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Introduction

THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year but can be extended...

Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

Applications and supplemental questionnaires must be submitted to the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.

APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE.

DESCRIPTION

THE AGENCY

Zone 7 Water Agency is located in the Tri-Valley region of the eastern San Francisco Bay Area. It provides water on a wholesale basis to the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon, and flood-protection services to all of eastern Alameda County. Zone 7 employs approximately 116 full-time employees and operates on an annual budget of $80.3 million dollars. The Agency’s administrative offices are located in Livermore, CA, the easternmost city of Alameda County, which is bordered by Contra Costa County to the north and San Joaquin County to the east. Livermore, California’s oldest wine region, is known for the science and technology of its national laboratories, a historic downtown area, and the surrounding farmlands and ranches that mirror the Valley’s western heritage.

Zone 7 employees are committed to providing a reliable supply of high-quality water and an effective flood control system to the Livermore-Amador Valley in a fiscally responsible, innovative, proactive and environmentally sensitive way. We invite you to acquaint yourself with our dynamic Agency and its exciting employment opportunities.

For more information regarding the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Zone 7 please visit their website at www.zone7water.com.

THE POSITION
Under general supervision, performs difficult professional civil and technical engineering/geological work related to water resources, flood control, water supply and water treatment facilities and systems, and has lead responsibility which involves, but is not limited to, assigning, scheduling, monitoring, training and reviewing the work of assigned personnel; performs related work as required.

This is an advanced journey-level class in the professional engineering/geologist series of the Zone 7 Flood Control and Water Conservation District. This class is distinguished from the next higher level of Senior Engineer/Geologist, Zone 7, in that the latter class has first-line supervisory responsibility over professional and technical staff, while the former will usually be responsible for an entire project and, within established administrative limits and time schedules, will plan, organize and/or execute the project with a minimum of supervision or will have responsibilities for program operations. The class of Associate Engineer/Geologist, Zone 7, is further distinguished from the next lower class of Assistant Engineer/Geologist, Zone 7, in that while the latter class is the journey level, they are usually assigned the smaller and/or routine projects of average difficulty or a portion of a major project. If Assistant and Associate Engineers/Geologists are assigned to the same project, the higher level is normally in charge and assigns and reviews the work of the Assistant Engineers/Geologists.

For more detailed information about the job classification, visit:ASSOCIATE CIVIL ENGINEER/PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGIST, ZONE 7 (#4965)

VACANCIES

The list of qualified candidates generated from this recruitment process may be utilized within Zone 7 Water Agency to fill openings within the following divisions of the agency.

WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING: Plans, designs, and constructs major water supply, conveyance, production, and delivery facilities for expansion, system-wide improvements, and renewal/replacement programs. WSE also manages the Agency’s Water Enterprise Asset Management Program and Capital Improvement Program, and supports programs and projects lead by other Zone 7 divisions.

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate for the Associate Civil Engineer in Water Supply Engineering will possess:
• Knowledge of, or experience, with potable water treatment processes and technologies.
• Strong project management skills, including planning, budgeting, scheduling, and coordinating multidisciplinary teams, for water supply projects related to pipelines, pump stations, water treatment plants, and/or groundwater wells.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.

FLOOD PROTECTION ENGINEERING: Plans, designs, and manages construction of major flood protection facilities and annual embankment slide repairs as well as manages the Agency’s Flood Protection Capital Improvement and Asset Management Programs.

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate for the Associate Civil Engineer in Flood Protection Engineering will possess:
• Understanding of fluid mechanics principles and open channel flow.
• Knowledge of rainfall-runoff modeling, watershed management, flood risk assessment, and flood mitigation strategies.
• Knowledge of relevant environmental regulations and permitting processes related to flood protection projects.
• Strong project management skills, including planning, budgeting, scheduling, and coordinating multidisciplinary teams, for flood protection projects.

WATER QUALITY ENGINEERING: Provides water quality expertise and technical support for regulatory compliance, optimizing treatment plant performance, well and distribution system operation, and water quality improvement studies. WQE also provides support to integrated water resources planning, groundwater management, water supply engineering, and communication efforts. In addition, WQE provides various support to other partnering agencies, retail water systems, and customers in the Agency's service area.

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate for the Associate Civil Engineer in Water Quality will possess:
• Expertise in water quality, water treatment, and regulatory compliance.
• Strong communication and project management skills.
• Strong analytical and quantitative skills in order to identify issues, problems, or opportunities and determine viable alternatives and appropriate action.

GROUNDWATER: Manages the Livermore Valley Groundwater basin and implements the Alternative Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the basin in compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. The section conducts hydrogeological studies, groundwater modeling, monitoring programs, and collects surface water and groundwater hydrologic and climatological data, monitors internal and external programs impacting groundwater quantity and quality - including the issuance of permits for well drilling, interagency coordination and coordinates actions for the Chain of Lakes quarry area.

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate for the Associate Civil Engineer in Groundwater will possess:
• A self-starting individual with proven experience working with hydrogeological studies and projects, numerical modeling, data management and analysis and managing contracted services.
• Possess a broad working knowledge of engineering, geological and/or planning principles and practices in water resources along with experience with related codes, ordinances and laws.
• Ability to plan, design, implement and manage multiple ongoing projects and coordinate related resources, personnel and activities to accomplish goals and objectives.
• Collects, and synthesizes, and analyze data/information from a variety of sources in an objective, unbiased manner to reach a sound conclusion or forecast.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EITHER I

Experience:

The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the class of Assistant Engineer/Geologist, Zone 7.

OR II

Education:

Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, Geology or a closely related field. (Possession of a valid State of California Engineer-In-Training certificate may be substituted for the required degree.)

AND

Experience:

The equivalent of three years of full-time, progressively responsible professional engineering/geological experience.

Certificate: Possession of a valid California Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineer, or a valid California Certificate of Registration as a Registered Geologist issued by the California State Board of Registered Geologists and Geophysicists.

License: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to a water agency, including design and construction, surveying and drafting, materials engineering and soil mechanics, environmental impact analysis and stress analysis.
• Principles of hydrology, hydraulics, hydrogeology and water resources management.
• Principles and practices of project management and contract administration, including planning, organizing, delegating, scheduling and controlling.
• Engineering mathematics, economics and statistical analysis.
• Construction methods, material, specifications and codes.
• Computer software applications related to engineering/geology.
• Applicable codes, regulations and standards relating to water resources, water quality and civil engineering.
Ability to:
• Effectively organize and coordinate complex engineering/geological projects, studies and contracted services.
• Prepare and oversee preparation of plans, designs, sketches, estimates and specifications.
• Apply engineering principles and computer programs to the solution of engineering/geological problems.
• Conduct engineering/geological studies, investigations and analyses.
• Analyze and interpret complex data and reports and reach sound conclusions and forecasts.
• Read, understand and interpret engineering/geological data, maps, survey notes, legal descriptions and other material.
• Prepare clear, concise and accurate reports and correspondence.
• Maintain accurate data and records.
• Deal tactfully and effectively with the public, other agencies, developers, engineering firms and contractors, and other employees.
• Lead assigned staff in completion of projects and tasks.

Other Requirements:
Must be willing and able to work in exposure to chemical, mechanical and electrical hazards and outdoors all-weather conditions. May be required to respond to emergencies in off-hours.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS:

A review of applicants' application to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process. A review of the supplemental questionnaire to determine the best qualified. Those candidates considered the best qualified will move on to the final step in the examination process. An oral examination which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates' final examination score. The oral examination will be administered virtually and may contain situational exercises.

Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this recruitment.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED EXAMINATION STEPS.

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

For more information on the Civil Service Selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.

RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION PLAN

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:

TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION PLAN

Deadline for Filing: at 5:00:00 p.m., July 1, 2024 Review of Minimum Qualifications: by July 11, 2024 Review of Supplemental Questionnaire for Best Qualified: by week of August 5, 2024 Civil ServiceOral Examination: * Week of August 12, 2024
• The combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PLAN

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employees discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well-being. These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being
• Medical - HMO & PPO Plans
• Dental - HMO & PPO Plans
• Vision or Vision Reimbursement
• Share the Savings
• Basic Life Insurance
• Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
• County Allowance Credit
• Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
• Short-Term Disability Insurance
• Long-Term Disability Insurance
• Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
• Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future
• Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
• Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance
• 12 paid holidays
• Floating Holidays
• Vacation and sick leave accrual
• Vacation purchase program
• Catastrophic Sick Leave
• Group Auto/Home Insurance
• Pet Insurance
• Commuter Benefits Program
• Guaranteed Ride Home
• Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
• Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
• Child Care Resources
• 1 st United Services Credit Union
• Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement. This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add@jobaps.com, acgov.org, Noreplyalamedacountyhr@acg ov.org, andNoreply@jobaps.com as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the 'My applications' button on the Current Job Openings page.

Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a county recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box Noreply@jobaps.com and Noreplyalamedacountyhr@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions, please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs . You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Erika Beams, Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services Division, County of Alameda
Analyst Email Address Link: ERIKA.BEAMS@ACGOV.ORG | Phone: 510-272-6393
www.acgov.org/hrs

DISASTER SERVICE WORKER

All Alameda County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to report to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.

Closing Date/Time: 7/1/2024 5:00:00 PM
Livermore CA USA (+1 other)

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