FT job - Alameda County Housing and Community Development - Community Development Specialist III
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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 a 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 backgrounds.
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 in 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 housing program.
A bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Social Services, Public Health or closely related field may be substituted for the equivalent of one year of experience.
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 a 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 . 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 down the page.
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 your 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 questions
a) Describe a program or project for which you were responsible for 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 or special 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 its development.
Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer