Valley Water
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Director of Information Technology/Deputy Administrative Officer
Valley Water – IT Division
San Jose, California
Annual Salary: $258,169.60 - $327,808.00 DOE/DOQ

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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!

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.