Engineer I (Groundwater Resources)

Alameda County Water District | Fremont

Salary Range: $94,227-$114,537
Open Date: 11/27/2017
Close Date: 12/22/2017

Position Description

THE POSITION: The Alameda County Water District located in Fremont, CA, is seeking to hire an exceptionally talented engineer to apply and further develop his/her technical knowledge and broaden his/her project management and leadership skills. Under the supervision of the Groundwater Resources Manager, this position will perform a variety of engineering and administrative tasks related to the management and protection of groundwater resources. A primary area of responsibility will include oversight of the investigation and cleanup at leaking underground fuel tank and other spill or leak sites in conformance with local, regional, and state guidelines, and coordinating investigation and cleanup oversight activities with federal, state, and local agencies. Additionally, the incumbent will assist with projects which may include: overseeing the work of consultants; reviewing proposals and reports for conformity with guidelines, industry standards and specifications; administering contracts; monitoring costs; preparing change orders; and reviewing progress payments to contractors. The position also involves assisting with groundwater management programs which may include activities related to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, coordinating a wellhead protection program; administering a replenishment assessment program; participating in groundwater basin studies; analyzing field data; overseeing data entry and the preparation of tables and diagrams; and producing technical reports with findings and recommendations. Good computer skills are required for a variety of technical analysis tasks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: engineering mathematics including calculus and statistical analysis; engineering principles, practices, techniques and equipment; engineering surveying principles and equipment; office methods and procedures, including recordkeeping and filing; job-related computer and software applications; detailing practices and standard presentation formats; and applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations. Skill and Ability to: work on projects alone or cooperatively with others; set priorities and coordinate several concurrent projects under time pressures and deadlines; perform routine to difficult mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy; interpret and prepare drawings, details, maps, profiles, graphs, and compilations of numerical data;; maintain accurate records and prepare a variety of memos, letters and technical reports that are clear and concise; effectively use a variety of technical engineering software applications including GIS (Geographic Information System); effectively use a computer, calculator and other standard office equipment; communicate effectively both orally and in writing with technical and non-technical persons; maintain detailed, complete and accurate records; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; and perform the essential functions of the job without causing harm to self or others
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: The essential functions of the job require the ability to sit for extended periods of time when performing office tasks and finger dexterity to operate a computer; to speak and hear in person and on the phone; field activities require the ability to work outdoors on a year-round basis under a variety of climatic and geographic conditions in an environment with exposure to loud noise, chemicals, fumes, and other environmental substances; to traverse uneven terrain; to stand for long periods of time; to bend, squat and/or climb; to grasp, hold and reach; and to work long or unusual hours as situations demand and frequently lift, carry and/or maneuver objects weighing up to 55 pounds and occasionally up to 90 pounds.

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Position Qualifications

Possession of a Baccalaureate degree in an engineering curriculum which is accredited by the Engineers’ Council for Professional Development, or a California Engineer-In-Training Certificate.

Engineer I: In addition to the above, no experience is required.

How to Apply

1. Application materials must be submitted online at no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017. Application materials must include a completed Alameda County Water District Employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire. Incomplete applications will not be given further consideration. 2. Candidates who present the best job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in a qualifications appraisal, which may include a written exercise as well as an interview by an appraisal panel. 3. Candidates passing the qualifications appraisal process will be ranked on an employment list for further consideration. Top-ranking candidates will be invited to a personal interview with the hiring Supervisor.
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