County of Alameda

Healthy Homes Community Development Technician I (#2997)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Misc Prof/Tech (011)
$33.88-$40.36 Hourly / $2,541.00-$3,027.00 BiWeekly /
$5,505.50-$6,558.50 Monthly / $66,066.00-$78,702.00 Yearly


Under close supervision, incumbents in this class are responsible for performing a wide variety of technical and paraprofessional duties associated with childhood lead poisoning prevention, asthma trigger reduction, accident prevention and health-related housing programs and performing related duties as required.


The Healthy Homes Community Development Technician I is located in the Community Development Agency’s Healthy Homes Department. The Healthy Homes Community Development Technician I is expected to gain experience and demonstrate proficiency in the areas of eligibility, monitoring, and training.

Upon completion of one year as a Healthy Homes Community Development Technician I, the incumbent will be evaluated for potentially flexing up to Healthy Homes Community Development Technician II. The Healthy Homes Community Development Technician I is distinguished from the Healthy Homes Community Development Technician II 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.


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. Conduct interviews in person or over the telephone with property owners and contractors to describe available programs, schedule appointments, and perform intake to verify program eligibility.

2. Work with employers, government agencies, and others to obtain eligibility, verification, demographic and other information regarding program applications.

3. Gather and maintain data in computer database and produces statistical and narrative reports related to community development, housing preservation, and community health projects.

4. Research property information and verify property ownership for housing programs.

5. Assist contractors with the application process, gather qualifying documents, and maintain database of eligible contractors/vendors, property owners, and/or health resources.

6. Review project files for completeness, enter information into database, and process payments for contractors.

7. Review loan documents, determine eligibility, recommend approval or disapproval of loan and repayment terms, prepare all necessary loan documents, and conduct loan closings.

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

9. Research information, provide suggestions, and develop drafts for revisions of program procedures and guidelines.

10. Assist in the preparation and submission of housing and health program contract proposals to funding agencies, and assist with tracking and monitoring housing and health program funds.
11. Assist in coordinating presentations to market Healthy Homes programs to local governing boards and councils, as well as community and neighborhood groups.

12. Provide administrative support for training programs.

13. Request healthy housing assessments, monitor timeliness and contract balances for assessment consultants.

14. Review applications for healthy homes programs, determine eligibility and recommend approval or disapproval to management staff, and maintain database.

15. Assist in coordinating healthy housing programs that include loan processing and coordinating completion of grant application packages.


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.


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


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
• Loan escrow procedures
• Financial counseling techniques
• Data collection methods
• Program monitoring and evaluation methods
• Environmental review techniques and regulations
• Contractual agreements
• Basic Word processing and database computer skills

Ability to:

• Prepare and process loan applications
• Effectively explain healthy housing programs and requirements 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

Newspecs: 2997
DR:cs 6/19/14
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.