Saturday, April 1, 2023

Supervising Facilities Inspector

Recruitment #23-2175-01


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.

This position requires that all candidates possess and maintain a Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) First Responder Operations (FRO) training certification or higher level of Hazardous Materials Operations training.

Please attach a scanned copy of your current HAZWOPER and FRO Certificate to your online application under the Resume Tab. The RESUME tab can only attach one (1) file. If you have multiple documents, save all documents in one file and attach it once under the RESUME tab. Make sure to give your uploaded file a title in the “Description” field.  All uploaded files must have a description. Only the following file types may be uploaded:  .doc, .jpg, .pdf, .xls, .txt, .rtf. You may also email a scanned copy of the required documents to
ERIKA.BEAMS@ACGOV.ORG before the last day of filing.

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

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaire will only be accepted online.


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 direction, the incumbent will function as a supervisor of Public Works Inspectors (Facilities Option) performing the inspections of all Public Works owned and maintained properties and assets; to assist with or perform the more complex facilities inspections; to develop and manage necessary facilities inspections and maintenance/repair contracts; to provide technical guidance to County and/or contracted staff in the necessary maintenance of County facilities; to supervise resolution of illicit discharges and hazardous spills; and to perform related work as required.


The Supervising Facilities Inspector classification is responsible for the supervision of field inspections of all Public Works owned properties and assets. This class is distinguished from the next lower class of Public Works Inspector III (Facilities Inspection option) in that the former class is a first-line supervisor providing supervision and direction to a number of lower-level inspectors.

For more detailed information about the job classification, visit: Supervising Facilities Inspector (#2175)




The equivalent of two (2) years of full-time experience in the class of Public Works Inspector III (Facilities Inspection option) in the Alameda County classified service.  



The equivalent of two (2) years of full-time experience as a supervisor in maintenance and construction operations which provided the knowledge and abilities listed below for the option.


The equivalent of five (5) years of full-time experience in road and flood control maintenance and construction work, two (2) of which must have been in a supervisory capacity that provided the knowledge and abilities listed below for the option.


LicensePossession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License.


Special CertificateAs a condition of employment, the Supervising Facilities Inspector must currently possess and maintain a Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) First Responder Operations (FRO) training certification or higher level of Hazardous Materials Operations training.   HAZWOPER and FRO training requirements and competencies are defined in the California Code of Regulations Title 8, Section 5192 (q) (6) (B) or 29CCR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii).


Duties require the incumbents to work in a standard office setting and to walk on even, uneven, and wet surfaces while conducting inspections at work sites.  Incumbents drive daily for up to two (2) hours and must frequently get in and out of the vehicle.  While conducting inspections incumbents may be required to stoop, kneel, and squat for brief periods of time and climb ladders.  Incumbents work outside in all weather conditions and are exposed daily to loud noises, heavy dust, and mechanical hazards such as construction equipment.  Some assignments may involve working around poisonous plants, chemicals, lead-based paint, sewage leakage, or other chemical spills; inspection sites may also involve electrical hazards and entering trenches, pipelines, and culverts.  Incumbents are required to be on-call 24 hours to respond to various emergencies.

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:
  • County, State, and Federal Clean Water regulations and standards.
  • Principles of personnel, supervision, and training.
  • Interpretation of plans, maps, and specifications for construction and maintenance facilities of road appurtenances, storm drains, and flood control subdivisions.
  • Construction plans, as-built, schematics, engineering plans, specifications, standard plans, codes, tract maps, surveys, parcel maps, GIS, and other documents.
  • Construction practices and terminology.
  • Methods, materials, and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of pipelines, open channels, roads, reinforced concrete, and other drainage and road structures.
  • County, State, and Federal construction regulations and standards.
  • Contract management principles.
  • Construction site safety practices.
  • Methods and resources for researching and determining ownership, maintenance responsibility, easements, encroachments, and other issues for Public Works facilities.
Ability to:
  • Plan and direct activities of employees working in the inspection programs.
  • Interpret contract documents content, technical and statistical data including construction plans, engineering plans and specifications, detailed maps, contracts and maintenance agreements, governmental regulations and policies, various regulations, and the Public Works Inspection manual.
  • Negotiate and communicate with Project Managers (general contractors, owners, and other agencies).
  • Effectively mediate conflicts between parties.
  • Meet with agencies involved with public works projects to coordinate work, explain public works policies, and develop positive working relationships.
  • Make mathematical calculations related to construction or maintenance projects.
  • Make accurate visual observations.
  • Operate standard office computer to enter data, retrieve data, utilize spreadsheet and other applications.
  • Analyze and problem-solve.
  • Decision-making.
  • Make oral presentations and training sessions.



  1. A review of the 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. 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:                           5:00:00 p.m., Monday, March 27, 2023
Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications:                               by week of April 3, 2023
Oral Examination*:   Week of April 24, 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 employees 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 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 job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Erika Beams, Human Resources Analyst 
Human Resource Services Division, County of Alameda
Email Address Link: | Phone: 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.