Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Supply Clerk II

Recruitment #19-1710-01


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. Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.

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 for Filing. Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.


Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will only be accepted on-line.


Supply Clerk II incumbents work, under general supervision, to order, issue, deliver, receive and warehouse supplies and equipment; maintain manual and computerized inventory records regarding minimum stock levels and rates of usage; move furniture, office supplies and equipment within or between a County agency or department. Additional Supply Clerk IIs may operate a variety of stock or warehouse moving equipment or be responsible for an Agency Copy Center; and perform other related duties as required.

Positions allocated at the Supply Clerk II level are assigned supply functions for a majority of the work that falls within at least one of the following criteria:

1. Interdepartmental or county-wide receiving, storing and distributing supply duties and responsibilities.

2. Working in a storeroom/stockroom, office or warehouse environment: Loading and unloading whole truck loads of goods; redistributing existing large inventories within warehouses; issuing and wrapping bulk items for deliveries.

3. Supply duties and responsibilities that are assigned for a specialized inventory, such as personal computer/automation equipment, office furniture, supplies, food, including food service supplies, vaccines, court exhibits, blank county warrants, which require incumbents to exercise judgment and discrimination significantly beyond those required of Supply Clerks I in the proper receipt, storage, security or issuance of goods.

4. In an agency/department, assigned overall technical supply responsibility for inventory control of capital equipment and minor repairs of equipment or acts as lead worker over 2 or more FTE supply personnel. 

The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies throughout Alameda County. However, the current vacancies are situated within the Office of Child Support Services, Probation Department, and the Social Services Agency.

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a successful track record of:

  • Proven experience in a warehouse environment utilizing hand tools, power tools, dollies, hand trucks, baler, compactors and forklifts. In addition, demonstrated expertise in moving, assembling and disassembling modular cubicles and work stations is highly desired.
  • The ability to learn new tasks and work techniques and the ability to immediately apply these newly learned practices to daily tasks.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to assist staff and external customers with information pertaining to equipment needs, repairs, pick up of materials and distribution of supplies.
  • The ability to accurately complete work and tasks while paying close attention to all details.
  • The ability to work effectively with team members and establish good working relationships with personnel within other county departments to ensure that tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • The ability to provide superior customer service demonstrated by anticipating the customer’s needs and providing accurate information and services.  
  • Flexibility as an individual who quickly adapts to changes in work environment and work assignments and effectively works through obstacles and challenges.
  • The ability to resolve work issues in a calm manner while paying close attention to established work deadlines.


- Either I

The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the class of Supply Clerk I or an equivalent or higher level class in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


- Or II

The equivalent of one year full-time experience in receiving, storing, and issuing of supplies, or in clerical work involving stock or equipment inventory control or fiscal recordkeeping.


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


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:

Knowledge of:

  • Techniques of receiving, storing, and issuing supplies.
  • Stacking and inventory control systems.
  • Workplace Safety techniques.
  • Characteristics of various commodities.
  • Operation of warehouse equipment.
  • Basic computer data entry functions and records storage; online order entry.
  • Computer navigation and common internet search tools.
  • Basic alpha and numeric filing system.
  • Basic mathematical computations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and percentages.

Ability to:

  • Compute basic mathematical problems.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Clear verbal and written communication.
  • Organize and prioritize duties to meet deadlines.
  • Interact courteously with co-workers and the public.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Handle and manipulate heavy/bulky objects up to 75 lbs.
  • Move furniture, office equipment and other heavy objects.
  • Keep complex and detailed records.
  • Make decisions using good judgment.
  • Assign training, monitor and review work when in lead capacity.
  • Operate a variety of stock or warehouse moving equipment when part of assignment.
  • Drive a motor vehicle.
  • Operate, assemble and maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Use of basic hand tools.


THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF the following steps:  


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 written examination, which will be qualifying only (pass/fail). Those candidates scoring highest on the written exam will move on to the next step in the examination process; and

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 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 e-mail 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:

  5:00pm, Monday, August 19, 2019 

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

Friday, August 30, 2019

Written Examination: 

Week of September 16, 2019

Oral Examination:        

Week of October 7, 2019


 *updated as of 9/27/19, AC



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 statues.  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 statues.



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 ensure you do not miss any notices about recruitments 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. 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.


Nicole Lewis-Bolton, HR Analyst

Human Resource Services, County of Alameda

(510) 272-6468 or email 


Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.