County of Alameda

Assistant General Manager, Engineering, Zone 7 (#4975)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Zone 7 General Mgmt (U53)
$95.21-$115.70 Hourly / $7,616.80-$9,256.00 BiWeekly /
$16,503.07-$20,054.67 Monthly / $198,036.80-$240,656.00 Yearly

Under executive direction, to plan, organize and manage the agency's engineering sections; and may be assigned to act for the General Manager in his/her absence, and other duties as required.


This is a single-position management level of classification with general accountability for the agency's engineering sections, managing directly and through subordinate managers.

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. Plans, organizes and manages, through subordinate supervisors, the engineering design and construction of the agency's flood control and water supply systems and facilities.

2. May be assigned to act for the General Manager in his/her absence, with the Board of Directors, the public, media, governmental agencies, private contractors and consultants, and others.

3. Develops, evaluates and implements policies, procedures, standards, goals and objectives.

4. Performs or supervises long- and short-range planning to anticipate and prepare for agency engineering and capital improvement needs, and implements the directives of the Board of Directors.

5. Guides and directs subordinate supervisors in the selection, training and development, appraisal, recognition, documentation and discipline of subordinates.

6. Reviews, recommends approval, and manages the budget for the area as approved; monitors expenditures; provides for the establishment and management of contracts for services, materials and equipment.

7. Prepares agenda items and oversees presentation or presents items to the Board; makes a variety of presentations and represents the agency to other agencies, organizations and individuals.

8. Conducts a variety of special studies; evaluates legislation, trends and complex flood control and water supply engineering issues, and recommends and implements courses of action.

9. Prepares or reviews a variety of periodic and special reports, records and correspondence.

10. Manages especially difficult, sensitive or innovative projects; provides management/ conceptual review of engineering plans and specifications, and general guidance of engineering projects.

11. Coordinates assigned functions with other agency staff, other utilities, and public and private entities.

12. Visits field sites to assess design constraints, construction, and other situations.

Either I

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


Possession of a Bachelor's degree in civil or mechanical engineering awarded by an accredited college or university.

The equivalent of five years of increasingly responsible professional water resources engineering experience, at least three years of which were in a supervisory capacity in broad and extensive water resources engineering.


Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers.

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 “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

· Management principles and practices, including planning, organizing and assigning work, establishing goals and objectives; selecting, training, motivating and appraising staff, and guiding subordinate supervisors.
· Principles and practices of civil/water resource engineering, including hydrology, hydraulics, surveying, and engineering economics.
· Principles and practices of water resource management.
· Construction principles, methods, materials, and equipment.
· Public financing and contract administration and management.
· Administrative policies and practices.
· Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.

Ability to:

· Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the engineering division, directly and through subordinate supervisors.
· Establish, implement and carry out effective programs and systems for water supply and flood control engineering, water resource management, and related areas.
· Prepare clear and concise reports, studies, correspondence and other written communications.
· Analyze complex engineering problems, evaluate alternatives, and develop and implement effective courses of action, working very independently.
· Make presentations to, represent the agency to, and/or establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Directors, ratepayers, distributors, other agencies, contractors, consultants, vendors, and the general public.
· Interpret and apply complex codes, regulations and agreements.

RS:dj 5/18/94
Old doc: 1246h
New doc: 4975.doc
CSC Date: 5/18/94
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

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • 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.