Friday, January 28, 2022

Bridge and Pump Supervisor

Recruitment #21-9521-01


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 application, supplemental questionnaire 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, supplemental questionnaire and the required DMV printout will result in disqualification. 

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



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


Under general direction, the incumbent in this classification will supervise the day-to-day operation, maintenance, and repair activities of the estuary bridges and Flood Control District pumping plant operations county wide; and to perform related work as required. 

For a detailed listing of the essential responsibilities and core competency requirements for this position, please click here for the job description. 


Either I

The equivalent of two years’ full-time experience in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts), in the class of Stationary Engineer or higher working with the type of equipment used in the maintenance and repair of movable bridges and pumps.


The equivalent of four years of progressively responsible, full-time experience in electrical and mechanical equipment repair work at the journey level, of which at least two years of work experience must have been served in a supervisory capacity.


License (required for all of the above patterns): 

Possess and maintain a valid California Motor Vehicle Class C Driver’s License. Candidate must submit evidence from 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.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualification in the announcement of an examination.


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

• Governmental regulations and codes relating to the operation and maintenance of movable bridges and pumping plants.
• Methods, tools, and equipment used in the skilled trades necessary for the maintenance and repair of drawbridges, engines, electrical and mechanical systems, buildings, structures, gear drives, and pumps.
• Drawbridge operations, including safety practices; regulations governing operations of movable bridges over navigable waters in the State of California.
• The F.C.C. Radio Operators Guide.
• Principles and practices of supervision and leadership.
• Principles of municipal budget preparation and administration.
• Correct English usage including grammar, spelling, business letter writing and formatting.
• Computer applications, operations, software and hardware of various types including MS Office products, accounting/budgeting software, maintenance management systems, GIS/GPS systems, SCADA systems, mobile devices, tablets, etc.
• Contract and purchase order development and administration, accounting and record-keeping practices, report writing, etc.

Ability to:

• Make sound decisions quickly and during pressured situations.
• Plan and organize effectively.
• Analyze data and reports and provide recommendations, options and/or conclusions.
• Set standards of performance in order to control and optimize the productivity of staff.
• Estimate the staffing and equipment required in the category of work assigned.
• Keep detailed, organized records and special files as necessary.
• Read and interpret complex plans, blueprints, specifications, government regulations and contract documents.
• Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing computer applications and software at an intermediate level or higher for MS Office and other business-related applications.
• Train subordinates in all phases of work and safety.
• Keep abreast of changing technology, work methods and materials, and utilize new technologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
• Communicate in a clear and concise manner in written and verbal format and demonstrate effective reading comprehension.
• Perform operations of draw bridges and pump stations with safety and skill.
• Create, develop, and administer contracts, work plans, budgets, etc., and monitor expenditures.

Working Conditions

Duties require sitting, standing, walking on level, wet/slippery, and uneven surfaces; climbing/descending stairs and ladders; working at extreme heights above water; balancing on steel structures; working underground and near moving traffic. Incumbents, while conducting inspections, supervising others or performing repair activities, may be required to stoop, kneel, and squat. Duties may require pulling weights over 50 pounds or lifting weights over 25 pounds. The incumbent may work outdoors in all weather conditions; around loud noises, paint fumes, paint chips, dust from grinders, and mechanical or electrical hazards; and near operating pumps and bridge machinery. Incumbents have 24/7 responsibility to respond to emergencies, participate as on-call supervisor after hours and weekends/holidays; and attend meetings after hours.


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 review of the supplemental questionnaire to determine the best qualified.
  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:                                                                                                 by 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 27, 2021 
Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications:  by Thursday, December 30, 2021
Review of Applications for Best Qualified:  by Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Oral Examination*:  Week of January 31, 2022

*The combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.


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)
  • 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
  • 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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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.

Erika Beams, Human Resources Analyst 
Human Resource Services Division, County of Alameda
Email:  Ph: 510-272-6393


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.