County of Alameda

Assistant Deputy Director, Community Development Agency (#2953)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - General Mgmt (U15)
$77.65-$94.36 Hourly / $6,212.00-$7,548.80 BiWeekly /
$13,459.33-$16,355.73 Monthly / $161,512.00-$196,268.80 Yearly

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.


The Assistant Deputy Director, CDA, reports to and assists a Deputy Director, CDA, in managing and implementing the programs of a functional department and executing the policies of the CDA.  The Assistant Deputy Director, CDA, is responsible for directing, administering, and evaluating the operations of one or more divisions in a functional department and for representing the Division(s), Department, Agency, and County as required.  The classification of Assistant Deputy Director, CDA, is distinguished from that of Deputy Director, CDA, in that the former has responsibility for one or more divisions within a functional department while the latter has responsibility for a functional department that includes Agriculture/Weights and Measures, Economic and Civic Development, Healthy Homes, Housing and Community Development, Planning, Bonds and Finance, and Operations.


NOTE: The following are the duties that may be performed by employees in this classification.  However,  employees may perform other related duties specific to his/her assigned department 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 or more divisions within a functional department.
  2. Initiates reviews and assists the Deputy Director, CDA, in determining work priorities and scheduling of projects.  Conducts independent studies of a difficult and complex nature.
  3.  Evaluates and recommends changes to policies, practices, and procedures.
  4. Consults with a Deputy Director, CDA, and acts as chief technical advisor on work programs, schedules, and policies related to the responsibilities of the division(s).
  5. Confers with Division Heads and subordinate managers and staff regarding work programs, schedules, and progress in their assigned areas; reviews and edits reports; analyzes recommendations in progress and submits final reports to the Deputy Director or other departments.
  6. Directs staff meetings.
  7. Assesses training needs and provides training to staff.
  8. Represents the Division, Department, Agency, and County in meetings of public and private interest groups, County and affiliate agencies, professional associations, and organizations and makes presentations.
  9. Acts for the Deputy Director, CDA, as directed, and makes technical presentations before various commissions, Board of Supervisors, private organizations, and the public as needed.
  10. Conducts public hearings.



The equivalent of two (2) years of full-time experience as a 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.  


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.


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.

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. 


Typed: 3/97


Old doc:  2953h.doc

New doc:  Jobspecs/2953.doc


CSC Date:  4/30/97

DRH:pf  Revised 1/15/04

CSC Date:   2/18/04

DRH:kl  Revised 01/07/20

CSC Date: 02/26/2020 

IL:saa Revised 10/12/2023

CSC Date:11/01/2023

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