Community and Economic Development Coordinator I/II

September 2, 2021

Emeryville, CA

City of Emeryville

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The Community Development Department has the primary responsibility for administering the laws, regulations, and requirements that pertain to the physical development of the city, and for overseeing the implementation of the City’s economic development, housing, and public arts programs. The Department consists of the Planning, Building, and Economic Development and Housing Divisions. The City of Emeryville/MESA is seeking a highly organized, self-starter with excellent organizational skills to fill the position of Community and Economic Development Coordinator. Under direction of the Economic Development and Housing Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for managing a variety of tasks that contribute to maintaining and monitoring the City’s stock of affordable housing, preventing and reducing homelessness, and ensuring equity for renters in the City. Activities will include implementation of the programs funded by the City’s $50m affordable housing bond program, including the City’s First Time Homebuyer Loan Program and management of the City’s substantial portfolio of rental and ownership below market rate units. The successful candidate will also be responsible for coordinating tenant requests for assistance with the City’s contract service providers and managing contracts related to the City’s tenant protection ordinances. Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating services for people experiencing homelessness, principally through management of the City’s contract outreach and housing navigation services provider. The position may also assist with other Economic Development priority projects depending upon the needs of the Division and the City.

Position Overview:

The Community Development Department has the primary responsibility for administering the laws, regulations, and requirements that pertain to the physical development of the city, and for overseeing the implementation of the City’s economic development, housing, and public arts programs. The Department consists of the Planning, Building, and Economic Development and Housing Divisions. The City of Emeryville/MESA is seeking a highly organized, self-starter with excellent organizational skills to fill the position of Community and Economic Development Coordinator.

Under direction of the Economic Development and Housing Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for managing a variety of tasks that contribute to maintaining and monitoring the City’s stock of affordable housing, preventing and reducing homelessness, and ensuring equity for renters in the City. Activities will include implementation of the programs funded by the City’s $50m affordable housing bond program, including the City’s First Time Homebuyer Loan Program and management of the City’s substantial portfolio of rental and ownership below market rate units. The successful candidate will also be responsible for coordinating tenant requests for assistance with the City’s contract service providers and managing contracts related to the City’s tenant protection ordinances. Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating services for people experiencing homelessness, principally through management of the City’s contract outreach and housing navigation services provider. The position may also assist with other Economic Development priority projects depending upon the needs of the Division and the City.

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APPLICATION PROCESS:

Stage I: Application, Resume, and Supplemental Questionnaire, (Pass/Fail) – The first stage in the selection process will consist of an application, resume, and supplemental questionnaire appraisal review (pass/fail). Applications submitted without a completed supplemental questionnaire will not be given further consideration. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to the next stage. Only the most suitably qualified candidates will be invited to Stage II.

Stage II: Assessment Examination (Weighted 100%) – The second stage of the selection process may consist of a combination of job-related situational project exercises and an oral panel interview designed to assess technical knowledge and any additional KSAs. Job-related situational project exercises may consist of written exercises, performance exercises or other situational exercises that would assess the KSAs. The Assessment Examination is designed to test the applicant’s overall aptitude for the position.

Candidates must achieve a scale score of 70 or more on this examination to be placed on the hiring list for employment consideration. The City of Emeryville reserves the right to modify the selection process, as necessary, to conform to administrative or business necessity.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, all applicants must submit a completed MESA application and Supplemental Questionnaire online. Paper applications will not be accepted. You may also call the MESA Human Resources Department at (510) 596-4390 or visit the City’s website at www.emeryville.org for additional information. Applicants are encouraged to review the City’s website to learn more about the City of Emeryville and the Community Development Department.

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