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Associate Engineer for the Oro Loma Sanitary District

San Lorenzo, California
$124,788.00 - $167,220.00 Annually
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Pipelines Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Junior Engineer
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Are you an energetic, forward-thinking professional in the field of engineering and development?
Are you a self-starter with exceptional communications skills who excels at coordinating capital improvement programs and projects? 
Are you ready to be part of a high functioning team?
If so, the Oro Loma Sanitary District is looking for their next Associate Engineer to join their team! 
Regional Government Services (RGS) and its staff are conducting the recruitment on behalf of the District.
The Position
Under direction of the District Engineer, the Associate Engineer will plan, organize, and supervise capital improvement projects and complicated professional engineering work related to the wastewater treatment plant and collection system.
The Ideal Candidate Will:

  • Will have knowledge of principles and practices of engineering, project management, and a thorough understanding of applicable state, federal, and local laws, codes, regulations, and procedures.
  • Coordinate capital improvement projects including conducting studies, design engineering, overseeing the work of consultants, and reviewing requests for proposals.
  • Provide technical input to treatment plant and collection system staff on system modifications and related projects.
  • Be an individual who is accountable, ethical, self-motivated, friendly, adaptable, and comfortable working in a dynamic and team-oriented environment.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, communicating in an approachable and responsive manner.
  • Collaborate effectively with stakeholders and leverage available resources to provide exceptional customer service.
  • Have a strong work ethic with the ability to establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships both internally and externally.


  • Adaptability and Flexibility - Responds effectively to multiple demands, ambiguity, shifting of priorities, emerging situations, and rapid change
  • Accountability - Takes responsibility for the decisions and actions of their teams and direct reports when appropriate
  • Attention to Detail - Guides the team to accomplish tasks with thoroughness and accuracy
  • Analytical Thinking - Identifies diverse solutions to complex problems integrating findings from several different disciplines; identifies and evaluates the various options developed and selects the most effective solution
  • Collaboration - Fosters staff and stakeholder communication and dialogue; identifies opportunities to building consensus for options, decisions, and outcomes
  • Communication - Exchanges information with constituents using oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Decision Making – Takes actions that are consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences
  • Initiative - Identifies and takes action to address problems and opportunities
  • Leadership - Understands formal and informal power and influence structure within the organization and successfully achieves positive, desired outcomes
  • Results Orientation and Execution - Translates objectives into action plans, including identifying task interdependencies
  • Safety - Complies with safety regulations and helps to promote safety consciousness and well-being
  • Teamwork – Works collaboratively with others in order to achieve a goal
  • Time Management and Organization - Develops contingency plans for potential problems

About the Oro Loma Sanitary District
Oro Loma Sanitary District was formed on August 7, 1911, and is one of the oldest sanitary agencies in Alameda County. It was subsequently reorganized under the Sanitary District Act of 1923 of the State Health & Safety Code, which empowers the District to provide sewer, solid waste, and recycling services as a special district of local government.
The District encompasses 13 square miles, serving the communities of unincorporated Alameda County, including San Lorenzo, Ashland, Cherryland, Fairview, portions of Castro Valley, and designated areas of the cities of Hayward and San Leandro. Oro Loma’s service area is located about 13 miles south of Oakland and 30 miles north of San Jose on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay.
Oro Loma serves approximately 47,103 customers within the District’s jurisdiction, comprised of: 45,910 residential (97.3%); 1,190 commercial and light industrial (2.69%), and 3 significant industrial users (0.01%). Treatment services are also provided to approximately 21,400 customers from Castro Valley and the Cities of San Leandro and Hayward. Altogether, the District services are provided to nearly 135,000 people. Examples of Duties

Typical Qualifications

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.   A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: 
Five years of experience in civil or sanitary engineering; experience with
management of wastewater treatment plant and/or collection system projects
Equivalent to a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or
university with major course work in civil engineering, sanitary engineering or related

Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license from the
California Department of Motor Vehicles, and a DMV record that meets the District's
driving standards.
Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the
California State Board of Registration. If the registration is issued from another
state, California registration must be obtained within one year from date of hire.
Fifteen years of experience working in civil or sanitary engineering roles with
increasing responsibility can be substituted for the Certificate of Registration as a
Professional Engineer.

Supplemental Information

Salary and Benefits
The starting salary and salary range will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and skills of the successful candidate.
$10,399 - $13,935 Monthly
A comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • PERS (Public Employees’ Retirement System) – 2% at 60 for classic members; 2% at 62 for new members; highest three-year average final compensation.
  • Retiree Medical – Post-retirement medical for employee, based on age and years of service.
  • Deferred Compensation – The District contributes 0.32% of base salary to a 457(b) plan; in addition, the District matches 50% of voluntary contributions to a maximum of $750/yr.
  • Holidays – Nine regular holidays and seven floating holidays each year.
  • Floating Holidays – All employees get 56 hours at the beginning of each year. 
  • Vacation – Years 1-5: 11 days; Years 6-15: 15 days; Years 16-20: 20 days; Gradual increase to a maximum of 25 days after 25 years.
  • Sick leave – 12 days per year; unlimited accrual.
  • Benefits – District-paid health and dental insurance for employee and family, and vision insurance for employee; life insurance; healthcare and dependent care reimbursement per Section 125 of the IRS Code; $140.00/month cash back.
  • Employee Qualification Improvement Program – Educational assistance up to $1,500 per year.

Application Process and Selection Procedure:
Applications must be submitted on-line through this applicant tracking system. Materials must be complete and clearly demonstrate that the candidate meets the minimum qualifications. Incomplete, late, emailed, and faxed applications are not accepted. Resumes are not considered in lieu of the required employment application. 
Certificates, resumes, and/or cover letters must be uploaded with your application through this applicant tracking system.  

All statements made on the application, resume, and supplemental materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for immediate disqualification, removal from eligibility list, or discharge from employment.

The deadline to apply is May 10th, 2024, at 11:59 PM PST.

Apply online: LINK

Appraisal Process – (Pass/Fail) After the closing deadline, applications will be screened in relation to the criteria indicated in this announcement.

This process may also include various interviews and/or a skills assessment exam to rank applications, and to prepare a Qualified Candidate List.

Application – Minimum Qualification Assessment – (Pass/Fail) All completed applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed and assessed for each applicant's ability to meet the minimum work experience, training, and education qualifications.

Remote Screen Interview Exam – (100%) Candidates who pass the application assessment will be invited to a Remote Screen Interview Examination to evaluate training, experience, and other job-related qualifications for the position.  The Remote Screen Interview will be conducted via a video conference platform and is tentatively scheduled for the middle of May 2024.

Successful candidates will be submitted to the Oro Loma Sanitation District.

All communication and notices will be sent via e-mail. Additional inquiries about the position may be directed to 

Neither Regional Government Services nor the Oro Loma Sanitation District are responsible for failure of internet forms or email in submitting your application. Candidates who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Regional Government Services by mailing

The Oro Loma Sanitation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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