Monday, April 23, 2018

Field Maintenance Superintendent

Recruitment #17-9527-01




Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted.

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 5:00:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

License: Possess and maintain a valid California Motor Vehicle Class C Driver’s License. Candidates must submit evidence from the DMV showing current status of their license at the time of application and must have a clean driving record for the previous three-year period.  Please attach your DMV printout to your application via the "Resume" tab prior to submission.

NOTE: Computer printouts will not be accepted. Failure to submit a current DMV printout will result in disqualification from this recruitment.






The mission of Public Works is to enhance the quality of life for the people of Alameda County by providing a safe, well-maintained, and lasting public works infrastructure through accessible, responsive and effective services.

Public services provided by the Alameda County Public Works Agency include flood and storm water pollution control, transportation planning and design, roadway and flood control maintenance and inspection, and construction and building inspections.

The goals of the Agency are to keep roads safe and well maintained, provide the highest level of flood protection, provide service levels that optimize infrastructure life cycles, minimize deferred maintenance, ensure that development and construction adhere to applicable State and County rules, optimize disaster preparedness, response and recover, ensure that the Agency’s operations and services minimize negative impacts on the environment, and sustain and advance County and Agency programs through a vital business and administrative support system.

For more information about the Alameda County Public Works Agency, please visit their website at



Under general direction, Field Maintenance Superintendents are in charge of maintaining and repairing County roads and flood control facilities; directing the general and specialized maintenance and repair crews; and, performing related work as required.



The ideal candidate will be a key member of the Agency’s Maintenance and Operations Department leadership team. The Alameda County Public Works Agency is recognized by the community and professional organizations as a leader in innovation, service delivery, and employee excellence. The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop, refine, and facilitate the implementation of selected initiatives in collaboration with key stakeholders. Additionally, the ideal candidate should have: 

  • Technical knowledge to assure that road construction, maintenance or repair projects comply with departmental policies and procedures as well as with engineering standards and relevant laws and ordinances pertaining to road constructions. 
  • Ability to consistently maintain effectiveness and poise when changes in work priorities require prompt action to accomplish objectives, problem-solving techniques, and processes to facilitate the identification and resolution of problems and issues related to the completion of work assignments. 
  • Ability to project management principles and techniques to supervise the progress of a variety of project activities. 
  • Ability to implement workflow principles and concepts to establish and maintain accurate work records and documentation depicting project status and progress. 
  • Ability to represent the Agency to citizens on issues concerning interpreting relevant laws and ordinances and resolving complaints; contacts property owners, public utilities employees, governmental units and civic groups to secure cooperation on road maintenance matters of present and future concerns. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with governmental officials, subordinates, and the general public and be an approachable and politically astute leader with a style that elicits the trust of staff and others; able to inspire confidence and build support within and outside the organization.


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The equivalent of five years’ full-time experience as a Field Maintenance Supervisor or an equivalent or higher level class in the Alameda County service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, construction management, business administration, public administration or a closely related field.


Two (2) years’ experience in roads, flood control structures and public works maintenance, construction management, or related activity. One (1) year as a supervisor.


The equivalent of six (6) years’ full-time experience in roads, flood control structures and public works maintenance, construction management, or related activity. Two (2) years as a supervisor.

License (required for all patterns):

Possess and maintain a valid California Motor Vehicle Class C Driver’s License. Candidates must submit evidence from the DMV showing current status of their license at the time of application and must have a clean driving record for the previous three-year period.  Please attach your DMV printout to your application via the "Resume" tab prior to submission.

NOTE: Computer printouts will not be accepted.  Failure to submit a current DMV printout will result in disqualification from this recruitment.

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




The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

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:
• Methods, materials, blueprints, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and construction of roads, flood control structures, and related facilities.
• Agency rules and procedures.
• Techniques for estimating materials, tools, equipment and staffing necessary to complete projects.
• Construction safety practices.
• Contemporary supervision and organization principles and practices.
• Budgetary methods, procedures and techniques.
• Operational and financial record-keeping methods.
• Maintenance or roads, flood control structures, landscape, street lighting, traffic control signals and related public infrastructure.
• English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation.

Ability to:

• Plan, organize, coordinate and supervise a maintenance and construction program for road and flood control facilities.
• To determine equipment and personnel resources required for maintenance operations.
• Direct the work of others through subordinate supervisors.
• Understand and follow complex instruction and technical specifications.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Determine the condition of facilities by inspection and estimating accurately the time, materials, equipment, and cost of specific jobs and programs.
• Work harmoniously with other people and agencies, and maintain good relations with the general public, other departments, and outside agencies.
• Keep operational and financial records.
• Operate a standard office computer to enter data, retrieve data, utilize spreadsheet and other applications.
• Make decisions.
• Plan and organize.
• Be a team player
• Perform administrative functions
• Deal with citizens’ concerns in a tactful manner
• Analyze and problem solve.

Working Conditions:

Duties of this position require prolonged sitting and walking on flat, uneven, wet and slippery surfaces such as along roadsides, construction sites, flood control channels, dirt inclines, and side slopes. Incumbents drive daily for up to two hours and must frequently get in and out of the vehicle. Duties require working outdoors in all weather conditions and incumbents are exposed to heavy dust and pollen; loud noise from construction equipment; chemicals used in vegetation control and equipment wash downs. Incumbents work near moving traffic and heavy construction equipment.



1) A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.

2) A review of candidates’ Supplemental Questionnaires to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process.

3) An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview 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 many 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:

Monday, June 5, 2017

Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications:


Review of Supplemental Questionnaires for Best Qualified:


Oral Examination*:


*If designated as a combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, the oral interviews 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 wellbeing.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Insurance
  • Dental – PPO & DHMO Insurance  
  • Vision
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage) 
  • County Allowance (Employer Credit)
  • Health Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Accident, Critical Illness & Hospital Indemnity
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan – (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Group Legal
  • 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.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.


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Iona Childers, Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
(510) 272-6463

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer