Placer Employment Opportunities

Assistant Director of Community Development Resource Agency

Unclassified

Recruitment #2023-11744-01

Introduction

Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov.

POSITION INFORMATION

This classification received a general wage increase of 4.5% effective 7/30/22 and is scheduled to receive subsequent general wage increases of 4.5% in July 2023 and 4.0% in July 2024.

The Placer County Community Development Resource Agency is currently accepting applications to fill one vacancy for Assistant Director of CDRA. To view the recruitment brochure for this exciting career opportunity, please click here.

The incumbent will be responsible for assisting the CDRA Director in managing and directing the Community Development Resource Agency, including assisting with planning, organizing, and directing the activities and operations of the agency; developing agency goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; assisting with the management of day-to-day operations; and serving as acting CDRA Director in the absence of the Director. This position will assist with oversight of all CDRA divisions/locations, and the operational needs of the department will determine the location of the Assistant Director's primary office. This may require travel between the Auburn and Tahoe offices. 

The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, will demonstrate a flexible and collaborative management style, will be a strategic thinker, and will work as a key member of the Placer County management team. The individual selected to fill this position must be a confident and experienced professional with a reputation for high standards of ethical conduct and will be able to foster a work environment that encourages internal and external stakeholder trust. The ideal candidate will be skilled at coordinating multiple assignments to meet mandates, service needs, and program objectives and will regularly handle complex projects requiring expertise, sensitivity, and independent judgment while upholding a high level of commitment to customer service. This individual will successfully utilize independent judgment and will be skilled in measured risk taking and engaging staff in how to use measured risk.

This recruitment will remain open until filled with an initial application screening deadline of Friday, February 10th for immediate consideration. Applications received after this date will be screened on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

BENEFITS

Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees, including:

  • Management leave: 100 hours per year*
  • Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year, 2 of which are floating holidays*
  • Vacation leave: 10 days/year with ability to accrue 25 days/year
  • Sick leave: 12 days/year*
  • Cafeteria plan: $5,000 per year to use towards 401(k), dependent care, medical co-insurance, or cash*
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available for employees and dependents
  • Deferred compensation with 401(k) contribution matches up to $1,500/year
  • $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to employee
  • CalPERS retirement plans
  • Retiree medical insurance
  • Education allowance: up to $1,200 per year
  • Annual vacation cash out: up to 100 hours may be cashed out each year
  • Bilingual incentive: incumbents may be eligible for bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational needs and certification of proficiency.

*Amounts will be prorated for part-time employees and employees hired after the first of the year.

The information above represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire about the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. For a detailed listing of benefits, please click here to view Management benefits.

For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.

DEFINITION

(Unclassified)

Under direction of the Community Development Resource Agency Director, assist the Director in the development and implementation of agency policies, strategies and operational plans; manage day-to-day operations; recommend priorities for agency resource allocations; serve as a lead member of the agency's management team and to serve as acting Community Development Resource Agency Director in the absence of the Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Experience: Five years of senior level managerial and/or administrative experience relating to planning, organizing and directing the operations of a complex department or agency with programs related to community development.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, planning, urban design, public administration, or a related field.

Note: Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department. Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Organization and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
  • Principles and practices of policy development and implementation.
  • Principles and practices of organization, administration and personnel management.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Principles and practices of organizational analysis, performance measures and management.
  • Principles and practices of business correspondence and report writing. 

Ability to:

  • Assist in planning, directing and monitoring the administration and operations of a large and complex department with a variety of programs, services and funding sources.
  • On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve agency related issues; remember various rules; and explain and interpret policy.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at 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 communicate through written means.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of agency policies and procedures.
  • Analyze and implement program mandates.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Successfully develop, control and administer departmental budget and expenditures.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Implement a participatory management program throughout agency and motivate staff by inclusion.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State, County, and department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned personnel.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including diverse interest groups and advisory boards, advocacy groups and other governmental organizations.
  • Represent the County under diverse circumstances and prepare and deliver oral presentations to small and large groups.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over),  marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

Conclusion

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Jenny Junkins, Administrative Technician, at jjunkins@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4661.


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