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Positions Open 

No open recruitments at this time.


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

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Operational reliability of water utilities depends on both having sufficient staff in mission-critical jobs and preparing that staff to do the technical work essential for public health and safety.  Zone 7, as a Baywork signatory, is committed to helping foster a reliable workforce. Baywork’s signatories strategically invest resources together to sustain and develop the reliable workforce needed to serve our customer and protect the environment both now and for future generations. Visit for resources for on starting or furthering your career in water.

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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 review 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.

If you have any questions or comments for our Human Resources Team, please email us at and we will respond promptly to your inquiry.