County of Alameda

Truck Driver (#9320)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$39.99-$39.99 Hourly / $3,199.20-$3,199.20 BiWeekly /
$6,931.60-$6,931.60 Monthly / $83,179.20-$83,179.20 Yearly

Under direction, to drive a truck, primarily for delivery and pick up services, loading and unloading as necessary; acts as working lead over a small crew; may operate machinery in a warehouse environment; and to do related work as required.


Truck Drivers drive commercial vehicles between 26,001 and 58,000 gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity and are responsible for the movement of heavy supplies and equipment; breakdown, set-up, repair and movement of office furniture; and movement of recyclable material including confidential destruct. Truck Drivers differ from Heavy Truck Drivers who are assigned outdoor maintenance work on flood control or road projects in conjunction with truck driving, or Messengers who drive light vans delivering inter-departmental mail, food, stationery and light supplies for all departments.

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. Makes scheduled delivery and pickup of materials and supplies such as furniture, hardware and recyclable material, obtaining signatures for all supplies delivered and signing for those picked up. Also responsible for accuracy of count on items at time they are unloaded.

2. Loads trucks for delivery of supplies ensuring proper weight distribution and arrangement of the load for last-on, first-off delivery. Unloads trucks at various delivery points.

3. Picks up trash and delivers to a dump.

4. Maintains routine records on deliveries and pick-ups. Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections as required by the Department of Transportation (DOT) for fuel, oil, water, air brake testing, proper tire pressure, etc. and maintains documentation.

5. Picks up and delivers confidential material for transfer and/or destruction.

6. Assists County agencies with special projects involving the breakdown or set-up and/or delivery or pick-up of material, office furniture and equipment, or related supplies.

7. Acts as working lead over a small crew and directs the work of Supply Clerks II and non- journey level personnel in the completion of pick-up, delivery and/or moving projects. May act as working lead in the performance of warehouse/yard duty operations.


The equivalent of six months’ full-time experience driving a truck of at least 26,001-pound Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) capacity.


Possession of a valid State of California Class A or B Commercial Driver's License with an Air Brake Endorsement.


Possession of a valid California Medical Examiners Certification.

Special Requirement:

Compliance with Federal Highway Administration Rules, Federal Transit Authority Rules, and the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991.

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

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.

Knowledge of:

• Pertinent California Transportation Motor Vehicle Code.
• Pertinent City, State and Federal laws, ordinances, and safety regulations
• Basic mechanical duties.
• Safety practices and procedures including the use of safety equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
• Warehouse safety practices and machinery, e.g., forklifts, balers, crushers, etc.
• Basic computer skills

Ability to:

• Drive safely and skillfully.
• Work well in a team environment.
• Comply with traffic laws.
• Properly load and unload heavy equipment, furniture, and other materials.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspections and complete and maintain applicable documentation.
• Perform manual labor.
• Demonstrate attention to detail.
• Plan, organize and schedule assigned tasks.
• Use hand tools and power tools in a safe manner.
• Works safely in a warehouse environment.
• Work in all weather conditions.
• Provide excellent customer service.

PR:Lm-h Revised: 8/85
TT:tc Revised: 6/91
JH:jc Updated: 6/95
Old doc: 0864h
New doc: 9320.doc
CSC Date: 6/5/91
BG:po Revised 3/31/06
CSC Date: 4/26/2006
CH:cs Revised 2/11/13
CSC Date: 3/6/13


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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