County of Alameda

Deputy Director, Community Development Agency (#2952)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Executive Mgmt (051)
$74.21-$90.25 Hourly / $5,936.80-$7,220.00 BiWeekly /
$12,863.07-$15,643.33 Monthly / $154,356.80-$187,720.00 Yearly


DESCRIPTION

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.

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES  

The Deputy Director, Community Development Agency, reports to and assists the Director, Community Development Agency and assists in the development and achievement of the Agency’s goals and in the implementation of the Agency’s policies. The Deputy Director, Community Development Agency, is responsible for directing, administering, and evaluating the operations of a functional department of the Agency and for representing the Department, Agency, and County as required.

The class of Deputy Director, Community Development Agency, is distinguished from that of Assistant Deputy Director, Community Development Agency, in that the former has responsibility for a functional department of the Agency while the latter has responsibility for one or more divisions of a functional department.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
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. Plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the work of staff for one of the functional departments of the Community Development Agency.

2. Initiates, reviews and determines the priority and scheduling of projects. Conducts independent community development studies of a difficult and complex nature.

3. Evaluates and recommends changes to policies, practices and procedures.

4. Consults with the Director, Community Development Agency, and acts as chief technical advisor on work programs, schedules and policies related to the responsibilities of the department.

5. Confers with division heads regarding problems and progress in their functional areas, reviews and edits reports, analyzes recommendations in progress and submits final reports to the Director, Community Development Agency, or his/her designee for approval.

6. Directs staff meetings. Assesses training needs and provides training to staff.

7. Represents the Department, Agency or County in meetings of public and private interest groups, and affiliate agencies. Actively participates in professional associations and organizations.

8. Makes presentations before various commissions, the Board of Supervisors, private organizations and the public.

9. Acts as the Director, Community Development Agency, when assigned.

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

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.


CLASS SPEC HISTORY
Typed: 3/97
DF:pf
DF:sw Revised 4/29/99; 4/30/99 5/14/99
Old doc: 2952h.doc
New doc: 2952.doc
ys/2/01
CSC Date: 5/26/99
DRH:po Revised 5/16/07
CSC Date: 8/29/2007\
DRH: cs Revised 2/25/14
CSC Date: 4/30/14
DRH: ay Revised 12/2/16
CSC Date: 1/4/17

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.