Marin Water

Engineering Technician Supervsior

Hybrid - Corte Madera, CA
$100K - $125K Annually
Application Deadline: 7/21/24

Who we are

Marin Water delivers clean water to more than 190,000 people in central and southern Marin County and manages more than 18,000 acres of land on the Mount Tamalpais Watershed, where most of our local water is sourced. As California’s first municipal water district, chartered in 1912, our proud history of service is upheld by our dedicated staff of nearly 250 employees across 25 departments. We are committed to our core values of health and safety, stewardship, innovation, efficiency and responsiveness, accountability, respect, listening and learning, and working together to anticipate the challenges ahead and achieve our mission.

Explore a meaningful career with Marin Water and join us in our mission to manage the lands, water, and facilities in our trust to provide reliable, high-quality water and adapt and sustain these precious resources for the future.

The community we serve

Marin County is a special place known for its striking natural beauty, an active and engaged community, characteristic towns, farm fresh food, thriving arts and outstanding schools. Nestled on a peninsula in the northwest corner of the San Francisco Bay Area, Marin is easily accessible by bike, car, bus, train and ferry. Mount Tamalpais, home to our primary source of water, stands at the center of Marin and is treasured by our community.

The team

The Engineering Support and Development Services team manages requests for new services, hydrants, service upgrades, and pipeline extension agreements. The records group within this department supports the capital program and maintenance group with updating record “as-builts” and performing mark and locates for compliance with Underground Service Alerts. Lastly, this group manages the District’s real estate interests including management of leases, easements, deeds, titles, right-of-ways, and encroachment permits.

The role

The Engineering Technician Supervisor—Development Services combines supervision and coordination of a specific work unit within the Development Services department with individual responsibility for handling the more difficult and complex work assignments. Incumbents are expected to handle the planning and scheduling of workload, and prepare written performance evaluations. In addition, they may prepare and monitor a budget for the work unit and performs related work as required.

The ideal candidate

·       Will have knowledge in principles and concepts employed in a wide variety of difficult and complex sub professional field and office engineering work.

·       Will have an ability to effectively supervise and train others.

·       Will be able to interpret, apply, and explain District policies and procedures to a variety of persons, including the general public, contractors, other District staff, and representatives of other public agencies.

·       Will have an ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, other District employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.

·       Will have a working knowledge or the ability to learn principles and concepts of real property including leases and license agreements.

·       Will have a knowledge of hardware and software technology used in providing technical engineering services, principles of cost estimation, as well as construction practices and materials.

Typical Duties

·       Plans, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of a sub professional engineering staff engaged in the full range of new business activities including representing the District to a wide variety of agencies and the public requesting annexation of territory, extension, relocation, or abandonment of water supply and distribution facilities, and installation of public and private fire protection facilities.

·       Receives and processes pipeline extension applications and prepares agreements.

·       Under the direction of a P.E., designs required facilities including hydrants, fire lines, and services, and assists with the design of pipeline extensions and relocations.

·       Prepares cost estimates and correspondence for pipeline extensions and fire hydrant/fire line and service installations.

·       Presents pipeline extension projects and variance requests to the Board of Directors for consideration.

·       Processes variances to District code involving the facility requirements to provide new service.

·       Engages in extensive interaction with the public and local planning agencies, and serves as a point of contact for local fire agencies.

·       Conducts cross divisional staff discussions on potential new development projects.

·       Annually reviews service installation costs and proposes fee and charge revisions as necessary.

·       Evaluates operations and activities related to new service and other section activities; recommends improvements and modifications and develops policies and procedures as appropriate.

·       Enforces District hydrant meter, water theft and unauthorized use policies.


Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

·       Graduation from an accredited college with an associate degree and coursework in any of the following areas: drafting, engineering studies, engineering technology, construction management, water distribution, plumbing and pipe fitting, geographic information systems, or other closely related field; and,

·       Four years of increasingly responsible sub professional engineering, drafting, or construction experience, or other related field, at least two of which must have included planning and scheduling the work of others in a supervisory or lead role.


·       Completion of the twelfth grade or its equivalent; and,

·       Five years of increasingly responsible sub professional engineering, drafting, or construction experience, or other related field, at least two of which must have included planning and scheduling the work of others in a supervisory or lead role.

Recruiter Information:

Human Resources