County of Alameda

Manager of Engineering, Zone 7 (#4972)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Zone 7 General Mgmt (U53)
$95.91-$116.54 Hourly / $7,672.80-$9,323.20 BiWeekly /
$16,624.40-$20,200.27 Monthly / $199,492.80-$242,403.20 Yearly

Under the direction of the Assistant General Manager, to plan, organize, direct and review the activities and operations of Engineering Services, including design and construction of flood control, water transmission, storage, and distribution facilities and related technical support activities; 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 Engineering Services within Zone 7. The incumbent provides complex administrative support to the Assistant General Manager; exercises direct supervision over management, professional, technical and clerical personnel; analyzes and acts on major problems. The Manager of Engineering Services, Zone 7, is distinguished from the Assistant General Manager, Zone 7, in that the latter classification has overall responsibility for the Engineering Division, which includes Engineering Services, Water Resources, Flood Control, and Operations and Maintenance. The Manager of Engineering Services is distinguished from the Assistant General Manager, Engineering, Zone 7, in that the latter has responsibility for External Affairs and Advance Planning. The Manager of Engineering Services, Zone 7, is further distinguished from the Principal Engineer in that the former is responsible for the agency-wide Capital Improvement Program.

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. Develops, plans and implements goals and objectives for Engineering Services; recommends and administers policies and procedures; interprets management policies and procedures and ensures compliance.

2. Prepares agenda items and makes presentations to the Board of Directors and outside agencies.

3. Directs, assigns and develops Engineering Services’ work plan, activities, projects and programs; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures.

4. Directs and reviews preparation of operating and capital improvement budgets; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements budget adjustments and is responsible for expenditures of funds within approved limitations.

5. Recommends selection of, and coordinates the activities of, engineering consultants.

6. Directs, reviews, and responds to personnel matters in Engineering Services within approved limitations; implements discipline and recommends termination procedures.

7. Selects, trains or coordinates training, motivates personnel; works with employees to correct identified deficiencies.

8. Prepares and administers performance evaluations on subordinates.

9. Researches and prepares technical and administrative reports and studies; prepares written correspondence.


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The equivalent of two years of full-time experience in the class of Senior Engineer, Zone 7, or equivalent or higher level class in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)



Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.



Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.



The equivalent of 5 years of full-time, progressively responsible engineering experience, including project management and significant responsibility for the supervision of a group of engineers and support personnel in a water utility. Experience must have included the design and construction of facilities normally required of water utility such as pipelines, pumping plants, tanks and water treatment facilities, and extensive public interaction.

A master’s degree in civil engineering or business or public administration is highly desirable.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and a valid California Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer OR a Professional Geologist issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

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.

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:

• Principles of flood control and water supply.
• Operations of water distribution systems.
• Principles and practices of environmental impact assessment and related regulatory processes.
• Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations.
• Principles and practices of budget preparation.
• Principles of personnel management and administration.

Ability to:

• Plan and direct the administration and operations of engineering services.
• Communicate effectively orally.
• Communicate effectively in writing.
• Communicate with interpersonal sensitivity.
• Plan and manage multiple projects.
• Develop and implement policies and procedures.
• Successfully develop, control and administer budget and expenditures.
• Interpret and apply Agency policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
• Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.
• Negotiate contracts and contract disputes.

JC:pf 1/5/01
Old document: 4972.doc
New document: Jobspecs/4972
CSC Date: 1/31/01
MH:cs Revised 3/28/11
Old Title: Manager of Engineering Services, Zone 7
CSC Date: 5/4/11


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)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • 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
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • 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.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

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