Deputy Director, Community Development & Housing

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Administration and Management Community and Economic Development Housing Other
  • Salary: $105,289.60 - $150,571.20 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

Applications Reviewed Daily: Apply ASAP for Priority Consideration
3% Annual Across the Board Salary Increases on February 2023/24/25*
Bi-annual step increases of 2.5% up to Step 16

The Department of Community Housing and Development (CDH) is recruiting for a Deputy Director who will assist with planning, administering, and monitoring the operation of multiple functional areas within the department; and formulating department policies and procedures, determining and controlling priorities, and developing and maintaining funding sources.

The incumbent will report to the Director, and duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Direct research, program evaluation, grant preparation, compliance monitoring, and reporting activities;
  • Negotiate and administer agreements with consultants and contractors;
  • Supervise an administrative staff through subordinate managers;
  • Conduct public hearings, make public presentations, and represent the County when serving on committees, attending meetings, promoting and coordinating interjurisdictional projects, and working with private-sector businesses;
  • Review economic trends, legislation, and regulatory changes to determine the impact on department operations and make recommendations;
  • Maintains working relationships with federal, state, and local County departments, and the public; oversees the provision of technical assistance for other jurisdictions;
  • Assists the Director in planning, preparing, justifying, and implementing the departmental budget and in administering personnel actions;
  • Acts on behalf of the Director, resolving department-wide issues that arise when the Director is absent; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Pre-Employment Process:
Prior to appointment, applicants must successfully pass a background check, including fingerprinting, verification of employment history and education, and physical exam/drug test. Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required. Employees may be required to make provision for transportation and use personal vehicles (mileage reimbursement at current IRS rate is available). At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced for the individual providing the transportation.

This excellent opportunity for career growth, also offers a lucrative compensation and benefits package that includes bi-annual step increases of 2.5% up to max step, and the benefits listed below:

As an alternative to the traditional benefits package, you may also be eligible to elect the Modified Benefit Option (MBO) that provides an increased base rate of pay (4% above the base rate of pay) with modified benefits. For more detailed information on the MBO for Exempt Group, refer to the MBO - Exempt (Non-Elected) BbOU - Benefits Summary Guide .

*Salary increases contingent upon assessed values for prior fiscal year.

Minimum Requirements

Education : A bachelor's degree in planning, public or business administration or a related field is required. A master's degree in any of these areas is preferred.

Experience : Three (3) years of experience administering and managing community redevelopment, and affordable housing programs and projects, which included affordable housing and homeless related grants, such as the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnership Grant (HOME), the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and/or the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). Qualifying experience must include full-scope supervisory experience (i.e., hiring, firing, counseling, disciplinary actions, assigning work, completing work performance evaluations, developing work schedules and approving time off).

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in CDBG program and project management and/or experience in affordable housing programs and redevelopment practices, as well as a demonstrated ability in budgeting, economic analysis, program monitoring and the management of personnel.

Selection Process

Application Procedure : To receive consideration for this excellent opportunity, please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application and/or the supplemental questionnaire. Applications reviewed daily; apply as soon as possible, as this recruitment may close at any time once a sufficient number of qualified applications are received.

Selection Process: The selection process will consist of a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on the application and responses to the supplemental questions. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the appointing authority for further consideration. Candidates advancing in the selection process will receive further information/instructions via email only.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by computer or browser used to submit the application.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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