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Principal Engineer, Zone 7

Zone 7 Water Agency
Livermore, California
$183,934- $223,516
Closing date
Oct 20, 2023

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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++  


Under general direction the incumbent, plans, administers, manages, reviews, and evaluates the work of an engineering section with major program responsibilities related to water resources, flood control, water supply and/or water treatment and distribution engineering in Zone 7 Water Agency; supervises professional engineers/geologists and support staff; and performs other related work as required.  


The current vacancy is within the FLOOD PROTECTION ENGINEERING department.  However, the eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be used within Zone 7, Water Agency to fill vacancies in other divisions, such as Water Supply Engineering.





Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, Geology, or a closely related field



The equivalent of five (5) years’ full-time, progressively responsible professional engineering/geologist experience subsequent to becoming a Registered Professional Engineer or Professional Geologist that included two (2) years of supervisory or administrative experience.  


· Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer OR a Professional Geologist issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

· Possession of a valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's license may be required.  

TO APPLY: Submit a completed County of Alameda application and the required supplemental question responses online at  by 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 9, 2023. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.



Zone 7 provides treated drinking water to four major water retailers serving around 260,000 residents and businesses. The retailers are: the City of Pleasanton; the City of Livermore; California Water Service Company - Livermore; and Dublin San Ramon Services District, which provides water service to Dublin and the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon.

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