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wtrways-coverZone 7 publishes several newsletters each year to keep our customers informed. To request copies of newsletters prior to those listed here, please contact Zone 7.

  • Fall 2012 A Path Forward: The Bay Delta Conservation Plan; Flood Protection & Water Supply Work Hand-in-Hand; Holding the Line on Water Rates for 2013; Preserving Critical Infrastructure
  • Fall 2011 Zone 7's Mission: To Keep High-Quality Water Flowing Reliably; 2012 Water Rate Review; Zone 7 Goes Solar!
  • Winter 2011 Safeguarding Our Valley Against Floods; South Bay Aqueduct Gets an Upgrade
  • Fall 2010 Despite this Year's Rains, Water-Supply Reliability Remains at Risk; Water Rates Up for Review
  • Winter 2010 Bracing for Wet Weather; Aqueduct Gets Upgrade; Pursuing Cost-Cutting Efficiencies
  • Fall 2009 Changes in Delta Conveyance Critical for Environment & Water Reliability; Water Rate Increase Proposed
  • Summer 2009 Reducing Our Water Footprint; The Delta Solution: Conservation of a Different Type; Local Water-saving Heroes
  • Winter 2009 Water-Supply, Water-Reliability, Water-Quality Projects on Tap; Reduce Your Water Footprint!
  • Fall 2008 Local Water-Saving Heroes; Conservation Tips ("Do Your Part: Be Water Smart!")
  • Spring 2008 The Delta & Zone 7; StreamWISE Will Enhance the Environment & Help Protect Region from Flooding
  • Fall 2007 Zone 7's Reliance on Delta-Conveyed Water (It's Not Just a Southern California Issue); Softening Your Water
  • Spring 2007 Zone 7 Turns 50; Message from new General Manager Jill Duerig
  • Summer 2006 Tri-Valley Elects Four Members to Zone 7's Board
  • Spring 2006 Big Turnout for Altamont Creek Planting; Message from the General Manager
  • Summer 2005 Reliable Water Supply Keeps Valley Strong; Water Quality Update
  • Winter 2004 Preparing Flood Control Facilities for Winter Weather; Water Quality Update
  • Summer 2004 Sources of Water in the Bay Area; Water in Our Valley
  • Spring 2004 New Project Provides Fish Passage; Stream Management Master Plan
  • Fall 2003 Altamont Pipeline Alignments Identified; No Zone 7 Water Rate Increase in 2004
  • Summer 2003 Water Quality Policy Adopted; Chain of Lakes Becoming a Reality

Brixie Interview

Learn more about the vital work of water plant operators by viewing TV30's "Slice of Life" interview with John Brixie, Water Plant Operator III, of Zone 7 Water Agency.


Positions Open 


Plant Maintenance Laborer, Zone 7

  • Filing Deadline:  December 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.


To express an interest in future job openings in specific job classifications, or apply for any open positions elsewhere in the County of Alameda, please go to the Alameda County Human Resources website

View general application information and procedures.

lab-tech.jpgGeneral Information for Applicants 


Zone 7 Water Agency is located in the Tri-Valley region of the eastern San Francisco Bay Area. It provides water on a wholesale basis to the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon, and flood-protection services to all of eastern Alameda County. Zone 7 employs approximately 116 full-time employees and has an operating budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year of $151.6 million. 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. Livermore, California's oldest wine region, is known for the science and technology of its national laboratories, a historic downtown area and the surrounding farm lands and ranches that mirror the Valley's western heritage.

Zone 7 employees are committed to providing a reliable supply of high-quality water and an effective flood control system to the Livemore-Amador Valley in a fiscally responsible, innovative, proactive and environmentally sensitive way. We invite you to acquaint yourself with our dynamic Agency and its exciting employment opportunities.

Zone 7 Water Agency is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity. 


Those claiming additonal preference points as a VETERAN must submit a copy of the DD214 form on the day of the oral examination. Those claiming additional preference points as a DISABLED VETERAN must submit a copy of the DD214 form, and a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs confirming eligibility for additional points, on the day of the oral examination.


The Employee Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate qualified individuals with mental and physical disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disability Act (ADA) of 1990, and Alameda County Resolution No. R-83-773. To request reasonable accommodation, you must notify the Human Resource Representative listed on the job opportunity bulletin as soon as possible and before the last day to file in order to make the necessary arrangements during each step of the examination process.


All government employees are disaster service workers as defined by California Government Code Section 3100. In addition to everyday duties, employees have the added responsibility of helping throughout any disaster.


An applicant's previous employment may be investigated. Results of this investigation may be cause for disqualification. Also, all convictions will be reviewed and may result in a request for additional information or termination of employment. A conviction record will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment. Each case will be given individual consideration. 


All prospective Zone 7 Water Agency employees must pass a medical examination before beginning employment. For positions that require a commercial driver's license and the performance of functions defined as "safety-sensitive," federal law and Agency policy require that the examination include a drug-screening process. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of this examination.


All notices related to Zone 7 Water Agency recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email through Alameda County Human Resources Services. Please add and 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 reivew 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 ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda and Zone 7 Water Agency are not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.