Monday, May 27, 2019

Lieutenant (Promotional)

Recruitment #18-8620-01





Qualified applicants must be current county employees and have completed the equivalent of six months of continuous service following a regular appointment in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes the District Attorney’s Office, the Medical Center, and the Superior Court) by Monday, March 18, 2019.  A regular appointment does not include provisional, TAP (Temporary Assignment Pool), or STEP-UP appointments.


Supplemental QuestionnaireA properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application.  Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Departmental by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. 



The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is a full service law enforcement agency accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) for its law enforcement services, its Regional Training Center,  and its Dispatch Unit; the American Correctional Association (ACA) for its Detentions and Corrections Division; the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board for its Crime Lab; the Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board for its Explosive Ordinance Unit.  Additionally, the agency's health care provider, Well Path, has experience working with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). 


The Sheriff's Office has a current budget of approximately $444 million and has over 1600 authorized positions, including in excess of 1000 sworn personnel. The agency's Chief Executive Officer is Sheriff / Coroner Gregory J. Ahern, who is assisted in the operation of the agency by Undersheriff Richard T. Lucia, Assistant Sheriff's Casey Nice and Dennis Houghtelling.


The Sheriff of Alameda County is responsible for a vast array of tasks and duties, including the following: 

•     Providing security to the Consolidated Superior Courts
•     Operating the Coroner's Bureau
•     Operating a full-service Criminalistics Laboratory
•     Performing Civil Process
•     Operating County Jails (Santa Rita and Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility)
•     Operating the County Office of Emergency Services
•     Providing patrol and investigative services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County
•     Provide law enforcements under several contractual agreements to include patrol and investigative services to the City of Dublin, the Peralta Community College District, the Oakland International Airport, Highland Hospital, Children's Hospital, Social Services, and to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
•     Conducting a basic academy pursuant to Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements.
 [Sheriff's Academy Web Site]  
•     Providing Fish and Game enforcement
•     Project Director of the Narcotics Task Force
•     Serving as the Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force
•     Operating a Marine Patrol Unit in the San Francisco Bay waters.


For more detailed information about the agency, visit:  Alameda County Sheriff's Office



Under general direction, to administer a Community Re-entry Center, a Planning and Research Unit, a Criminal Investigation Unit, a Central Identification Bureau, a Records, Warrants, Dispatch and Crime Analysis Unit, or a Coroner’s Bureau; to assist in the administration and management of a large detention facility or substation; to perform a particular assignment in the Civil and Court functions; to perform staff inspection services, making complete investigations and necessary reports regarding department policies, practices and procedures as directed by the Sheriff; to perform in specific roles for contract services as directed by the Sheriff; and to perform staff administrative duties and related work as required. 


For more detailed information about the job classification, visit:  Lieutenant (#8620)



Candidates must have completed their probationary period as a Sergeant in the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office

AND possess the following:


The equivalent of eighteen months of experience in the class of Sergeant with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.


A minimum of four years of California law enforcement experience at the rank of Sergeant or above, and possession of a Supervisory Certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).


Possession of a valid California motor vehicle operator’s license.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above minimum qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

• Laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the work of the Sheriff’s Office.
• Internal departmental operations and chain of command.
• Principles of organization, administration and deployment of personnel and equipment for law enforcement purposes.
• Principles of juvenile delinquency control; crime prevention; criminal investigation; patrol and safety procedures; safety accident and injury procedures.
• Modern penology practices and jail procedures.
• Modern criminology, including laboratory methods and practices.
• Basic data processing capabilities and familiarity with systems used in the Sheriff’s Office.


• Written communication.
• Oral communication.
• Decision making.
• Analysis and problem solving.
• Planning and organization.
• Budget analysis.
• Management control.
• Leadership.
• Interpersonal sensitivity.
• Flexibility.
• Adaptation to stress.


The examination will consist of the following steps:


Examination Recruitment Bulletin Release: Friday, February 22, 2019

All applications must be filled out according to the instructions. Applications that are not fully completed or not completed following the instructions listed will not be considered. Resumes in lieu of properly filled out applications will not be considered. Only applications submitted electronically, via the County's online application system, by the final file date will be accepted. Be aware that if you only complete an application template and fail to submit it to apply for this position, your application will not be accepted.


Final Filing Date for Applications: Monday, March 18, 2019, at 5:00 PM


Candidate Orientation:  Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 5:00 PM at the Offices of Emergency Services (Dublin, CA).

This is a voluntary candidate orientation.  While not required, participants are encouraged to attend.


Review for Minimum Qualifications: Completed by Friday, March 29, 2019

During this time, your application will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above. All candidates will receive an email notification regarding the results of the application review by the end of the following week, no later than Wednesday, April 3, 2019.


Written Examination and Assessment Center:  Week of April 15, 2019

Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the position will be invited to participate in an assessment center which will consist of the following:


·       A multiple choice written examination which will be weighted 30% of the final score.

·       Assessment exercises which will be weighted 70% of the final score:  written, critical incident, community panel presentation, a structured oral interview, and in-basket exercise.



Candidates planning on participating in the Lieutenant’s Promotional Examination process may assist in their preparation for such examination by reviewing the following information/written material which may be used in any component of this examination:


·       Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) training bulletins

·       ACSO Written Directives, ACSO Rules and Regulations Manual

·       California Peace Officer’s Legal Sourcebook (published by the California State Attorney General’s Office)

·       ACSO Strategic Plan

·       Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing

·       2018 Urban Shield After Action Report (AAR)

·       Financial Focus





We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.


Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit.  Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position.  Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position.  Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.


To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website,

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance.  The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:



Deadline for Filing:

Monday, March 18, 2019, at 5:00 PM

Review for Minimum Qualifications:

By Friday, March 29, 2019

Assessment Center:

Monday through Thursday, April 15 – 18, 2019


*There will be a voluntary Candidate Orientation scheduled on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 5:00 PM at the Offices of Emergency Services located in Dublin, CA.  Applicants are encouraged to attend.


Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.


For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website,


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)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • 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

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • 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.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.


All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add and as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the "My applications" button on the Current Job Openings page.

Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.


Elaine Lemi | Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
(510) 272-6434 |


Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer