Placer County

Deputy Director of CDRA (#11789)

$64.07-$80.02 Hourly / $11,105.47-$13,870.13 Monthly / $133,265.60-$166,441.60 Yearly



To plan, organize and direct the Agency-wide functions of the Community Development Resource Agency (CDRA), which may include but are not limited to information technology, geographic information systems, environmental review and coordination, housing programs and projects, human resources, finance and administration, economic development activities, counter services, and other administrative functions within the Community Development Resource Agency; to provide oversight of the CDRA Tahoe Office with planning, engineering, building, and code compliance services in coordination with CDRA division managers; to coordinate assigned activities with other divisions and departments; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the Director and Assistant Director of the Community Development Resource Agency.


The Deputy Director level assumes full functional responsibility for a major division(s) and/or leads a major satellite CDRA office such as the one in Tahoe, which provides diverse, but related programs.   This classification also serves as a resource to other Agency senior managers and division directors in the preparation of forecasts, management of projects and programs, and operational systems on a department-wide basis that would promote and enhance the mission, goals, and objectives of the Agency.



Receives administrative direction from the Director of Community Development Resource Agency or the Assistant Director of Community Development Resource Agency.  

Exercises direct supervision over management, supervisory, professional, technical and clerical personnel.


Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop divisional goals and objectives; develop and implement Division policies and procedures.  
  • Plan, organize and direct assigned activities; manage agency-wide functions, including but not limited to information technology, geographic information systems, environmental review and coordination, housing programs and projects, economic development coordination, counter services, budget/finance, human resources and administration, and other functions at the direction of the Community Development Resource Agency Director.  
  • Provide oversight of a major CDRA satellite office with planning, engineering, building, and code compliance services in coordination with CDRA division managers  
  • Develop and implement assigned Division work plans; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flows; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.  
  • Prepare assigned budgets; assist in budget implementation for the Tahoe satellite office; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget.  
  • Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures; recommend employee terminations.  
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.  
  • Represent the Agency to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.  
  • Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.  
  • Act as Assistant Director of the Community Development Resource Agency or Director of the Community Development Resources Agency as designated in their absence.  
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be, depending upon the position assignment:

Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in engineering, planning, public or business administration, surveying/land development, community development, or building management, including two years of management responsibility.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree with an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, planning, urban design, public or business administration, or closely related field.   Additional training in management is highly desired.

Required License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required depending on the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of policy development and implementation. 
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution. 
  • Principles and practices of negotiation. 
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. 
  • Principles and practices of business correspondence and report writing. 
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations related to assigned division.         
  • Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.         
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.      
  • Principles and practices of information technology, planning, environmental review, housing, and economic development.        
  • Unique service needs and requirements of local partner agencies, such as the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), California Tahoe Conservancy, local community agencies, and the public residing in the local area.


Ability to:        

  • Organize, direct and implement complex Community Development Resource Agency activities and programs.
  • Plan, coordinate and direct Agency wide services provided.
  • Manage a major agency satellite office with diverse functions in coordination with division managers.
  • Analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff, problem solve Department cost recommendations; remember personnel rules; and explain and interpret policy.
  • Prepare and administer a Division and/or Agency-wide budget.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate personnel. 
  • Interpret, apply, enforce and explain Countywide and Agency policies and procedures; ensure compliance with applicable ordinances, codes, and regulations.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements.
  • Analyze problems; identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. 
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, including the ability to make concise and persuasive public presentations.
  • Advise the Board of Supervisors and other public officials on matters related to Community Development Resource Agency projects and programs.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at a desk and in meetings for long periods of time. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means.

CLASS: 11789; EST: 9/10/2019; REV: ;