County of Alameda

Street Sweeper Operator (#9317)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$48.67-$48.67 Hourly / $3,893.60-$3,893.60 BiWeekly /
$8,436.13-$8,436.13 Monthly / $101,233.60-$101,233.60 Yearly

Under direction, to operate a self-propelled street sweeper used in sweeping roads and streets; to perform minor and emergency maintenance; and to do related work as required.


Street Sweeper Operators are located in the Maintenance and Operations Department of Public Works. Alone and without immediate supervision, the incumbent operates the County's Street Sweeper sweeping roads and streets in the County. This class is distinguished from the classes of Heavy Truck Driver and Heavy Equipment Operator because the incumbent is primarily required to operate the street sweeper, and operation of other road maintenance vehicles is usually only required during periods of rain, when sweepers are not available, or when needed for other higher priority projects or programs.

Street Sweeper Operators are required to work all shifts included nights, may be assigned to East or West County, must sweep “no parking” areas during specific time periods of short duration, must allow tracking of equipment and work through GPS systems, and may work alternate work schedules such as 4-10s.

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. Operates a Street Sweeper, sweeping designated County roads and streets; notifies superiors of intention to use specific refuse dump sites and records the number of loads dumped, quantities of material dumped, and other essential information.
2. Performs vehicle lubrication, such as greasing sprockets, elevator shaft, chains, and rotary equipment; washes the sweeper at the conclusion of each day; makes minor and emergency repairs to the hopper and motor as required.
3. Keeps records of areas to be swept, being responsible for the progress and completion of sweeping operations; records sweeping time and mileage; fills out trip tickets and other required records.
4. Assists in loading and unloading of the sweeper when it is transported by truck to a sweeping site; may be assigned to perform as a Heavy Truck Driver, or other duties as the needs of the department may require.
5. Complete timekeeping records and other written records.


Either I

The equivalent of two years full-time experience as an operator of a self-propelled street sweeper in the maintenance of roads, streets or parking areas.


One year of experience as a Heavy Truck Driver or higher level class requiring driving of large, motorized vehicles, and successful completion of the Street Sweeper Operator training course offered by the Maintenance Operations Department in the County Public Works Agency.


Possess and maintain a valid California Motor Vehicle Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Candidates must submit evidence from the DMV showing current status of their license at the time of application and must have a clean driving record for the past eighteen (18) months; a Tanks (N) endorsement and a valid Medical Certificate are required for all patterns.

Special Requirement:

Federal law and County policy requires that positions in the class of Street Sweeper Operator are subject to post-offer/pre-placement/pre-duty, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, random, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing.

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:

• The operation and maintenance of a large street sweeper.
• Pertinent provisions of the California Motor Vehicle Code.
• Basic road maintenance techniques, materials and tools.

Ability to:

• Drive with safety and skill.
• Follow oral and written instructions.
• Reliably conducting sweeping tasks without direct supervision.
• Perform minor automotive repairs.
• Complete legible written records such as timesheets, basic reports, logs, etc.

WSC:cv 7/12/65
te Retyped: 1/12/77
PR:lfm Revised: 2/23/82
TAT:pb Retyped: 6/3/86
TAT:pb Revised: 4/7/89
JH:jc Updated: 6/23/95
Old doc: 0863h
New doc: 9317.doc
CSC Date: 4/12/89
RC:po Revised 4/3/07
CSC Date: 5/9/2007
MH:cs Revised 2/3/15
CSC Date: 5/27/15


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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