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Management Analyst I/II - Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Company: Valley Water
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 28, 2023

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Management Analyst I/II - Racial Equity, Diversity, and InclusionValley WaterSalary: See Position DescriptionJob Type: Full-TimeJob Number: 01608-ELocation: CA, CADepartment: Office of External AffairsClosing: 5/9/2023 11:59 PM PacificDescription Management Analyst I: $106,142.40 - $135,886.40 annually Management Analyst II: $117,124.80 - $149,926.40 annuallyOverview:Valley Water's Management Analyst I/II (MA I/II) position resides within the Office of Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) which drives Valley Water's response to individual and systematic racism internally and promotes equity and environmental justice externally to all the communities Valley Water serves.The REDI MA I/II will provide program support and will assist in the strategic development and implementation of REDI programs, policies, and measurements to achieve REDI outcomes at an interpersonal level, organizational level, and community level.The REDI MA I/II will support various efforts to ensure that racial equity, diversity, and inclusion are addressed in all existing policies, programs, and practices as a part of the decision-making processes within Valley Water. They may also assist in external collaborations with committees and groups for continuous learning and provide recommendations on improving programs and advancing racial equity and inclusion within the communities served by Valley Water. They will conduct research and analysis, collect program data, interpret information, and produce data reports to help measure program outcomes.Our ideal candidate is analytical, organized, detail-oriented, and collaborative, with a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. They have impeccable project management, communication, and customer service skills and a track record of taking the initiative and delivering results. This position requires occasional offsite event work at night and on the weekends. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Provide general office operations support (i.e., website maintenance, meeting coordination) and program implementation support for all REDI Office programs.Research and analyze pertinent equity and justice policies internally within Valley Water and externally on regional, local, state, and national levels to inform best practices for program development and implementation.Research, prepare, and produce written reports, recommendations and other communications for the Board, committees, executive management, and other functional areas.Provide administrative support and event planning assistance to the Employee Resource Group (ERGs).Support program staff in the assigned business areas to develop environmental justice and other equity initiatives in alignment with organizational goals while addressing the unique needs and issues of each business area.Provide administrative support (take minutes and track action items) for advisory groups, workgroups and other REDI convened stakeholder groups. Coordinate and organize ongoing program surveys, including developing surveys, analyzing data, and presenting findings and recommendations.This position may require occasional onsite or after-hours work in the evening and/or on the weekends. The REDI Management Analyst may also be called upon to serve in Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as part of the public information office branch, and/or as a Disaster Service Worker during emergency activations, as needed.Ideal Candidate's Background Includes:Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria as listed below. Ideal Experience:MA I: At least one year of experience performing complex administrative, operational, or management duties.MA II: Three of more years of experience performing complex administrative, operational, or management duties.Experience researching best practices, analyzing data, and producing reports.Experience with event planning, coordination, and execution.Experience working with community stakeholders.Experience working with Employee Resource Groups is ideal, but not required.Demonstrated commitment to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion.Ideal Skills and Abilities:Actively listen and effectively communicate with people across different cultures with empathy, understanding, and sensitivity.Understand, explain, and integrate REDI strategies with implementation of work plans and Valley Water policies, procedures, and practices.Exercise interpersonal sensitivity and group interaction skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships.Understand and incorporate Valley Water's core values, ethical standards, and commitment to REDI strategies into all interactions with individuals, organizations, and communities.Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar, syntax, and cultural competence.Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, diverse abilities, and sexual orientation of Valley Water staff and the communities served.Perform responsible and difficult administrative work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative.Coordinate and participate in administrative, budgeting, and fiscal reporting activities.Independently identify, plan, and conduct management, financial, administrative, and operational studies.Develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods.Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.Perform quantitative and qualitative analyses to evaluate assigned projects, programs, and activities.Develop and maintain specialized computer software and databases for gathering and analyzing data.Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations, technical written material, and Valley Water policies and procedures.Represent the unit/division and Valley Water in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations, and in meetings with individuals.Ideal Knowledge:Principles and practices of public administration as applied to assigned operational unit and program administration.Principles and practices of administrative, organizational, economic, and procedural analysis.Methods and techniques used to analyze business/operational processes and recommend solutions for existing problems.Principles of budget preparation, analysis, forecasting, and control.Principles and procedures of financial recordkeeping and reporting.Methods and techniques used to collect and analyze data and prepare reports based on findings.Government agency programs such as, but not limited to, finance, budgeting, procurement, human resources, government relations, legal, water utility and watershed operations and management, and/or other related programs.Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis, evaluation, development, and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures.Principles of business writing and report preparation.Common desktop applications and software as well as specialized software related to the work.Ideal Training and Education:Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in areas related to the REDI Manager position. Directly related experience may be substituted for the college requirement on the basis of one and one-half years of experience for one year of education to a maximum of four years.Required License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click here (Download PDF reader)Office of Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Unit (Position Code 414) COVID-19 vaccination requirement:*To protect our most valuable assets, our employees, as well as the communities we serve, Valley Water requires all newly hired Valley Water personnel to be fully vaccinated (for COVID -19) or to be formally excused from the requirement through the **reasonable accommodation process (for details, see bottom of job posting) Valley Water Telework Program: Eligibility for telework will depend on the type of work performed, operational needs, and the ability for the employee to perform the essential functions of their job duties while teleworking. Employment with Valley Water requires employees to live within 150 miles of their primary physical work location located in San Jose, California by their start date. This position is eligible for a hybrid telework schedule, typically working 40% remote and 60% onsite.Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview.(2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above. Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary.Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. COVID-19 vaccination requirement:* Fully vaccinated means (1) it has been at least two weeks since a person has completed the entire recommended series of a COVID-19 vaccine, and (2) the person has provided proof of vaccination in a form consistent with the requirements for verification of vaccine status in the State of California's July 26, 2021 Public Health Officer Order.**Limited Exemptions to Vaccination RequirementAn individual who has been provided a job offer may request a reasonable accommodation to the vaccination requirement if they:1. Have a contraindication recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or by the vaccine's manufacturer to every approved COVID-19 vaccine. A contraindication means a condition that makes vaccination inadvisable;2. Have a disability and are requesting an exception as a reasonable accommodation based upon this disability; or,3. Object to COVID-19 vaccination based on their sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request.Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 408-630-2260.Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned. Human Resources staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants.To apply, please visit

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