Government Relations Director (Assistant Officer)

  • by Valley Water
  • Jul 1, 2024

Job Location

San Jose, CA

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Valley Water’s (Santa Clara Valley Water District) mission is dedicated to ensuring Santa Clara County and Silicon Valley have access to safe, clean water to support a healthy life, environment, and economy. Valley Water is currently seeking a highly motivated Government Relations Director (Assistant Officer) for the Sacramento office to lead the state government relations program. This executive position plays a crucial role in enhancing relationships with legislators, administration officials, and stakeholders to influence decision-making that aligns with Valley Water’s mission and objectives at the state level, benefiting nearly 2 million residents.

Headquartered in San José, California, Valley Water operates with a Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budget of $1.1 billion and employs over 900 professionals. Their integrated water resources system encompasses the supply of clean water, flood protection, and environmental stewardship of streams.

The Office of Government Relations manages strategic partnerships across local, regional, state, and federal levels, ensuring proactive legislative tracking and response to emerging issues impacting agency operations. Qualified candidates will demonstrate proven leadership, recognized achievements, and superior performance in government relations or public affairs. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree or juris doctor is highly desirable.

Valley Water offers a competitive salary range of $232,814 to $295,608 annually, complemented by an excellent benefits package. To apply, please visit For inquiries, contact Ms. Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080. Join Valley Water in shaping the future of water management and policy for the community. Apply today and make a difference!
Filing Deadline: July 28, 2024