County of Alameda

Transportation Worker (#6990)

Bargaining Unit: PPOA Non-Safety (076)
$27.28-$33.09 Hourly / $2,182.40-$2,647.20 BiWeekly /
$4,728.53-$5,735.60 Monthly / $56,742.40-$68,827.20 Yearly

Under general supervision, to transport infants and minor children, juvenile detainees, and county wards by passenger car, van, bus, or other public transportation; to be responsible for their safety and care; and to perform related duties as required.


Positions in this classification are found in the Probation Department and Social Services Agency. Most trips are within the Bay Area Counties; however, some assignments may be throughout the State of California. Transportation Workers are not assigned any counseling 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. Transports court wards/dependents/detainees, including infants, from juvenile hall, foster homes, and institutions to doctors' and dentists' offices and to hospitals and clinics; schedules reappointments and arranges for admission to clinics.
2. Transports dependent infants and minor children in emergency foster care between foster homes, group homes and foster family facilities. May also transport minors to and from emergency foster care and foster home and group home placements.
3. Transports court wards and other children from foster homes or Juvenile Hall to hearings in various municipal or other courts, court related and program activities; supervises them en route and while waiting time for their court appearance; returns them to their residences.
4. Transports wards between Juvenile Hall, various institutions, foster homes, school and their own homes; transports them to State mental hospitals, to State juvenile Institutions and to juvenile halls in other counties.
5. Serves citations and subpoenas; delivers mail and clothing; plans and organizes driving schedules.
6. May ensure that routine maintenance is performed on vehicles and that vehicles are cleaned.


The equivalent of one year of full-time work experience involving the operation of a motor vehicle, or performing work which requires use of a vehicle on the job.

Special Requirements:

Some positions require possession of a certificate of completion in First Aid or Basic Life Support, AND possession of a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate.

A good driving record according to the Department of Motor Vehicles negligent operator guidelines, and qualification for automobile insurance.

Candidates appointed to positions in this classification in the Probation Department must pass a thorough background investigation. Any felony conviction is disqualifying.


Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Some positions require that the applicant possess a valid Class B California Driver's License.

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:

• General behavior patterns of young children, juveniles,.
• Traffic rules and regulations and safe driving practices.
• First aid and basic life saving techniques.

Ability to:

• Operate a passenger automobile, van or bus in a safe and proper manner.
• Provide articulate information regarding the passenger's behavior and ability to relate during the drive.
• Supervise children while driving.
• Schedule trips and appointments efficiently.
• Exercise prudence and caution in the transportation of juveniles.
• Maintain security and safety routines.
• Effectively deal with disturbed youngsters and adolescents.
• Communicate tactfully and effectively with juveniles.
• Function effectively under stress and evaluate situations for potential danger.
• Follow written and oral instructions.
• Care for infants.
• Become familiar with the general characteristics and behavior patterns of mentally disordered persons.

TT:ab Rev.11/83
Retyped: 3/85
Updated: 6/86
HC:dhb-revised 2/98
Old document: 0686h
New document: Jobspecs/6990
CSC Date: 2/18/98
IB:po Revised 9/13/06
CSC date: 10/11/2006
DR:cs Revised 5/19/16
CSC Date: 8/17/16


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.