Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Staff Development Supervisor

Recruitment #19-6797-01


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.


This recruitment is to fill one position within the Alameda County Social Services Agency.


Applications will only be accepted on-line.


The Position


The Staff Development Supervisor position is found within the Social Services Agency and reports to the Staff Development Manager.  The position will be responsible for planning, assigning, reviewing and evaluating the work of Staff Development Specialists and Trainers who deliver a comprehensive program of staff development and training for professional, paraprofessional and clerical employees within the Social Services Agency.


The Ideal Candidate will be:

§  An Organized Supervisor who can manage several tasks at once and leverage the resources that are available.

§  A Team Builder that remains focused while guiding others in accomplishing work objectives; providing timely guidance and feedback to assist with skill development and task accomplishments.

§  An Effective Communicator who can be flexible in their interpersonal style in order to build a cohesive team and accomplish objectives. 

§  A visionary who can develop, complete and deliver large complex projects from an initial concept.


In order to participate in the examination process, applicants must qualify through one of the following patterns:

Either Pattern Number I


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

Or Pattern Number II


Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business or public administration, social or behavioral science, education or closely related field.


The equivalent of two years of full-time experience as a staff trainer with responsibility for developing and presenting a wide range of staff development programs.

Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of four years. One additional year of qualifying experience may be substituted for the required, academic major.

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:

• The principles and methods of employee training and organizational development.
• Social work principles, practices and techniques.
• Available education training resources.
• The California Welfare and Institutions Code and State Policies governing the operation of public social service agencies.
• The principles of supervision.

Ability to:

• Assign and supervise the work of others.
• Gather data, analyze situations and adopt effective courses of work for others.
• Prepare detailed reports.
• Speak and write effectively.
• Plan and organize training and conduct group training activities.
• Analyze training content, ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with department staff as well as the staff of other agencies and educational institutions.


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 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. CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION. We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.

Selection Plan

Deadline for Filing:

5:00 PM, Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Panel Interviews:

Week of October 7, 2019


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.

Updated Selection Plan 7/26/2019


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)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • 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
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • 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.

** 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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Ione Bell

Human Resource Analyst II
Human Resource Services Division-County of Alameda


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