Housing & Community Development Director
Salary: $12.07-$14.73 hourly / $2,099-$2,562 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, and
directs the operations of the Housing & Community Development
Department; and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is an at-will, department head
class. The incumbent is exempt from Civil Service and serves at the
pleasure of the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrator.
The Housing & Community Development Director works in close
cooperation with related boards and commissions and is responsible
for countywide affordable and market housing, community and economic
development, and redevelopment agency programs.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Plans, organizes, and directs all department activities relating
to affordable and market housing, community and economic
development, and redevelopment agency programs, including:
affordable, market, special needs, and continuum of care housing
policy development; fair housing administration; job creation and
retention activities; Consolidated Plan preparation and update; and
affordable housing finance administration.
2. Consults with and solicits the cooperation of community groups,
government and non-profit agencies, developers, and the public in
identifying county and regional housing needs and objectives and in
formulating plans to meet those needs; directs the coordination and
development of partnerships with private sector, non-profit, and
public agencies to meet the needs of the community; and participates
in professional and educational programs related to housing and
community and economic development.
3. Analyzes and interprets existing and proposed legislation to
determine its impact on the County's policies, practices, programs,
and operations; proposes new legislation and state and federal
policy in the areas of housing and community development and
administration; and addresses legislative and regulatory bodies to
explain, defend, and advocate the County's position and actions.
4. Makes presentations to the Board of Supervisors answering
questions on technical and policy issues; makes presentations to the
public and media to promote awareness of the department's services;
serves as advisor to the County Administrator and Board of
Supervisors on housing and community development issues; acts as a
liaison between the department and the Planning and Development
Department, as well as other County departments; and acts as liaison
with federal, state, and community service agencies and other
5. Oversees the development, revision, evaluation, and
implementation of operational policies and procedures; identifies
areas for organizational improvement; formulates long-range
strategic plans; and provides vision and leadership to improve
organizational effectiveness and ensure program conformance to
federal, state, and county laws, regulations, and policies.
6. Directs staff in the preparation and administration of
departmental budget, determination of appropriate level of services,
and development of performance measures and project tracking; and
proposes and defends proposed budget to the Board of Supervisors.
7. Selects executive, management, and support staff; establishes
performance standards; evaluates staff performance; reviews
performance evaluations prepared by subordinate staff; and reviews
and takes action on personnel matters.
1. Possession of a bachelor's degree in business or public
administration, finance, economics, accounting or related field and
significant executive or management-level experience; or,
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides
the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C
Driver's License is required upon appointment.
Knowledge of: housing laws, regulations, ordinances, programs, and
resources; major social and economic issues and practices affecting
housing, community development, and redevelopment; housing and real
estate finance; fiscal management and budget administration;
research methodologies; project management and performance
measurement; long-range planning, current management theory and
practice; organizational development; general operations and
functions of local government services; principles and practices of
effective supervision and personnel management; negotiating
techniques; team-building techniques; and governmental auditing,
budgetary, and related fiscal-control functions.
Ability to: evaluate and interpret auditing, statistical, and legal
reports and documents; identify housing and community development
needs and objectives and develop responsive plans; assess the
economic climate in the County; develop affordable and market
housing in a controlled growth environment; evaluate and develop
countywide policies, programs, and ordinances; develop, organize,
and utilize public, private, and citizen resources; exercise
leadership, initiative, ingenuity, and sound judgment in solving
countywide housing and community and economic development problems;
provide professional consultation; plan, organize, delegate, and
prioritize work; establish, modify, and adjust broad goals and
priorities; provide clear and effective direction to staff;
interpret and apply applicable laws, rules, and policies;
communicate effectively orally and in writing; persuade and
influence others; represent department and County with tact and
diplomacy; and establish and maintain effective working
relationships with County departments, boards, commissions, public
officials, private contractors, local businesses, and the general