County of Alameda

Building Maintenance Worker II (#9141)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$49.08-$49.08 Hourly / $3,926.40-$3,926.40 BiWeekly /
$8,507.20-$8,507.20 Monthly / $102,086.40-$102,086.40 Yearly

Under general supervision, to perform a wide variety of remodeling and maintenance tasks on County buildings; and to do related work as required.


These positions are located in the Building Maintenance Department of the General Services Agency.

Incumbents in the class of Building Maintenance Worker I perform semi-skilled remodeling and maintenance work on County structures. This classification differs from the next lower class of Building Maintenance Laborer in that the latter performs non-skilled or entry-level maintenance work including, but not necessarily limited to, packing, lifting, moving heavy objects, digging holes and ditches and assisting Stationary Engineers, Electricians, Plumbers, Carpenters, Painters and other building trades personnel in general maintenance.

Building Maintenance Worker I differs from the next higher class of Building Maintenance Worker II in that incumbents in the latter class work independently and perform more complex maintenance and remodeling tasks such as basic lock repair, tile setting, concrete work, roofing and rough carpentry.

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.

At the I Level:

1. Perform semi-skilled tasks in carpentry, roofing, painting, cement finishing, tile setting, masonry and similar work.
2. Perform miscellaneous semi-skilled carpentry and cabinetwork, such as making small cupboards, cabinets, shelves, clothes racks, fences and road signs.
3. Install towel racks, bulletin boards, broom racks, and related fixtures. Makes minor repairs to roofs, window screens and doors.
4. Assist in the installation of resilient and ceramic tile floors, acoustical tile ceilings and walls, and miscellaneous replacements of tile.
5. May assist in the pouring and finishing of concrete.
6. May operate a truck, concrete mixer, tile saw, electric drill, roto hammer drill, air compressor, and similar equipment.
7. May assist a Building Maintenance Worker II.
8. May direct the work of inmate helpers, juvenile detainees and other temporary labor forces assigned to assist in the Building Maintenance Department.

At the II Level:

In addition to all or part of the Building Maintenance Worker I duties, incumbents in the class of Building Maintenance Worker II perform one or more of the following duties:

1. Perform a variety of the more complex tasks in carpentry, roofing, painting, plastering, cement finishing, tile setting, masonry and similar work, undertakes minor remodeling jobs.
2. Alter the interior and exterior of buildings by reconstructing walls and ceilings and by removing old partitions; may perform drywall installation repairs; builds scaffolds; patches small holes.
3. Cut, fit, repair and replace damaged tile, installs acoustical wall and ceiling tile where needed.
4. Mix, form and/or finish concrete walls, steps, cracks, gutters, retaining walls and floors.
5. May install roofing material and may make repairs to existing roofs.
6. Repair and replace door locks and checks; cuts keys.
7. Install and/or repair floor coverings, may replace broken windows, may repair furniture.
8. May direct Building Maintenance Laborers, Building Maintenance Worker I’s or jail inmates, juvenile detainees and other temporary labor forces who are assisting in the performance of the above duties.

Either I

The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the class of Building Maintenance Worker I in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


The equivalent of two years of full-time experience in the class of Building Maintenance Laborer in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


The equivalent of four years of full-time experience in making a variety of repairs to buildings and/or building equipment.


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

Special Requirements:

Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds safely.
Must be able and willing to climb ladders and work from scaffolds.
Must be able and willing to work outside in all types of weather conditions.
Must be able to use a respirator.
Must comply with the medical surveillance program related to lead and asbestos, as required by OSHA/Cal-OSHA.
Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.

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.

Building Maintenance Worker I

Knowledge of:

• Techniques and materials for maintaining and repairing buildings.
• Common tools, equipment and methods of carpentry, roofing, tile setting and masonry.
• Basic computer skills including knowledge of Outlook.
• More advanced techniques in the construction trades such as roofing, concrete, tile setting, etc.

Ability to:

• Follow oral and written instructions.
• Read simple plans.
• Perform semi-skilled work in a wide variety of maintenance and construction trades.
• Instruct and directing assigned helpers.
• Safely operate a variety of hand and power tools.
• Provide excellent customer service.
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relations with employees and the general public.
• Work independently.
• Repair and maintain tools and equipment.
• Safely operate a variety of hand and power tools, including portable power equipment and the more complex tools.

JE:kk 11/1975
HC:pb Revised: 1/20/87
Updated: 10/8/91
Revised: 3/26/99; 4/6/99
Old doc: 0835h
New doc: 9140-9141.doc
CSC Date: 4/28/99
SG:po Revised 10/12/07
CSC Date: 3/12/2008
SP:cs Revised 12/26/14
CSC Date: 2/18/15
RE:jf Revised 1/11/2018
CSC Date: 2/14/18


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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