1st. Résumé should reflect years and months of employment, beginning/ending dates, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed.

Please go to our website to submit your application:

Resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be given preliminary interviews by the consultants immediately following the final filing date. Candidates deemed most qualified will be referred to Valley Water. Selected candidates will be invited to participate in further interview and selection activities tentatively scheduled March 10th and March 18th. An appointment will be made following comprehensive reference and background checks.

Please contact your recruiter, CPS HR Consulting (Pam Derby):

  • (916) 263-1401

Closing Date/Time: 3/1/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

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