Sunday, July 5, 2020

Maintenance and Construction Supervisor, Zone 7

Recruitment #20-4998-01



THIS IS A REOPENING OF AN EXISTING EXAMINATION.   If you have previously applied (or started an application) for the Maintenance and Construction Supervisor, Zone 7 Exam # 20-4998-01, and choose to reapply, please contact the examination analyst, Erika Beams at to request your previous application released back to you.

The scores and dispositions of candidates for this examination will be merged with previous exam participants. If you have previously applied and choose to reapply, your new score/disposition will replace your current disposition.

Application and Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will only be accepted on-line.  





Zone 7 provides treated drinking water to four major water retailers serving around 220,000 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. 


The incumbents in this classification are responsible for organizing and supervising maintenance, construction and flood control activities, and for planning and coordinating with other agency departments to ensure effective utilization of resources.  Incumbents oversee and/or perform all functions of project management, including design, purchasing and contract administration, direction of staff, and inspection of completed work.  

This is a first-line supervisory classification Under general direction, plans, organizes, coordinates and directs maintenance and construction activities for Zone 7's water production, treatment, distribution facilities, and flood control areas; and performs related work as assigned. This classification is distinguished from the Production Manager, which is a division head classification with overall management authority and responsibility for the operations and maintenance of water treatment, distribution systems and flood control areas for the Agency.

For a detailed listing of the essential responsibilities and core competency requirements for this position please click here for the Maintenance and Construction Supervisor, Zone 7 job description.


The ideal candidate has experience with a proven track record of success that demonstrates knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas:


·         Fully understands the technical components of water systems maintenance, flood and/or construction management;

·         Supervisory experience that includes staff management and mentoring;

·         Effective time management demonstrated by efficient preparation, scheduling, prioritization and an understanding of appropriate delegation of duties;

·         Project Management skills including the ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously and be able to provide status updates on projects at a moment’s notice;

·         Solid experience in managing work groups by  developing effective working relationships, remaining energetic, optimistic and maintaining high work and ethical standards;

·         Expertise and commitment to identifying and correcting conditions that affect workplace safety and upholds safety standards; and

·         Skilled in maintenance project management and planning requiring coordination and collaboration across departmental lines. 



The equivalent of seven (7) years of experience in the construction, operation and/or maintenance of water systems or flood control planning, two (2) years of which involved planning, organizing and supervising construction, maintenance and/or flood control projects.  


Possession of a valid California driver's license required.  

Possession of a Grade III or higher Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate is desirable.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, methods and equipment related to construction and maintenance of water systems facilities and equipment, and flood control planning.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, including planning, organizing, assigning and reviewing work.
  • State, county and district regulations pertaining to construction and maintenance of water systems, including building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical codes.
  • Safety precautions pertaining to the work.    

Ability to:

  • Interpret and apply various rules, regulations, policies and procedures as it relates to the work.
  • Plan, schedule, assign and evaluate work; train and develop staff.
  • Prepare accurate plans, specifications, cost estimates and reports.
  • Determine material, equipment, and staffing needs for construction, maintenance and flood control projects.
  • Coordinate the work of multiple crews to achieve maximum performance within time and cost constraints.
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare written reports and correspondences.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


The examination will consist of the following steps:

  1. A review of candidates' application to verify possession of minimum requirements.  Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.
  2. A review of the supplemental questionnaire to determine the best qualified.
  3. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates' final examination score.  The oral interview may contain situational exercises.

Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this examination. 


Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness, and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website,

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance.  The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:



 Deadline for Filing:

  5:00 p.m., Friday July 17, 2020

 Review of Minimum Qualifications and Best Qualified Screening:


 Oral Interview with Situation Exercises:




Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.


For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website,


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*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.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.


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Erika Beams, Human Resources Analyst

Human Resource Services, County of Alameda  

(510) 272-6393


Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.