Saturday, July 11, 2020

Maintenance and Construction Worker

Recruitment #19-9152-01


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.

Application Process: A properly completed application and DMV printout  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 and the required DMV printout will result in disqualification. Applications will only be accepted on-line.

All Candidates must submit evidence from DMV showing the current status of their driving record and proof of having a clean driving record for the previous three (3) years.  Please attach a scanned copy of your DMV printout to your on-line application under the RESUME TAB.  The DMV printout must be dated during the period of November 25, 2019 to December 20, 2019. Please scan all related documents and upload one (1) file with your application and not multiple files.   

Note:  To upload your DMV printout, follow the instructions located on the Resume Tab of your application.  The Resume Tab is located at the top of the screen after you have completed this supplemental questionnaire.  Please remember to upload ONE (1) document with all your files and NOT multiple files of your document.   


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

The Alameda County Public Works Agency is currently seeking highly motivated individuals to join our team.
Under direct supervision, to work as a lead person over a small crew of laborers.
Maintenance and Construction Workers are responsible for small crews of Laborers performing a variety of construction projects in the Public Works Agency.

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.  
1. Works as a lead person with a crew of Laborers in road and flood control maintenance and construction work and personally performs some of the more difficult work.
2. Instructs Laborers in maintenance techniques and construction methods, the use of tools, welding and fabrication techniques, and safety measures.
3. Maintains time sheets on each member of the crew and records the amount of material used on each job.
4. Performs a variety of special skills that includes welding, fabrication, mechanical work, fence and gate installation and repairs, etc.


Either I

The equivalent of one year of experience in the class of Laborer in the Alameda County classified service.  (Non-classified includes District Attorney's Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts)



The equivalent of two years of experience in road, bridge or concrete construction or maintenance work.



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.


Other Requirements:

Positions in this class are required to wear respiratory protection or other safety equipment to comply with OSHA, CAL/OSHA rules and regulations.


Working Conditions:

Incumbents are subject to 24-hour call out and must actively participate in the program.

Work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Subject to intense heat.

Work on uneven surfaces.

Subject to loud noises.

Work in confined spaces.

Contact with dust, dirt, poisonous plants, dead and live animals, used syringes and condoms, feces, urine, chemicals, paints, petroleum products, etc.

Work in high traffic areas.

Subject to climbing ladders, working from heights, working in moving water, bending, stooping, lifting heavy objects, crawling through small spaces, working overhead, etc.


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 "Example of Duties" section of this specification.


Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of road and flood control facilities, concrete structures, culverts and retaining walls, sewers, various types of fencing and gates, and other drainage structures.
  • Basic principles of supervision and leadership.

Ability to:

  • Give and follow instructions both orally and in writing.
  • Respond to emergencies in the field.
  • Basic Math - add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
  • Order and purchase various materials and tools.
  • Make material, equipment and labor estimates.
  • Read simple plans.
  • Do heavy physical labor.
  • Keep simple records.


The examination will consist of the following steps:

  1. A review of candidates' application 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 performance test  which will be pass/fail. Those candidates who pass the performance test will move on to the next step in the examination process.
  3. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates' final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.

Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this recruitment.


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:

December 20, 2019

Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications:

December 27, 2019

Performance Examination

 February 27, 2020 January 16, 2020

Oral Examination:

* TBD March 19, 2020 February 4, 2020


*Updated 2/5/2020 3/23/2020

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
  • 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.



Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their

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 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. 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.

Sam Gee, Human Resources Division Manager
Human Resource Services Department, County of Alameda