County of Alameda

Water Resources Engineering Intern, Zone 7 (#4961)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Zone 7 Non-Mgmt (063)
$35.38-$42.99 Hourly / $2,830.40-$3,439.20 BiWeekly /
$6,132.53-$7,451.60 Monthly / $73,590.40-$89,419.20 Yearly

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


The purpose of this class is to provide currently enrolled engineering students or recent graduates with summer or part-time academic year work, which will supplement their college program, and which will better qualify them for permanent professional positions. Recent graduates may work up to one year after graduation. Incumbents are systematically given progressively responsible office and field assignments corresponding to their stage of professional development. Typically, a student with one year of college training, during the first summer of work, is assigned to perform well inspections and check gaging stations, or to a survey crew to measure distances and determine elevations and to learn to use surveying instruments. A student who has completed three years of college, and has participated in the summer program for two previous summers, is usually assigned duties similar to those of an inexperienced professional engineer.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Inspects wells to gather and record location data, well dimensions, water-level measurements, ground elevations and related data.

2. Makes stream flow measurement using current meters and field observations.

3. Collects, analyzes and enters water level and quality data into computerized historical databases.

4. Assists Water Resources Technicians in surveying and gaging station installation and stream-flow measurement work.

5. Assists engineers with calculations and proofreading data; assists technicians with calculations and data analysis; in a limited capacity, assists engineers with plans and specifications; prepares records and reports.

6. Performs drafting, including the use of computer assisted drafting software and equipment.

7. Learns and assists with field inspection of construction and modification projects.

8. Performs other duties as assigned.


Current enrollment or recent graduation from a college or university and successful completion of the equivalent of one semester of work in the typical pre-engineering series of courses, typically including calculus, drafting, and physics. Completed coursework in environmental engineering, water resources, groundwater resources, hydrogeology and chemistry is desirable.


Possession of a valid California Driver’s license is desirable.

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:

• Some basic engineering mathematics or calculus and introductory drafting.

Ability to:

• Demonstrate aptitude for water resources engineering work.

Old document: 1252h
New document: Jobspecs/4961
CSC Date: 5/18/94
MAH/RE:cs Revised 6/3/13
Old Title: Water Resources Engineering Trainee, Zone 7
CSC Date: 6/12/13

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