Community Development Specialist II
$32.29 - $38.60 hourly
$2,421.75 - $2,895.00 biweekly
Approximate Annual Salary
$62,965.50 - $75,270.00
Alameda County Housing and Community Development seeks a highly motivated
professional to immediately fill the vacant position of Community
Development Specialist (Housing Project Coordinator). This position is
characterized by a high degree of initiative, responsibility,
accountability, and ability to work congenially with a wide variety of
individuals, financial institutions, community-based organizations, and
other governmental entities.
The Ideal Candidate:
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
affordable housing in various jurisdictions throughout Alameda County;
·Be knowledgeable of affordable housing finance strategies, real estate
transactions, and funding processes;
·Be familiar with development budgets and proformas;
·Be familiar with affordable housing project management, property
management/asset management, or affordable housing market
·Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
·Have excellent writing skills;
·Have strong computer skills, especially spreadsheet and word processing;
·Be able to work independently as well as collaboratively,;
·Be organized and detail oriented; and
·Be sensitive to working with people of different cultural backgrounds.
The County values an individual who has a broad perspective, thinks
outside the box, develops innovative solutions to housing issues and
achieves measurable results.
Under general supervision, the CDS II 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 I in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified
includes District Attorney's Office, Hospital Authority, and the
Consolidated Courts) with demonstrated and acceptable experience in
planning, developing, coordinating, and evaluating housing, and community
development or related service enriched related projects.
The equivalent of three years full-time program administration,
development, or planning experience in a housing, community development,
social service, public health, community education, or related service
enriched housing program.
Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
in Urban Planning, Social Service, Public Health or a closely related
field AND one year of full-time program development, planning or
administration experience in a housing, community development, social
service, public health, community education or related service enriched
Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university
in Urban Planning, Social Services, Public Health or a closely related
NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum
Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.
How to Apply:
The position opens on June 2, 2010 and closes on June 28, 2010 at 5 pm. A
properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each
application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the
possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the
Last Day for Filing. Postmarks and faxes are not accepted. Failure to
submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.
Applicants appearing to have the best combination of training and
experience as it relates to the Ideal Candidate section of this
announcement will be invited to participate in the interview process.
Applicants are encouraged to apply on line at http://www.acgov.org/hrs"
This is a full time position with Alameda County.
After June 2, 2010, the position will be listed on Alameda County Website
Scroll down and click on the “Current Employment Opportunities” section,
located at the bottom of the webpage. A new window will open. You can
search job by job in alphabetical order, 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.
The current job description, benefits, and supplemental questionnaire will
You may either complete an online job application and submit responses to
the supplemental questionnaire on line, or you may go to the HRS
department at 1401 Lakeshore, Oakland, CA and pick up a paper copy of
the Alameda County Application form, fill it out, and submit it by the
deadline. A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire (which is
copied below) must be included with your paper application.
“Housing Development Project Coordinator”
Community Development Specialist II Position
Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department
The purpose of this Supplemental Questionnaire is to determine your
education and experience as they relate to job-specific knowledge, skills
and abilities in areas that have been linked to essential functions for
the position. This information should be consistent with the information
on your resume and is subject to verification. Keep a copy for your own
1. Write a brief, concise statement of 1 to 3 narrative-style
paragraphs describing your work, and or educational, experience to date.
2. Describe an affordable housing program or project for which you
were responsible for the planning, budgeting and or implementation.
Describe your role, specific tasks, and any hurdles you might have come
3. Describe a written document you had a role in completing, which
required housing research to complete. This could be a grant that you
wrote, a thesis or large research paper, a team project you participated
on (as in a plan). Describe your role in the process, any hurdles that
had to be overcome, and the timing constraints that may have been faced.
4. Describe your experience working with community based
organizations, citizens groups, collaborative or neighborhood
representatives on a housing issue.
5. Describe your experience in monitoring affordable housing programs
or projects and preparing related compliance reports.
If you submit this in paper format, make sure your name is on each page of
your supplemental questionnaire. If your application is submitted without
a properly completed supplemental questionnaire, your application will be
disqualified. All responses must be typed, no handwritten responses will
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