Sunday, May 27, 2018


Recruitment #17-9230-01


THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION.  The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.

Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day of Filing. Applications will only be accepted on-line. Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.




Alameda County General Services Agency (GSA) provides a host of diverse logistical support services to County agencies and departments. These support services are provided through the successful coordination and collaboration of various departments and divisions within GSA. The Agency has an annual budget of $154.7 million and approximately 420 employees working in one of the main departments/divisions listed below:

·       Building Maintenance Department

·       Capital Programs

·       Early Care and Education

·       Finance and Payroll

·       Human Resources

·       Information Systems

·       Logistics Services

·       Office of Sustainability

·       Procurement

·       Real Property and Portfolio Management


For more information about the agency, visit:  Alameda County General Services Agency




Under general supervision, to perform journey-level electrical work; to install, maintain, repair, and alter a variety of indoor building and outdoor electrical systems, machinery and equipment; and to perform related work as required. 


The ideal candidate for the position of Electrician will have the following critical attributes:


·       Demonstrated experience as a journey level Electrician.

·       Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot electrical breakdowns.

·       Willingness to learn new procedures to keep step with advancing electrical technology.

·       Commitment to exceptional customer service.

·       Ability to work cooperatively with others to accomplish work goals.

·       Takes immediate action to identify and solve problems and is willing to go beyond job requirements to achieve a goal.

·       Effectively manages time by appropriately prioritizing work.

·       Proven safety record as demonstrated by the ability to identify safety issues and take corrective action.


For more detailed information about the position, visit:  Electrician (#9230)


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Education and Training:
Completion of an accredited apprenticeship in the electrician's trade,


The equivalent of two (2) years of full-time journey-level experience as an electrician.


A combination of education or training in the electronic or electrical trade plus full-time journey-level electrician experience totaling six years.

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

Special Requirements:

Must be able to safely lift and carry tools and equipment weighing up to 60 pounds.
Must be able and willing to work outside in all types of weather conditions.
Must be able to climb and work from ladders, aerial lifts, and/or scaffolding.
Must be able and willing to work in confined areas.
Must be able to use a respirator.
Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.

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


The most suitably qualified candidate will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

• The standard practices, procedures, methods, tools, materials, equipment, machines and safety requirements used in the electrical trade.
• Electrical building construction, including planning, layout, blueprint reading and estimating the cost of labor and materials.
• The principles of electricity.
• Safety practices in the electrical field.
• Electronics.
• Computers.

Ability to:

• Plan and install electrical circuits.
• Repair electrical appliances and office equipment.
• Perform electrical work in a safe manner following federal, state, county and departmental safety procedures and requirements.
• Interpret and apply the National Electrical Code and the California Electrical Safety Orders.
• Read and interpret blueprints.
• Keep simple paper and electronic records.
• Use basic computer software, i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook.


1)  A review of the candidates' applications and supplemental questionnaires to verify possession of minimum qualifications.  Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process, the performance examination.
2)  The performance examination will be qualifying only (pass/fail).  Candidates who pass the performance examination will move forward to the next step of the exam process, the oral interview.
3)  The oral interview will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score.  The oral examination may contain situational exercises.


We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit.  Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position.  Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position.  Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website,

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance.  The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:



Deadline for Filing:

Friday, February 23, 2018, at 5:00 PM

Review for Minimum Qualifications:

Monday, March 5, 2018

Performance Examination:


Oral Interviews*:


* Updated 4/4/2018

*The combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.


Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes.  To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing.   Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.



For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website,



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

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • 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.



All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. 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 view 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 insure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.


Elaine Lemi | Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
(510) 272-6434 |


Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer