Friday, February 21, 2020


Temporary Assignment

Recruitment #20-7410-99


The Alameda County Temporary Assignment Pool (TAP) and Alameda County General Services Agency are searching for TEMPORARY JANITORS to clean various buildings and facilities throughout Alameda County, and perform related duties.  Janitors may be assigned to work a variety of shifts.  Qualified temporary applicants will be required to pass a clearance prior to working at the Santa Rita Jail.  Applications will be accepted ONLINE ONLY from Friday, January 24, 2020 starting at 8:00 AM.


We are searching for candidates with the following attributes:

• Willing to work any shift.

• Adjusts to changes in work environments, work responsibilities, clients, equipment and supplies while maintaining a safe and satisfactory level of performance.

• Demonstrates ability to learn new equipment, procedures, and cleaning methods and immediately apply them to tasks at hand.

• Commitment to providing exceptional customer service.

• Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with staff, team members and customers

• Outstanding organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks to ensure that they are completed in a timely manner.

• Proven safety record as demonstrated by the ability to identify safety issues and immediately report concerns and/or take corrective action.

• Able to obtain and maintain security clearance if assigned to the Santa Rita Jail Detention facility in Dublin, CA. 



Under general supervision, Janitors clean a small building or an assigned area in a large building, and perform related duties.  Janitors must be able to work independently as their work is not subject to continuous supervision, rather it is inspected upon completion or while in progress. Also, Janitors may be assigned to work a variety of shifts.

For more detailed information about the job classification, visit:  Janitor (#7410)



The equivalent of six months’ full-time janitorial experience in offices or an institution.


Some positions may require a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

Special Requirement:

Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance. NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


The most suitably qualified candidate will possess the following competencies.

Knowledge of:

• Modern janitorial methods, materials and equipment, soaps, detergents, disinfectants, cleaning compounds, extractors, and pressure washers.

Ability to:

• Communicate both orally and in writing.
• Understand and follow instructions.
• Perform repetitive tasks without continuous supervision.
• Work effectively with a wide variety of people.
• Correctly and safely use janitorial materials, products and equipment.
• Lift up to 50 pounds.
• Learn basic computer skills.



What is the Alameda County Temporary Assignment Pool (TAP) Program? The primary goal of the Alameda County Temporary Assignment Pool (TAP) Program is to provide immediate, staffing support services to all Alameda County departments. Departments may utilize TAP employees to provide coverage to agencies/departments for special projects, long-term leave, related temporary staffing needs or to temporarily fill a vacant position during a recruitment process.

Selection and Assessment Process

We will review applications to select the candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and to identify the best-qualified candidates to continue in the  process. If you possess the required knowledge, skills, abilities and relevant work experience and if you are selected as one of the best qualified you will be scheduled for the next step in the process which is a site clearance. The remaining steps in the process include verification of Employment References, Medical Examination and Fingerprinting. At anytime during the process, you may be disqualified from further consideration.

All prospective TAP employees must pass a medical examination before beginning employment. For positions that require a commercial driver’s license and the performance of functions defined  as “safety sensitive”, Federal law and County policy require the examination include a drug screening process. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of this examination. Failure to pass a medical examination will be cause for disqualification. 

Selection Plan

LIMITED FILING PERIOD:  Applications for this assignment will be accepted ONLINE only beginning Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM.  The last day for filing is Monday, February 24, 2020, at 5:00 PM.



TAP Employees may be eligible for medical, dental and share the savings program.

TAP employees will initially be eligible for benefits after working seven consecutive pay periods.  Hours actually worked in each of the pay periods must be at least 50% of the standard hours for a TAP classification (e.g. 37.5 hours per pay period for a 75.0 hour standard workweek classification OR 40 hours per pay period for an 80 hour standard workweek classification).  Employees must re-establish eligibility if pay period hours fall below 50% of the class within the seven consecutive pay period timeframe.

Once eligibility has been established, employees will be scheduled to attend the County benefits orientation. It is mandatory that employees attend this session.  The orientation will help employees understand benefits available, assist in completing any enrollment forms for benefit coverage, and provide valuable information on who to contact should questions arise.  The next opportunity to enroll in benefits will be during the annual Open Enrollment period, which takes place in the fall, for the following benefit plan year.

Medical Benefits - Upon establishing eligibility, medical benefits will begin the first month following two (2) consecutive payroll deductions within a month. The County’s contribution toward health benefits for TAP employees will be prorated each pay period based upon a proportion of the hours the employee is on paid status within that pay period, provided the employee is on paid status at least 50% of the normal full-time biweekly pay period for the job classification.  Health care premiums will be deducted from the employee’s pay, unless there are insufficient funds to cover the entire premium amount.  An employee with insufficient funds will be billed for the balance of the premium amount.  If the TAP employee works less than 37.5 hours per pay period for a 75.0 hour standard workweek classification OR 40 hours per pay period for an 80 hour standard workweek classification, the employee is responsible for paying the entire amount of the health care premium.

Dental Benefits -The County will contribute the full cost of the TAP employee’s dental premium provided that the employee is on paid status at least 37.5 hours per pay period for a 75.0 hour standard workweek classification OR 40 hours per pay period for an 80 hour standard workweek classification in each and every biweekly pay period.  If the TAP employee works less than 37.5 hours or 40.0 hours during a pay period the employee will be responsible for paying the entire dental premium amount. Sick Leave - TAP Employees will receive a lump sum of 24 hours of paid sick leave annually. In order to use this Sick leave you have to be currently on an assignment and have been employed for 90 days.  Unused balances will be forfeited during the pay period containing December 31st of each calendar year.  If an employee leaves and returns to County employment within the calendar year, that employee is entitled to the unused balance of paid sick leave (up to 24 hours) he/she had remaining when the employee left County Employment.  



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Questions regarding this recruitment please contact: Iona Childers, Human Resources Officer, General Services Agency, or (510) 208-9774.

 Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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