County of Alameda

Supervising Transportation Worker (#6995)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - General Mgmt (R15)
$28.69-$34.82 Hourly / $2,295.20-$2,785.60 BiWeekly /
$4,972.93-$6,035.47 Monthly / $59,675.20-$72,425.60 Yearly

Under general direction, to supervise, evaluate, and schedule the work and operations of Transportation Workers involved in the transportation of dependent minors; to coordinate and direct the Social Services Agency's transportation activities; and to perform related duties as required.


This is a one-position class located in the Social Services Agency. The incumbent acts as first-line supervisor for a large group of Transportation Workers, and schedules their activities to meet the transportation needs of the Agency. This class is distinguished from the lower-level class of Transportation Worker in that this is a supervisory class where the incumbent does not transport persons. This position reports to the Director, Snedigar Cottage.

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. Receives calls from individuals and agency staff in need of transportation services; schedules as-needed staff in the transportation of dependent minors throughout Alameda County and occasionally to other jurisdictions; assigns and reviews work; evaluates performance and prepares performance evaluations; trains staff and arranges for training courses/information to be presented; recommends disciplinary action as required; interviews applicants and recommends hiring.
2. Prepares budget estimates and projections for transportation activities; maintains activity records and prepares statistical reports; prepares management information as required; monitors expenditures and expenses within the budget.
3. Develops operating policies and procedures; acts as liaison with agency representatives and representatives of other jurisdictions; coordinates activities with other agency operations; attends meetings to resolve problems relating to the transportation of minors.
4. Investigates complaints or allegations involving transportation staff; initiates appropriate action in order to resolve such situations.
5. Oversees the maintenance and inspection of county vehicles used in the section; inspects safety equipment used in vehicles.

Either I

The equivalent of one year of experience in the class of Transportation Worker or the equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the class of Transportation Worker (SAN) (some supervisory experience or training is desirable).


The equivalent of two years of experience involved in the transportation of individuals, including at least 6 months in a lead or supervisory capacity.

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:

• Principles of supervision and training.
• Effective methods of directing a transportation function.

Ability to:

• Work effectively with a variety of persons contacted during
the course of work.
• Supervise and schedule as-needed staff.
• Maintain cost and activity records; prepare related reports;
and maintain appropriate controls.
• Investigate and resolve complaints and work problems.

Old document: 1035h
New document: Jobspecs/6995
CSC Date: 1/22/86


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

  • 11 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.