Established in 1853, Alameda County is the geographic center of the San Francisco Bay Area, located on the east side of the Bay across from the San Francisco Peninsula. Commonly referred to as the “East Bay,” the region has been the fastest growing in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than two decades. The County has a population approaching 1.6 million residents making it the second largest county in the Bay Area and the seventh largest in the State and includes 14 cities including Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, and Union City as well as 6 unincorporated communities and rural areas that span a total of 738 square miles.
The Community Development Agency’s Mission Statement is: To enhance the quality of County residents and plan for the future well-being of the County’s diverse communities; to balance the physical, economic, and social needs of County residents through land use planning, environmental management, neighborhood improvement, healthy/affordable housing, and community/economic development; and to promote and protect agriculture, the environment, economic vitality, and human health. The Department has 171.2 FTEs.
Under appointment by the Board of Supervisors and reporting through the County Administrator, the CDA Director plans and directs the work of the Alameda County Community Development Agency which includes a broad range of community development functions and functional departments such as Planning, Housing and Community Development, Redevelopment Successor Agency, Lead Poisoning Prevention, Neighborhood Preservation and Sustainability, Agriculture/Weights and Measures, Surplus Property Authority, Bonds and Finance, and Administration/Operations; solicits community cooperation and support for County community development programs.
Requires the following combinations of education and experience such as: The equivalent of two years of full-time experience as a Deputy Director, Community Development Agency or equivalent or higher-level class in Alameda County classified service; OR Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, AND the equivalent of eight years of full-time, increasingly responsible professional experience in community and economic development that included the equivalent of four years of responsible supervisory and administrative experience.
Salary range: $199,700 to $260,686