County of Alameda

Sheriff's Safety Aide (#8752)

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Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Misc Sub/Para Prof (012)
$27.25-$32.39 Hourly / $2,180.00-$2,591.20 BiWeekly /
$4,723.33-$5,614.27 Monthly / $56,680.00-$67,371.20 Yearly

Under general supervision, to aid in providing public safety services by observing assigned areas and activities, documenting and reporting suspicious activities to appropriate Sheriff’s Office staff, to assist the general public and to do related work as required.


Sheriff’s Safety Aides will work at selected locations as designated by the Sheriff’s Office. This class is distinguished from the class of Sheriff’s Technician in that the duties assigned to Sheriff’s Safety Aides are neither as extensive nor as technical as those assigned to the former class. Sheriff’s Safety Aides will attend and must successfully complete the Sheriff’s Safety Aide Field Training Program. Sheriff’s Safety Aides are primarily assigned to a fixed or rotating post to observe specific areas and activities and to report those observations, either verbally or in writing, to the sworn officers of the Sheriff’s Office.

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. Provides public safety functions, including observations of specific areas both indoors and outside, and report these observations verbally and in writing to sworn members of the Sheriff’s Office.

2. Direct traffic (both auto and pedestrian) to ensure the orderly flow of traffic and the safety of pedestrians.

3. Completes timely and accurate reports of observations while assigned to a fixed or rotating post. Maintains logs and other documentation as required.

4. Operates public safety communications equipment (portable or mobile two-way radios).

5. Controls entry of both personnel and vehicles to prevent unauthorized access to the restricted/controlled areas by checking identification cards and vehicle registrations.

6. May be required to prepare written incident reports.

7. May be required to operate a motor vehicle during roving patrol or to pick up/deliver vehicles from the motor pool.

8. May issue citations for violations of parking rules and regulations.

9. Provides information, directions and assistance to the general public and/or employees; may request and receive assistance from Sheriff’s Office sworn staff.

Education and Experience:

Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or high school proficiency certificate.

Any combination of experience, training and/or education, which would allow a candidate to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, required below.


Possession of a valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

Special Requirements:

Must have eyesight correctable to 20/20 with or without the use of corrective lenses, including freedom from color blindness.

Must hear and speak suitably for normal conversation

Must pass a thorough background investigation.

Must be available to work varying shifts of 8, 10, or 12 hours, days, evenings, weekends and rotating shifts including weekends and holidays.

Must be able to accept positions throughout Alameda County and be subject to rotation of assignments.

Must wear a uniform as specified by the Sheriff.

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:

• Basic security principals.

Ability to:

• Safely operate a motor vehicle.
• Operate public safety communications equipment (hand held, portable or mobile two-way radios).
• Communicate clearly and concisely in writing.
• Observe and accurately report on activities relating to public safety functions.
• Maintain accurate records.
• Work courteously with the public.
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
• Work independently.
• Use good judgment in emergency or critical situations.
• Read and comprehend written policies and directives.
• Pay attention to details of and strictly enforce the safety regulations for the assigned duty station.
• Be attentive and alert to the details of the surrounding work areas for up to 12 hours at a time.
• Decipher radio traffic.
• Anticipate and identify approaching, vehicles.
• Detect warning sounds/alarms and recognize related danger.
• Ascertain sound direction.
• Walk or stand for long periods of time.
• Work outside in all types of weather.
• Effectively communicate verbally with the public and other employees.

ID:pf 3/17/03
Newspecs: 8752
CSC Date: 6/11/03
LN:pf Revised 1/26/05
CSC Date: 2/2/2005


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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