Friday, May 24, 2019


Recruitment #19-9240-01


THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION.  The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.

Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day of Filing. Applications will only be accepted on-line. Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.


Alameda County's General Services Agency delivers a host of support services to County departments and agencies. These services fall into several major categories: Technical — architectural, engineering, energy and hazardous materials management; Building Maintenance — building maintenance and repairs, janitorial services and minor remodeling and alterations; Construction — new facilities and major remodeling; Procurement — purchasing and contract administration; Fleet Services; Early Care and Education Planning; Human Resources, Payroll, Information Systems and Parking Administration.

For more information about the agency, visit:  Alameda County General Services Agency

Under general supervision, to perform the work of a journey-level painter on the interior and exterior of County structures and to do related work as required.

These positions are located in the Building Maintenance Department of the General Services Agency and report to a Supervisor, Carpentry, Paint and Lock Services. Painters perform journey-level painting work with minimal supervision. This class is distinguished from the higher level classification of Supervisor, Carpentry, Paint and Lock Services in that the latter is supervisory in nature and has overall responsibility for the operations of a Carpenter/Paint/Locksmith Shop.

For more detailed information about the job classification, visit:  Painter (#9240)


Either I

The equivalent of four years full-time experience in the class of Building Maintenance Worker II in the Alameda County classified service (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


Successful completion of a recognized four-year apprenticeship in the painting trade.


The equivalent of one year recent, full-time, journey-level paid experience in interior and exterior painting of houses, commercial buildings or related structures for a licensed painting contractor. Additional experience as a journey-level painter may substitute for an apprenticeship on a year for year basis.

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

Special Requirements:
Must be able to lift and carry five gallon buckets of paint.
Must be able to climb and work from ladders or scaffolding.
Must be able to work in confined areas.
Must be able to wear a respirator.
Must comply with the medical surveillance program related to lead and asbestos, as required by OSHA/Cal-OSHA.

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:

• Practices, materials, tools and equipment used in the painting trade, including the preparation of surfaces, the application of paints and paint products, the use and care of brushes and equipment, and the mixing and matching of paint products.
• Safety procedures.
• Staging equipment.
• Hazardous materials awareness (asbestos, lead paint, MSDS, etc.).
• Basic computer skills including knowledge of Outlook.

Ability to:

• Use and maintain a variety of brushes, sprayers, tools and equipment of the painting trade.
• Harmonize, mix and match colors.
• Hang paper or vinyl.
• Assemble and stage equipment, including ladders, scaffolding and swing stages.
• Direct, lead and/or instruct non-journey level workers.
• Follow general and detailed verbal and written instructions.
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relations with employees and the general public.
• Plan, organize, prioritize and keep track of assignments and materials.
• Provide excellent customer service.
• Collaborate and coordinate with other trades.
• Follow safety and security procedures.
• Communicate clearly both orally and in writing.


1)  A review of the candidates' applications and supplemental questionnaires to verify possession of minimum qualifications.  Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process, the performance examination.
2)  The performance examination will be qualifying only (pass/fail).  Candidates who pass the performance examination will move forward to the next step of the exam process, the oral interview.
3)  The oral interview will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score.  The oral examination may contain situational exercises.


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:

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Review for Minimum Qualifications:

Friday, April 26, 2019

Performance Examination:

Friday, May 17, 2019

Oral Interviews*:

Monday, June 17, 2019


*The combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.


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) 
  • 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
  • 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.



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