County of Alameda

Assistant General Manager, Zone 7 (#4974)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Zone 7 Confidential Mgmt (U61)
$110.26-$134.05 Hourly / $8,820.80-$10,724.00 BiWeekly /
$19,111.73-$23,235.33 Monthly / $229,340.80-$278,824.00 Yearly

Under general direction from the General Manager, plans, organizes, coordinates and directs major functional sections within Zone 7; implements and enforces policies as determined by the Board of Directors and General Manager; formulates goals, procedures and objectives with general administrative guidelines in support of Zone 7’s functional programs; may be assigned to act for the General Manager in his/her absence; and performs related duties as required.


This is a single-position class responsible for overseeing management, policy development, program planning, fiscal accountability, administration and operation of functional sections. The incumbent exercises direct and indirect supervision over managerial, professional, technical, operations and support staff in accomplishing the goals and objectives of the assigned areas of responsibility. The incumbent is responsible for management and technical advice to the General Manager on all matters related to assigned functional areas. This class is distinguished from the General Manager class in that the latter has overall responsibility for Zone 7’s operational programs.

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. Provides leadership to subordinates in the development and implementation of strategies, programs, ordinances, policies and decisions.
2. Sets goals, identifies issues, and motivates staff to act on initiatives.
3. Oversees, reviews, and authorizes the work of a group of interrelated functional sections to ensure efficient and effective results.
4. Evaluates the performance of functional section managers in their assigned section/ divisions against defined performance plans, approved budgets and Zone 7 goals.
5. Confers with the General Manager to determine basic policies and operating procedures.
6. Advises the General Manager on related issues and programs.
7. Prepares and recommends long-range plans for Zone 7 services and programs.
8. Directs the preparation and administration of the annual budget for a group of assigned functional sections.
9. Directs the preparation of a wide variety of periodic and special technical reports as required by the General Manager.
10. May serve as Emergency Operations Director, planning and evaluating emergency response preparedness.
11. May be assigned to act for the General Manager and elected Board members with the public, governmental agencies, private contractors and consultants.
12. Performs other administrative and management functions as assigned.

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The equivalent of five years’ full-time experience in the class of Principal Engineer, Zone 7.


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field.


The equivalent of six years’ full-time, increasingly responsible managerial or administrative experience in a water agency, public utility or a related organization, which included four years in a supervisory capacity supervising professional and technical staff.


Possession of a valid California Driver’s 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 “Example of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

· General administrative principles, practices and methods, including goal setting, objectives and procedures development and implementation, program and budget development and implementation.
· Principles and practices of effective leadership and staff supervision, including selection, training and development, interpersonal communications and relations.
· Effective problem-solving and decision-making techniques; planning and delegating work; performance evaluation; positive recognition methods; progressive discipline.
· Principles and practices related to organizational and functional areas managed.
· Applicable laws, regulations, legal mandates, guidelines and standards affecting the administration of the specified assigned functional areas assigned.
· Principles and practices of public sector contract administration and evaluation.
· Funding sources impacting assigned functional areas of responsibility.

Ability to:

· Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of diverse areas, directly and through subordinate supervisors.
· Establish, implement and carry out effective programs and systems for diverse functional program areas.
· Exercise sound independent judgment.
· Provide effective leadership, initiative.
· Communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
· Read, understand and accurately interpret complex rules, regulations, laws, legislation, policy and guidelines applicable to functional areas of responsibility.
· Analyze complex technical and administrative.
· Maintain and exhibit discretion and integrity when handling sensitive information.
· Prepare and present clear and concise written and oral reports.

RE:jc 6/98
Old doc: 4974h.doc
New doc: 4974.doc
CSC Date: 7/22/98
RC:pf Revised 10/12/04
CSC Date: 10/27/2004


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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