County of Alameda

Deputy Director, General Services Agency (#0194)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Executive Mgmt (051)
$89.39-$108.72 Hourly / $7,151.20-$8,697.60 BiWeekly /
$15,494.27-$18,844.80 Monthly / $185,931.20-$226,137.60 Yearly


Under administrative direction, to plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the operation of the Building Maintenance Department (BMD) or Capital Programs (CP) of the General Services Agency; and, to do related work as required.  



Incumbents of this classification report to the Chief Deputy, General Services Agency and have responsibility for the operation of a department. The Deputy Director for BMD is responsible for maintaining all County buildings, real property management, real estate services, and electronic security and audio visual systems. The Deputy Director for CP is responsible for design and construction services and related professional engineering and architectural services for all County buildings and building systems. The Deputy Director for BMD or CP may oversee various programs and services (e.g., energy programs, environmental programs, and property and salvage).


NOTE:   The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.  However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.  Each level in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.    


1.   Oversees, directs, and manages BMD or CP through supervising staff.  

2.   Plans, organizes, directs, evaluates, and coordinates the operations of BMD or CP.  

3.   Analyzes departmental operations to determine cost effectiveness, maintain   standards, and improve operations.  

4.   Plans, develops, and evaluates policies, procedures, initiatives, goals, and objectives.  

5.   Facilitates strategic and operational planning for the department.  

6.   Directs, plans, and participates in the preparation, administration, and control of the department’s budget; reviews division budget requests and establishes priorities.

7.   Ensures compliance with local, state and federal codes, regulations, and standards. 

8.   Interviews, selects, trains, supervises, motivates, evaluates, and disciplines subordinate staff.

9.   Oversees the performance of construction contractors and consultants. 

10. May act for the Chief Deputy or Director, General Services Agency in his/her absence.  

11. May represent the Agency as required before the Board of Supervisors or at governmental or public meetings.  

12. Provides technical and specialized consultation.  

13.  Develops strategic partnerships and contacts with community representatives, external agencies, and other organizations.  

14. Directs the preparation and maintenance of various statistical, fiscal, and operational reports and studies. 

15. May act as ex-officio member of Veterans Memorial Buildings Commission.


Deputy Director, Building Maintenance Department 
The equivalent of five (5) years of full-time experience in the class of Facilities Manager or Energy Program Manager, Environmental Program Manager, or Logistics Services Manager. 

Deputy Director, Capital Programs 
The equivalent of five (5) years of full-time experience in the class of Design and Construction Manager, Sustainability Program Manager, Energy Program Manager or Environmental Program Manager.
Or II 
Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, accounting, finance, marketing, economics, or in a related field.

Deputy Director, Building Maintenance Department
The equivalent of eight (8) years full-time professional-level supervisory and administrative experience, including directing building management operations or real estate functions of a department, budget preparation, and program management. 

Deputy Director, Capital Programs 
The equivalent of eight (8) years full-time  professional-level supervisory and administrative experience, including budget preparation; program management; and directing the design, construction, installation, or maintenance of a large variety of commercial and institutional facilities involving energy efficiency equipment, multi-faceted environmental risk assessment, or complex remediation issues.


Completion of the Alameda County Management Academy “Management and Supervision Certificate Program” may be substituted for six (6) months of the required experience in either pattern I or II above.

Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience in pattern II above. 


All candidates must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license. 

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


Knowledge of:  

  • Principles of organizational management
  • Human Resources management
  • Project management    
  • Strategic planning
  • Principles of effective supervision
  • Fiscal and budgetary policies
  • Effective public relations and governmental policies
  • Basic engineering disciplines (electrical, mechanical, HVAC, chemical, civil, industrial)
  • Buildings systems and management
  • Building safety and security practices
  • Applicable building codes and standards
  • California public contract code
  • Applicable governmental regulatory requirements
  • Communication technology
  • Procurement principles and practices
  • Energy management principles and practices
  • Environmental issues, risk assessment, mitigation techniques
  • Facility design and construction
  • Contract development


Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing 
  • Make sound decisions
  • Analyze and solve problems
  • Plan and organize
  • Analyze budgets
  • Manage and control
  • Lead
  • Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity
  • Be flexible
  • Adapt to stress
  • Negotiate
  • Provide customer service
  • Be results oriented


PR:Lm-h 1014h VS:jc

Revised: 6/28/95 VS:lm

Updated:  9/12/95 VS:jc

Revised: 6/19/99

Updated: 4/19/00 co

csc date: 8/5/98

Newspec:  0194.doc

VH:pf  Rev. 4/25/01

Csc date:     6/6/01  

RE:cs  Revised 8/1/13

CSC Date:  8/21/13

LC:cs  Revised 12/28/15

CSC Date:  1/6/16

EL:cs  Revised 8/30/16

CSC Date:  9/14/16

EL:ay Revised 5/15/18

CSC Date: 6/6/18

RE:ah  Revised 8/22/18

CSC Date: 8/29/18


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.

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