Deputy Director – Programs and Administration (#EE2110)
$70.02-$85.10 Hourly / $12,135.98-$14,751.36 Monthly / $145,631.78-$177,016.34 Yearly


Under administrative direction, directs and manages assigned programs and administrative functions within the Community Development Department; may act in the absence of the Director of Community Development; and does related or other work as required. 


The class of Deputy Director – Programs and Administration is a single-position, at-will class that is exempt from the San Joaquin County Civil Service System.  The incumbent is responsible for leading, managing, directing and administering assigned programs, budgets, functions and activities and ensuring their compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as the policies established by the Director of Community Development. The incumbent is expected to model a strong work ethic and leadership skills, including accountability for oneself and others.


This specification is a general guideline for the class.  The statements below are not restrictive, and the responsibilities and duties assigned to a position in this class may expand beyond those identified in the specification.

  • Plans, develops, organizes, and directs the administration of assigned state and federal housing programs, including mortgage financing and community relations; directs program operations to maximize efficiency, exercises good judgment and makes sound business decisions in managing assigned activities. 
  • Coordinates and manages the preparation, review and administration of the department budgets; directs the preparation of grant applications for state and federal funding assistance; analyzes reports and statistical data; summarizes information and prepares or supervises preparation of reports for management, and local, state and federal agencies.
  • Manages comprehensive housing and community development planning functions and implements new programs as assigned; directs the development and implementation of program policies and procedures; analyzes and interprets existing and proposed local, state and federal legislation, policies, procedures and other directives to determine impact on assigned operations.
  • Through subordinate managers and supervisors, oversees and directs the activities of departmental staff; selects staff, monitors staff work activities, evaluates performance, reviews and takes action on disciplinary matters.
  • Attends meetings and provides recommendations on matters germane to areas of assignment.
  • Effectively utilizes technology to improve systems and processes.



Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in urban or regional planning, business or public administration, or a closely-related discipline. 

Experience: Five years of responsible managerial or administrative experience in a public agency with responsibility for either:  1) the planning and administration of federal housing programs; or 2) community development-related planning.  Experience should include at least one year of responsibility for budget preparation and administration. 


License:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


The administration of state and federal housing and community development programs; California real estate and redevelopment law including condemnation procedures; environmental review procedures, building codes, preparing successful applications for state and federal grants; principles and practices of administration, fiscal management and supervision; fundamentals of loan processing servicing and the general rules and regulations relating to lending practices; principles of effective supervision and personnel management; effective staff education and training techniques; project management; customer service; modern office automation technology and software relevant to assigned operations.


Plan, assign, and direct the department activities in a cost-effective manner, while ensuring excellent customer service; exercise good judgment and make sound managerial decisions; provide appropriate and effective leadership and management of diverse staff teams, including subordinate managers and supervisors; work collaboratively with staff, other departments, and pertinent stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes; exercise good judgment and make sound managerial decisions; exercise analytical and critical thinking to evaluate complex problems and recommend appropriate solutions; understand, interpret and apply complex rules, regulations and procedures pertinent to assigned operations; analyze and implement program mandates and work within federal, state, or other types of regulatory systems; formulate and present short- and long-range plans; recommend the development and utilization of effective automated systems; prepare and administer annual budgets and financial and statistical records; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others including Community Development staff, the general public, and other departments and agencies both internal and external to San Joaquin County.


Mobility - frequent sitting for long periods; occasional walking, standing, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, climbing; Lifting - frequent lifting of 5 pounds or less; occasional lifting of 5-30 pounds; Visual - constant use of good, overall vision and reading/close-up work; frequent use of color perception and hand/eye coordination; occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision; Hearing/Talking - frequent hearing of normal speech, talking/hearing on the telephone and in person; Emotional/Psychological - frequent decision making, concentration, and public contact; occasional public speaking; Special Requirements - may require working weekends/nights, working alone, driving; Environmental - frequent work in a standard office environment; occasional exposure to varied weather conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: EE2110; EST: 12/14/2015;