Website San Lorenzo Valley Water District

Located in the picturesque Santa Cruz Mountains in Santa Cruz County, the San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) is a unique public agency. It provides reliable and high-quality water services to approximately 7,900 connections, playing a crucial role in managing the region’s water supply while promoting water conservation and the importance of protecting local water resources. The Valley, which is more affordable than other areas of Silicon Valley, is home to an estimated 35,000 people and contains multiple state parks, golf courses, and an active railroad attraction. It is approximately 15 miles from Santa Cruz, 18 miles from Los Gatos, 30 miles from San Jose, and 70 miles from San Francisco.

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District is seeking a leader for its Finance Department. This individual will play a pivotal role in managing the District’s financial health and resources, overseeing day-to-day financial operations, preparing the biennial budget and annual financial report, planning for long-term capital projects, and fostering a culture of transparency. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the District’s financial future and the management of the region’s water supply.

The ideal candidate possesses an array of technical public agency financial analysis and management skills and social and emotional intelligence. A typical way to meet the position’s requirements would be to obtain an education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in finance or a related field and five years of progressively responsible experience in finance, accounting, or auditing, preferably in a governmental/municipal agency.

The District offers a competitive salary of $129,948 – $174,144 annually (salary survey in process) based on experience and qualifications, plus a robust benefits package.

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Peckham & McKenney

Resumes are acknowledged within two business days.  Call Danielle Noble at (866) 912-1919 for more information. A detailed brochure is available at

The filing deadline is August 4, 2024.

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