Friday, August 14, 2020

Transportation Worker (SAN)

Recruitment #19-6990N-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.


Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.  Applications will only be accepted on-line.


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 for Filing.  Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.



Once you’ve submitted your application, it cannot be edited. Make sure you’ve attached the required document(s) under the resume tab before submitting your application. The resume tab can only accept one attachment. Please scan document(s) into one file and attach that file.

You MUST include your CA DMV driving record with your online application. No mailed, faxed, or delivered driving records will be accepted.  Driving records can be obtained at the DMV website at: 

The attached drivers record to be used for the initial application process need not be thecertified document. Before appointment to the position you may be asked to produce the "certified drivers record" issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.



Alameda County, located on the east side of San Francisco Bay, is California's seventh-largest county.  The County employs 9,700 full-time employees and operates on an annual budget of $3.4 billion.  Oakland, the County seat, is California's eighth largest city.  One and a half million people call Alameda County home and live in a variety of incorporated cities, unincorporated communities and rural areas.  As a major urban county, Alameda provides a full range of services to its citizens.  The County is a blend of culturally and ethnically diverse communities, and its mixture of cosmopolitan and suburban areas provides the perfect environment for families and their active lifestyles.  The County offers extensive cultural resources, countless recreational opportunities and an array of fine public and private colleges and universities.  



This recruitment is to fill positions in the Probation Department and the Social Services Agency. Transportation Workers work under general supervision, to transport minors and county wards by passenger car, van, bus, or other public transportation. Most trips are within the Bay Area counties; however, some assignments may be throughout the State of California. Transportation Workers are not assigned counseling functions. Transportation Workers will be responsible for the safety and care of the juveniles in their charge and will perform related duties as required. For more information about the Social Services Department, please visit For more information about the Probation Department, please visit



Under general supervision, to transport infants and minor children, juvenile detainees, and county wards by passenger car, van, bus, or other public transportation; to be responsible for their safety and care; and to perform related duties as required.


Incumbents in this classification are employed on a services-as-needed hourly basis. Positions in this classification are found in the Probation Department and Social Services Agency. Most trips are within the Bay Area Counties; however, some assignments may be throughout the State of California. Transportation Workers are not assigned any counseling functions.



In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications and knowledge and skills below, the ideal candidate will possess:

·         A valid driver’s license and a safe driving record are required.

·         Proven history of taking responsibility to ensure that assigned tasks are completed with care and attention to detail.

·         Understanding of and a commitment to providing exceptional customer service.

·         Demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize, plan and prepare for the successful completion of assignments.

·         Conscientiousness in observing safety practices related to driving and vehicle inspection, and the ability to recognize potential hazards and a track record of taking action to correct them.

·         Ability to set high standards for work product and takes effective action to ensure a high level of service.

·         A desire to work with the targeted youth population in an appropriate and professional manner.

·         Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups.


For a detailed listing of the essential responsibilities and core competency requirements for this position, please click here for the job description..



The equivalent of one year of full-time work experience involving the operation of a motor vehicle, or performing work which requires use of a vehicle on the job.

Special Requirements:

Some positions require possession of a certificate of completion in First Aid or Basic Life Support, AND possession of a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate.

A good driving record according to the Department of Motor Vehicles negligent operator guidelines, and qualification for automobile insurance.

Candidates appointed to positions in this classification in the Probation Department must pass a thorough background investigation. Any felony conviction is disqualifying.


Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Some positions require that the applicant possess a valid Class B California Driver's License.

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.

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

• General behavior patterns of young children, juveniles,.
• Traffic rules and regulations and safe driving practices.
• First aid and basic life saving techniques.

Ability to:

• Operate a passenger automobile, van or bus in a safe and proper manner.
• Provide articulate information regarding the passenger's behavior and ability to relate during the drive.
• Supervise children while driving.
• Schedule trips and appointments efficiently.
• Exercise prudence and caution in the transportation of juveniles.
• Maintain security and safety routines.
• Effectively deal with disturbed youngsters and adolescents.
• Communicate tactfully and effectively with juveniles.
• Function effectively under stress and evaluate situations for potential danger.
• Follow written and oral instructions.
• Care for infants.
• Become familiar with the general characteristics and behavior patterns of mentally disordered persons.


The examination will consist of the following steps: 1) A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. 2) Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process which is a written examination component that will be pass/fail. 3) Those candidates who successfully pass the written examination component will be invited to participate in the oral interview examination which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates' final examination score. The oral interview 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

5:00pm, Monday, November 18, 2019

Review of Minimum Qualification

November 20 22, 2019

Written Examination

December 16 9-11, 2019

Oral Interview Exam**

Week of January 20  7-8, 2020

**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 statues.  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,



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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. 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.


Nicole Lewis-Bolton, Human Resources Analyst II

Human Resource Services, County of Alameda

(510) 272-6468 •


Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.