Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Assistant Deputy Director, CDA (Lead Poisoning Prevention Option)

Recruitment #13-2953-01


THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION.  The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.

Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.  Postmarks are not accepted.  Applications will only be accepted on-line.

Supplemental Questionnaire:  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 are not accepted.  Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.




Currently, the Alameda County is recruiting for a full-time position, Assistant Deputy Director, in the Community Development Agency, Lead Poisoning Prevention Department.

The Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Department’s mission is to prevent lead poisoning and to promote health and safety in the home. This department is a multidisciplinary organization that serves the community in working to eliminate environmental lead contamination, prevent lead poisoning and improve health outcomes by addressing unsafe housing conditions.

For more information about the Lead Department, please visit the website at  www.aclppp.org.




Under general direction, the Assistant Deputy Director, Community Development Agency, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of one of the divisions in a functional department of the Community Development Agency, acts as Deputy Director, Community Development Agency in his/her absence only when assigned, and performs related assignments as required.


The Assistant Deputy Director reports to and assists a Deputy Director in managing and implementing the programs of a functional department and executing the policies of the Agency. The Assistant Deputy Director is responsible for directing, administering, and evaluating the operations of a division in a functional department and for representing the Division, Department, Agency and County as required. The class of Assistant Deputy Director, Community Development Agency, is distinguished from that of Deputy Director, Community Development Agency, in that the former has responsibility for a division within a functional department while the latter has responsibility for a functional department.



In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications stated below, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a track record of success in the following areas:

• Experience in Public Health, Housing, Policy Development and Program Planning.
• Experience in developing and implementing Environmental, Lead and  Public Health Programs.
• Experience in seeking innovative strategic funding sources.
• Ability to use interpersonal styles and methods to inspire and guide individual toward higher levels of performance.
• Demonstrate traits and dispositions that characterize successful leaders; exhibiting behavior styles that meet the demands of Leadership roles.


Either I

The equivalent of two years of full-time experience as Senior Planner, Housing and Community Development Manager, or equivalent or higher level class in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university


The equivalent of five years of full-time experience in a community and economic development agency that included the equivalent of two years of full-time supervisory and administrative experience.

NOTE: A Master's degree in city, regional, urban or environmental planning from an accredited college or university, based on a two-year curriculum, may be substituted for the equivalent of two years of the non-supervisory experience, OR a Master’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, economics, health care, public or environmental health, or social science may be substituted for one year of the non-supervisory experience.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Specialty

The additional requirements are:  Two additional years of experience directly managing health and housing programs that included direct administration of HUD grants; medical and environmental management of lead-poisoned children; conducting training for local health professionals on blood lead screening activities, environmental assessments and follow-up; and providing education programs regarding childhood lead poisoning prevention strategies.

Special Requirement:

Must be willing to participate in evening meetings.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above minimum qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

· Principles, methods, and procedures of urban planning, redevelopment and contemporary community development, including utilization of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, economics, environmental or public health and social services.
· Physical, social, economic and legal implications involved in city and regional planning redevelopment, lead poisoning prevention, housing and community development, including the development of urban and suburban environments, safe housing and aesthetic needs.
· Laws and regulations related to land use, housing and community development and laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act.
· Pertinent State, municipal and county housing, real estate and enforcement laws.
· Principles, practices and techniques of budgeting.
· Public relations.
· Effective organization, administration and personnel management and training.
· Research methods, including statistics.
· Relocation planning, environmental, case management and lead remediation techniques.
· Program development.
· Federal and State reporting requirements.
· Mediation, validation and consensus building.

Ability to:

· Plan, organize, and administer the work of a division within a functional department of a community development agency.
· Interpret and apply zoning and other code-enforcement regulations and planning concepts to unusual or difficult land use problems.
· Interpret and apply public health and lead poisoning policy regulations to health providers and community groups.
· Solve problems.
· Analyze and review staff reports and recommendations on community development projects.
· Work effectively with commissions, boards, medical providers, community based organizations and private organizations concerning matters of real property uses, related planning functions and lead poisoning issues.
· Coordinate independent community development and environmental and public health studies of a difficult and complex nature.
· Establish good working relationships with staff, community groups and government agencies.
· Conduct public hearings and act as hearing officer.
· Provide effective leadership.
· Manage human resources.
· Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
· Interpret and apply Federal, State and County regulations for administering programs.


THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF the following steps: 1) A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process. 2) A review of candidates’ Supplemental Questionnaires to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process. 3) An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.  CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION.  We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit.  Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position.  Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position.  Other recruitments many be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.
To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance.  The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:


Deadline for Filing:                                5:00PM, Monday, June 3, 2013
Review of Minimum Qualifications:                                       TBD
Review of Supplemental Questionnaire for best qualified:   TBD
Panel Interviews:                                                                   TBD

The Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate qualified individuals with mental and physical disabilities, and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and Alameda County Resolution No. R-83-773.  To request an accommodation due to a disability during this or other phases of the selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Analyst listing on the job announcement before the final filing deadline. Alameda County Human Resources Services will require documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a permanent disability pursuant to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's statute of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, as amended, and/or the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) Act.
For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs


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NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Debra Robinson Harris,  Human Resources Analyst III
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda