Human Resource Services
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Assistant Deputy Director, Community Development Agency

Recruitment #23-2953-01


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, Supplemental Questionnaires, and required documentation must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the last day for filing.

    Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will only be accepted on-line.



    The Alameda County Community Development Agency's mission is to enhance the quality of life of Alameda 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 Community Development Agency houses the following departments: Planning Department, Housing and Community Development, Agriculture Weights and Measures, Healthy Homes Department, and Economic and Civic Development Department.

    For more information about the agency, please visitAlameda County Community Development Agency.

    Under general direction, the Assistant Deputy Director, Community Development Agency (CDA), is responsible for the day-to-day operations of one or more divisions in a functional department of CDA, acts as Deputy Director, CDA, in his/her absence only when assigned, and performs related assignments as required. 

    For more detailed information about the job classification, please visit: Assistant Deputy Director, Community Development Agency (#2953).

    Assistant Deputy Director, Community Development Agency positions are found throughout all departments within CDA. The vacancies are currently available in multiple departments. Candidates are encouraged to provide relevant experience in all applicable areas. The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.




    The equivalent of two years of full-time experience as Senior Planner, Senior Code Enforcement Investigator, Economic and Civic Development Manager, Healthy Homes Manager, Housing and Community Development Manager, Bonds and Finance Manager, Deputy of Agricultural and Standards Services, or equivalent or higher-level classification in the Alameda County classified service.

    OR II


    Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 


    The equivalent of five (5) years of full-time increasingly responsible professional-level experience in a public agency that included at least two (2) years of responsible supervisory experience.


    A master’s degree in planning; public or business administration; environmental, political, or social science; economics; marketing; environmental, social or urban studies; public health; public protection; real estate; agriculture; public policy; sociology; or a related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the equivalent of two (2) years of the non-supervisory experience.  


    Must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.


    Possession of a valid Agricultural Commissioners' License and a valid Sealer of Weights and Measures License issued by the State of California is required for the position of Assistant Deputy Director, Community Development Agency when specialty designated for the Agriculture/ Weights and Measures Department only.

    Special Requirement:

    Must be willing to participate in evening meetings and weekends.

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


    The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:     

    Knowledge of:

    • Principles, methods, and procedures of urban planning, economic development 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, homelessness and laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act.
    • Federal, State and local requirements for Pesticide Use Enforcement, Weights and Measures, Agricultural Pest Detection, Pest Exclusion and Pest Eradication.
    • 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, land use, 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.
    • Interpret and apply agricultural and weighing and measuring laws, regulations and policies to clients and consumers.
    • 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.


    The examination will consist of the following steps:

    1. A review of the applicants’ 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. A review of candidates' supplemental questionnaire to select the best qualified candidates to continue in the process. Those candidates considered the best qualified will move on to the final step of the examination process. 
    3. An oral examination weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview will be administered virtually and may contain situational exercises.



    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,


    The County will inform applicants, via email and with reasonable notice in advance, of any examination process that will require their attendance.  The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on operational needs.



    Deadline for Filing

    5:00 p.m., Monday, December 11, 2023*

    Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications

    Week of December 11, 2023

    Screening for Best Qualified

    Week of December 28, 2023

    Virtual Civil Service Pre-Recorded Oral Exam: To be determined**
    Notification of Results: To be determined**



    Department Hiring Interviews

    Week of February 19, 2024

    **Updated 02/02/2024 - MST

    *Updated 12/4/2023 - MST


    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 statues. 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 statues.

    For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website,


    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

    • 12 paid holidays
    • Floating Holidays
    • Vacation and sick leave accrual
    • Vacation purchase program
    • Catastrophic Sick Leave
    • 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.


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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 boxes and are routed to unmonitored mailboxes. 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 You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

    Maria Tabora | Human Resources Analyst
    Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
    (510) 272-6463 |


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