Monday, October 21, 2019

Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Technician

Recruitment #19-2984-01

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.

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.

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 5:00:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

 

ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY

 

DESCRIPTION

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
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.

HEALTHY HOMES DEPARTMENT 
Established in 1991, the Alameda County Healthy Homes Department has become a national leader in childhood lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes programs, combining health, environmental and residential hazard reduction services under one umbrella.


The Alameda County Healthy Homes Department's unique multidisciplinary approach serves the community in order to eliminate environmental lead contamination, prevent childhood lead poisoning and improve health outcomes by addressing housing problems. The Program provides case management of lead poisoned children, community outreach and education, training, lead hazard reduction services, healthy homes interventions, and consultations.  More information on what our department provides can be found here:  https://www.achhd.org

THE POSITION
Under general supervision, incumbents in this class are responsible for marketing and promoting housing rehabilitation programs available through the Community Development Agency’s Healthy Homes Department; coordinating various aspects of emergency repairs in single-family homes and mobile homes; conduct Housing Quality Standards inspections; preparing and/or processing required documentation and performing related duties as required.

The Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Technician is a single classification that works under general supervision and is responsible for performing a scope of technical and paraprofessional duties for rehabilitation activities and projects. has a thorough knowledge and proficiency in the most critical and difficult aspects of healthy housing principles and housing rehabilitation.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications stated below, the ideal candidate for this position will be able to:


·        
Work independently within program guidelines;
·        Manage appointments and tasks to ensure that inspections and projects are completed in a timely
       and efficient manner;
·        Complete assessments of housing deficiencies, prepare repair work orders, and inspect housing
       repair work;
·        Prioritize and balance housing needs with program requirements and resources;
·        Communicate effectively in oral and written communication with a diverse client base and contractor
       pool to gather information, explain program requirements and services, and resolve problems;
·        Attend to details in order to obtain required information, prepare program documentation, and review
       contract invoices for accuracy and completeness.
·        Work with team members and contractors to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner.

 

Please click here for the full Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Technician job specification/description.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Either I

Graduation from the 12th grade, or possession of a GED, AND, the equivalent of one-year of full-time experience performing construction-related duties identified in Examples of Duties above.

OR II

Graduation from the 12th grade, or possession of a GED, AND, the equivalent of one-year of full-time journey-level experience in the construction trades.

License:

All candidates must possess a valid California Class "C" Driver's license and be willing and able to drive.

Special Requirements:

• Lift up to 25 pounds safely.
• Climb ladders or steps to reach objects.
• Work from scaffolds at various heights, within reason, to perform work.
• Travel across rough, uneven or rocky surfaces.
• Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the outdoor elements.
• Have dexterity sufficient to handle simple, basic hand tools.
• Drive safely and skillfully.
• Conduct inspections in areas inhabited by domestic animals.


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:

• Basic home inspection procedures.
• Data collection methods.
• Basic understanding of construction methods and materials.
• Basic estimating procedures.
• Basic word processing.

Ability to:

• Track details and keep a variety of projects moving forward at the same time.
• Effectively explain housing repair programs to individuals from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Analyze and problem solve.
• Demonstrate decision making, judgment, planning and organization.
• Learn and use computer applications related to the job.
• Exercise sound judgment and decision-making, take initiative.
• Handle a variety of projects at once while maintaining organized files on each project.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS: 

 

1.   A review of 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 testing;

2.   An oral examination 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 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.   For more information on the Civil Service 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:

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications:

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Oral Interviews:

Week of September 18, 2019

 


WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PLAN
 

 

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) 
  • 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
  • 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.

 

Conclusion

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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. 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 bulletin for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Debra Robinson-Harris, Human Resources Analyst III
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
Debra.Robinson@acgov.org
(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.