County of Alameda

Emergency & Safety Technician,Zone 7 (#4987)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Zone 7 Crafts & Trades (062)
$60.09-$63.09 Hourly / $4,807.20-$5,047.20 BiWeekly /
$10,415.60-$10,935.60 Monthly / $124,987.20-$131,227.20 Yearly

Under general supervision, to assist in the development and implementation of the occupational health and safety programs; assists in field inspections and reports on hazardous working conditions and unsafe practices; and other related duties as required.


The Emergency and Safety Technician is a single position class performing sub-journey level work for emergency and safety practices. Incumbents in this class perform technical and administrative work related to a variety of emergency and safety practices in support of professional staff. This class is distinguished from the Emergency and Safety Supervisor in that the latter has overall supervisorial responsibility of the Emergency and Safety Program for the Agency.

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. Assists with the development and implementation of CPR and First Aid Training.

2. Updates the Emergency Operations Plan using word-processing and graphics software.

3. Assists in Hazardous Materials Training Programs; updates Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDA).

4. Requisitions safety-related materials, tools and equipment.

5. Assists in scheduled and random and special purpose safety inspections for compliance with safety rules and regulations.

6. Assists in ongoing development of the emergency program, including preparedness and response planning.

7. Assists with the development of policies and procedures for implementation of specific safety-related programs.

8. Assures compliance with Federal and CAL OSHA standards, by monitoring safety laws, codes and regulations.

9. Prepares complete and accurate memoranda, correspondence and records.

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The equivalent of a two-year degree (90 quarter units or 45 semester units) from an accredited college or university with major course work in industrial safety, occupational health, or a related field, or a certificate of completion from a technical school with major course work in industrial safety, occupational health, or a related curriculum.



The equivalent of two years’ experience in industrial safety and accident prevention work, which included safety training. Experience in a water utility operations is preferred.

License and Certificate:

Possession and maintenance of a valid California Drivers’ License.

Valid American Red Cross Community CPR Certificate.

Valid California Department of Health Services Grade 3-Water Treatment Operation certification is desirable.

Special Requirement:

Must be clean shaven in order to wear respirator protection or other safety equipment to comply with OSHA Rules and Regulations.

Other Requirement:

Must have a First Aid Instructor’s Certificate or obtain it within six months of appointment.

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:

• Industrial safety and accident prevention principles and practices.
• The applicable feature of the California Occupational Safety and Health Act, Red Cross First Aid.
• Principles and practices and maintenance of Water Treatment Operations and Flood Control.

Ability to:

• Identify hazardous operations and unsafe conditions and recommend remedial measures.
• Conduct investigations of accidents and occupational hazards.
• Prepare effective and accurate correspondence and reports.
• Speak effectively before groups of employees.
• Train others in safe work practices and first aid techniques.
• Work under deadlines and coordinating several concurrent assignments.
• Maintain effective working relationship with managers, supervisor, and employees.

Old document: 4987h.doc
New document: Jobspecs/4987
CSC Date: 3/18/98


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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