Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Sheriff's Multimedia Producer

Recruitment #21-9294-01



THIS IS A REOPENING OF A CONTINUOUS EXAMINATION.  If you have previously applied or started an application for the Sheriff's Multimedia Producer, Examination #21-9294-01, please contact the examination analyst, Elaine Lemi, at to reapply.  In order to reapply, you must contact the analyst to have your previous application released back to you.

The scores and dispositions of candidates for this examination will be merged with previous exam participants.  If you previously submitted an application and choose to reapply, your new score/disposition will replace your current disposition.  If you do not wish to change your score/disposition, you are not required to reapply to this examination.  Candidates who received a qualifying score cannot participate in the examination within six (6) months of their disposition notice. Candidates who did not qualify may reapply sixty (60) days from their disposition notice.  Candidates who failed any of the exam components (i.e., written, oral exam), may reapply sixty (60) days from the exam date.

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

Applications and supplemental questionnaire will only be accepted on-line.



The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is a full service law enforcement agency accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) for its law enforcement services, its Regional Training Center,  and its Dispatch Unit; the American Correctional Association (ACA) for its Detentions and Corrections Division; the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board for its Crime Lab; the Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board for its Explosive Ordinance Unit.  Additionally, the agency's health care provider, Wellpath, has experience working with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). 


The Sheriff's Office has a current budget of approximately $522 million and has over 1600 authorized positions, including in excess of 1000 sworn personnel. The agency's Chief Executive Officer is Sheriff / Coroner Gregory J. Ahern, who is assisted in the operation of the agency by Undersheriff Richard T. Lucia, Assistant Sheriffs Charles "Casey" Nice and Dennis Houghtelling.



The Sheriff of Alameda County is responsible for a vast array of tasks and duties, including the following:


  • Providing security to the Consolidated Superior Courts
  • Operating the Coroner's Bureau
  • Operating a full service criminalistics laboratory
  • Performing Civil Process
  • Operating a County Jail (Santa Rita)
  • Operating the County Office of Emergency Services
  • Providing patrol and investigative services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County
  • Pursuant to contractual agreements, providing patrol and investigative services to the City of Dublin, Peralta Community College District, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex, Oakland International Airport, Highland County Hospital, Social Services, and to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
  • Conducting a basic academy pursuant to Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements. [Sheriff's Academy Web Site]
  • Providing Fish and Game enforcement
  • Project Director of the Narcotics Task Force
  • Serving as the Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force
  • Operating a Marine Patrol Unit in the San Francisco Bay waters.


For more detailed information about the agency, visit: Alameda County Sheriff's Office.




Under general supervision, to plan and execute projects involving the writing, producing, directing, filming, and editing of videos, and production, reproduction editing, design and layout of photographic film, digital images, art work and other forms of media for the purpose of producing training materials, historical documentation, and other related projects involving public relations; provide photography support at crime scenes and to perform other related duties as required.

This is a journey-level classification that includes responsibility for the production of a variety of different forms of media, video production and photographic production work. Positions in this class are assigned to the Sheriff’s Office and services are typically performed for the Regional Training Center, Sheriff’s Office staff or other County Departments.

Assignments given the incumbent require performance of all phases of technical video or photographic production including client consultation, project planning, designing, editing, producing, layout and the duplication and distribution of finished video, print media, photography, and other multimedia or graphical products. 


For more detailed information about the job classification, visit:  Sheriff's Multimedia Producer (#9294)




Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the field of graphic design/animation, broadcast television or journalism, communication, film, fine arts, video production, photographic production, or a closely related field

(Additional journey-level or professional work experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.)



The equivalent of two years of verifiable full-time, journey level experience performing video and multimedia production, digital document or digital art design, still photo image production, advertising design or multimedia design, in one or more of the following areas: law enforcement or other public agency, government access television, broadcasting, television news programming, training or media/multimedia production, public affairs, and/or media coverage that included overall, independent responsibility for video production planning and design, image recording and editing, or processing of still or digital images and print media.

License: Possession of a valid California Motor vehicle Operator’s license.

Special Requirements:

1. A thorough background investigation will be conducted of all prospective incumbents to ensure they are suitable for work in a law enforcement environment.

2. Incumbents are generally assigned to work day shifts however evening, weekend or holiday shifts may be required.

3. Vision must be free from color blindness in either eye.

4. Incumbents may be required to use, and move, a variety of equipment requiring that they lift equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and frequently lift objects of 20 pounds.

5. All audio and visual imagery taken as a result of this position is the property of the Sheriff’s Office and may not be used for personal gain or distributed outside the agency without proper written consent.

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:

• Knowledge of media production processes; such as graphic design/computer animation, script writing, directing, camera work, lighting, editing, and television/video/audio production.
• The use of digital press reprographics production unit.
• The operation of field video and still photographic equipment and software and, specifically, the equipment and software used by the Sheriff’s Office for image recording and editing.
• Video editing principles, production methods, equipment and techniques.
• Equipment and procedures used in video duplication and storage.
• Principles, practices and techniques of graphic design and the use of graphics design software.
• Graphic arts design software.
• Materials, techniques and equipment used in commercial art.
• Knowledge of effective project management.
• Knowledge of budgeting principles.

Ability to:

• Operate field video/audio and still photographic equipment to secure images for finished projects.
• Edit video/audio recordings and still images and create finished products suited to their intended purpose.
• Work cooperatively and productively with a variety of individuals in the planning, design and execution of video, photographic, multimedia, and graphic projects.
• Plan and organize project activity.
• Work independently with minimal technical direction.
• Produce multiple copies of videos and still images for use by others.
• Perform simple maintenance on video and photographic equipment or recommend replacement or repair.
• Set up and maintain video, photographic and digital image filing systems.
• Keep abreast of developments in videography, photography, and multimedia techniques, procedures, software, and equipment.
• Follow written and oral instructions and the ability to express oneself, clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Prepare graphic presentations on a wide variety of subject matters to diverse audiences.



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.


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.

For more information on the Civil Service 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

*Monday, June 6, 2022, at 5:00 PM

Review for Minimum Qualifications

*Thursday, June 16, 2022

Review of Supplemental Questionnaires for Best Qualified


Oral Interviews    


*Updated 5/19/2022 


Veterans’ Preference
Each applicant entitled to veterans’ preference as provided in the Alameda County Civil Service Rules who has served in the armed forces of the United States during a war or campaign as defined by Section 1897 of the Government Code of the State of California and who has been discharged or released under honorable conditions and wishes to claim such preference shall do so by presenting proof of his/her honorable discharge (DD214) from the armed forces of the United States, showing the dates of his/her military service. Each applicant entitled to Disabled Veterans’ points as provided in the Alameda County Civil Service Rules, who wishes to claim such preference shall additionally present proof of military-connected disability from the United States Veterans Administration.

U.S. military veterans (including applicants already employed by the County of Alameda) intending to claim preferential consideration pursuant to Alameda County Civil Service Rules must present proof of honorable discharge or release (DD Form 214) concurrent with this application but in no event later than the final step in the recruitment process (usually the oral interview.)

To claim veteran’s preference, proof must be presented during check in on the date of the applicant’s scheduled oral examination. Failure to submit proof by this date will forfeit the applicant's claim to veterans' preference in such examination. 

Candidates will be required to present a valid photo I.D. for admittance to each phase of the examination, i.e., driver's license, military I.D., Passport, or California Department of Motor Vehicle's I.D. card.  




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.



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 and clicking on the link 'last notice sent' for the respective recruitment.

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. 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.


Elaine Lemi | Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
(510) 272-6434 |


All Alameda County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law.  Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect.  Employees are required to report to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


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.