County of Alameda

Supervising Facilities Inspector (#2175)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Public Works Mgmt (R44)
$62.52-$62.52 Hourly / $5,001.60-$5,001.60 BiWeekly /
$10,836.80-$10,836.80 Monthly / $130,041.60-$130,041.60 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; to supervise County-wide Clean Water Program as it pertains to maintenance activities and 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 the supervision of the County-wide Clean Water Program. 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 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. Oversees County-wide Clean Water Program as it pertains to maintenance activities and supervises day-to-day enforcement of policies; develops and recommends policies and procedures for compliance with State mandated Clean Water Program.

2. Provides information to the public through presentations on projects or individual contracts; provides training workshops for other agencies regarding responsibilities toward Clean Water Program regulations and standards; participates in County and City committees to ensure uniform application of regulations and procedures.

3. Implement 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 Work 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. Serves as Agency expert witness in Court for claims pertaining to related maintenance activities.


Either I

The equivalent of two years full-time experience in the class of Public Works Inspector III (Facilities Inspection option), or an equivalent or higher level class, in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


The equivalent of two years full-time experience as a supervisor in maintenance and construction operations in the Alameda County classified service which provided the knowledge and abilities listed below for the option.


The equivalent of five years of full-time experience in road and flood control maintenance and construction work, two 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).

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.
• Engineering plans, maps and specifications.
• Construction practices and terminology.
• Methods, materials, and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of pipe lines, 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.

Ability to:

• Plan and direct activities of employees working in the inspection programs.
• Interpret contract documents content, varied 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 spread sheet and other applications.
• Analyze and problem solve.
• Decision-making.
• Make oral presentations and training sessions.


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 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 daily exposed 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 emergency situations.

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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

  • 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.