Monday, February 18, 2019

Deputy Director, Community Development Agency

Agricultural/Weights & Measures

Recruitment #18-2952-02

DESCRIPTION

YOU MUST BE AN ALAMEDA COUNTY EMPLOYEE TO APPLY

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 includes the District Attorney’s Office, the Medical Center, and the Superior Court) by 2/19/19.  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

THE AGENCY

Our mission is to enhance the quality-of-life of County residents and plan for the future well-being of the County's diverse communities; to balance the physical, economic, and social needs of County residents through land use planning, environmental management, neighborhood improvement, and community development; and to promote and protect agriculture, the environment, economic vitality and human health

THE POSITION

Under general direction, the Deputy Director, Community Development Agency is responsible for the operations of a functional department in the Community Development Agency; acts as the Director, Community Development Agency in his/her absence when assigned; and performs related assignments as required.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications stated below, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a track record of success in the following areas:

• Oral Communication - Includes person to person and presentations before large groups.
• Written Communication - Includes daily correspondence and larger reports/presentations.
• Decision-making - Includes making decisions that further the goals and needs of the County; includes using business acumen in making decisions that build a strong organization which delivers the highest level of service to diverse customers.
• Analytical and Problem Solving - Includes using vision, strategy, and innovation to deal with change.
• Planning and Organization - Includes using vision, strategy and innovation to maximize resources.
• Management Control / Supervision - Includes making excellent hiring choices, developing staff professionalism, growth and competency, and giving honest and fair evaluations.
• Leadership - Includes knowing when to lead and when to work effectively as part of a group; includes imparting to staff a commitment to the County’s mission, credo and goals; includes modeling excellence.
• Interpersonal Sensitivity - Includes fair treatment of all persons in both oral and written communication.
• Flexibility - Includes working with change using vision, strategy and innovation
• Resistance/Adaptation to Stress - Includes staying calm under difficult conditions.



 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EITHER I
Experience:

The equivalent of two years of full-time experience as Assistant Deputy Director, Community Development Agency in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

OR II
Education:

Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university;

AND
Experience:

The equivalent of six years of full-time increasingly responsible professional experience in community development or agriculture regulatory work that included at least three years of responsible supervisory and administrative experience.

A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in city, regional, or urban planning in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, economics, public or environmental health, health care, agriculture, wildlife management, biology, or social science based on a two-year curriculum may be substituted for two years of the non-supervisory experience.

OR

A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in city, regional, or urban planning in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, economics, public or environmental health, health care, agriculture, wildlife management, biology, or social science, based on a one-year curriculum may be substituted for the equivalent of one year of the non-supervisory experience.

Licenses: Must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.


AND

The Deputy Director, Community Development Agency for the Agriculture/Weights and Measures Department requires a valid Agricultural Commissioners' License AND a valid Sealer of Weights and Measures License issued by the State of California.

Special Requirement:

Must be willing to participate in evening meetings.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

 

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

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. Candidates need not possess all of the following knowledge and abilities. Rather, candidates must possess the following knowledge and abilities appropriate to the specific functional department to which he or she would be assigned.

Knowledge of:

• Principles of organization, administration, personnel management and training.
• Principles, methods, and procedures of urban planning, contemporary community development, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, agriculture, biology, pest prevention, economics, environmental or public health, health care or social services.
• Physical, social, economic and legal implications involved in city and regional planning, lead poisoning prevention, agriculture, weights and measures, housing and community development, including the development of urban and suburban environments, safe housing and aesthetic needs.
• Public administration, personnel management and staff development as they apply to the operation and administration of a department in a community development agency.
• Laws and regulations related to land use, wildlife management, housing and community development, plant quarantines, pesticide use, pest prevention, consumer protection, and laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, and the Federal Domestic plant quarantine proclamations.
• Pertinent State, municipal and county housing, real estate and enforcement laws.
• Principles of budget development and analysis.
• Public relations.
• Inspection and testing techniques used in the weights and measures enforcement field.
• Legal processes and considerations involved in prosecuting violations of weights and measures cases.
• Research methods, including statistics.
• Relocation planning, environmental, case management and lead remediation techniques.
• Program development.
• Federal and State reporting requirements.

 

Ability to:

• Plan, organize, and administer the work of a functional department within a community development agency.
• Interpret and apply zoning and other code-enforcement regulations and planning concepts to unusual or difficult land use problems.
• Interpret and apply public health and lead poisoning policy regulations to health providers and community groups.
• Solve problems.
• Analyze and review staff reports and recommendations on community development projects.
• Work effectively with commission boards, medical providers, community-based organizations and private organizations concerning matters of real property uses, related planning functions and lead poisoning issues.
• Coordinate independent community development and environmental and public health studies of a difficult and complex nature.
• Conduct public hearings.
• Interpret, apply and enforce Federal, State and County regulations, codes and laws for administering programs.

 

Core Competencies:

• Oral Communication - Includes person to person and presentations before large groups.
• Written Communication - Includes daily correspondence and larger reports/presentations.
• Decision-making - Includes making decisions that further the goals and needs of the County; includes using business acumen in making decisions that build a strong organization which delivers the highest level of service to diverse customers.
• Analytical and Problem Solving - Includes using vision, strategy, and innovation to deal with change.
• Planning and Organization - Includes using vision, strategy and innovation to maximize resources.
• Management Control / Supervision - Includes making excellent hiring choices, developing staff professionalism, growth and competency, and giving honest and fair evaluations.
• Leadership - Includes knowing when to lead and when to work effectively as part of a group; includes imparting to staff a commitment to the County’s mission, credo and goals; includes modeling excellence.
• Interpersonal Sensitivity - Includes fair treatment of all persons in both oral and written communication.
• Flexibility - Includes working with change using vision, strategy and innovation
• Resistance/Adaptation to Stress - Includes staying calm under difficult conditions.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

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) 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.

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:



TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN



Deadline for Filing

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Review of Minimum Qualifications

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Panel Interview

Wednesday & Thursday, March 20 & 21, 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, www.acgov.org/hrs

BENEFITS

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
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • 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.

Conclusion

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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 alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. 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 www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.



Debra Robinson, Human Resources Analyst III

Human Resource Services, County of Alameda

510-272-6437

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer






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