County of Alameda

Healthy Homes Manager (#2990)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - HCSA Tech/Para Mgmt (R45)
$58.77-$71.35 Hourly / $4,701.60-$5,708.00 BiWeekly /
$10,186.80-$12,367.33 Monthly / $122,241.60-$148,408.00 Yearly

Under general direction, the Healthy Homes Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and supervising the work of childhood lead poisoning prevention, asthma trigger reduction, accident prevention and health-related housing programs in the Community Development Agency’s Healthy Homes Department.


The Healthy Homes Manager reports to the Deputy Director or Assistant Deputy Director in the Healthy Homes Department. The Healthy Homes Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, supervising the work of department programs, oversees professional and non-professional employees who develop and implement health, safety and housing and/or community development activities directly and indirectly and through the management of professional, technical and/or clerical personnel, and a variety of professional consultants.

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. Supervises direct reports to ensure the implementation and evaluation of department programs.

2. Manages day-to-day activities in section(s) of the department.

3. Conducts critical analysis, planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the activities of professional and non-professional employees for programs in the department.

4. Assists in the annual budget by compiling and analyzing data on staffing, support resources, and program needs.

5. Supervises the healthy homes assessments and scopes of work.

6. Develops corrective action plans.

7. Participates in the development and review of Agency policies and goals, particularly as they affect the department.

8. Based on Agency guidelines, creates, develops, and/or revises program policies, procedures and division goals.

9. Assumes responsibility for a variety of personnel activities, including performance evaluations, training, selection and disciplinary actions.

10. Develops and maintain operational procedures for use by staff.

11. Maintains working relationships with federal, state, and local agencies, County departments, community groups and private-sector housing developers.

12. Negotiates, administers, and monitors contracts and agreements.

13. Provides technical advisement to property owners, homeowners, property management companies, Federal, State, local, County departments, and staff.

14. Analyzes and comments on proposed laws, regulations, procedures, etc., as they relate to the goals of the department.

15. Performs policy analysis and legislative coordination at the local, state, and federal level.

16. Performs resource and revenue development, including grant writing.

17. Plans, develops, and evaluates department programs and projects.

18. Represents the interests of the Community Development Agency and Alameda County on internal and community advisory committees, local, state, and federal governmental agencies, and community groups.

19. Participates in community activities.


Either I

The equivalent of one year full-time experience as a Healthy Homes Specialist III in the Alameda County classified service.


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in environmental studies, communications, social studies, public health, construction management, architecture, engineering or a related field. If Bachelor’s degree is in a related field, applicant must show academic studies nexus to healthy-related housing programs.


The equivalent of four years full-time increasingly responsible, professional experience in a management or an administrative capacity in a housing or community development agency, which included responsibility for directing the activities of subordinate staff, program budgeting, and management of housing and/or community development activities. Work background must include a minimum of two years of supervision, lead or administrative experience.


A Master’s degree in environmental studies, communications, social studies, public health, construction management, architecture, engineering or a related field may be substituted for one year of the non-supervisory experience required.

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 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 practices of public administration, including budgeting, contract administration, and fiscal management
• Principles and practices of supervision
• Training programs and staff development
• Mediation
• Environmental health issues, toxic chemicals, and pesticides
• Federal, state, local laws, and policies pertaining to grant funding, land use controls and healthy housing development
• Federal regulations, procedures and guidelines related to Housing and Urban Development (HUD), EPA and Center for Disease Control (CDC) Healthy Homes programs
• State and local regulations, procedures and guidelines related to building codes and hazardous materials management
• Marketing concepts and practices related to community development programs 
• Techniques to facilitate development and preservation of affordable healthy housing
• Principles and practices of contract administration, including the development of contractual agreements, regulatory agreements, deeds of trust, promissory notes, disposition and development agreements, and owner participation agreements

Ability to:

• Plan, organize and develop programs and projects
• Train, supervise and develop staff
• Interpret and analyze the impacts of complex legislation, regulations, ordinances, contracts, and financial documents
• Independently prepare staff reports, Board letters, policy documents, and financial analyses
• Communicate effectively in oral and written form to individuals and groups
representing various organizational and socio-economic levels
• Write grant proposals for community development projects or programs
• Interpret and analyze the impacts of complex legal documents on the department's programs or projects goals and objectives
• Plan, organize and coordinate professional and citizen advisory committee meetings
• Develop and administer program budgets
• Research complex issues as they relate to housing and community development programs, goals, or objectives
• Set priorities and handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective relationships with homeowners, landlords, property managers, housing developers, homeless agencies, public service groups, the general public, and fellow employees

Newspecs: 2990
DRH:cs 6/18/14
CSC Date: 9/17/14


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)
  • 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

  • 12 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.

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