Learn about our Benefits

Health & Well-Being, Financial Plans and Work/Life Balance



A smiling Zone 7 employee looking off to the left with the sun shining on him. Water treatment plant in the background
We are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for our employees. Our benefits package includes 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)
  • 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)

A Zone 7 employee wearing sunglasses and looking off to the right, and a solar power installation in the background

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • 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. Additional information can be found at https://www.acgov.org/hrs/divisions/ebc/healthcare.htm

Educational Stipend

Additionally, Zone 7 Water Agency offers eligible management employees reimbursement up to a maximum of $7,500 per fiscal year for the cost of tuition and related materials for job-related educational expenses, job-related conference fees, or job-related seminar fees which shall maintain or upgrade the employee’s skills on the job or prepare the employee for promotional opportunities.