Sunday, August 30, 2015

Maintenance & Construction Technician I (HARD)

Recruitment #14-1122H-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 for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted.  Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.


The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District is an independent special use district providing park and recreation services to over 250,000 residents living within a 64 square mile area which includes the City of Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, and the unincorporated Ashland, Cherryland and Fairview districts.  The Park District known locally as "H.A.R.D." is the largest recreation district in the state of California.  Since it's creation in 1944, the District has provided residents with many beautiful facilities and parks, as well as hundreds of educational and recreational classes and programs.  The mission of the Park District is improving the quality of life for citizens of all ages by providing a variety of recreational activities, special events, facilities and services that encourage life-long learning, fitness and fun.


The Maintenance and Construction Technician I, under general supervision, performs a wide variety of repair and construction work on buildings, grounds, swim centers and their related apparatus; and performs related work as required. Maintenance and Construction Technicians I work individually or in crews assigned to maintenance, repair and construction work.  They may work from plans and use a variety of power tools and equipment such as electrical saws and drills, mixers and compressors as well as hand tools.  Some of their job duties might fall within one or more of the following areas:

  • Install, maintain, repair and trouble shoot automatically operated irrigation controls, timing devices, sprinkler heads, valves, and main and lateral line using plastic, galvanized and copper pipe; operate trenching equipment; install back flow devices.
  • Install, maintain, inspect and repair electrical services lines for electrical equipment, service panels, electric lights, motors, heaters, generators, air conditioner units and other electrical apparatus; install and inspect lighting systems; replace fuses and lamps; operate electric lift; install and maintain telephone equipment.
  • Install, maintain, inspect and repair standard plumbing equipment associated with water, gas, sewer and refrigeration systems; clean out drains and sewer lines using electric sewer machine.
  • Perform skilled rough and finish carpentry work; construct and maintain a variety of standard and special play equipment; repair and maintain doors, windows, hinges, fences, furniture and other wooden articles; build partitions, shelves, cabinets, tables and counters; remove and install or repair roofing systems using wood or asphalt shingles; perform sheet metal and gutter repairs.
  • Adjust, service and perform related installation of locking devices, door locks, closures and panic hardware.
  • Form, mix, pour and finish concrete for structural purposes; perform masonry and ceramic tile work using tile and concrete saws; perform sheet rock work including taping and texturing.
  • Perform arc and acetylene welding and assist in fabricating and installing metal gates, cages, doors, bollards and hand rails.
  • Prepare surfaces for paint by sanding, scraping, burning, washing, patch holes and cracks; apply paint.
  • When regularly assigned to work at swim centers, services and maintains swimming pool equipment; performs custodial and landscape duties as needed.



The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the maintenance and construction field performing work in the building trades.

License: A valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license and a good driving record.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the 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:

• Principles, methods, materials, tools, equipment and safety practices used in the construction and maintenance of buildings, park facilities and swim facilities.
• May require knowledge of specialized pool equipment and chemicals necessary for pool maintenance.

Ability to:

• Work from sketches, drawings, blueprints, plans, specifications, oral instructions and manuals.
• Use a variety of hand and power tools to perform skilled trade and maintenance work in the areas of carpentry, plumbing, welding, electrical, painting and irrigation.
• Complete basic records such as work orders, time sheets, requisitions, accident reports and vehicle inspection reports; perform demanding physical labor.
• When regularly assigned at swim centers, must be able to swim.


THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF the following steps: 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) A review of candidates’ Supplemental Questionnaires to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process. 3) A job related performance exam which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score.   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 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 many 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:                                            Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Review of Minimum Qualifications:                 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 

Review of SQ for Best Qualified:                      Friday, April 11, 2014   

Performance Exam:                                           Pending


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,



·   Ten (10) working days paid vacation each year; fifteen (15) days after five (5) years of service; and twenty (20) days after thirteen (13) years of service.

·   Fourteen (14) paid holidays a year.

·   Sick leave is accrued at the rate of one (1) day per month.

·   Choice of three (3) health plans for employees and their dependents, most, if not all of which is paid for by the District.  The medical plan design offered to employees is a $15 HMO Plan or High Deductible PPO Plan. Employees may elect coverage provided through one of the two medical carriers, United Healthcare HMO or PPO, Kaiser Permanente HMO.

·   Comprehensive dental plan for employees and their dependents.

·   Vision care reimbursement benefit.

·   Social Security paid for by District and employee.

·   Public Employees Retirement System 2% at 62 for new hires; 2% at 60 for new employees hired after January 1, 2013 that are already members of CalPERS.

·   Long Term Disability Plan paid by District.

·   Life Insurance policy ($40,000) paid by District.

·   Deferred Compensation Plan available, employee funded.

·   Employee Credit Union services.

·   Educational Tuition Reimbursement.

·   Employee Assistance Program.

·   Post employment healthcare plan contribution of 1.5% of base salary paid by District.

·   State Disability, employee funded


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Please take the steps recommended above to insure 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. If you have questions please go to our website at You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the bulletin for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Anna Montoya, Human Resources Analyst III
Human Resource Services Division, County of Alameda