Community Development Manager (Manager II/III)

Stanislaus County - Planning and Community Development Department

Modesto, CA

Experience Level: Mid-Level

Salary: $72,300 - $122,595 Annually

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Please apply by March 17, 2023 Oral interviews tentatively scheduled for the week of April 3, 2023

Stanislaus County is located in Central California within 90 minutes of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Silicon Valley, Sacramento, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and California’s Central Coast. With an estimated 553,000 people calling this area home, the community reflects a region rich in diversity with a strong sense of community. The County is home to a vibrant arts community with the worldclass Gallo Center for the Arts, a symphony orchestra, and abundant visual and performing arts. Stanislaus County is a global center for agribusiness, positioned by its mild Mediterranean climate, rich soils and progressive farming practices. The area is recognized internationally for agricultural innovation with wine, almonds, poultry, milk, cattle, and walnuts being some of the featured industries.

THE POSITION The management and monitoring of grants, infrastructure projects, housing programs, and public services involving multiple institutions and groups. The preparation of community development and/or housing studies and reports (such as the FiveYear Consolidated Plan, the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report, the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, and Annual Action Plan needed for U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding).

Under the supervision of the Director and/or Deputy Director, the Community Development Manager is assigned to the Community Development Division, including assigning, directing, and reviewing the work of others to ensure that professional standards are met, goals are achieved, and tasks are completed on time and within budget. The incumbent will be given a mix of the following assignments: The position will be hired at the County's Manager II or III level based on the candidates' skills, ability, and minimum qualifications as outlined in this flyer. A candidate hired at the Manager II level will be subject to a future Manager III recruitment for advancement, pending availability of the position.

  • Assign and coordinate the activities of community development staff, contractors or consultants
  • Oversee federal and state grant programs through the application preparation, review, processing, implementation and reporting
  • Develop and implement complex and/or time-sensitive plans/programs requiring extensive research, and coordination
  • Develop reports, respond to questions and present recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, advisory bodies or other audiences
  • Coordinate and conduct outreach to inform the public about funded programs, goals, and objectives
  • Assist with coordination of project activities or programs with advisory bodies, the community at-large, private sector stakeholders, other governmental entities and elected officials.
  • Monitor grantee/subrecipient performance to ensure effective use of funds and compliance with Federal and State grant rules and fair housing requirements
  • Provide assistance to residents, non-profit entities, advisory bodies, staff, and others seeking information on programs and funding administered by the Department Create, prepare, and analyze financial and performance data to ensure effective management of grants/contracts
  • Develop and implement process improvements
  • Manage personnel issues, including supervising staff, disciplinary actions, evaluations, recruitment, and assisting with the selection of assigned personnel
  • Review staff work and reports for technical accuracy (including proper grammar and punctuation) and tone
  • Represent the Department at meetings and other functions as directed Perform other duties as assigned
  • Represent the Director or Deputy Director as needed during their absence and may perform the duties of the Deputy Director including supervising the employees of the Division and making decisions affecting the division’s day-to-day operations. 


(All those tasks listed for Manager II plus) TYPICAL TASKS Community Development Manager Working knowledge of the following U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and the Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Experience with National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) related processing and implementation (with emphasis on working knowledge of process fundamentals and the HUD Environmental Review Online System (HEROS) Principles of program development/management and implementation Basic personnel management policies and practices used in hiring, supervision, evaluation, training, mentoring and disciplining employees Principles of financial record keeping and reporting, auditing, technical report writing and grant writing; and Modern office practices and technology and software.


  • Understand and interpret complex state and federal regulations, laws, codes, policies, and solutions in the area of community development, housing, and homeless programs
  • Plan, initiate, manage, and complete multiple complex assignments with a minimum amount of direction
  • Perform effectively in public hearings, meetings, workshops and other public forums Work effectively with other agencies and/or departments on issues of mutual concern
  • Make decisions, anticipate issues, and work pro-actively with a minimum level of supervision
  • Develop and foster dynamic and mutually supportive relationships, team spirit, and collaboration with those contacted in the course of work; Prioritize and organize work to meet deadlines
  • Maintain a positive attitude and work effectively under pressure
  • Develop and implement best practices, procedures, and manuals for the purpose of training and process improvement
  • Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications Independently and accurately perform the duties of the Deputy Director as needed during their absence, including supervising the employees of the division and making decisions affecting the day-to-day operations

SKILLS/ABILITIES MANAGER II MANAGER III (demonstrated ability with all Manager II requirements plus)

MANAGER II Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in city and regional planning, public administration, geography, economics, or related field AND Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in a city, county, governmental agency, financial institution, or non-profit, including one year working in a capacity equivalent to the County's Associate Planner position. (A Master's Degree in one of the specialties above is desirable and may substitute for up to one year of experience).

MANAGER III Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in city and regional planning, public administration, geography, economics, or related field; AND Two (2) years of experience as a Community Development Manager at the Manager II level; OR Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in a city, county, governmental agency, financial institution or non-profit, equivalent to the County's Associate Planner position, including one year working in a lead or supervisory capacity. (A Master's Degree in one of the specialties above is desirable and may substitute for up to one year of experience).

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE LICENSE: Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License upon appointment. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Grant administration (State and Federal) OR Operation of HUD’s Integrated Disbursement Information System (IDIS) and/or the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) eCivis system OR Real estate practices; appraisal methods; loan underwriting; foreclosure, title, and escrow functions; or loan eligibility OR Management of housing programs and/or the development of housing projects.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicant screening may focus on the following desirable qualifications. Please list any of these qualifications you may have within the “Duties” section of the online application. Twelve (12) months or more of working experience in one or more of the following areas: Civil Engineer | Public Works Excellent retirement benefits (2% at approximately age 62 formula) Medical, dental, vision, and basic term life insurance plans County paid Deferred Compensation at 1.5% of base salary 2 weeks annual vacation upon entering County service 32 additional vacation hours annually 56 hours administrative/management leave per year (does not carry over) 96 hours of sick leave annually 10 paid holidays annually $900 annual Professional Development reimbursement Car allowance upon Department Head approval Moving allowance recruited from outof-County Disability protection Optional participation in Flexible Spending Account programs Optional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance plans Employee Assistance Program

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS Approximate Annual Base Salary: $72,300 - $122,595 Annually

The County of Stanislaus provides a competitive and comprehensive benefits package for regular full-time County employees including: Details available upon request

RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES: Employee Choice Bonus Plan: Stanislaus County now offers an employee bonus worth up to $10,000! Visit for more information. Career Ladders: We offer valuable tools to help plan your career with Stanislaus County. Find ways to grow and develop within the organization— from Accounting to Public Safety to IT. Learning Institute: Whether you’re a new employee or looking to acquire new skills, our Learning Institute offers a chance to take on new challenges and ways to consistently hone and improve skills.


The Mission of Club Wellness is to facilitate and encourage the “good health” of the county workforce. “Good health” is a state of complete physical, social and mental well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity; health is a resource for everyday life, not the object of living, and is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources as well as physical capabilities. The program seeks to increase awareness and knowledge of all employee benefits, nurture a team spirit and positive health behaviors, to motivate employees to adopt healthier habits and to provide opportunities and a supportive environment to create positive lifestyle changes

Posted February 28, 2023, 4:42 PM PST

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