Friday, September 20, 2019

Supervisor, Carpentry, Paint and Lock Services

Recruitment #19-9225-01


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 and 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 will only be accepted on-line.



Alameda County General Services Agency (GSA) delivers a host of logistical support services to County agencies and partners from maintenance of facilities and County fleet to energy and environmental management services, capital project management, procurement services, and clean commute and recycling programs. The GSA Community strives not only to provide these services but to also facilitate collaborative and innovative approaches in its efforts.

While the GSA Community largely focuses on support services for Alameda County departments and other public agencies, the work has a direct impact on the communities. GSA builds structures such as libraries and youth centers that transform communities, provides opportunities for local businesses, and works towards ensuring that County work practices minimize negative impacts to the environment. GSA employees take great pride in their work and strive to provide the highest-quality service.



Under general direction, to supervise the work of Carpenters, Locksmiths, Painters, Building Maintenance Workers and others as assigned to carpentry, painting, remodeling and maintenance tasks; and to do related work as required.

For more detailed information about the job classification, visit:   Supervisor, Carpentry, Paint and Lock Services (#9225)


In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate for the position of Supervisor, Carpentry, Paint and Lock Services will have the following critical attributes:

-A strong record of successful experience in the construction and building maintenance trades with an emphasis on modern methods of painting, carpentry and cabinetmaking

-Ability to guide direct reports to accomplish work objectives and to evaluate their performance

-Demonstrated ability to identify problems, develop solutions and make effective decisions

-Ability to schedule operational timelines for maintenance and remodeling projects through analysis of each project and assignment of appropriate staff

-Proficient in developing information monitoring systems related to progress on assigned projects, maintenance records, and accreditation and licensing records

-Outstanding organizational skills to ensure that projects are completed timely and within budget

-Exceptional commitment to customer service

-Proven record of managing ongoing projects through to a successful completion

-Unwavering commitment to safety on the job as demonstrated by knowledge of Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP’s), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) practices, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards, and Life Safety Codes


Either I

The equivalent of two years’ full-time experience as a Carpenter, Locksmith or Painter in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

Completion of the Alameda County Management Academy “Management and Supervision Certificate Program” may substitute for six (6) months of the required qualifying experience.


The equivalent of five years’ full-time experience performing project management of journey-level carpentry, painting and/or locksmithing maintenance and remodels which demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed below. Two years of this experience must include full-time supervisory experience.


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

Special Requirements:

Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.
Must be on call after hours, weekend and holidays.

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:

• Modern methods, materials, and equipment used in rough and finished carpentry, cabinetmaking, and related construction and maintenance crafts.
• Methods, tools and equipment used in the painting trade including color matching and paper hanging.
• Methods, materials and tools used in locksmithing.
• Safety practices including rigging and the use of scaffolds.
• Injury and illness prevention programs and occupational health and safety practices, Life Safety codes and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
• Building, hospital and jail regulations and codes and the ability to research and appropriately apply them.
• Uniform Building Codes, ADA and OSHA guidelines.
• Project management of small, multi-disciplinary tenant improvement projects.
• Basic computer software, i.e., Word, Outlook and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)

Ability to:

• Manage and schedule jobs.
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Plan, supervise, review and evaluate the work of others.
• Estimate costs.
• Maintain accurate records, plan and lay out work, including preparation of working drawings and sketches, carpentry, cabinet making and related construction and maintenance crafts.
• Work harmoniously with maintenance personnel in scheduling and completing carpentry, painting, locksmithing-tasks with a general understanding of electrical and mechanical support as it relates to building maintenance.
• Maintain maintenance records and accreditation and licensing records.
• Make effective decisions.
• Demonstrate leadership.
• Plan and organize.
• Develop, prepare and analyze budgets.
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
• Demonstrate flexibility.
• Adapt to rapidly changing work conditions and deadlines.
• Maintain a safe work environment.
• Use computer and general software programs in the performance of day to day administrative tasks.


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 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:

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 5:00 PM

Review for Minimum Qualifications:

Friday, June 21, 2019

Review of Supplemental Questionnaires:

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Oral Interviews

*Thursday, August 1, 2019

*Updated 7/19/19 

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 & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Insurance
  • Dental – PPO & DHMO Insurance
  • Vision
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage)
  • County Allowance
  • 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
  • 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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Elaine Lemi | Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
(510) 272-6434 |





Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer