Human Resource Services
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Training and System Specialist

Recruitment #23-0485-01


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.

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

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. Postmarks are not accepted. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

 Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will only be accepted on-line.



For 25 years, the Alameda County Training & Education Center, a division of Alameda County Human Resource Services, has provided innovative learning as well as state-of- the-art meeting and conference space.

We are a team of energetic, customer-oriented professionals, passionate about what we do!  We work together to provide internal and external customers with impactful and memorable learning and development experiences while providing high-value, strategic programs and services for individuals and organizations. We look forward to welcoming you here.

Our Mission: Be the East Bay’s premier learning center that promotes individual and organizational excellence through innovative learning and development.

Our Vision: Transforming lives through innovative learning.

Our goals include supporting the county’s mission to enrich the lives of county residents through visionary policies and accessible, responsive and effective services. The Training & Education Center serves both public and private individuals and organizations.

We value respect, trust, integrity, adaptability, responsiveness, health, wellness, vision, and innovation.


The Training and System Specialist is responsible for the configuration, production, maintenance and future enhancement of the Learning Management System (LMS); providing project management and technical leadership for the setup, testing, implementation, and maintenance of the LMS; designing and delivering technical training; processing and tracking registrations; administering e-learning programs; providing technical and administrative support in designing and publishing a variety of training materials and presentations, and performing related duties as needed.  

For more information about the position, please click: Training and Systems Specialist (#0485)



Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, communication, education, computer science or a related field with emphasis in instructional design, organizational behavior, organizational psychology, psychology, adult behavior or other related concentrations.  



The equivalent of three (3) years’ experience performing client services, including the coordination and support of training programs/services within a medium to large size organization, analyzing client needs, providing consulting and project management on computer software applications, including at least one (1) year of experience providing client services in administering a Learning Management System or related systems (e.g., TrainingPartner, SumTotal, SABA, Blackboard, Plateau, Cornerstone, etc.) that track data and produce reports.  


Possession of a Master’s degree may substitute the required work experience on a year-for-year basis.  

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:

  • Advanced computer systems and applications; spreadsheet and database applications, and on-line information tracking systems.
  • Training administration software.
  • MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Visio (intermediate/advanced level), and Adobe Software suite.
  • Strong problem solving techniques while troubleshooting system issues and resolving technical problems.
  • Project planning and management.
  • Principles of organization, resource, and records management techniques.
  • Effective customer service methods that is responsive to customers.
  • Strong presentation and delivery techniques.  
Ability to:

  • Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Effectively meet customer needs; build productive customer relationships; take responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Work effectively and cooperatively with others; establish and maintain good working relationships.
  • Make sound judgments and appropriate recommendations.
  • Organize, prioritize, and work efficiently under pressure with changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Gather, analyze data, and think critically while synthesizing data.
  • Train to a diverse population with varying levels of technical expertise.
  • Grasps the needs of the operational organization and apply/communicate the various requests received from the field to management.
  • Manage projects involving diverse stakeholders.


The examination will consist of the following steps:

  1. A review of applicants' 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 candidates’ Supplemental Questionnaires 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,

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:    

5:00 PM Thursday, March 30, 2023

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

Friday, April 7, 2023

Screening for Best Qualified:    

Week of April 24, 2023

Oral Examination:

Week of May 29, 2023

*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.


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 box and 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 bulletin for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Tracy Gonzalez, Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
510-272-5085; Email:

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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.

Equal Employment Opportunity 

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.