County of Alameda

Housing and Community Development Technician II (#2973)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Misc Prof/Tech (011)
$31.18-$37.19 Hourly / $2,338.50-$2,789.25 BiWeekly /
$5,066.75-$6,043.38 Monthly / $60,801.00-$72,520.50 Yearly


Under general 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.


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

The Housing and Community Development Technician II is distinguished from the Housing and Community Development Technician I in that the latter works under close supervision while learning the technical and professional duties assigned.

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. Conducts interviews in person or over the telephone with property owners and contractors to describe available programs; schedules appointments; and performs intake to verify program eligibility.

2. Gathers and maintains data in computer database and produces statistical and narrative reports related to community development, housing development, housing preservation, and community health projects.

3. Completes Residential Environmental Reviews and verifies property ownership for housing preservation and other CDA projects.

4. Assists contractors with the application process; gathers qualifying documents; and maintains database of eligible contractors/vendors, property owners, and/or health resources.

5. Reviews project files for completeness; enters information into database; and processes payments for contractors.

6. Reviews loan applications; initiates appropriate credit checks and reference procedures; determines eligibility; recommends approval or disapproval of loan and repayment terms; calculates loan terms if approved; prepares all necessary loan documents; and conducts loan closings.

7. Ensures that trust deeds, reconveyances, covenants, conditions, restrictions, Notices of Completion, and similar documents are completed and recorded.

8. Researches information, provides suggestions, and develops drafts for revisions of program procedures and guidelines.

9. Assists in the preparation and submission of housing and health program contract proposals/applications to funding agencies; and assists with tracking and monitoring housing and health program funds.

10. Assists with presentations to market CDA programs to local governing boards and councils, as well as community and neighborhood groups.

11. Monitors and ensures program compliance by owner, property management company, or residence manager to terms and conditions of regulatory agreements, program contracts, and housing and community development program guidelines.

12. Reviews applications for first time home buyer programs; determines eligibility and recommends approval or disapproval to management staff; maintains database; provides assistance as needed to participating lenders; assists with lender training sessions; and prepares reports to cities and IRS as directed.

13. Monitors community development projects for compliance with wage regulations.

14. Performs drawdowns and works with program staff and/or managers to resolve problems with drawdowns.

Either I

The equivalent of one year full-time experience as a Housing and Community Development Technician I in the Alameda County classified service.


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


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

NOTE: Completion of 60 college semester or 90 quarter units which included real estate financing and/or housing and community development-related courses from an accredited college or university can be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Special Requirements:

Incumbents may be required to possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License and may be required to drive in the performance of duties.

Incumbents may be required to attend night and/or weekend 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:

• 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

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
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


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.