County of Alameda

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Deputy Director (#0497)

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Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Confidential Mgmt (U50)
$72.15-$87.72 Hourly / $5,772.00-$7,017.60 BiWeekly /
$12,506.00-$15,204.80 Monthly / $150,072.00-$182,457.60 Yearly

Under general direction, assists the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director in leading a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) office. The DEI Deputy Director will support the Director in the development and implementation of a strategic plan that will include vision and mission, core competencies, operating principles, and strategic goals aligned with Alameda County’s Vision 2026 Strategic Plan and supporting action plan.


This single position classification in the County is located in the County Administrator’s Office and reports to the DEI Director.  The DEI Deputy Director will advance the County’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. The DEI Deputy Director, under the direction of the Director, will be responsible for providing support to teams that implement DEI strategies and initiatives, and partner with critical stakeholders to achieve transformational change.  

In addition, duties include providing internal consulting services and leadership coaching to departmental lines of business to further department-based strategies that align with county goals, mission and core values for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.  However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.  Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

  1. Assist the DEI Director in facilitating the development and implementation of strategies, policies, guidelines, and programs that advance Diversity Equity and Inclusion across the County.
  2. May supervise and oversee the day-to-day operational support that may be assigned to the DEI unit.
  3. Work with departments to develop and maintain processes and systems to increase department leadership’s accountability for DEI approaches and initiatives.
  4. Provides County-wide DEI direction/support/communication and related compliance matters in conjunction with County Counsel and Human Resource Services. 
  5. Communicate new/updated programs, policies, and processes to department mid-management leadership and employees. 
  6. Interacts with assigned County departments/ agencies, to enhance existing programs and support the development of new programs that encourage active engagement and demonstrates the County’s commitment to DEI.
  7. Establishes relationships and partnerships through collaboration with County departments, and community-based organizations, to advance DEI in Alameda County.  Attends and participates in organizational and community meetings and committees, as necessary.
  8. Manage assigned training programs including content development, materials, class participants, and logistics.
  9. Assist the DEI Director in preparing reports to internal and external stakeholders such as County leadership, employees, Board of Supervisors, and impacted community and advocacy groups.
  10. Acts as a thought partner and coordinates with individuals who are overseeing DEI efforts within individual divisions and agencies.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.


Possession of a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a major in either business administration, social welfare, human resources administration, public administration, psychology, or a field closely related to the position.



The equivalent of two (2) or more years of professional human resources or related diversity, equity, and inclusion experience working at a division manager level or higher in a public or private setting. 


Six (6) additional years of professional human resources or related diversity, equity, and inclusion experience working in a division manager level or higher in a public or private setting will substitute for the bachelor’s degree requirement. 

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

NOTE:  The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Example of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

  • Creating culturally competent training programs that develop skills and competencies of employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Researching, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating training for diversity, equity, and inclusion classes/programs.
  • Supervisorial principles, practices, and guidelines.
  • Organizational DEI concepts and best practices, change management, the design, development, and implementation of DEI strategic plans.
  • Understanding County culture and ability to work well within the structure.
  • Development of Results Based Accountability metrics for measuring the effectiveness of DEI initiatives. 
  • Excellent writing, public speaking, facilitation, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Proficient use of computers, office automation, and other department-specific computer applications and technology.
  • Presentation, group facilitation, communication, and consulting skills.
  • Project management, including experience managing multiple, concurrent projects.
Ability to:

  • Demonstrate high emotional quotient and build and maintain trust, credibility, and engagement across a broad and diverse constituency.
  • Successfully prepare accurate, thorough, and well-organized detailed information.
  • Takes initiative to ensure timely compliance with deadlines and the resolution of pending matters.
  • Maintains tact, discretion, and confidentiality.

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RE:sa 08/05/2022
CSC Date: 09/21/2022


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

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • 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.

** 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.

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