County of Alameda

Facilities Maintenance & Construction Supervisor, Zone 7 (#4998)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Zoney 7 General Mgmt (R53)
$59.16-$71.90 Hourly / $4,732.80-$5,752.00 BiWeekly /
$10,254.40-$12,462.67 Monthly / $123,052.80-$149,552.00 Yearly

Under general direction, to plan, organize, coordinate and direct maintenance and construction activities for Zone 7's production, treatment and distribution facilities; and to perform related work as assigned.


This is a single-position classification reporting to the Supervising Water Resources Engineer of the Facilities section. This class is responsible for organizing and supervising the accomplishment of maintenance and construction activities, and for planning and coordinating with other agency departments to ensure effective utilization of resources. Projects handled at this level are typically under $250,000 in cost, such as pumping stations and other water facilities and structures. The incumbent oversees or personally performs all phases of project management, including design, purchasing and contract administration, direction of work crews, and inspection of completed work.

This class is distinguished from the Water Systems Superintendent, which has overall supervisory responsibility for operations and maintenance of water treatment and distribution systems.

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 may design maintenance and construction projects, exclusive of large-scale projects subject to competitive bidding.

2. Determines and coordinates staffing and equipment resources needed to accomplish projects; selects contractors as needed; directs the specification and purchasing of parts, supplies, materials and equipment.

3. Coordinates maintenance and construction activities with Engineering and Operations to minimize operating system disruptions and maximize project resources.

4. Directs the work of agency personnel, hires contract crews, and other specialized personnel at job sites; determines work methods, assigns work, and provides technical assistance to ensure cost-effectiveness.

5. Coordinates with other agencies regarding construction permits, impact on other utilities, and related issues.

6. Inspects work for completeness and compliance with plans, specifications, and safety requirements; monitors and approves payments to contractors.

7. Supervises the Materials Planner/Buyer; provides guidance and direction, evaluates performance, approves work schedules, etc.

8. Provides functional direction to Plant Mechanics and Building Maintenance Laborers through the Water Facilities Supervisors; coordinates assignments and monitors activities.

9. Maintains accurate records and prepares reports and recommendations on maintenance and construction projects.


The equivalent of seven years of experience in the construction, operation and/or maintenance of water systems, two years of which involved planning, organizing and supervising construction and maintenance projects; or an equivalent combination of experience which has provided the required knowledge and skills.


Possession of a valid California driver's license required.

Possession of a Grade III or higher Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate is desirable.

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, practices, methods and equipment related to construction and maintenance of water systems facilities and equipment.
• Principles and practices of supervision, including planning, organizing, assigning and reviewing work.
• State, county and district regulations pertaining to construction of water systems, including building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical codes.
• Safety precautions pertaining to the work.

Ability to:

• Plan, schedule, assign and inspect work.
• Prepare accurate plans, specifications, cost estimates and reports.
• Determine material, equipment, and staffing needs for construction and maintenance projects.
• Coordinate the work of multiple crews to achieve maximum performance within time and cost constraints.
• Maintain accurate records and prepare written reports.
• Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Old document: 1258h
New document: Jobspecs/4998
CSC Date: 5/18/94


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.