County of Alameda

Program Worker, Building Trades Council Represented (#1096)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$22.02-$47.35 Hourly / $1,761.60-$3,788.00 BiWeekly /
$3,816.80-$8,207.33 Monthly / $45,801.60-$98,488.00 Yearly


Under close supervision to receive training and perform a variety of functions requiring initiative within basic maintenance, technical and manual areas in any department within the County and to do related work as assigned.


Incumbents in the class of Program Worker will receive on the job training in one of several areas that will give the employees work experience necessary to qualify for the examination of the class in which they are being trained. Incumbents may be assigned maintenance, technical and manual duties with the expectation that they will acquire the necessary experience to provide them the opportunity to secure permanent County employment in the position where they acquired the necessary experience. Assignments will vary according to the specific position.

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

1. Perform semi-skilled tasks in carpentry, roofing, painting, cement finishing, tile setting, masonry and similar work.

2. Assist higher-level building trades employees in general repairs or building maintenance.

3. Does a great variety of recurring maintenance work, such as clearing out heavy debris from creeks, channels, ditches, culverts, and drains; clearing slides from the road surface; graffiti abatement, pothole patching, cutting tree limbs, brush chipping and sweeping intersections.

4. May perform heavy manual tasks in and around County Buildings and on County right-of-ways, such as lifting and moving heavy objects, moving furniture, and assisting in routine maintenance tasks.

5. Assists in the performance of less technical work of skilled crafts and trades persons.

6. Assists County agencies with special projects involving the breakdown or set-up and/or delivery or pick-up of material, office furniture and equipment, or related supplies.

7. Make repairs to roofs, windows, screens, venetian blinds, doors and stairwells; replace and install towel racks, bulletin boards, broom racks and related fixtures; replaces linoleum, acoustical and floor tile.

8. Prepares for painting jobs, including erecting scaffolding; prepares newly installed drywall for paint; prepares surfaces to be painted by cleaning, washing and/or removing old paint from surfaces to be painted; spreads drop cloths over floors and room furnishings; covers surfaces such as door frames and windows with masking tape and paper.

9. Constructs shelves and simple cabinets and does rough carpentry work as directed; makes repairs to furniture, roofs, window screens, doors, and stairwells.

10. May perform other duties as assigned.

Completion of an Alameda County Probation Department re-entry training program or from another re-entry program designed to provide job readiness and job skills training.


Must have been incarcerated and have a felony conviction.

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

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Safety standard procedures
• Basic gardening practices
• Use of hand and/or power tools.
• Basic elements of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and arithmetic
• Sorting and categorizing

Ability to:

• Follow oral and written instructions
• Perform repetitive tasks without continuous supervision
• Work effectively with a wide variety of people, County employees and the public
• Learn basic computer skills
• Perform manual labor
• Follow safety and security procedures
• Safely use chemicals as applicable
• Drive safely and skillfully
• Read simple plans

Newspecs: 1096
CSC Date: 8/2/17


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) 
  • 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
  • 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.


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