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Company: Alameda County Sheriff's Office
Location: CA
Date Posted: July 15, 2015
Source: Alameda County Sheriff's Office
The mission of the General Services Agency (GSA) is to provide high quality, cost effective, and timely support services for County departments and other public agencies, so they can better serve the public and business community. GSA 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; Childcare Planning; Human Resources, Payroll, Information Systems and Parking Administration.

Our Agency is working on many programs to make it easier for vendors to do business with the County. This GSA web-site, with its interactive capabilities and upcoming electronic procurement and commerce enhancements, is one step in that direction. Another new and exciting program is County’s Small, Local, and Emerging Business Program (SLEB) which promotes economic growth for the County community

The Supervisor, Buildings and Plant Maintenance is responsible for the operation, maintenance installation and repair of building and plant equipment for a group of County buildings or for a large medical institution. The position is located in the General Services Agency's Building Maintenance Department and is responsible for the 24-hour operation and maintenance of steam, heating, and other utility services for County buildings. Each position is responsible for an area which may consist of: office buildings, libraries, Veterans Memorial Buildings, clinics and detention facilities, and other buildings; the incumbents report to a Facilities Manager.

In addition to meeting the
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The equivalent of three years as a Stationary Engineer, Electrician or Plumber in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes District Attorney's Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts). (Supervisory experience highly desirable).

Completion of the Alameda County Management Academy “Management and Supervision Certificate Program” may substitute for six (6) months of the required qualifying experience.


The equivalent of four years as a Stationary Engineer responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of building and plant equipment including boilers, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing equipment and other electrical mechanical and equipment normally found in large buildings. Two of the four years' experience must have been at the supervisory level.


• Possession of a universal CFC (Chloro-Fluoro-Carbon) Certificate, mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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

Special Requirements:

Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance from Alameda County Sheriff's Office. Must be on call after hours, weekends and holidays.

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:

• The operation, maintenance and repair of building and plant
equipment including boilers and related equipment, heating,
ventilation, air conditioning, and plumbing equipment, and
mechanical and electrical and piping systems found in large
office buildings or hospitals.
• Principles and techniques of supervision.
• Computer maintenance management systems and computer applications.
• Industry best practices in regards to safety.
• Industry best practices including sustainable and environmentally friendly equipment.

Ability to:

• Forecast and supervise maintenance activities.
• Plan and organize.
• Plan, supervise, review and evaluate the work of others.
• Make decisions independently.
• Exercise leadership.
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Be flexible.
• Provide effective customer service.
• Estimate costs and monitor expenditures.
• Use computer software, i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook.
• Manage Personnel.

THIS IS A NEW PROMOTIONAL ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year but can be extended. 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 included the District Attorney's Office, the Medical Center, and the Superior Court) by 8/10/2015. A regular appointment does not include provisional, TAP (Temporary Assignment Pool), or STEP-UP appointments. Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted. 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. Applications will only be accepted on-line. Postmarks are not accepted. Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.
The examination will consist of the following steps: 1. A review of the 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. A review of candidates' Supplemental Questionnaires to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process. 3. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises. CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION. We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service 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. 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, August 10, 2015
Review of Minimum Qualifications:                                                      Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Review of Supplemental Questionnaire for best qualified:                  Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Panel Interviews:                                                                             Thursday, September 3, 2015

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,

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