County of Alameda

Heavy Truck Driver (#9325)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$46.35-$46.35 Hourly / $3,708.00-$3,708.00 BiWeekly /
$8,034.00-$8,034.00 Monthly / $96,408.00-$96,408.00 Yearly

Under direction, to drive a truck used in road and flood control maintenance and construction work, loading and unloading as necessary; and to do related work as required.


This is the journey-level class in the operation of heavy trucks. Heavy Truck Drivers operate a variety of heavy trucks and may be assigned lead responsibility over a small crew.

Heavy Truck Drivers differ from Truck Drivers by being assigned outdoor maintenance and construction work. Truck Drivers, by contrast, are assigned delivery types of duties and do not participate in heavy construction.

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. Drives a truck to carry workers and equipment; hauls materials and supplies such as sand, rock, plant mix, lumber, broken concrete, culverts and concrete pipe, and other materials used in construction and maintenance of roads and flood control systems; and hauls dirt, stumps, and other debris away from work sites.

2. Drives water tank trucks, weed-spray trucks, transport trucks, and pulls various types of trailers, compressors or pumps. Operates vacuum trucks, patch trucks, and other equipment.

3. Helps load and unload truck.

4. Does simple vehicle maintenance, such as checking oil, water, and tire pressure, and performs inspections of vehicles as required by DOT.

5. Helps in constructing culverts, drainage ditches and channels; helps in road construction, patching and surfacing; participates generally in all laboring phases of road and flood control construction and maintenance work.

6. May act as working lead over a small crew; including creating labor, equipment, and material records for crew and maintaining logs regarding work done.

7. Assists in the training of Laborer or Truck Drivers by demonstrating vehicle operation and providing instruction.

8. Performs Laborer work associated with work on patch, utility and construction crews performing work on road or flood maintenance or construction projects.


Either I

The equivalent of one year of full-time experience as a Truck Driver 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 as a Laborer or an equivalent or higher level construction/maintenance type class 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 as a Truck Driver in construction or road maintenance work.


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 require that positions in the class of Heavy 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.

Working Conditions:

• Heavy Truck Drivers are subject to 24-hour call out and must actively participate in the program.
• Work outdoors in all weather conditions
• Subject to intense heat while applying chipseals, asphalt, crackseats, etc.
• Work on uneven surfaces.
• Subject to loud noises.
• Work in confined spaces.
• Contact with dust, dirt, poisonous plants, dead and live animals, used syringes and condoms, feces, urine, chemicals, paints, petroleum products, etc.
• Work in high traffic areas.
• Subject to climbing ladders, working from heights, working in moving water, bending, stooping, lifting heavy objects, crawling through small spaces, working overhead, etc.

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:

• CA Biennial Inspection of Terminal (BIT) regulations pertaining to Class A Drivers, Including Hours of Service, Daily Vehicle Inspection reports and Drivers Logs
• Pertinent provisions of the California Motor Vehicle Code.
• Basic road maintenance methods, materials and tools.
• Basic preventive maintenance.
• Proper loading and trailering techniques.
• Relevant construction safety procedures.

Ability to:

• Follow oral instructions.
• Follow written instructions.
• Read and write English.
• Drive safely and skillfully.
• Perform relatively heavy manual labor.
• Detect and correct minor mechanical problems.
• Act as lead for a small crew.

PR:lh Revised: 3/80
TT:Lm-h Revised: 1/84
RSS:pb Updated: 2/87
TAT:pb Revised: 3/24/89
JH:jc Updated: 6/23/95
DF:lm Revised: 4/11/96
RE:lm Revised: 1/97
TT:cla Revised: 4/2/97
Formerly: 0866h.doc
TT:cla Revised. 7/9/97
Old doc: 9325h.doc
New doc: 9325.doc
CSC Date: 8/6/97
ID:pf Rev. 8/14/01
CSC Date: 8/29/01
ID:pf Rev. 9/17/01
CSC Date: 10/24/01
RC:po Revised 12/8/05
CSC Date: 1/18/2006
MH:cs Revised 8/20/08
CSC Date: 9/24/2008
MH:cs Revised 5/11/11
CSC Date: 6/15/11
MH:cs Revised 2/2/15
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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