County of Alameda

Bookmobile Driver Clerk (#9312)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Misc Sub/Para Prof (012)
$30.64-$36.49 Hourly / $2,298.00-$2,736.75 BiWeekly /
$4,979.00-$5,929.63 Monthly / $59,748.00-$71,155.50 Yearly

Under supervision, to drive a bookmobile, to perform related library clerical duties with extensive public service and to do related work as required.


Incumbents in the class of Bookmobile Driver-Clerk load and unload library materials and drive the Library Bookmobile to neighborhoods, elementary schools the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin and other locations throughout Alameda County. They perform clerical duties with extensive public contact in conjunction with the completion of their job tasks. Incumbents in this classification are distinguished from Library Driver-Clerk in that incumbents in the latter classification drive a delivery van and load and unload heavy, bulky supplies, equipment and furniture.

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. Safely drives the bookmobile to predetermined locations.
2. Checks out library materials, shelves books, issues library cards, answers library procedural questions, collects fines and fees for overdue items or lost and damage items deals courteously with a wide variety of library patrons, operates the Bookmobile laptop computer and office terminal and performs other clerical duties in the office as needed.
3. Loads and unloads library materials and supplies on the bookmobile as required.
4. Checks the gas, oil, water and general mechanical condition of vehicle daily, arrange vehicle repair and maintenance with the General Services Agency for which she/he is responsible, reports vehicle safety problems to librarian and county repair yard and maintains a repair log.
5. Checks library materials in and out using current technology.
6. Registers patrons utilizing a library computer system.
7. Investigates and resolves patron inquiries and concerns relating to circulation records.
8. Handles financial transactions using library computer.
9. Shelves library materials according to an alpha, numerical or date order.
10. Processes new library materials and mends library materials.
11. Performs routine clerical tasks, such as typing and filing, search and retrieval of information on a data base system, and related clerical tasks using a library automated system.
12. Answers telephones and handles or routes calls as appropriate.

The equivalent of six months’ full-time clerical experience that included extensive public contact and the equivalent of 6 months’ recent full-time experience driving a vehicle of at least 18,000 pound gross vehicle weight (G.V.W.) capacity.


All candidates must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license and a good driving record.

Special Requirements:

1. Possession of a Class B driver's license with air brake certification.
2. Federal law and County policy requires that positions in the class of Bookmobile Driver-Clerk are subject to post-offer/pre-placement/pre-duty, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, random, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing.
3. Successful completion of a thorough background investigation by the Department of Justice.

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:

• Geography of Alameda County
• Basic command of the English language
• Numerical and alphabetical filing systems
• Library procedures
• Use of a computer keyboard to enter and retrieve information from a library computer system


Driving a large vehicle of at least 18,000 pound G.V.W. capacity.

Ability to:

• Establish and maintain cooperative relations with the public and co-workers
• Communicate effectively with the public, both in person and on the telephone
• Learn library procedures, including check in/out materials
• Register patrons
• Process and mend library materials
• Sort and shelve library materials accurately
• Follow written and oral instructions
• Type accurately
• Interpret Library procedures for the public
• Perform clerical work of average difficulty which is not usually reviewed for technical details
• Identify computer input errors
• Troubleshoot and perform routine equipment maintenance
• Drive safely and skillfully
• Stock bookmobile
• Detail oriented
• Make decisions, use good judgment
• Problem solve
• Be flexible
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Follow written and oral instructions
• Monitor repair and maintenance of a large vehicle
• Coordinate bookmobile repair services
• Deal courteously with a variety of library patrons
• Push and pull book cart weighing up to 300 pounds when fully loaded
• Lift a 40-pound box of library materials.

JGS:pb 2/2/89
JH:jc Updated: 6/95
Old doc: 1111h
New doc: 9312.doc
CSC Date: 6/7/89
SA:pf Revised 4/6/2005
CSC Date: 6/22/2005
MMH:cs 11/21/12
CSC Date: 12/12/12


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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