County of Alameda

Public Works Aide II (#7402)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Service Employees (004)
$23.67-$28.16 Hourly / $1,775.25-$2,112.00 BiWeekly /
$3,846.38-$4,576.00 Monthly / $46,156.50-$54,912.00 Yearly

Under instruction and close supervision, to learn skills in the classes of Laborer, Engineering Aide and other related fields; and to perform related duties as required.


The purpose of this class is to provide employment opportunities for persons with limited work experience and for Public Works Aide I’s being trained in one of the areas covered by this class. Incumbents will receive training in one of several areas that will give them the work experience necessary to qualify for the examination of the class for which they are being trained. The incumbents also may be required, during the employment, to take certain educational courses or participate in training programs at local schools or colleges.

This class differs from the next lower level position of Public Works Aide I in that it provides training for classes requiring a higher level of skills, experience, ability and/or education.

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. Assists in making simple routine computations in connection with field or office work, drafting, or filing of maps and drawings.

2. Assists in simple or routine laboratory testing of soils and construction materials.

3. Assists in the performance of heavy manual tasks in the maintenance of roads and bridges, flood control facilities, and County buildings.

4. Assists in the servicing of construction vehicles and equipment.

5. Assists in the performance of the less technical work of skills crafts and tradesmen.

6. Assists in the performance of sub-professional field and office work.

Either I


The equivalent of six months of full-time experience as a Public Works Aide I in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts) (with departmental approval).


The equivalent of six months of full-time experience in sub-professional engineering work, construction vehicles and equipment service work, maintenance, manual labor or a related field.


Must possess and maintain a valid California Motor Vehicle 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:

· Common tools, materials, equipment and methods used in the related work.
· Mathematics used in sub-professional engineering work.
· Engineering drafting materials, techniques and instruments.


· Following oral and written instructions.
· Performing various sub-professional engineering duties involving computational, clerical, and manual skills.
· Performing extensive physical work in all kinds of weather.
· Driving a passenger vehicle with skill and safety.
· Performing tasks without continuous supervision.

Retyped 1/79
Retyped 3/85
Revised 1/13/93
Updated 11/12/93
Admin. Update
Old document: 0692H.wpf
New document: Jobspecs/7402
CSC Date: 1/13/93


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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