County of Alameda

Water Resources Engineering Aide,Zone 7 (#4936)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Zone 7/Clerk (059)
$34.35-$41.75 Hourly / $2,748.00-$3,340.00 BiWeekly /
$5,954.00-$7,236.67 Monthly / $71,448.00-$86,840.00 Yearly

Under close supervision, to learn and to perform sub-professional water resources engineering work; and to perform related work as required.


The Water Resources Engineering Aide is the entry level of the Water Resources Technician series. This class provides incumbents with knowledge of hydrology and water distribution principles, basic mechanical skills, and the opportunity to obtain technical skills related to water resources engineering. Incumbents normally progress to the Water Resources Technician I class after 18 months of successful performance.

1. Gathers and compiles information and prepares standard reports related to supply of treated water, groundwater, surface water and rainfall.

2. Prepares, revises and updates water resources facilities and data maps; prepares base maps, standard drawings and miscellaneous charts and graphs.

3. Assists in preparing construction drawings and assembling specifications and contract documents for water resources, water supply, or flood control projects.

4. Collects samples and conducts standard water quality field tests and analyses, handling hazardous chemicals according to established procedures.

5. Monitors well levels; sets up, monitors and maintains rain gauges; takes stream flow and related measurements; prepares data for reports.

6. Assists in survey reduction, design, drafting, right-of-way engineering and mathematical computations for projects such as wells, water treatment plants, water transmission pipelines, groundwater recharge and flood control facilities.

7. Assists in inspecting project construction work for compliance with plans and specifications.

8. May assist in preparing complex reports or studies related to water supply, water resource, or flood control programs.

Either I

Successful completion of high-school level courses in drafting, algebra, trigonometry and geometry.


The equivalent of six months of recent full-time, paid experience in a sub-professional engineering position.


Possession of a valid California Driver license.

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

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Mathematics through algebra, trigonometry and geometry.
• Basic drafting practices and techniques.
• Basic engineering terminology, principles and practices.

Ability to:

• Perform sub-professional engineering duties, involving computational, clerical and manual skills.
• Read, interpret and prepare technical documents, maps and charts.
• Maintain accurate records and prepare reports.
• Work harmoniously as a member of a small team.

Old document: 1251h
New document: Jobspecs/4936
CSC Date: 5/18/94


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 employee 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
  • 1st 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.


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