County of Alameda

Environmental Health Maintenance Worker (#5647)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Hospital Para Prof/Tech (007)
$26.53-$32.61 Hourly / $2,122.40-$2,608.80 BiWeekly /
$4,598.53-$5,652.40 Monthly / $55,182.40-$67,828.80 Yearly

Under general direction, to assist the Environmental Health Department staff with implementing the mandates of the various Environmental Health programs. These programs include but are not limited to Body Art, Vector Control, Hazardous Materials (CUPA, LOP), Contaminated Site Cleanup, Land Use, Household Hazardous Waste, Operations (Food, Recreation), and miscellaneous general needs of the Department as required.


Environmental Health Maintenance Workers are assigned to the Environmental Health Department, within the Health Care Services Agency. This classification is the entry-level maintenance position for all programmatic assignments and is expected to work under the oversight of one of the Department’s management staff. This position is distinguished from the Environmental Health Technician in that the latter class is responsible for assisting in the more technical determinations of a given facility’s program eligibility for hazardous materials and operations, or assisting with vector biology issues or data management.


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. Assist in moving equipment and supplies, maintain personal protective equipment storage areas, and maintain the recycle storage areas, set-up waste receiving area and the warehouse for waste collection according to published plan.

2. If safety issues are identified to bring them to the attention of the management staff.

3. Assist in the cleanup and maintenance including light duty maintenance of program related equipment.

4. Assists in the performance of basic components of Environmental Health programs requiring less technical skills and knowledge.

5. Accompany field inspectors as needed to aid in traffic control, manage files and forms, survey areas being inspected, deliver water samples, transport documents, and other assistance as necessary.

6. Maintain the order of meeting rooms and workstations by moving tables and chairs.

7. May assist with the moving printers, desktop computers and screens.

8. May perform inventory control to track materials, supplies and/or equipment.



A high school diploma or GED equivalent.



The equivalent of one year of full-time experience performing maintenance work in an industrial setting.


Possess and maintain a valid Class C California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Must be medically qualified/cleared to wear a half face and full-face respirator.
Must be clean shaven at all times compliant with OSHA 1910.120 specifications with respect to facial hair and respirator usage.
May be required to work in adverse weather conditions.
May be required to work on uneven ground.
May be requested to work one or both weekend days and evening work hours on an as needed basis
May drive a motor vehicle for periods up to 1 hour on a regular basis.

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:

• Basic methods, materials, safety practices and tools used in maintenance work.
• Workplace safety techniques, such as proper lifting of objects up to 50 lbs.
• General methods, techniques and practices used in the determination and elimination of health hazards.
• Basic computer use for record keeping and office clerical work.

Ability to:

• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Understanding and following written and oral instructions.
• Keep neat and accurate records.
• Exercise tact and courtesy with the public, vendors, and co-workers.
• Operate, assemble and maintain mechanical equipment.

Newspecs: 5647.doc
SP:cs 8/28/15
CSC Date: 9/16/15


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.