County of Alameda

Trust Manager (#6030)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Social Services Mgmt (R49)
$33.31-$40.48 Hourly / $2,664.80-$3,238.40 BiWeekly /
$5,773.73-$7,016.53 Monthly / $69,284.80-$84,198.40 Yearly

Under direction, to assist the designated Agency Trust Officer in developing, reviewing, updating and maintaining uniform, coordinated procedures for all trust matters related to the functioning of the Social Services Agency; to manage the day-to-day operations of the Trust Office; to provide supervision of Eligibility Technicians who carry trust-related or other specialized caseloads; and to do related work as required.


This is a single-position class found exclusively in the Social Services Agency. The incumbent reports to the Section Supervisor designated as Agency Trust Officer. This position is distinguished from the higher level of Section Supervisor in that the higher position has a greater scope of responsibility and second-level supervisory functions. The next lower classification of Supervising Eligibility Technician does not entail responsibility for trust maintenance functions in addition to supervision of eligibility determination and caseload management functions.

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. Applies for and disburses benefits available to minors being supported by the County in foster care facilities or County institutions (i.e., Juvenile Hall, Chabot Camp, Los Cerros, etc.).
2. Utilizes funds for the care and maintenance of minors, including reimbursement to the County and special needs of the minor, in lieu of County funds.
3. Explores and develops resources of benefits to the minor, including Social Security and Veteran's Administration benefits.
4. Monitors the balances of minors' trust accounts for personal property limitation purposes; notifies Child Welfare Workers if surplus funds accrue; authorizes withdrawal of conserved funds on behalf of each minor to Social Security Administration on cases to be closed.
5. Assists the designated Trust Officer in the development and maintenance of communication and training of Agency staff in recognizing potential sources of benefits to minors.
6. May be directed by the designated Trust Officer to act as liaison for the Social Services Agency in its interactions with other County Departments.
7. Reviews requests and authorizes disbursement of funds for special needs.
8. Maintains trust matter files, deposit registers, trust balances and correspondence; answers questions regarding trust matters.
9. Reviews and signs (for designated Trust Officer) applications for SSA/SSI Social Security or Veteran's Administration benefits, and any related Social Security or Veteran's Administration correspondence or forms; responds (for designated Trust Officer) to disagreements with Social Security Administration overpayment assessments.
10. Supervises Eligibility Technician II’s and III’s who take and process initial applications and perform continuing caseload management eligibility functions for AFDC-Foster Care, Aid to Adoptive Children, Aid to Adoptive Parents, and Foster Care (and other) Medi-Cal programs.
11. Supervises clerical support staff, including Account Clerk I’s and II’s and Clerk II’s.

Either I

The equivalent of two years of experience in an Alameda County social services classification equivalent to or higher than Supervising Eligibility Technician.


The equivalent of three years of experience in an Alameda County social services classification equivalent to or higher than Eligibility Technician III,


At least one year of supervisory experience that included first- or second-level supervisory responsibility for three or more subordinates.


The equivalent of four years of experience in an Alameda County social services classification equivalent to or higher than Eligibility Technician II,


At least one year of supervisory experience that included first- or second-level supervisory responsibility for three or more subordinates.

NOTE: Two years of college (90 quarter or 60 semester units) with a major in business administration (including accounting) may be substituted for the equivalent of one year of service in the Alameda County classifications mentioned in Patterns I, II and III, but may NOT be substituted for the supervisory experience required in Patterns II and III.


Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License is required.

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:

• Purposes and objectives of the trust function.
• Agencies involved in trust matter transactions.
• AFDC-Foster Care and related programs.
• Bookkeeping and accounting principles.
• County, State and Federal regulatory material, including
Welfare and Institutions Code, Social Security and Veteran's
Administration regulations.


• Written communication.
• Oral communication.
• Decision making.
• Analyzing and solving problems.
• Planning and organization.
• Management control.
• Leadership.
• Work cooperatively and effectively with co-workers,
community agencies and the public.
• Flexibility.
• Accuracy and attention to detail.

Revised: 6/84
Revised: 12/5/88
Old document: 0583h
New document: 6030.doc
CSC Date: 1/18/89


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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