County of Alameda 4936
WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING AIDE, ZONE 7
Under close supervision, to learn and to perform sub-professional water resources
engineering work; and to perform related work as required.
The Water Resources Engineering Aide is the entry level of the Water Resources Technician
series. This class provides incumbents with knowledge of hydrology and water distribution
principles, basic mechanical skills, and the opportunity to obtain technical skills related to
water resources engineering. Incumbents normally progress to the Water Resources
Technician I class after 18 months of successful performance.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However,
employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual
in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.
1. Gathers and compiles information and prepares standard reports related to supply of
treated water, groundwater, surface water and rainfall.
2. Prepares, revises and updates water resources facilities and data maps; prepares
base maps, standard drawings and miscellaneous charts and graphs.
3. Assists in preparing construction drawings and assembling specifications and contract
documents for water resources, water supply, or flood control projects.
4. Collects samples and conducts standard water quality field tests and analyses,
handling hazardous chemicals according to established procedures.
5. Monitors well levels; sets up, monitors and maintains rain gauges; takes stream flow
and related measurements; prepares data for reports.
6. Assists in survey reduction, design, drafting, right-of-way engineering and
mathematical computations for projects such as wells, water treatment plants, water
transmission pipelines, groundwater recharge and flood control facilities.
7. Assists in inspecting project construction work for compliance with plans and
8. May assist in preparing complex reports or studies related to water supply, water
resource, or flood control programs.
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Successful completion of high-school level courses in drafting, algebra, trigonometry and
The equivalent of six months of recent full-time, paid experience in a sub-professional
Possession of a valid California Driver license.
NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the
announcement of an examination.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties
listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.
Mathematics through algebra, trigonometry and geometry.
Basic drafting practices and techniques.
Basic engineering terminology, principles and practices.
Perform sub-professional engineering duties, involving computational, clerical and manual
Read, interpret and prepare technical documents, maps and charts.
Maintain accurate records and prepare reports.
Work harmoniously as a member of a small team.
Old document: 1251h
New document: Jobspecs/4936
CSC Date: 5/18/94