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Community Development Specialist III
Housing Development Project Coordinator
Annual Salary Range
$63,999 - $77,044
Alameda County Housing and Community Development is seeking a highly
motivated and experienced professional to immediately fill the vacant
position of Community Development Specialist III (CDS III) in a
specialty designated Housing Development Project Coordinator position.
This is a critical position to the implementation of the County-wide
plan to end homelessness and create new supportive housing with a new
state funding source, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).
Approved by voters in November 2004, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)
provides increased funding, personnel and other resources to support
county mental health programs, including housing. This position will
implement new housing finance programs to expand the number of
affordable housing units available to people with mental illness.
MHSA is a new funding source, and it is not expected that the applicant
will have knowledge or experience specifically with this program.
Knowledge and experience in affordable supportive housing or
service-enriched housing is desired.
Required Abilities, Skills & Experience:
The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional with excellent
interpersonal and communication skills. S/he will have worked in
affordable housing project management or finance, property management
and/or asset management, and be familiar with affordable housing finance
strategies and funding processes. The ideal candidate will be a high
energy, responsive and motivated team player with the ability and vision
to make a positive impact on the goal of creating new supportive housing
for special needs populations. The County values an individual who has
broad perspective, thinks outside the box, develops innovative solutions
to housing issues and achieves measurable results.
The applicant should be interested in affordable housing and community
development programs, have strong computer skills, excellent writing
skills, ability to work independently as well as collaboratively,
organized and detail oriented, comfortable with public presentations and
have sensitivity to working with people of different cultural
Under general supervision, the CDS III will be responsible for the
performance of professional work in affordable housing development,
project review, underwriting, implementation, monitoring and ensuring
compliance of new housing developments utilizing County funding for
affordable housing. Responsibilities will also include assisting
project planning, grant applications, environmental review, public
relations, record keeping and preparation of required reports and other
related duties as required.
The equivalent of one-year full-time experience as a Community
Development Specialist II in the Alameda County classified service.
(Non-classified includes District Attorney's Office, Hospital Authority,
and the Consolidated Courts.)
The equivalent of four years' full-time program development, planning or
administrative experience in a housing, community development, social
service, public health, community education, or related service enriched
A bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Social Services, Public Health or
closely related field may be substituted for the equivalent of one year
A master's degree in Urban Planning, Social Services, Public Health, or
a closely related field may be substituted for the equivalent of two
years of the experience required.
NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum
Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.
How to Apply:
The position opens on April 11 and closes on May 9, 2007. This is
full time appointment with Alameda County. An Alameda County Job
application, and supplemental questions, are available on line.
After April 11, 2007, the position will be listed on Alameda County
Website at www.acgov.org <http://www.acgov.org/> . Scroll
down to the
Employment section, located at the bottom of the webpage. Click on
"Current Job Openings". A new window will open. You
can search job by
job, or you can search for this specific opening by typing in "Community
Development Specialist" in the key word search box located halfway
1. Write a brief, concise statement of 1 to 3 narrative-style
paragraphs describing your work experience to date as it relates to this
position. Note: In addition to providing information to evaluate
work experience, your description will also be evaluated as an example
of your writing ability.
2. Please choose and respond to two out of the following five
a) Describe a program or project for which you were responsible
planning, budgeting and/or implementation. Describe your role, specific
tasks, and any hurdles you encountered and how you dealt with them.
b) Describe key factors of successful supportive housing
needs housing projects.
c) Describe a written document which you had a role in completing.
Examples of this may be a grant, a Specific Plan, a thesis or large
research paper. Describe your role in the process, any hurdles
encountered and how they were dealt with.
d) Describe your experience working with programs or projects
serving people with serious mental illness.
e) Describe one specific housing project and your role in
Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer