County of Alameda

Supervising Facilities Inspector (#2175)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Public Works Mgmt (R44)
$64.71-$64.71 Hourly / $5,176.80-$5,176.80 BiWeekly /
$11,216.40-$11,216.40 Monthly / $134,596.80-$134,596.80 Yearly

Under direction, to 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.

NOTE: 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. Plans, assigns, trains, supervises, and evaluates the work of Facilities Inspectors and other staff performing facilities inspections; assists in staff selection; reviews the methods and procedures to be used in carrying out projects; and interprets procedures and coordinates work of unit with other sections and divisions within the department.
  2. Evaluates, prioritizes, assigns, reviews, and schedules routine facilities inspections and routine maintenance projects; and participates in analysis and evaluation of in-house maintenance activities versus contract maintenance and related costs.
  3. Implements inspection procedures relative to illegal connections and illicit discharges into County-owned facilities; coordinates investigations and responses to citizen and/or public official inquiries and complaints relative to safe maintenance of Public Works facilities.
  4. Determines Public Works Agency involvement/responsibilities for hazardous spills/materials and recommends appropriate responses.
  5. Confers routinely with Maintenance Superintendents to assist with planning of maintenance activities performed by other crews.
  6. Participates in budget and work planning development and provides recommendations for staffing, projects, programs, and initiatives consistent with the department's strategic goals for the respective program assignment.
  7. Utilizes GIS, assessor maps, as-builts, various records and databases to determine ownership, maintenance responsibility, easements, and encroachments regarding Public Works facilities.
  8.  Reviews plans and specs and makes recommendations to Design Engineer for changes that would benefit the department/agency.
  9.  Assists the department with emergency operations during a local disaster or emergency supporting agency programs related to emergency management coordination and assisting with disaster response and recovery operations.



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.



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


Special Certificate:

As 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.

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:

  • 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.

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CSC Date:  3/29/00
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CSC Date:01/11/2023


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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