County of Alameda

Water Resources Manager, Zone 7 (#4980)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Zone 7 Confidential Mgmt (U61)
$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 General Manager or Assistant General Manager, to plan, organize, direct and review the activities and operations of Water Resources/Watersheds, including planning and programs for watershed stewardship, flood control, water supply, groundwater, water transmission, storage, and distribution facilities and related technical support activities such as information technology program; 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 Water Resources/Watersheds within Zone 7. The incumbent provides complex administrative support to the General Manager or Assistant General Manager; exercises direct supervision over management, professional, technical, and clerical personnel; analyzes and acts on major problems. The Water Resources Manager, Zone 7, is distinguished from the Principal Engineer/Geologist and the Groundwater Resources Manager, in that the former is responsible for the agency-wide planning and programs, whereas the latter are responsible for program management within their respective unit.


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 Water Resources/Watersheds; 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 Water Resources/Watersheds work plan, activities, projects and programs; monitors workflow; 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. Directs and reviews preparation of such long-term planning efforts as Urban Water Management Plans, Water Supply Master Plans, Capital Improvement Plans, Distribution System Master Plans, Groundwater Management Plans, Watershed Management Plans, Stream Management Master Plans and related programs, modeling, outreach, and coordination with outside agencies.  
  6. Directs, develops, and participates in studies and reports related to current and long-term water resources and environmental planning, water demand/supply forecasting, and environmental compliance, permitting, and mitigation.
  7. Recommends selection of, and coordinates the activities of, consultants providing professional services. 
  8. Directs, reviews, and responds to personnel matters in Integrated Planning and Programs within approved limitations; implements discipline and recommends termination procedures.
  9. Selects, trains or coordinates training, motivates personnel; works with employees to correct identified deficiencies.  
  10. Prepares and administers performance evaluations on subordinates.
  11. Researches and prepares technical and administrative reports and studies; prepares written correspondence.




The equivalent of two (2) years of full-time experience in the class of Principal Engineer/Geologist, Zone 7, Groundwater Resources Manager, Zone 7, or equivalent or higher-level class in the Alameda County classified service.                                                                                                                                                



Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, Geology, Planning, Economics, Public Administrations, Environmental Science or a closely related field.                                                                        



The equivalent of five (5) years of full-time, senior management experience performing professional water resource planning functions, with at least two (2) years of supervisory experience.

License or Certificate:  

Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

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 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 supervision, personnel management, and administration. 

Ability to

  • Plan and direct the administration and operations of water resources planning and programs. 
  • 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.


Newspecs:  4980

MH:cs  3/4/15

CSC Date:  4/1/15

DR:sa Revised/Retitled 12/15/2021

Old Title: Manager of Integrated Water Resources, Zone 7

CSC Date: 01/12/2022

RE:sa Revised 04/13/2022

CSC Date: 05/04/2022


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.