Friday, May 24, 2019

Housing & Community Devt Specialist II (Housing Devt Proj Coord)

(Housing Development Project Coordinator)

Recruitment #19-2965-01


THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION.  The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended. 

Supplemental Questionnaire:  A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.

Applications will only be accepted on-line.




The Alameda County Community Development Agency's mission is to enhance the quality of life of Alameda County residents and plan for the future well-being of the County's diverse communities; to balance the physical, economic and social needs of County residents through land use planning, environmental management, neighborhood improvement, and community development, and to promote and protect agriculture, the environment, economic vitality and human health.  To learn more about the Alameda County Community Development Agency, visit the website


Under general supervision, incumbents in this class are responsible for the performance of professional duties which involve technical and analytical work in housing and community development programs and projects, including social service, homeless, community and housing program activities, or service-enriched housing programs; and performing related duties as required.


In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications stated in the attached job announcement, the ideal candidate will have a background in affordable housing and have strong analytical skills, excellent writing skills, ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, be organized and detail oriented, comfortable with public presentations and have sensitivity to working with people of different cultural and economic backgrounds. Specifically, the ideal candidate will possess and will have demonstrated a track record of success in the following areas:


* Technical experience in financing affordable housing, including financial and feasibility analysis experience;

* Experience with asset management, loan portfolio, as well as a knowledge of property management policies and procedures;

* Experience with policy and program development in the housing field and knowledge of the affordable housing industry;

* Ability to clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to groups and individuals;

* Ability to use collaborative relationships to facilitate public policy in the affordable housing field;

* Ability to set goals and monitor personal progress;

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and be a high energy, responsiveness and motivated team player with excellent;

* Computer  skills, including Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook.


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

Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in city, regional or urban planning, public administration, public policy, real estate, economics, sociology, or a closely related field.  If Bachelor's degree is in a related field, applicant must show academic studies nexus to housing and community development.

The equivalent of two years full-time program development, planning or administrative experience in a housing, community development, homeless, or related service-enriched housing programs.

Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in city, regional or urban planning, public administration, public policy, economics, sociology, or a closely related field.  If Master's degree is in a related field, applicant must show academic studies nexus to housing and community development.

The equivalent of one-year full-time program development, planning or administrative experience in a housing, community development, homeless, or related service-enriched housing programs.

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.
In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications the candidate must meet the Speciality Desigination Criteria noted below:
In depth knowledge of housing development, finance, and project managment, including development budgets, cash flow/operating,performs financial sources and uses statement, and the ability to coordinate and evaluate the work of a professional team during the feasiability and construction phases of the project; and knowledge about the impact of housing and real estate markets, zoining and building codes.

NOTE:  the Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:
  • Principles of program planning and implementation and community development.
  • Program monitoring and evaluation methods.
  • Housing finance and real estate development.
  • Development and preservation of affordable housing.
  • Federal, State and other resources for economic, community, and/or affordable housing development.
  • Contractual agreements required in residential real estate financing.
  • Community Development Block Grant Program and other related federal and state programs.
  • Homeless programs and funding sources.
  • California State landlord/tenant laws.
  • Environmental review process.
  • Data gathering and assessment techniques related to housing need, market conditions, development costs, etc.
  • Bond compliance requirements.
  • Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation programs.
Ability to:
  • Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with appropriate laws, regulations and policies.
  • Use evaluation criteria and management information tracking systems.
  • Monitor progress and evaluate performance.
  • Take initiative and show good judgement.
  • Identify community needs.
  • Develop proposals, monitor progress and evaluate performance.
  • Reason logically and and creatively and utilize a variety of analytical techniques to resolve complex issues.
  • Plan and organize.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Develop and make oral and written presentations to groups and organizations of various sizes.
  • Meet deadlines.
  • Handle a variety of projects at once, while following through and completing projects.
  • Work effectively with the public.
  • Learn specialized software programs.



1) A review of candidates' application and supplemental questionnaire to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process;

2) An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.



We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components. Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. 

Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work. To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via e-mail with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:





Deadline For Filing:

Monday, March 25, 2019

Review of Minimum Qualifications and Supplemental Questionnaire:

April  8, 2019

Civil Service Panel Interviews:

April 22, 23, & 24, 2019



Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statues.  To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing.  Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, app


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.



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Debra Robinson, Human Resources Analyst III
Human Resource Services Division, County of Alameda

(510) 272-6437


Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer!