County of Alameda

Community Development Agency Construction Manager (#2959)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - General Mgmt (R15)
$56.78-$68.94 Hourly / $4,542.40-$5,515.20 BiWeekly /
$9,841.87-$11,949.60 Monthly / $118,102.40-$143,395.20 Yearly

Under general direction, the Community Development Agency Construction Manager develops, assigns, and coordinates the construction aspects of major home preservation, lead hazard control, housing development, neighborhood improvement, redevelopment, commercial and public improvement projects in the Community Development Agency and performs other related duties.


The Community Development Agency Construction Manager is distinguished from the next lower class of Housing Rehabilitation Specialist III in that, though the latter class may act as a team leader on housing preservation projects, the former class has oversight responsibilities for one or more housing preservation program. Responsibilities include assigning, supervising and evaluating the work of the Housing Rehabilitation Specialists and other staff. This class is further distinguished from the class of Housing Community Development Agency Manager in that the class of Community Development Agency Construction Manager has greater expertise in the principles and techniques of the construction industry, particularly in the areas of construction management, contract administration and the housing rehabilitation process.

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. Assigns, monitors, supervises and evaluates assigned staff in the commitment, progress and completion of housing preservation, lead hazard control, housing development, neighborhood improvement, redevelopment and special projects;

2. Reviews and monitors projects including inspections, construction management, contract administration, construction technology, program guidelines and procedures, Work Write-Ups, cost estimating, and the development of projects within limits of available financing; reviews and approves projects for commitment, construction contracts, request for payments, change orders, and any project schedule changes to improve and maintain project quality.

3. Develops, revises and implements program policies, guidelines and work standards in conjunction with other section managers and lead staff; revises and implements construction management and contract administration guidelines, construction specifications, and warranty standards; coordinates and develops programs, projects, procedures and guidelines with other agencies, such as Housing Authority of the County of Alameda, Housing and Community Development agencies at the state and local level, contract cities in Alameda County, Federal Agencies, and non-profit organizations.

4. Prepares, monitors and reviews budgets, reports, work load summaries; develops projects and with aid of other technical staff, seeks financing alternatives; reviews impact of changes in codes, laws, regulations, guidelines and contract terms that affect the Housing Preservation program.

5. Assists in the selection and hiring of staff, trains and evaluates the work of assigned staff; manages and coordinates the resolution of complex and problem projects; assists Community Development Agency staff in the mediating of disputes that arise from any of the assigned projects.

6. Prepares and delivers presentations promoting Community Development Agency programs to clients, including owners, contracts, cities, other public agencies and organizations; recruits and trains contractors to participate in rehabilitation projects.

7. Develops and designs new Community Development Agency programs by coordinating and preparing effective grant proposals and contracts.

Either I

The equivalent of two years of full-time experience as a Housing Rehabilitation Specialist III, or an equivalent or higher level class in the Alameda County classified service.


The equivalent of one year of full-time experience as a Lead Project Designer or an equivalent or higher level class in the Alameda County classified service.


The equivalent of five years’ full-time experience in a public agency or private organization using public funds to rehabilitate housing stock with the responsibility for the operation and/or planning of local rehabilitation programs which serve lower income households. Two years of the required experience must have been at the supervisory or administrative level and included housing preservation project development, construction management, contract administration, construction specifications, project financing and project cost estimation.


The equivalent of five years of full-time experience in the construction industry that involved residential real estate development, property development, project management, and finance. Two years of the required experience must have been at the supervisory or administrative level. (Construction inspection experience is desirable.)


Within one year of employment, the employee must obtain the appropriate lead Certification by the California Department of Health Services


Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's Class "C" license is required.

Special Requirement: Incumbent may be required to work some evenings 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 and techniques of building construction and rehabilitation.
• Construction cost estimating.
• Construction contract and grant administration.
• Housing preservation, housing development, neighborhood development programs and the Federal, State, County, local laws, codes, regulations.
• Housing program management, including monitoring and evaluation.
• Marketing concepts and practices relating to public funded housing and community development programs.
• Housing rehabilitation program financing.
• Basic budgeting principles and practices.

Ability to:

• Plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
• Train staff and contractors in work procedures.
• Exercise sound judgment.
• Interpret and apply various laws, rules, codes and regulations related to housing, and/or redevelopment projects and programs.
• Analyze and evaluate various complex documents.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing demonstrating interpersonal sensitivity.
• Coordinate personnel at all organizational levels.
• Make public presentations.
• Manage and supervise people.
• Take lead role in the coordination of project design and implementation.

TT:dj 11/94
Old doc: 1272h -
New doc: 2959.doc ys/2/01
Csc date: 12/14/94
JC:pf Rev. 3/1/01
Csc date: 6/6/01
DRH:pf Admin. Change 5/13/05
DRH:po Revised 1/16/07
CSC Date: 2/14/2007


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
  • 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.