Human Resources / Employment

Working for the District

Scotts Valley Water District serves as a regional leader in sustainable water management and is the trusted source of high-quality water for our local community.
Scotts Valley located amidst the redwood forests in the western Santa Cruz mountains is a small suburban community with a proud link to its past. A gateway to high tech and natural wonders, it is just 30 minutes from San Jose's Silicon Valley and six miles from beautiful Santa Cruz beaches. Scotts Valley offers a thriving community with small town values, excellent schools, low crime rates, a mild climate and lovely residential neighborhoods. The community places a high value on livability, innovation and planning for the future and the Scotts Valley Water District is proud to play a vital role in supporting those efforts by providing a reliable, high quality water supply.

Water industry relies on a wide variety of skills, aptitudes and interest to fulfill its mission of providing safe and high quality water service. Possible career tracks include water treatment and distribution, engineering, water use efficiency, utility billing, community relations, public finance and administration. The minimum qualifications for many of the job classifications are high school diploma supplemented by vocational/industrial training or a few years of work experience.
Scotts Valley Water District is a high performance organization with a vision of converting problems to solutions. We nurture collaboration, strive for efficiencies and look for people who want to make a difference. Equally important to the acquired skills and knowledge are a positive outlook, willingness to challenge the status quo and ability to learn and grow with the team.

Current Opportunities

The District is no longer accepting applications for our full-time (40 hours per week) Administrative Office Assistant.   Our posting received very positive interest, with many qualified and quality candidates submitting materials.  If you submitted application materials you will receive an email notification from the District.

The District announces a career opportunity for a full-time (40 hours per week) Engineering Technician. This full-time (40 hours per week) position performs technical office engineering work in support of District or developer projects and programs; conduct engineering plan checking to ensure compliance with District requirements and specifications; prepare records, reports and analysis; and coordinate various water utility projects.  Assignments are varied and may include operational, construction or design engineering tasks related to water supply, water quality, hydrogeology and infrastructure.

If you are interested in joining an agile team that innovates and delivers vital services on behalf of a supportive community, please review  the job announcement, submit a cover letter, completed job application and resume to email. This position is open until filled, with the first review of applicants not later than September 25, 2017.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package 

  • Sick  Leave - 12 days a year
  • Holidays - 12.5 days a year
  • Vacation - up to 2 years 10 days; 2 through 7 years 15 days; and over 7 years 20 days
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance coverage is provided for employee and eligible dependents
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) - New Members 2% at 62 / Classic Members 2% at 55
  • 457 Deferred Compensation
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assitance Program
  • AFLAC Supplemental Insurance plans.

Employment Information Links

State Controller's Office  - Government Compensation in California