County of Alameda

Assistant Deputy Director, Community Development Agency (#2953)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - General Mgmt (U15)
$66.55-$80.87 Hourly / $5,324.00-$6,469.60 BiWeekly /
$11,535.33-$14,017.47 Monthly / $138,424.00-$168,209.60 Yearly

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


The Assistant Deputy Director reports to and assists a Deputy Director in managing and implementing the programs of a functional department and executing the policies of the Agency. The Assistant Deputy Director is responsible for directing, administering, and evaluating the operations of a division in a functional department and for representing the Division, Department, Agency and County as required. The class of Assistant Deputy Director, Community Development Agency, is distinguished from that of Deputy Director, Community Development Agency, in that the former has responsibility for a division within a functional department while the latter has responsibility for a functional department.

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 a division within a functional department.

2. Initiates reviews and assists the Deputy Director in determining work priorities and scheduling of projects. Conducts independent planning studies of a difficult and complex nature.

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

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

5. Confers with Section Heads regarding work programs, schedules, and progress in their functional 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 of the Community Development as required, and makes technical presentations before various commissions, Board of Supervisors, private organizations and the public as needed.

10. Conducts public hearings.

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The equivalent of two years of full-time experience as Senior Planner, Housing and Community Development Manager, or equivalent or higher level class in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

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


The equivalent of five years of full-time experience in a community and economic development agency that included the equivalent of two years of full-time supervisory and administrative experience.

NOTE: A Master's degree in city, regional, urban or environmental planning from an accredited college or university, based on a two-year curriculum, may be substituted for the equivalent of two years of the non-supervisory experience, OR a Master’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, economics, health care, public or environmental health, or social science may be substituted for one year of the non-supervisory experience.

Special Requirement:

Must be willing to participate in evening meetings.

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, 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 and laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act.
· 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 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 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