Thursday, May 6, 2021

Field Maintenance Superintendent

Recruitment #19-9527-01


THIS IS A RE OPEN OF A NEW CONTINUOUS EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will last approximately one year but can be extended. This examination may be reopened as necessary and the names of additional candidates merged onto the existing list according to examination score.

Search Services are provided by Alliance Resource Consulting LLC


Alameda County is the geographic center of the San Francisco Bay Area, located on the east side of the Bay across from the San Francisco peninsula. Commonly referred to as the “East Bay,” the region has been the fastest growing in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than two decades. The East Bay is popular because of its desirable location, incredible diversity, ideal climate, broad economic base, plus its range of available housing and business opportunities.

The County itself is one of the most diverse regions in the country. Alameda County offers a rich array of cultural activities, including the Oakland Museum and the Oakland East Bay Symphony. The wine country of the inland Tri-Valley area, the Chabot Space and Science Center, and outstanding outdoor recreational facilities bring additional opportunities for recreation,relaxation, and education. The University of California, Berkeley and California State University, East Bay are just two of the distinguished academic institutions serving Northern California. Urban transportation options are extremely accessible including the Oakland International Airport, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, and the San Francisco Bay ferry system.

Established in 1853, Alameda County has a population approaching 1.6 million residents making it the second largest county in the Bay Area and the seventh largest in the State. The County encompasses 14 cities including Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, and Union City as well as 6 unincorporated communities and rural areas that span a total of 738 square miles. The City of Oakland is the seat of County government and is also the largest city in Alameda County.

The County operates under a charter form of government and is governed by a five member Board of Supervisors elected on a non partisan basis from the districts in which they live, and serve four year staggered terms. The Board is responsible for setting policy, overseeing all County operations, approving the organization’s annual budget, and representing the County in a number of areas including its numerous special districts and regional agencies. The Board appoints the County Administrator, who is charged with overseeing County operations and services as well as developing the overall budget.

Alameda County employs over 9,000 employees working in 21 different agencies and departments and has an annual budget of nearly $2.7billion. As a major urban county, Alameda delivers a full spectrum of services, including general government and internal services, healthcare, social services, public works, criminal justice, and other public safety services for a population that is culturally and ethnically diverse.

The County’s mission is to enrich the lives of its residents through visionary policies and accessible, responsive, and effective services. Its vision is to be recognized as one of the best counties in which to live, work, and do business. For more information, visit

The Alameda County Public Works Agency has a continuing commitment to public services, with a focus on improving the overall safety and quality of life of Alameda County residents. Its mission and goal is to provide, maintain and preserve public infrastructure in an efficient and effective manner, while promoting a healthy and sustainable environment that supports safe and livable communities. The Agency values community engagement and participation, and performs its tasks in transparent and responsive manner.




The Public Works Field Maintenance Superintendent directs the general and specialized maintenance and repair crews who maintain and repair County roads and flood control facilities. Representative duties are as follows:

• Plans, organizes, directs and inspects the maintenance, repair and improvement of all roads and flood control structures done by the Agency’s field crews and supporting office staff; makes cost estimates on work to be performed; reviews with subordinate supervisors the daily assignment of personnel and equipment.

• Supervises the inspection of roads and flood control structures for needed repairs; coordinates chip sealing, erosion repairs, levy grading, desilting of channels, tide gates, vegetation control and other program activities; prepares estimates for materials, tools, and equipment necessary for projects and assures their availability; reviews work in progress to assure compliance with safety practices and assures proper safety training is provided; prepares reports and maintenance.

• Handles complaints and requests for service from the public or private agencies. Coordinates activities with other agencies such as the California Highway Patrol, Department of Fish and Game, incorporated cities and County Sheriff; makes presentations to the public and other agencies on planned and in-progress projects; orders office and other supplies.

• Prepares and maintains written records and correspondence; integrates new program activities into preventive maintenance schedules.

• Prepares and manages the operating budget for roads or flood control including submitting budgetary recommendation, anticipating future budgetary needs and assists in developing the budget for the Capital Improvement Program updates.


• Manages Field Supervisors, work evaluations, and disciplinary action of staff and provides for their training and development.

• Prepares or assist in preparing cost estimates for proposed jobs.

• Notifies administration of any conditions which might endanger public safety, including storm or flood damages or hazards, excavations, fallen trees, or other emergency conditions, and directs staff of corrective action to be taken.

• Represents the Public Works Agency to citizens on issues concerning interpreting relevant laws and ordinances and to assist in resolving complaints; contacts property owners, public utilities employees, private construction firms, governmental agencies and civic groups to secure cooperation on road and flood structures maintenance matters of present and future concerns.

• Participates in the Public Works Agency’s emergency management planning, and serves as the department liaison or Incident commander during emergency operations and disasters as required. (Other roles may be assigned as necessary)

• Represents the department and/or agency at public meetings or meetings with other agencies, municipalities, etc.


The ideal candidate will be a seasoned manager who understands the value and communicates the need for continuous investment in the County’s aging infrastructure system. This individual will be an inspiring and collaborative leader who grows and develops staff, supports other departments, and carries forward the objectives of leadership. He/She will be a creative problem solver with a business mindset who understands how the Agency’s automated maintenance management system can be used to improve decision-making and operational efficiencies. Armed with that knowledge, the Field Maintenance Superintendent will ensure that team members leverage the system’s capabilities to better forecast maintenance needs, schedule and complete repairs, enhance communication, and improve work flow. The incumbent will inspire, grow and develop talent within the Public Works Agency. The best qualified candidate will have a positive outlook, flexible attitude, excellent communication skills, and sincere interest in moving the Agency forward. 


To learn more about this exciting opportunity click on the recruitment brochure below.



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The equivalent of five years’ full-time experience as a Field Maintenance Supervisor or an equivalent or higher level class in the Alameda County service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, construction management, business administration, public administration or a closely related field.


Two (2) years’ experience in roads, flood control structures and public works maintenance, construction management, or related activity. One (1) year as a supervisor.


The equivalent of six (6) years’ full-time experience in roads, flood control structures and public works maintenance, construction management, or related activity. Two (2) years as a supervisor.

License (required for all patterns):

Possess and maintain a valid California Motor Vehicle Class C Driver’s License. Candidates must submit evidence from DMV showing current status of their license at the time of application and must have a clean driving record for the previous three-year period.

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:

• Methods, materials, blueprints, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and construction of roads, flood control structures, and related facilities.
• Agency rules and procedures.
• Techniques for estimating materials, tools, equipment and staffing necessary to complete projects.
• Construction safety practices.
• Contemporary supervision and organization principles and practices.
• Budgetary methods, procedures and techniques.
• Operational and financial record-keeping methods.
• Maintenance or roads, flood control structures, landscape, street lighting, traffic control signals and related public infrastructure.
• English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation.


Ability to:

• Plan, organize, coordinate and supervise a maintenance and construction program for road and flood control facilities.
• To determine equipment and personnel resources required for maintenance operations.
• Direct the work of others through subordinate supervisors.
• Understand and follow complex instruction and technical specifications.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Determine the condition of facilities by inspection and estimating accurately the time, materials, equipment, and cost of specific jobs and programs.
• Work harmoniously with other people and agencies, and maintain good relations with the general public, other departments, and outside agencies.
• Keep operational and financial records.
• Operate a standard office computer to enter data, retrieve data, utilize spreadsheet and other applications.
• Make decisions.
• Plan and organize.
• Be a team player
• Perform administrative functions
• Deal with citizens’ concerns in a tactful manner
• Analyze and problem solve.

Working Conditions:

Duties of this position require prolonged sitting and walking on flat, uneven, wet and slippery surfaces such as along roadsides, construction sites, flood control channels, dirt inclines, and side slopes. Incumbents drive daily for up to two hours and must frequently get in and out of the vehicle. Duties require working outdoors in all weather conditions and incumbents are exposed to heavy dust and pollen; loud noise from construction equipment; chemicals used in vegetation control and equipment wash downs. Incumbents work near moving traffic and heavy construction equipment.


1) A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.
2) Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process; review of candidates’ work experience and background to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process which may involve an interview with Alliance Resource Consulting LLC.
3) An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.


*Alliance Resource Consulting LLC is soliciting qualified candidates on behalf of Alameda County and this recruitment is being conducted pursuant to the Alameda County Civil Service Commission rules. Interested candidates should apply by June 14, 2019.

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:

September 20, 2019

Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications:

September 23, 2019

Review of Applications for Best Qualified:

September 30, 2019

Oral Examination:

Week of October 21st, 2019


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
  • 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.


Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their

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Sam Gee, Human Resources Division Manager
Human Resource Services Department, County of Alameda

For questions and inquiries, please contact:
Cindy Krebs or Sherrill Uyeda
1 Centerpointe Drive, Suite 440 La Palma, CA 90623
Telephone: (562) 901-0769

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer