Saturday, September 23, 2017

Associate Civil Engineer/Professional Geologist, Zone 7

(Promotional)

Recruitment #17-4965-01

Introduction

THIS IS A NEW PROMOTIONAL ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year but can be extended.

Qualified applicants must be current county employees and have completed the equivalent of six months of continuous service following a regular appointment in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes the District Attorney’s Office, the Medical Center, and the Superior Court) by June 1, 2017. A regular appointment does not include provisional, TAP (Temporary Assignment Pool), or STEP-UP appointments.

Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted.

 

ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ONLY

 

DESCRIPTION

Zone7

THE AGENCY 

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 Agency website is: www.zone7water.com/

 

THE POSITION

Under general supervision, performs difficult professional civil and technical engineering/geological work related to water resources, flood control, water supply and water treatment facilities and systems, and has lead responsibility which involves, but is not limited to, assigning, scheduling, monitoring, training and reviewing the work of assigned personnel; performs related work as required.

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications stated below, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a track record of success in the following areas:

• A self-starting individual with proven experience working with engineering/geological projects, studies and managing contracted services;

• Possess a broad working knowledge of engineering and/or geological principles and practices in water resources along with experience with related codes, ordinances and laws;

• Ability to design, implement and manage multiple ongoing projects and coordinate related resources, personnel and activities to successful completion;

• Collects and synthesizes data/information from a variety of sources in an objective, unbiased manner to reach a sound conclusion or forecast;

• Sets reasonable goals and develops a plan to achieve goals while ensuring routine activities continue productively; exhibits adaptability and enthusiasm when faced with changes;

• Practices strong interpersonal communications to maintain constructive relationships with the public, other agencies, developers, engineering firms  and all levels of staff across the Agency, fostering cooperation and collaboration to ensure efficient completion of projects and goals;

• Effectively presents and receives information and concepts, in both written and oral formats; utilizing active listening to ensure understanding; and

• Utilizes and manages technology and other resources to achieve Agency objectives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Either I

Experience:

The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the class of Assistant Engineer/Geologist, Zone 7.

Or II

Education:

Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, Geology or a closely related field. (Possession of a valid State of California Engineer-In-Training certificate may be substituted for the required degree.)

And

Experience:

The equivalent of three years of full-time, progressively responsible professional engineering/geological experience.

Certificate:

Possession of a valid California Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineer, or a valid California Certificate of Registration as a Registered Geologist issued by the California State Board of Registered Geologists and Geophysicists.

License:

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

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

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

· Principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to a water agency, including design and construction, surveying and drafting, materials engineering and soil mechanics, environmental impact analysis and stress analysis.
· Principles of hydrology, hydraulics, hydrogeology and water resources management.
· Principles and practices of project management and contract administration, including planning, organizing, delegating, scheduling and controlling.
· Engineering mathematics, economics and statistical analysis.
· Construction methods, material, specifications and codes.
· Computer software applications related to engineering/geology.
· Applicable codes, regulations and standards relating to water resources, water quality and civil engineering.

Ability to:

· Effectively organize and coordinate complex engineering/geological projects, studies and contracted services.
· Prepare and oversee preparation of plans, designs, sketches, estimates and specifications.
· Apply engineering principles and computer programs to the solution of engineering/geological problems.
· Conduct engineering/geological studies, investigations and analyses.
· Analyze and interpret complex data and reports and reach sound conclusions and forecasts.
· Read, understand and interpret engineering/geological data, maps, survey notes, legal descriptions and other material.
· Prepare clear, concise and accurate reports and correspondence.
· Maintain accurate data and records.
· Deal tactfully and effectively with the public, other agencies, developers, engineering firms and contractors, and other employees.
· Lead assigned staff in completion of projects and tasks.

Other Requirements:

Must be willing and able to work in exposure to chemical, mechanical and electrical hazards and outdoors all weather conditions. May be required to respond to emergencies in off-hours.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF the following steps:

1) A review of candidates' applications 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) An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.

 

CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION.

 

We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components. 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 many 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, www.acgov.org/hrs.

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:


TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN

Deadline for Filing:

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

Oral Interview:

5:00 p.m, Thursday, June 1, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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, www.acgov.org/hrs

BENEFITS

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 & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Insurance
  • Dental – PPO & DHMO Insurance  
  • Vision
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage) 
  • County Allowance
  • Health Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Accident, Critical Illness & Hospital Indemnity
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan – (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Group Auto/Home
  • 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.

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @acgov.org and alamedacountyHR@acgov.org as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the "My applications" button on the Current Job Openings page.

Please take the steps recommended above to insure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

 

Debra Robinson, Human Resources Analyst III
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
510-272-6437
debra.robinson@acgov.org

 

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer