• Full Time
  • San Jose, CA.
  • $258,169.60 - $327,808.00 USD / Year

Valley Water

Director of Information Technology/Deputy Administrative Officer

Valley Water – IT Division

San Jose, California

Annual Salary: $258,169.60 – $327,808.00 DOE/DOQ

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

Attention all innovators, visionary leaders, and technical experts! Valley Water — one of the largest water utilities in California and located in the South Bay Area — is looking for its next Director of Information Technology/Deputy Administrative Officer (IT DAO) to lead the IT Division within the Department of Administrative Services. This is an exciting opportunity to oversee an expansive network of IT applications, infrastructure, and services for Valley Water while also overseeing 39 staff and an approximate budget of $30M. The IT DAO will be vested in meeting the 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 ideal candidate will be experienced in managing a large-scale IT Division with unique business services, complex funding, and large-scale enterprise projects. They will also be an excellent leader and organizational partner, possess strong customer service skills, emotional intelligence, and verbal and written communication skills, and be business and politically savvy. If you’re eager to lead a team while encouraging professional development, forward thinking, and innovative changes, apply now!

See the full recruitment brochure here: https://indd.adobe.com/view/25835d70-fc3b-411f-8222-624a809788cf


The IT DAO 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 DAO reports to the Chief Operating Officer and oversees 39 staff and an approximate budget of $30M. The Division supports 13 staffed facilities with secure networks connecting over 80 locations, 400 physical and virtual servers, and 2,400 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, 400+ mobile devices, and 200+ software applications including: ERP (Infor), Asset Management (IBM Maximo), Email/calendar (Microsoft Exchange), Microsoft Active Directory, and GIS (ESRI).

The IT Division is broken into three business units: IT Projects & Business Operations, Software Services, and Infrastructure Services. Through extensive partnership with business stakeholders, the IT DAO will lead the Division in updating the current IT Strategic Plan, which focuses on four key areas: Data and Analytics, Modernization, Partnership, and IT Division Performance.


The ideal candidate will balance a high level of technical savviness with strong interpersonal skills. They will champion innovation and propel the Division into the future by embracing the latest technology trends and best practices. This leader will encourage IT staff to utilize the many professional development and ongoing education opportunities Valley Water offers, such as conferences, classes, and trainings. They will value relationship building and collaboration and demonstrate exemplary communication skills. Someone who is forward-thinking, knowledgeable about cybersecurity, and eager to grow the capabilities of their team is highly desirable for this role. The successful candidate will model excellent customer service while supporting an engaging work environment.

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.

Salary and Benefits: Annual Salary 258,169.60 – 327,808.00 DOE/DOQ, and an attractive benefits package

HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration, APPLY by June 7th at: https://wbcpinc.com/job-board/


The first round of interviews will be virtual via Zoom and take place on July 13th & 14th. Final candidates will move forward to in-person interviews on July 21st. All selected candidates must be available for these dates.

Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:

·         wendi@wbcpinc.com

·         866-929-WBCP (9227) toll free

·         541-664-0376 (direct)


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