Join the Zone 7 Water Agency as a Senior Water Resources Planner and manage planning and policy projects that impact our water resources or energy management!
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.
We invest in long-term financial planning and fiscal organizational sustainability in order to ensure all areas of Zone 7 are ready and resilient for any economic storms we need to weather which is why we are rated A++
We are looking for qualified individuals for water resource planning or energy management.
Under general direction, performs the most difficult professional planning program work including studies and projects; serves as the project manager for major planning and policy issues related to the operation of a major municipal water supply utility; serves as the section lead on the work of professional and technical staff; and performs related work as required.
This classification of Senior Water Resources Planner, Zone 7, is located in the Water District and is the lead class in the professional planning classification series. Individuals in this class are usually project managers or have major responsibilities for system operation and management involving the lead of the work of other water resource planners, technical, operations and management staff.
Salary and Benefits
YEARLY SALARY: $129,625 -$157,560
Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the needs of a diverse workforce and their families*. These benefits include but are not limited to:
For your Health & Well-Being (medical, dental, vision, disability, EAP)
For your Work/Life Balance (11 paid and up to 4 floating holidays, vacation and sick leave accrual, vacation purchase)
*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.
In addition to the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate for this position will have track record of success in the following areas:
Proven experience working within the principles, practices and trends in water and other environmental resource (e.g., energy) management including research techniques, codes, ordinances and laws related to planning and environmental management.
Established experience performing qualitative and quantitative data analysis
Ability to prepare concise and clear reports and presentations
Effectively works in a multi-disciplinary team and professionally interacts with the public is a plus
Demonstrated experience managing large-scale or complex water resource and/or energy planning projects
Successful development and maintenance of collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals
Experience in supervising staff including selection, training, evaluating performance is a plus
Effectively able to identify problems and use logic, judgment, and data to evaluate alternatives and recommend solutions to achieve the desired organizational goal or outcomes
Experience in keeping up with the latest developments and industry trends as they relate to water resource planning and other resource management issues (e.g., energy)
TO APPLY: Submit a completed County of Alameda application and the required supplemental question responses online at https://www.zone7water.com/careersby 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.
Qualifications and Experience
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban or regional planning, economics, environmental studies, or a closely related field.
The equivalent of four (4) years of full-time professional planning experience including one (1) year of urban planning or working for an utility district or department and two (2) years of leading or supervising experience over subordinate staff.
Standing in and walking between work areas is frequently required.
Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, and reach to perform assigned duties, as well as push and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.
Must be willing and able to work in exposure to chemical, mechanical, and electrical hazards, and outdoors in all weather conditions.
Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
Zone 7 Water Agency supplies treated drinking water to retailers serving approximately 260,000 residents and businesses in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and, through special agreement with the Dublin San Ramon Services District, the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon. Zone 7 also supplies untreated irrigation water (mostly to vineyards) and provides flood protection to eastern Alameda County.
For more information regarding the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Zone 7, please visit their website at http://www.zone7water.com.