County of Alameda

Job Developer (#6786)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Social Workers (005)
$38.76-$46.42 Hourly / $2,907.00-$3,481.50 BiWeekly /
$6,298.50-$7,543.25 Monthly / $75,582.00-$90,519.00 Yearly

Under supervision, to provide assistance to Social Services Agency clients and other participants in finding employment; to contact employers and community organizations to determine availability of employment; and to perform related duties as required.


Job Developers are assigned to the Social Services Agency where they provide services to clients and participants seeking employment. This class is distinguished from the classes of Career Development Specialist I and Vocational Services Specialist II in that the majority of duties assigned involve contact with employers and other community organizations to determine potential employment opportunities; whereas Career Development Specialist I’s identify training/employment needs and negotiate and monitor contracts with agencies, employers, and training providers, and Vocational Services Specialist II’s refer applicants to jobs, classes, training, or work projects.

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. Contacts employers, government agencies, employment agencies and civic groups to discuss availability of job openings.

2. Works with Agency staff, the Employment Development Department, and other organizations to match participants and available jobs.

3. Provides job search counseling and activities, testing, interviewing of participants, and inputting of information on a computer.

4. Collects information and completes employment services reporting forms.

5. Negotiates, administers, and monitors contracts with employment services programs, training and service providers and employers in accordance with Federal, State and County regulations and procedures.

6. Prepares special reports and/or projects as assigned by the supervisor.

7. When requested, attends meetings, training seminars, and employment services-related conferences.

8. Develops reports and monitors contracts, using computerized information systems and field-developed information.

9. Attends meetings and performs community liaison work in attempting to support and coordinate delivery of human services in areas served in Alameda County.

10. Assists in the employment services planning process to determine participants’ needs and establish placement and job-related services to meet overall Agency goals and the funding of social services programs.

11. Develops work site or classroom training or education programs to assist participants in job retention and skills upgrading.

Either I


The equivalent of one year of full-time experience as a GAIN Employment Counselor, or an equivalent or higher level employment classification in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)



The equivalent of three years’ full-time experience as an Eligibility Technician III in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)



The equivalent of two years’ course work in Public Administration, Business Administration, Employment/Vocational Studies, Human Service Planning, Social Science, or related field.



The equivalent of one year of recent full-time paid professional experience in the implementation, planning, monitoring and administration of human service programs, which included job development.

Two additional years of this same type of experience may be substituted for the education requirements.


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:

• Needs of the economically and educationally disadvantaged and unemployed.
• Community resources.
• Counseling techniques.
• Employment programs and resources.
• Remedial, vocational, educational and training resources.
• Computer systems and applications.


• Speak and write effectively.
• Present oral and written reports.
• Develop employment resources.
• Collect and organize data.
• Secure contract compliance.

RE: lm
Revised: 2/97
Revised: 9/97
Old document: 1172h.doc
New document: Jobspecs/6786
CSC Date: 9/17/97


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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