Human Resource Services
Alameda Skyline

Human Resources Support Supervisor

Recruitment #23-0277-01


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.

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 Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will only be accepted online.



Established in 1853, Alameda County has a population of over 1.6 million residents making it the second largest county in the Bay Area and the seventh largest in the State. The County encompasses 14 cities including Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, and Union City as well as six unincorporated communities and rural areas that span a total of 738 square miles.


Alameda County employs approximately 9,000 employees working in 21 different agencies and departments and has an annual budget of over $3 billion. As a major urban County, Alameda delivers a full spectrum of services, including general government and internal services, health care, social services, public works, criminal justice, and other public safety services for its community.


The County celebrates the rich diversity of its workforce, which in large measure, reflects the cultural and ethnic diversity of the community it serves. The County’s mission is to enrich the lives of its residents through visionary policies and accessible, responsive, and effective services. Its vision is to be recognized as one of the best counties in which to live, work, and do business.


Under general direction to supervise, plan and direct the activities of a group of subordinates engaged in professional, paraprofessional and/or technical work relating to planning and coordinating program and administrative services, developing and implementing program and administrative goals and ensuring compliance with Department/Agency policies and procedures, payroll and performing related duties as required.

This position supervises professional, technical and support staff in both line and staff service areas which provide support functions to a large human resources department within a Department/Agency. Incumbents report to either a Human Resources Manager or Senior Department Personnel Officer. This class is distinguished from other supervisory clerical and administrative classifications by its responsibility for complex and specialized department or agency-wide Human Resources procedures requiring the development, interpretation and application of County Charter, MOU, Payroll, Civil Service Rules and policy requirements relating to the human resources management activities of the department or agency.

For more information about the job classification, visit: Human Resources Support Supervisor (#0277)


We are currently recruiting to establish a countywide eligible list that will be used by any County department or agency needing to fill a vacancy in this classification. The immediate vacancy is within the Health Care Services Agency.


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The equivalent of three years of full-time experience as a Human Resources Assistant I or II or in an equivalent or higher level class in the Alameda County classified service performing duties related to Human Resources. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office and Hospital Authority.)

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


The equivalent of four years of progressively responsible full-time clerical and/or paraprofessional administrative or program support experience working with human resources policies, procedures and practices in a human resources operation of a large organization, which would have enabled the applicant to acquire the abilities and knowledge listed below, which at least one year included responsible supervisory experience. Substitution: A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Management, Public Administration, or Human Resources Management will substitute for two years of the required experience.

NOTE: Previous supervisory experience and experience working with automated applicant tracking systems is desirable.

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:

• Principles and practices of employee supervision and training.
• Principles and practices of public administration and management.
• Principles and practices of the specific program areas to which assigned.
• Principles and practices of contract development, negotiation and monitoring.
• Principles, practices and techniques of administrative and programmatic research and analysis.
• Functions of County government and applicable governing principles, MOU, Civil Service Rules.
• Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and County and program policies and guidelines related to the program area.

Ability to:

• Plan, assign, supervise, review and evaluate the work of others.
• Train staff in work procedures and provide technical and administrative support
• Administer and coordinate human resources management programs and services; coordinate individual and group efforts.
• Foresee and analyze operational and/or administrative problems, consider alternatives and recommend sound solutions.
• Develop, monitor and analyze budgets and program performance.
• Supervise administrative and programmatic research and analysis.
• Analyze, interpret and apply various regulations and requirements.
• Organize, manage and monitor cases and maintain accurate files, records and statistics; write and interpret reports.
• Analyze information and situations and use sound independent judgment to make decisions and determine appropriate courses of action.
• Deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse workforce
• Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.


The examination will consist of the following steps:

  1. A review of applicants' 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 the supplemental questionnaire to determine the best qualified. Those candidates considered the best qualified will move on to the final 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,


Applicants will be informed via e-mail 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:                                                                            5:00:00 p.m., Monday, December 4, 2023
Review of Minimum Qualifications:
Review of Supplemental Questionnaire for Best Qualified: 
December 22, 2023
January 12, 2024
Virtual Oral Interviews:
Virtual Oral Interview SME Rating: 
Results Notification:
Promulgation of Eligible List
   January 19-29, 2024
January 31 - February 5, 2024
Week of February 12, 2024
February 21, 2024
 Departmental Hiring Interviews: TBD


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 statues. 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 statues.

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

  • 12 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.


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 boxes and are routed to unmonitored mailboxes. 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.


Monique Hill | Personnel Services Program Manager, Recruitment and Selection
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
510-208-4841 or email




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.