County of Alameda

Healthy Homes Community Development Specialist III (#2996)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Misc Prof/Tech (011)
$54.72-$65.90 Hourly / $4,104.00-$4,942.50 BiWeekly /
$8,892.00-$10,708.75 Monthly / $106,704.00-$128,505.00 Yearly


Under direction, incumbents in this class are responsible for the performance of advanced professional duties which involve technical and analytical work in childhood lead poisoning prevention, asthma trigger reduction, accident prevention, or health-related housing programs and performing related duties as required.


The Healthy Homes Community Development Specialist III is located in the Community Development Agency’s Healthy Homes Department. The Healthy Homes Community Development Specialist III performs the more complex professional functions of childhood lead poisoning prevention, asthma trigger reduction, accident prevention, or health-related housing programs and acts as team leader, while also instructing and participating with subordinates in professional work. The Healthy Homes Community Development Specialist III is expected to demonstrate proficiency in all areas of childhood lead poisoning prevention or health-related housing programs.

The Healthy Homes Community Development Specialist III is distinguished from the Healthy Homes Community Development Specialist II in that the latter is responsible for the less complex activities and works under general supervision once department and program policies and procedures are learned.

1. Coordinates the work of and trains other professional staff on specific programs or projects, provides technical expertise and reviews the work of staff for completeness, accuracy and compliance with laws, regulations, procedures, and internal policies.

2. Oversees the implementation of programs, including acting as a liaison with representatives from funding sources, other jurisdictions, and other community and professional associations.

3. Analyzes and determines the need for housing, community development, healthy homes interventions such as lead hazard control, asthma trigger reduction, injury prevention, and other environmental health and housing issues.

4. Conducts healthy homes assessments and consultations, develops scope of work and evaluates housing and health outcomes.

5. Develops corrective action plans.

6. Coordinates healthy homes voluntary compliance program including providing technical assistance, tracking progress and monitoring outcomes of unsafe renovation and condition complaints.

7. Plans and conducts trainings for property owners, property managers, contractors and maintenance personnel on healthy housing and lead safety issues, regulations and safe work practices.

8. Develops annual plans, goals and objectives; independently writes and reviews contracts for all grant requirements and monitors project compliance; gathers statistics and writes all related reports; reviews construction plans, and evaluates environmental assessments as assigned; explains programs to interested persons and reviews budget and expenditure reports on projects.

9. Administers housing, and community development or related service enriched healthy homes projects, including project planning, grant applications and specification review, environmental reviews, negotiations, site visits, loan closings, financial planning and reporting, internal audits, public relations, housing advisory services, record keeping and writing required reports.

10. Develops, monitors and manages contracts for healthy housing services, environmental hazard reductions and/or enforcement support services.

11. Selects and oversees consultants and outside professional services.

12. Writes and presents reports, analyses and recommendations to citizen and neighborhood advisory committees and other health and housing related committees or groups, local government entities or in other public forums; provides technical advisement and/or assistance to the community on healthy homes and environmental hazard reduction.

13. Analyzes legislation for impact on programs and make appropriate recommendations.

14. Participates in or makes recommendations on the planning and development of overall program policies and procedures.


Either I

The equivalent of one year full-time experience as a Healthy Homes Community Development Specialist II in the Community Development Agency, Healthy Homes Department.


Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in environmental studies, communications, social studies, public health, or a closely related field. If Bachelor’s degree is in a related field, applicant must show academic studies nexus to health-related housing programs.


The equivalent of three years full-time program planning experience in a housing, community development, public health, social service, community education or related service enriched housing program.

NOTE: A Master's degree in environmental studies, communications, public health, social studies or a closely related field may be substituted for the equivalent of two years 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:

• Public health education and community engagement principles
• Program monitoring and evaluation methods
• Program planning and implementation
• Principles of community development
• Various subsidized housing programs
• Housing finance and real estate development
• Contractual agreements required in residential real estate financing
• Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other related federal and state programs
• Data gathering and assessment techniques related to healthy housing needs, market conditions, development costs, etc.
• California State landlord/tenant laws
• Environmental review process
• Environmental hazards and removal techniques
• Community and/or public health impacts related to housing
• Basic computer skills including social media, desktop publishing, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software

Ability to:

• Develop and make oral and written presentations to groups and organizations of various sizes.
• Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with appropriate laws, regulations, and policies.
• Identify community needs and develop programs responsive to those needs.
• Reason logically and creatively and utilize a variety of analytical techniques to resolve complex issues.
• Use evaluation criteria and management information tracking systems.
• Develop proposals, monitor progress and evaluate performance.
• Prepare clear, accurate reports.• Monitor progress and evaluate performance.
• Make decisions, demonstrate good judgment, and take initiative.
• Analyze and problem solve.
• Plan and organize.
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Meet deadlines.
• Handle a variety of projects at once.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Be flexible.
• Work effectively with the public.
• Learn specialized software programs.
• Demonstrate leadership.

Newspecs: 2996
DR:cs 6/20/14
CSC Date: 10/15/14


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

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • 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.


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