Zone 7 Water Agency

Assistant Engineer

Onsite - Livermore, CA
$150K - $175K Annually
Application Deadline: 7/1/24

Join the Zone 7 Water Agency team as an Associate Civil Engineer and make a direct impact on our water engineering projects!

 YEARLY SALARY: $145,392.00 – $176,737.60 


The Agency’s administrative offices are located in Livermore, CA, the easternmost city of Alameda County, which is bordered by Contra Costa County to the north and San Joaquin County to the east. Zone 7 provides treated drinking water to the City of Pleasanton; the City of Livermore; California Water Service Company – Livermore; and Dublin San Ramon Services District.

At Zone 7, we take pride in recruiting and retaining a highly qualified and committed staff who are all just as dedicated to community service as they are to each other. We employ approximately 115 full-time employees in a diverse range of fields, responsible for the massive job of keeping clean, safe water delivered to the Tri-Valley.



Under general supervision, this classification performs difficult professional civil and technical engineering work related to water resources, flood control, water supply or water treatment facilities, and has lead responsibility which involves, but is not limited to, assigning, scheduling, monitoring, training and reviewing the work of assigned personnel.

The eligible list resulting from this recruitment will be used within Zone 7, Water Agency to fill vacancies in the following divisions:

  • Water Supply Engineering: Plans, designs, and constructs major water supply, conveyance, production, and delivery facilities for expansion, system-wide improvements, and renewal/replacement programs. WSE also manages the Agency’s Water Enterprise Asset Management Program and Capital Improvement Program, and supports programs and projects lead by other Zone 7 divisions.
  • Flood Protection Engineering: Plans, designs, and manages construction of major flood protection facilities and annual embankment slide repairs as well as manages the Agency’s Flood Protection Capital Improvement and Asset Management Programs.
  • Water Quality Engineering: Provides water quality expertise and technical support for regulatory compliance, optimizing treatment plant performance, well and distribution system operation, and water quality improvement studies. WQE also provides support to integrated water resources planning, groundwater management, water supply engineering, and communication efforts. In addition, WQE provides various support to other partnering agencies, retail water systems, and customers in the Agency’s service area.
  • Groundwater: Manages the Livermore Valley Groundwater basin and implements the Alternative Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the basin in compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. The section conducts hydrogeological studies, groundwater modeling, monitoring programs, and collects surface water and groundwater hydrologic and climatological data, monitors internal and external programs impacting groundwater quantity and quality – including the issuance of permits for well drilling; interagency coordination and coordinates actions for the Chain of Lakes quarry area. 



Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, Geology or a closely related field. (Possession of a valid State of California Engineer-In-Training certificate may be substituted for the required degree.)



The equivalent of three years of full-time, progressively responsible professional engineering/geological experience.


Possession of a valid California Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineer, or a valid California Certificate of Registration as a Registered Geologist issued by the California State Board of Registered Geologists and Geophysicists.


Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license. 

TO APPLY: Submit a completed County of Alameda application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 1, 2024. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.

Zone7 Water Agency/ County of Alameda is an Equal Opportunity Employer