Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Assistant Deputy Director, Comm Devt Agency (Housing & Comm Devt)

Housing and Community Development

Recruitment #19-2953-02

Introduction

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. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

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.

DESCRIPTION

 

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 imrpovement, and community development ; and to promote and protect agriculture, the environment, economic vitality and human health.


THE POSITION


Under general direction, the Assistant Deputy Director, CDA, for Housing Development (working title:  Housing Development Division Manager) is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and supervising the Affordable Housing Development  Division in the Community Development Agency’s Housing and Community Development Department.  The selected candidate will be responsible for carrying out and supervising professional work in affordable housing development, including the supervision of subordinate managers and staff in this Division.  Work in this Division includes project review, underwriting, implementation, monitoring and ensuring compliance of new housing developments utilizing Federal, State and local funding for affordable housing development; oversight of housing programs such as first-time homebuyer and housing rehabilitation programs; and policy and legislative recommendations.  Responsibilities will also include other program and project planning, budget development and tracking, preparation of grant applications, assessment of environmental reviews, public relations, record keeping, preparation of required reports, and other duties 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:


- Knowledge of Federal, State, County and other local regulations, government mandates, funding sources, organization structures as they relate to the affordable housing development.


- Ability to work collaboratively with commissions, boards, the public, diverse agencies and other program administrators.


- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.


- The ability to adapt easily to varied and changing priorities.


- Provide effective leadership.


- Manage human resources.


- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


- Decision making.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Either I
Experience:

The equivalent of two years of full-time experience as Senior Planner, Housing and Community Development Manager, or equivalent or higher level class 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 five years of full-time experience in a community and economic development agency that included the equivalent of two years of full-time supervisory and administrative experience.

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

In addtion to meeting the minimum qualifications the candidate must meet the speciality desigination criteria:

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALITY DESIGINATION REQUIREMENTS:

Two years of additional experience directly managing programs that develop, expand, and preserve affordable housing for special needs populations such as homeless, disabled and those with AIDS/HIV related disorders.

Special Requirement:

Must be willing to participate in evening meetings.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above minimum qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

· Principles, methods, and procedures of urban planning, redevelopment and contemporary community development, including utilization of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, economics, environmental or public health and social services.
· Physical, social, economic and legal implications involved in city and regional planning redevelopment, lead poisoning prevention, housing and community development, including the development of urban and suburban environments, safe housing and aesthetic needs.
· Laws and regulations related to land use, housing and community development and laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act.
· Pertinent State, municipal and county housing, real estate and enforcement laws.
· Principles, practices and techniques of budgeting.
· Public relations.
· Effective organization, administration and personnel management and training.
· Research methods, including statistics.
· Relocation planning, environmental, case management and lead remediation techniques.
· Program development.
· Federal and State reporting requirements.
· Mediation, validation and consensus building.

Ability to:

· Plan, organize, and administer the work of a division within a functional department of 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 commissions, 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.
· Establish good working relationships with staff, community groups and government agencies.
· Conduct public hearings and act as hearing officer.
· Provide effective leadership.
· Manage human resources.
· Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
· Interpret and apply Federal, State and County regulations for administering programs.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

The examination will consist of the following steps:

  1. A review of the candidates’ application and supplemental questionnaire 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 candidates’ final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.

Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this recruitment.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED EXAMINATION STEPS.

 

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 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, www.acgov.org/hrs.

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:

5:00 p.m.,Thursday, May 9, 2019

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Oral Interviews*:

TBD

 

If designated as a combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, the oral interviews may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.

 

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

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @acgov.org and alamedacountyHR@acgov.org as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the "My applications" button on the Current Job Openings page.

Please take the steps recommended above to ensure 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 has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.