Saturday, October 24, 2020

Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist II

Recruitment #20-2956-01


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.

Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted.

Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.






To enhance the quality-of-life of 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.

Established in 1991, the Alameda County Healthy Homes Department has become a national leader in childhood lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes programs, combining health, environmental and residential hazard reduction services under one umbrella.

The Alameda County Healthy Homes Department's unique multidisciplinary approach serves the community in order to eliminate environmental lead contamination, prevent childhood lead poisoning and improve health outcomes by addressing housing problems. The Program provides case management of lead poisoned children, community outreach and education, training, lead hazard reduction services, healthy homes interventions, and consultations. More information on what our department provides can be found here:

The Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist II is located in the Community Development Agency’s Healthy Homes Department. The Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist II oversees rehabilitation projects in programs for the promotion of healthy housing principles and the physical rehabilitation of housing. The more complex functions of the projects are either performed by a Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist III, or under his/her guidance. The Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist II is expected to gain experience and demonstrate proficiency in the area of housing rehabilitation.

Upon completion of one year as a Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist II, incumbent will be evaluated for potentially flexing up to a Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist III based on the incumbent’s knowledge, use of department and program policies and procedures, as well as department need. The Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist II is distinguished from Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist I in that the latter performs his/her duties under close supervision. This classification is further distinguished from Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Specialist III in that the latter has a thorough knowledge and proficiency in the most critical and difficult aspects of healthy housing principles and housing rehabilitation.



In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications stated below, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a track record of success in the following areas:


  • Have knowledge of residential construction, repair, and rehabilitation of single-family to small multi-family housing. 
  • Be experienced in assessing housing deficiencies, determining and describing repair and improvement recommendations for housing, and bidding or estimating practices. 
  • Have a background in architecture, construction, residential design, or home inspection. 
  • Be able to write clearly and communicate orally with a diverse population to explain the results of assessments, recommended repairs, and program requirements and to facilitate communication between contractors and property owners. 
  • Be able to work well independently while working with property owners, contractors, consultants, and team members to successfully manage housing rehabilitation and lead hazard control projects. 



    Either I

    The equivalent of 1 year full-time experience as a Rehabilitation Specialist I in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts) with demonstrated and acceptable experience in residential inspection.

    Or II

    The equivalent of 4 years’ full-time experience in residential or commercial rehabilitation inspection, building code enforcement, residential design, or a closely related field; or the equivalent of 4 years of full-time journey-level skilled trades experience.

    Possession of a certificate in construction inspection, or completion of 60 college semester; or 90 quarter units in construction inspection, architecture, engineering or a closely related field may be substituted for the equivalent of two years of the required experience.

    Special Requirement:

    Within one year of employment in this class, employee must obtain all appropriate Lead Certifications from the California Department of Health Services


    Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's Class "C" license is required.

    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:

    • Building construction methods and materials.
    • Municipal housing, building, zoning, plumbing, electrical and related codes and ordinances.
    • Estimating procedures.
    • Practices and principles of housing rehabilitation
    • Construction contracting law and procedures.
    • Lead as an environmental hazard

    Ability to:

    • Estimate material and labor costs of repairing deficient housing structures.
    • Read and understand various complex documents.
    • Communicate effectively orally and in writing. 
    • Communicate effectively with interpersonal sensitivity.
    • Analyze and problem solve.
    • Make decisions and exercise judgment
    • Plan and organize work.
    • Learn basic word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and data base software.
    • Coordinate the actions of other staff, agencies, consultants and contractors.
    • Lift up to 25 pounds safely.
    • Climb ladders or steps to reach objects.
    • Work from scaffolds at various heights, within reason, to perform work.
    • Travel across rough, uneven or rocky surfaces.
    • Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the outdoor elements.
    • Have dexterity sufficient to handle simple, basic hand tools.
    • Drive safely and skillfully.
    • Conduct inspections in areas inhabited by domestic animals and pests.




    1. A review of candidates' applications and supplemental questionnaire to determine possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the testing;

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


    Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this examination.


    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. For more information on the Civil Service Selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website,

    Selection Plan

    Applicants will be informed via email 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:

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

    Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications:

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

    Oral Interviews:

    Mon & Tues, November 9 & 10, 2020


    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 statutes. 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, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes. For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website:


    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
    • 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-Harris, Human Resources Analyst III
    Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
    (510) 272-6437

    Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.