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Early Morning Street Sweeper
City of Alameda, East Bay

Public Works Maintenance

For more info contact:
[email protected]
(510) 747-4900

This Recruitment is open to City of Alameda Employees Only

Close Date: Apr 18, 2013
Salary: $23.29 - $32.77 Hourly


Under general supervision, operates street sweeping equipment on assigned early morning routes to clean City streets, parking lots, gutters, and medians; performs maintenance and adjustments on equipment operated.  Performs other Public Works maintenance work as required.  This is a specialized street maintenance classification in the Maintenance Worker series.  Positions in this class perform highly responsible maintenance work and are responsible for the independent performance of particularly difficult or specialized maintenance work.  Work in the class is distinguished form that of lower classes by the greater independence with which an incumbent is expected to operate and by the more technical aspects or overall complexity of the work.  Incumbents are able to perform the full range of duties assigned with only occasional instructions or assistance as unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of operating policies and procedures.  Work may be performed under supervision, independently or with the assistance of helpers.



  1. Operates street sweeping equipment on assigned routes; prevents damage to sweeper, street structures, automobiles or pedestrians; may support and complete other routes as required.

  2. Inspects, starts up, operates and shuts down equipment in a manner that ensures safety of self and others; protection of equipment and property, and the efficient accomplishment of objectives during operation, and makes minor operating adjustments; adjusts brooms.

  3. Reports unsafe roadway conditions and deceased animals found on route to supervisor or appropriate staff when needed.

  4. Maintains vehicles and equipment daily by checking fuel, oil, grease, radiator, water tank, air cleaner and tires; checks sweeper for even wear of brooms; advises equipment maintenance personnel of need for major mechanical repair.

  5. Cleans and washes equipment at end of each shift.

  6. Maintains a variety of logs and reports including miles swept per day and volume collected; compiles and reports monthly sweeper data for self and other street sweeper routes.

  7. May operate other equipment such as hoist truck, dump truck, front loader, boom truck, flail or rotary type mower, patch truck and other specialized vehicular equipment while assisting street repair and maintenance operations.

  8. Responds to emergency calls.

  9. May perform journey-level skilled or semi-skilled construction, maintenance and repair work; may perform general construction and street maintenance repair work.

  10. Maintains supplies, work records and logs.

  11. Reads and interprets blueprints, specifications, maps and drawings.

  12. May provide lead direction and training for subordinate employees.



Possession of the employment standards does not assure advancement to the Examination or placement on the Eligible List. This is a competitive examination where a candidate’s performance in the Examination will be judged in comparison with the performance of other candidates. To be considered, applicants should possess the combination of education and experience necessary to prove the required knowledge and abilities for the position.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Education/Experience & Other Requirements

  1. Current City of Alameda employees with at least 6 months full-time City employment are eligible to apply.
  2. Graduation from high school.
  3. Two years of skilled public works, facilities or equipment maintenance or construction trades experience, including one year of street sweeping experience.
  4. Willingness and ability to work early morning shift; willingness and ability to respond to after-hours emergency calls as required.
  5. Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
  6. Possession of a valid Class B State of California driver's license with tanker and air brake endorsements.  Subject to provisions of the Department of Transportation's drug and alcohol testing program.


KNOWLEDGE OF operation and maintenance of street sweeping equipment; methods, practices, materials and equipment used for general or street construction and maintenance; basic traffic laws as they pertain to the operation of assigned equipment; traffic safety when working on the streets; safe work practices and procedures.


ABILITY TO operate heavy trucks, specialized vehicular equipment, and other related tools and equipment safely and in accordance with traffic laws and regulations; perform technically sophisticated and highly complex maintenance related work; read and interpret blueprints, maps and drawings; maintain accurate records; communicate effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public; work independently; provide lead direction and training to subordinate employees; learn City streets and assigned routes.



PART I:      A review of all applications to identify those applicants who meet the minimum requirements for acceptance into the exam.


PART II:   Those who meet the minimum requirements will be sent a Supplemental Questionnaire to complete.


PART III:   A Job Related Qualifications Interview or Application Evaluation (weighted 100%).  Candidates receiving a score of 70% or more will have their names placed on an Eligible List.  The three (3) names highest on the list are certified to the department(s) having vacancies.  Placement on an Eligible List does not guarantee employment.  Tie scores will be broken by giving priority to the candidate based on the earliest application date.  Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted and may include a credit check.  Final selection will be made from the Eligible List by the Department Head.  Federal law requires that, prior to employment, you must furnish proof of your identity and eligibility for employment in the United States, such as driver’s license, original Social Security card, US passport, or appropriate INS forms, etc.



1.     Apply ONLINE at or

2.     Apply IN-PERSON at the City of Alameda Human Resources Department (Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm) at 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 290, Alameda, CA 94501

Applications must be filed no later than closing time on the last date to apply.  No photocopies or facsimiles are accepted.  It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate delivery time.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City Application. 


NOTE:  This is a Section 3 position. Qualified low-income residents are encouraged to apply and complete the Section 3 Resident form.


VETERAN’S PREFERENCE CREDIT:  A job applicant qualifies as a veteran if honorably discharged from active military, reservist, or National Guard duty of at least 18 consecutive months within the past five (5) years of the date of application. In case of discharge attributable to service-connected injuries or illnesses, the 18 months active duty requirement need not be fulfilled. An applicant claiming veteran’s preference credit must attach to their application, a legible copy of their DD-214 verifying the type of discharge and date(s) of active service.  NO OTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.



The City of Alameda encourages minorities, women and the disabled to apply.  It is the City's policy that all aspects of employment and promotion shall be without regard to sex, marital status or disability (except where dictated by requirements of the position), race, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious creed, color, national origin or age.  Qualified disabled persons must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.  No individual may pose a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or other individuals in the workplace.  Barring undue hardship, reasonable accommodations can be made in the application and examination process for disabled individuals or for religious reasons.  Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made in advance to the Human Resources Department.  Hearing Impaired TDD (510) 522-7538.


The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.


For Benefits information, please visit our website at: A detailed summary for this position can be found under Alameda City Employees Association.

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