Temporary Assignment Pool


Purpose of the TAP Program

The primary goal of the Alameda County Temporary Assignment Pool (TAP) Program is to provide immediate, staffing support services to all Alameda County departments. Departments may utilize TAP employees to provide coverage for all temporary staffing needs including special projects, long-term leaves, and pending recruitment processes.

Positions in TAP are provisionally appointed as Human Resources employees and are classified as Services-As-Needed. TAP employees are eligible for medical and dental benefits once eligibility criteria are met. Work assignments will vary in duration, from one day up to eighteen months. Job duties and requirements will vary from assignment to assignment. An employee's administrative skills, work experience, performance evaluations at Alameda County and availability to work are all determining factors used when assigning new job orders to employees.

Continuous employment is not guaranteed. Therefore, it is recommended that employees be prepared for the possibility of gaps between work assignments.

Selection and Assessment Process

The TAP Unit will recruit Administrative Support on an as-needed basis dependent upon the needs of Alameda County. The Assessment Process includes: 1) application review, 2) a series of computer based assessments including: filing, reading comprehension, typing, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, 3) an oral interview, and 4) checking of employment references.

When TAP recruitment is not open for the Administrative Support, potential applicants may add their email address to the Job Interest List to be notified.