We are recruiting for the following position:
Housing and Community Development Specialist II
Annual Salary $73,573.50 – $87,866.50
Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) seeks highly motivated candidates to immediately fill the vacant positions of Housing and Community Development Specialist II (HCDS II). This position is a professional position, working on affordable housing projects and programs throughout the county. With the passage of Measure A1, the County’s $580 million Affordable Housing Bond, the work of creating new affordable housing has never been more exciting.
Under general supervision, the HCDS II will be responsible for the performance of professional duties which involve technical and analytical work in housing and community development programs and projects, including social service, homeless, community and housing program activities, or service-enriched housing programs; and performing related duties as required. This will include review of new projects, underwriting to adopted standards and policies, and monitoring and ensuring compliance of projects and programs which utilize county funding for affordable housing. Responsibilities will also include assisting in project planning, grant applications, public relations, data management and research, record-keeping and preparation of required reports and other related duties as required.
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.
In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will have a background in affordable housing and have strong analytical skills, excellent writing skills, ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, be organized and detail-oriented, comfortable with public presentations and have sensitivity to working with people of different cultural and economic backgrounds. Specifically, the ideal candidate will possess and will have demonstrated a track record of success in the following areas:
* Technical experience in financing affordable housing, including financial and feasibility analysis experience;
* Experience with asset management, loan portfolio, as well as a knowledge of property management policies and procedures;
* Experience with policy and program development in the housing field and knowledge of the affordable housing industry;
* Ability to clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to groups and individuals;
* Ability to use collaborative relationships to facilitate public policy in the affordable housing field;
* Ability to set goals and monitor personal progress;
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and be a high energy, responsiveness and motivated team player with excellent;
* Computer skills, including Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook.
I. The equivalent of one year full-time experience as a Housing and Community Development Specialist I in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts).
II. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in city, regional or urban planning, public administration, public policy, real estate, economics, sociology, or a closely related field. If Bachelor’s degree is in a related field, applicant must show academic studies nexus to housing and community development; And
The equivalent of two years full-time program development, planning or administrative experience in a housing, community development, homeless, or related service-enriched housing programs.
III. Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in city, regional or urban planning, public administration, public policy, economics, sociology, or a closely related field. If Master’s degree is in a related field, applicant must show academic studies nexus to housing and community development; And
The equivalent of one year full-time program development, planning or administrative experience in a housing, community development, homeless, or related service-enriched housing program.
Special Requirements: Incumbents may be required to possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License and may be required to drive in the performance of duties. Incumbents may be required to attend night and/or weekend meetings.
NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.
HOW TO APPLY:
The position opens on March 1, 2019 and closes on March 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, please go to the Alameda County Human Resources Website Recruitment #19-2965-01 for full project description and application information. 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 the deadline. Postmarks and faxes are not accepted. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.
Applicants are encouraged to apply on line at http://www.jobaps.com/alameda/
This is a full time position with Alameda County.
Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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