County of Alameda

Maintenance Manager, Zone 7 (#4976)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Zone 7 General Mgmt (U53)
$89.12-$108.35 Hourly / $7,129.60-$8,668.00 BiWeekly /
$15,447.47-$18,780.67 Monthly / $185,369.60-$225,368.00 Yearly

Under general direction, the Maintenance Manager plans, organizes, and manages the maintenance of Zone 7’s assets including water treatment plants, well field and associated distribution system facilities, flood control areas, fleet, building, and grounds; coordinates division activities with other Zone 7 divisions, and performs related duties as required.


The Maintenance Manager has full management authority and responsibility for the overall maintenance of the water supply system and flood control areas.  The incumbent works closely with other management staff, regulatory agencies, and water and flood control agencies and organizations to ensure a continuous supply of high-quality water and effective flood protection services.



The equivalent of three (3) years full-time experience in the class of Water Facilities Supervisor, Zone 7 or Maintenance and Construction Supervisor, Zone 7 in the Alameda County classified service.  


Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Industrial Maintenance, Engineering, or related field.


The equivalent of five (5) of years full-time in public utilities maintenance, operations, engineering, or construction, three (3) years of which includes supervisory experience maintaining or operating a public potable water system or wastewater treatment facility.


Additional work experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. 


Possession of a Certified Control System Technician 3, or possession of AWWA Cross-Connection Control Program Specialist certificate or possession of ISA and /or trade certificates is desirable.

Possession of a valid Grade 2 Distribution (D-2) Certificate issued by the California Department of Health within 18 months of appointment to the class of Maintenance Manager.  Advanced certifications desirable but not required.


Possession of a valid California Driver’s License. 

Special Requirements:

  • Work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Respond to evening, weekend, and holiday calls for assistance.
  • Work with and around hazardous chemicals.
  • Wear respiratory protection equipment. 
Requires sufficient physical strength and agility to inspect equipment operation and maintenance, and to respond to emergency situations. 

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


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of management and administration, including planning, scheduling, supervision, training, and budget preparation and control.
  • Proactive maintenance principles, practices, methods, and equipment requirements. 
  • Applicable laws, regulations, codes, and policies.
  • Maintenance of water treatment plant and distribution system equipment and facilities.
  • Principles and practices of computerized Maintenance Management Systems.
  • Principles and practices of budgeting, purchasing, and inventory control.
  • Principles and practices associated with the maintenance of water treatment, transmission, SCADA, and distribution systems; the review of facility designs, plans, and specifications for operational soundness; and capital construction project management.
  • Mechanical, electrical, control system, and hydraulic principles.
  • Safety rules, regulations, and work practices, particularly in reference to hazardous chemicals.
Ability to:

  • Plan, assign, supervise, review, train, and evaluate the work of subordinate supervisors and staff.
  • Direct the training and evaluation of staff.
  • Manage budget, personnel, and related administrative matters.
  • Direct proactive maintenance programs to support treatment plant and distribution systems operations. 
  • Develop, implement, interpret, and ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Analyze maintenance problems, exercise sound judgment, and develop and implement effective solutions.
  • Read, interpret, and apply data and technical information.
  • Prepare clear and complete records, reports, and correspondence.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Advise, counsel, and promote the performance of employees to enable the department to accomplish its goals, and allow individuals to grow and plan for the future of the agency.


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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