County of Alameda

General Services Aide (#1730)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Service Employees (004)
$20.32-$24.69 Hourly / $1,524.00-$1,851.75 BiWeekly /
$3,302.00-$4,012.13 Monthly / $39,624.00-$48,145.50 Yearly

Under instruction and close supervision, to learn to perform entry level tasks in the various departments of the General Services Agency. As the incumbent learns the various tasks, supervision is reduced and instruction becomes less detailed.


This is an entry level classification responsible for performing a variety of tasks and providing assistance in the General Services Agency including in the crafts and Trades, Janitorial, Grounds keeping, Communications, Motor Vehicle, Parking and Property and Salvage divisions within the General Services Agency. This class differs from semi-skilled and skilled classifications in that it does not require specific training or experience.

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. In the Property & Salvage division sorts, recycles and bundles items, loads and unloads trucks and moves furniture; refuels vehicles. May repair small office equipment.
2. Picks up and delivers small items, documents or material using a County van or light truck.
3. Unloads supplies and stocks supply rooms. Informs supervisor of low supply items.
4. Assists Gardeners with sweeping, weeding, digging, planting and watering of landscaped areas throughout the County. Assists with cleaning and maintenance of gardening equipment.
5. Assists Janitorial staff with moving furniture, setting up conference rooms and cleaning of offices of facilities within the County.
6. Assists Janitorial staff with window and glass cleaning and polishing metal handrails, handles and restroom fixtures.
7. Assists Telecommunications Equipment Installers with removal and installation of radio transceivers in County vehicles.

Six months of paid experience in work similar to that performed by the General Services Agency such as landscaping, janitorial, crafts and trades, motor vehicle maintenance or other minor maintenance, communication or warehouse work.


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.

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:

• Proper safety in the workplace.
• Proper lifting techniques.

Ability to:

• Read and write English.
• Follow oral and written instructions.
• Do heavy physical labor.
• Lift, move up to 75 pounds.
• Handle emergency situation while working in the field.
• Work in all weather conditions.
• Safely use a variety of hand and/or power tools.
• Safely operate a motor vehicle.
• Work cooperatively with co-workers and the public.

BG:po 12/20/05
Newspecs: 1730.doc
CSC Date: 8/2/2006


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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