Water Resources Manager

Zone 7 Water Agency | Livermore, CA

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Posted Date 6/02/2022

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. Zone 7 provides treated drinking water to the City of Pleasanton; the City of Livermore; California Water Service Company - Livermore; and Dublin San Ramon Services District.

At Zone 7, we take pride in recruiting and retaining a highly qualified and committed staff who are all just as dedicated to community service as they are to each other. We employ approximately 115 full-time employees in a diverse range of fields, responsible for the massive job of keeping clean, safe water delivered to the Tri-Valley.

We invest in long-term financial planning and fiscal organizational sustainability in order to ensure all areas of Zone 7 are ready and resilient for any economic storms we need to weather which is why we are rated A++

The Position

Under the direction of the General Manager or Assistant General Manager, to plan, organize, direct and review the activities and operations of Water Resources/Watersheds, including planning and programs for watershed stewardship, flood control, water supply, groundwater, water transmission, storage, and distribution facilities and related technical support activities such as information technology program; to coordinate assigned activities with other sections and outside agencies; and performs other related work as required. 

This position has responsibility for the quality, quantity, and timeliness of all work in Water Resources/Watersheds within Zone 7. The incumbent provides complex administrative support to the General Manager or Assistant General Manager; exercises direct supervision over management, professional, technical, and clerical personnel; analyzes and acts on major problems. 


Salary and Benefits

YEARLY SALARY: $179,233.60 - $217,796.80 

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the needs of a diverse workforce and their families*. These benefits include but are not limited to: 

· For your Health & Well-Being (medical, dental, vision, disability, EAP) 

· For your Financial Future (defined retirement, 457 or Roth plans) Alameda County Retirement Assoc.

· For your Work/Life Balance (11 paid and up to 4 floating holidays, vacation and sick leave accrual, vacation purchase)

*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. 


Qualifications and Experience 


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, Geology, Planning, Economics, Public Administrations, Environmental Science or a closely related field. 



The equivalent of five (5) years of full-time, senior management experience performing professional water resource planning functions, with at least two (2) years of supervisory experience.


Possession of a valid California Driver’s License. 

Special Requirements: 

Must be willing and able to work in areas where there is exposure to chemical, mechanical and electrical hazards, and outdoors in all weather conditions. May be required to respond to off-hour emergencies. 


Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be an inclusive manager with outstanding communication skills who engages and seeks feedback from internal and external stakeholders, and employees. The candidate will also foster a culture of respect, safety, accountability, and collaboration. 

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate for this position will have track record of success in the following areas: 

· Leadership in water resource issues and a broad understanding of waste issues at the state and local levels;

· Working knowledge and understanding of the interrelationships involving water resources, the environment and land use issues;

· Managing people, technology and other resources to achieve outcomes;

· Identifying and understanding complex problems, make decisions, exercise good judgment, formulate action plans in a proactive and collaborative manner; 

· Exceptional communication skills, both oral and in written form, with emphasis on a demonstrated capacity for active listening;

· Exceptional organizations skills, including the ability to independently prioritize tasks and work on multiple projects; and

· The capacity to maintain and foster a cohesive, interactive spirit and culture within the Agency. 

Additional Application Instructions

TO APPLY: Submit a completed County of Alameda application and the required supplemental question responses online at https://www.zone7water.com/careers by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.
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