County of Alameda

Housing and Community Development Technician I (#2961)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Misc Prof/Tech (011)
$28.06-$33.42 Hourly / $2,104.50-$2,506.50 BiWeekly /
$4,559.75-$5,430.75 Monthly / $54,717.00-$65,169.00 Yearly


DESCRIPTION

DEFINITION

Under close supervision, incumbents in this class are responsible for performing a wide variety of technical and paraprofessional duties associated with housing and/or community development projects and programs and performing related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

Housing and Community Development Technician I is located in the Community Development Agency’s Housing and Community Development Department. The Housing and Community Development Technician I is expected to gain experience and demonstrate proficiency in the areas of loan underwriting and processing, eligibility, contract management including monitoring and reviewing invoices, gathering data and preparing reports.

Upon completion of one year as a Housing and Community Development Technician I, the incumbent will be evaluated for potentially flexing up to the Housing and Community Development Technician II. The Housing and Community Development Technician I is distinguished from the Housing and Community Development Technician in that the latter performs the full range of technical and paraprofessional duties under general supervision, once department and program policies and procedures are learned.


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

1. Conduct interviews in person at residences with property owners and contractors to describe available programs; schedule appointments, and perform intake to verify program eligibility.

2. Gather and maintain data in computer databases and produce statistical and narrative reports related to community development, housing development, housing preservation, and homeless projects and programs.

3. Complete less complex environmental reviews for programs and single-family residential projects.

4. Assist contractors and lenders with application processes, gather qualifying document and create files, review files for program eligibility, complete approval documents, and maintain database of eligible contractors, lenders, vendors, property owners, and/or other resources.

5. Review project files for completeness, enter information into database, process payments for contractors or vendors, track program and contracting requirements such as insurance policy terms.

6. Ensure that trust deeds, reconveyances, covenants, conditions, restrictions, notices of completion, and similar documents are completed and recorded.

7. Research information, provide recommendations, and develop drafts for revisions of program procedures and guidelines.

8. Assist in the preparation and submission of housing and community development program contract proposals/applications to funding agencies, and assist with tracking and monitoring housing and community development program funds.

9. Assist with presentations to market department programs to local governing boards and councils, as well as community and neighborhood groups.

10. Monitor and ensure program compliance by owner, property management company, or residence manager to terms and conditions of regulatory agreements, program contracts, housing and community development program guidelines and HUD wage regulations.

11. Review applications for home buyer programs determine eligibility and recommend approval or disapproval to management staff maintain database, provide assistance as needed to participating lenders, assist with lender training sessions, and prepare reports to cities and IRS as directed.

12. Perform drawdowns and work with program staff and/or managers to resolve problems.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Either I

The equivalent of one year full-time experience as a Specialist Clerk I or equivalent or higher level classification in the Alameda County classified service.

Or II

The equivalent of two years full-time experience reviewing, underwriting and processing application packages for housing loans, monitoring and ensuring program compliance for housing and community development projects or related experience in community development or service-enriched housing programs.

NOTE: Completion of 60 college semester or 90 quarter units in real estate finance and/or housing and community development related courses from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the equivalent of one year of the required experience.

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.

Knowledge of:

• Underwriting procedures
• Real Estate escrow procedures
• Financial counseling techniques
• Data collection methods
• Program monitoring and evaluation methods
• Environmental review techniques and regulations
• Contractual agreements
• Basic word processing, spreadsheet, and database computer skills

Ability to:

• Prepare and process loan and program applications
• Effectively explain community development practices and objectives to individuals from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds
• Make decisions, use good judgment, take initiative
• Analyze and problem-solve
• Work independently
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Gather and input data
• Compile data and write reports
• Meet deadlines
• Handle a variety of projects at once.
• Organize and maintain multiple files

CLASS SPEC HISTORY
03/88-JGS:mad
JGS:pb-Revised: 11/9/92
DF:lm-Revised: 9/96
DF:cla/lm Revised: 9/97 & 11/97
Old doc: 2961h.doc
New doc: 2961.doc
ys/4/01
CSC Date: 12/3/97
DRH:pf Revise//Retitle 5/2/05 -5/10/06
New doc: 2961-2973.doc
CSC Date: 6/21/2006
DRH:cs Revised 3/5/14
CSC Date: 6/11/14

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) 
  • 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
  • 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.