Planning & Permitting Supervisor (Associate/ Senior Engineer – Supervisory)

Agency Dublin San Ramon Services District





The Dublin San Ramon Services District is an independent special district founded in 1953. Serving more than 178,000 people, the District provides potable and recycled water service to Dublin and the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon; wastewater collection and treatment to Dublin and southern San Ramon; and wastewater treatment to Pleasanton (by contract). The District also operates water recycling and wastewater disposal systems owned through regional partnerships.

For fiscal year 2018, the District had 121 full-time-equivalent positions and an operating budget of $63 million. The capital improvement budget for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 totals $66 million and includes 64 projects. By 2027, Dublin San Ramon Services District is planning to invest

$176 million to serve a rapidly growing customer base, rehabilitate or replace existing water and wastewater infrastructure, and develop alternative water supplies in collaboration with other Tri-Valley agencies.


Under general direction of the Engineering Services Manager, the Planning & Permitting Supervisor (Associate/Senior Engineer – Supervisory) will plan, organize, and provide direction and oversight of the Planning & Permitting Division. There is a total of eleven (11) staff in the division. The Supervisor directs and oversees the development of water demand and wastewater flow projections; the development of infrastructure masterplans; the review, permitting and inspection of water and wastewater infrastructure for development; the permitting and inspection of recycled water use; and the District backflow prevention program.


  • Develop and direct the implementation of goals, objectives, procedures, and work standards for the
  • Provide for the selection, training, professional development and work evaluation of division staff; authorize discipline as required; and provide policy guidance and interpretation to
  • Direct, oversee, and develop the division work plan; assign work activities; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures;
  • Prepares and directs the preparation of a variety of written correspondence, reports, procedures and
  • Coordinates facility planning with master plans, general plan amendments and rezoning applications.
  • Represents the District with developers, contractors, professional organizations and other governmental agencies.


  • A strong infrastructure planning background and a basic understanding of water distribution and wastewater collection system construction
  • Effective communication skills to convey information and express thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing,
  • The ability to quickly analyze situations, identify the most critical issues, and develop priorities and appropriate course of
  • Comfort with interaction with the development community and governmental agencies. The political astuteness to understand the perspective of others and the ability to forward the interests of the District and its customers in negotiating and in developing
  • Experience, skill, and passion around building and enabling business process improvements. The ability to identify opportunities and pinpoint problems to maximize efficiency and deliver quality customer A work history of improvement/changes that increase efficiency and quality of service. Track record of engaging employees in process improvement efforts.
  • Skill in listening to and engaging Can set the tone and culture to build a high- functioning, motivated workforce, and mentor and develop staff to help them grow.


Any combination of education, licensing, and/or experience which has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the job satisfactorily may qualify.


A Bachelor’s degree in  civil  engineering  or  a  related   field  and  three  (3)  years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience, including at least one (1) year of lead supervision and one (1) year of demonstrated project management experience in the design and construction of water, wastewater and recycled water systems. A Master’s degree in engineering, business, or public administration, or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required professional engineering experience.

Possession of a Class C Driver’s License. Possession of valid registration as a Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, and/or other Professional Engineer as issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.


The base salary for this position is $134,088.00 – $179,268.00 annually.

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**Deadline to Apply is Tuesday, April 9th*

 Following the closing date, resumes will be screened according to the qualifications outlined above and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an on-site interview. The on-site interviews are tentatively scheduled to occur the week of April 22nd.

The Dublin San Ramon Services District is an equal opportunity employer encouraging workforce diversity.

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