County of Alameda

Program Worker, SEIU Represented (#1095)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Clerical (010)
$20.32-$53.57 Hourly / $1,524.00-$4,017.75 BiWeekly /
$3,302.00-$8,705.13 Monthly / $39,624.00-$104,461.50 Yearly

Under close supervision to receive training and perform a variety of functions requiring initiative within basic clerical, maintenance, technical and manual areas in any department within the County and to do related work as assigned.


Incumbents in the class of Program Worker will receive on the job training in one of several areas that will give the employee work experience necessary to qualify for the examination of the class in which they are being trained. Incumbents may be assigned clerical, maintenance, technical, and manual duties with the expectation that they will acquire the necessary experience to provide them the opportunity to secure permanent County employment in the position where they acquired the necessary experience. Assignments will vary according to the specific position.

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 below.

1. Enters data and information from an established group of source documents, using standard references in a prescribed order and/or format into a database or computer system.

2. Plant, transplant, prune and care for trees, shrubs, and annual and perennial flowers.

3. Performs routine clerical tasks such as typing and filing, search and retrieves information on a data base system.

4. Loads and unloads delivery vehicles. Sorts, receives and prepares for shipment of library materials, supplies, mail and equipment.

5. Sweeps, mops, vacuums floors, dusts, washes walls using pressure washers; dusts and polishes wood surfaces; polishes metal fixtures; dusts books and files and cleans window coverings.

6. Computes and process bills; accepts payments and writes receipts and deposit slips. Performs other related routine cashiering duties.

7. Within an agency/department, assigned overall technical supply responsibility for all capital equipment; receives, stores, delivers, assembles, moves, inventories, and tracks capital equipment.

8. Empty incoming mail tubs, sort and separate the mail and correspondence for further distribution and deliver it to the designated locations on a scheduled route.

9. Drive a light van collecting mail, inter departmental correspondence, records and other material from County and other offices on a scheduled route.

10. May perform other related duties as assigned.

Completion of an Alameda County Probation Department re-entry training program or from another re-entry program designed to provide job readiness and job skills training.


Must have been incarcerated and have a felony conviction.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

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.

Knowledge of:

• Safety standard procedures
• Basic gardening practices
• Use of hand and/or power tools.
• Basic elements of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and arithmetic
• Office practices, equipment, business correspondence
• Sorting and categorizing

Ability to:

• Follow oral and written instructions
• Perform repetitive tasks without continuous supervision
• Work effectively with a wide variety of people, County employees and the public
• Learn basic computer skills
• Perform manual labor
• Follow safety and security procedures
• Safely use chemicals as applicable
• Drive safely and skillfully
• Read simple plans

Newspecs: 1095
CSC Date:4/26/17


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords 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)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 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.


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