The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill a Development/Redevelopment Program Manager (Housing) vacancy in the Department of Planning, Building & Neighborhood Preservation. The successful incumbent will be responsible for the administration of the City of Oakland's expanded Foreclosed and Defaulted Properties Program. The duties performed involve the exercise of considerable discretion and latitude of judgment.
General Position: Under direction, incumbents plan, organize, manage and direct the work of a major section or program in community and economic development or redevelopment; train and supervise assigned staff; and perform related duties as assigned.
Selective Certification: The current position requires a professional highly skilled and experienced with foreclosure mitigation. The incumbent will be required to manage and direct the work of a multi-faceted foreclosed and defaulted properties program in the City of Oakland, and serve as a credible representative with senior officials at public and private agencies, including lending institutions, community-based organizations, Council members and other City stakeholders.
The eligible list established from this recruitment will only be used to fill vacancies with the selective certification for Housing.
Examples of Duties:
For General Development/Redevelopment Manager Positions:
Manage the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of a major program.
Develop and direct the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the program; coordinate the work of the program with other City departments, outside agencies and concerned citizens.
Manage the collaborative process with community groups, non-profit organizations, elected officials and public agencies and other stakeholders in developing goals and implementing activities.
Manage the preparation and administration of the program section’s budget; oversee the preparation and monitoring of federal, state and local funding budgets; oversee the review and approval of documents, payment requests, and contracts related to the work of the program.
Develop and implement management systems, procedures and standards for program evaluation; direct the preparation of a variety of studies and reports relating to current and long-range issues and develop specific proposals to meet them.
Review the preparation of City Council Reports, resolutions and ordinances related to the work of the program.
Direct the selection, supervision and work evaluation for program staff; provide for staff training and development.
Serve as the liaison/staff to appointed boards, advisory groups and/or commissions.
Maintain effective relations with a variety of community organizations, groups and individuals; work closely with other program managers and City staff to provide comprehensive services and solve service delivery, community and administrative problems.
Represent the City at neighborhood meetings; disseminate information on specific programs; present reports to the City Council and committees; serve as staff to special task forces related to the program.
Monitor developments related to the program, evaluate their impact on City operations and implement policy and procedure improvements.
For Selectively Certified Development/Redevelopment Manager Positions in Housing:
Plan, organize, manage, participate in and direct the work of the foreclosed and defaulted properties program including the development, successful implementation, and quality control aspects of the program.
Organize and direct the work of an inter-departmental team assigned to the foreclosed and defaulted properties program.
Represent the City of Oakland in communications and negotiations with senior officials of lending institutions to ensure successful resolution of blight and/or registration violations.
Engage in community relations with interested community organizations, residents, business associations, and other stakeholders.
Prepare and provide staff reports and resolutions for the City Administrator and City Council.
Respond to inquiries from the public and media regarding the Foreclosed and Defaulted Properties Program.
Participate in an inter-departmental team directed by the Director of Strategic Initiatives, Department of Housing and Community Development, on city-wide efforts to promote community development priorities.
Oversee abatement contract activities on defaulted and foreclosed properties, including working with lenders and community-based organizations to maximize job opportunities for local residents.
Oversee the transfer of foreclosure mitigation program data into the new City database system for code enforcement and other operations (Accela) for public access and transparency.
Minimum Requirements for Application:
Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable. For General Development/Redevelopment Manager Positions:
Education: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major coursework in urban planning, public administration, or a closely related field. Experience: Three years of supervisory experience in development/redevelopment as appropriate for the specific program. Experience with federally funded programs or tax increment financing is desirable.
Knowledge of: local, federal and state laws regarding community and economic development, and redevelopment programs including HUD programs, zoning and blight abatement; principles, methods and procedures of commercial and community revitalization including market analysis, demographics and business trends; organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs of the City; administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, program development and implementation and employee supervision; principles and practices of project management and contract administration; principles and practices of budget development and administration and financial management; and computer systems and applications.
Ability to: Plan, manage and direct a development/redevelopment/housing development program; analyze and solve complex technical and administrative problems, evaluate alternative solutions and recommend or adopt effective courses of action; interpret, enforce and apply Federal, State and municipal codes, regulations and ordinances; select, motivate and evaluate staff and provide for their training and professional development; develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards and internal controls; coordinate functions and activities with other City work units and outside agencies; make persuasive oral presentations of ideas and recommendations; prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials; exercise sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines; and establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
For Selectively Certified Development/Redevelopment Manager Positions in Housing:
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public administration, urban planning, public policy, public health or a closely related field. A Master's degree is desirable. Experience: Three years of supervisory experience in program management, including extensive experience with foreclosures, property ownership issues and nonprofit resources; and effective negotiations involving senior officials from public and private institutions.
Knowledge of: principles, methods, and procedures of community revitalizations, including market analysis, demographics, business trends, and best practice policies; the foreclosure process; code enforcement operations; organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluations of programs, policies and operational needs; administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, program development and implementation and employee supervision; principles and practices of project management and contract administration; budget development and administration and financial management; computer systems and applications; and national, state and local organizations working on foreclosure mitigation and prevention strategies.
Ability to: plan, manage and direct a multi-faceted and complication program; analyze and solve complex technical and administrative problems, evaluate alternative solutions and recommend effective courses of action; interpret, enforce and apply Federal, State and municipal codes, regulations and ordinances; principles and practices of management and supervision; direct the activity of an inter-departmental team; make persuasive oral presentations of ideas and recommendations; prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence; exercise sound independent judgment withing general policy guidelines; and establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
Stage I: The first stage in the selection process will consist of a review of each applicant employment application, and signed supplemental questionnaire for minimum qualifications (weighted pass/fail). Applications submitted without all required materials will not be given further consideration.
Stage II: The second stage will consist of subject matter experts evaluating and rating the completed supplemental questionnaires. Applicant responses to the supplemental questions must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the qualifications section of this announcement. The evaluation of supplemental questions may be weighted 100% of an applicant score (before residency and/or veteran points) and may determine rank on the eligible list. If a sufficient number of quality application packets are received, the supplemental screening may be followed by a third stage and the most qualified applicants will be invited to the next stage. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to Stage III
Stage III: The third stage may consist of an oral examination that may be preceded by a brief written exercise (weighted 100%) and that will test the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the qualifications section.
The ranked eligible list may be developed directly from the supplemental screening OR the results of Stage III. Candidates must earn a scale score of 70 in this examination process to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration.
The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.
How to Apply
Apply prior to the posted final filing date. Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm
When applying with a hard copy, submit required materials to: Department of Human Resources Management, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-2019 by 5:00 pm. You may also call (510) 238-3112 for information.
Date Of Examination:
To Be Announced
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