This an exciting opportunity to be a part of a team making a significant impact in the local community. Please note that this position is 36 hours per week over 4 days but is considered full-time with benefits.
THE COMMUNITY The City of Alameda is a 10.6 square mile island community located in San Francisco Bay. Alameda is just seven miles east of San Francisco, and less than one mile west of the City of Oakland. Alameda is a diverse community with a population of approximately 79,000. According to Money Magazine, the City of Alameda compares favorably to the "best places to live" in America. That is, in part, due to the small town feel of this Bay Area island community. It also has a high median family income, a large number of educational institutions nearby, more than double the number of restaurants and libraries as the "best places average," excellent air quality, and better than average weather.
THE DEPARTMENT The Community Development Department is a dynamic, diverse, and collaborative department responsible for implementing the Council goals for an economically diverse and financially sustainable community, and fulfilling the community’s plans to revitalize Alameda Point into a mixed-use, transit-oriented development.
The Department seeks a balance between business development, retention of businesses, and maximization of the City’s real estate assets, while providing housing opportunities for all income levels, including the City’s unsheltered residents.
The Community Development Department is comprised of the following divisions:
Base Reuse Economic Development and Community Services Housing Asset Management
THE DIVISION/POSITION The Base Reuse Division develops and implements community plans for transforming the 878-acre former Naval Air Station (Alameda Point) into a mixed-use, transit oriented development and oversees the environmental clean-up and the transfer of remaining land from the Navy to the City.
Under general direction, the Base Reuse Manager is responsible for overall management, coordination and administration of complex redevelopment, real estate development, and capital improvement activities, functions, and projects. Work in this class is characterized by complex fiscal and operational management including direct responsibility of major redevelopment, real estate development, land development and capital improvement projects, operations and functions, and by a wide scope of complicated ancillary administrative responsibilities requiring strong analytical skills. Work is distinguished from that of lower classes by degree of work difficulty, autonomy, and the extent of supervisory, managerial, analytical and/or administrative responsibilities including managerial functions focused on professional staff management, and/or consultant contract and developer work oversight.
Some examples of typical job duties include:
Develops, administers, oversees and manages redevelopment, mixed-use real estate development, land development and capital improvement strategies and projects.
Prepares requests for proposals and related documents, negotiates and administers contracts with project participants, contractors, professionals and service providers; and manages the work of consultants and contractors.
Coordinates project activities, responsibilities and project schedules with other City departments; acts as a primary contact for the City team that ensures compliance with the Specific Plan, zoning and other relevant planning documents for Alameda Point; and works with City staff to prepare and implement risk management plans including securing appropriate pollution liability insurance to protect the City and establishing necessary measures and practices to reduce liability.
Prepares, develops and implements short and long-range redevelopment plans; develops financial strategies for implementing redevelopment; negotiates and secures new development and development partners and manages and coordinates participation and input from developers, businesses, property owners, and residents.
Participates in negotiations for and/or negotiates complex real estate transactions, including development agreements, disposition and development agreements, purchase and sale agreements and related project documents.
Manages and administers development agreements, disposition and development agreements and all related entitlement, construction, timelines and financial components of projects.
Ensures compliance with site-wide Federal and State permitting and environmental requirements for Alameda Point projects, as well as compliance with all restrictions imposed by the Navy.
Serves as primary liaison to various agencies, developers, contractors, professionals, community groups, property owners and residents; develops and conducts public participation processes; and manages relationships with these and other stakeholders.
Prepares, reviews and presents various reports, resolutions and studies, including City Council staff reports and project status reports.
Prepares and administers project scopes of work, project budgets and schedules; and identifies and resolves potential conflicts or issues.
Develops and conducts or oversees and manages economic studies, needs assessments and research analyses.
Performs complex administrative activities, including the preparation and administration of grants, contracts and agreements, reports, correspondence and related materials.
Participates in departmental budget preparation and administration and manages overall project budget.
Supervises, trains and evaluates assigned staff.
Performs related duties as assigned.
SELECTION PROCESS Applications will be evaluated and the top qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a structured, rated interview process (via Zoom). The interview process is tentatively scheduled for the week of May 24, 2021. The interview score will be used to rank candidates and establish the eligible list. It is important that the application materials are completed thoroughly and accurately.
Highlighted Benefits - 4 day work week/36 hours per week - Employer-paid medical contribution covers premiums for you and your family - Employer-paid dental contribution covers premiums for you and your family - Generous pension program (CalPERS retirement)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The examination process may test for, but is not limited to, the essential knowledge and abilities listed in the job specification and announcement and will be designed to provide a comprehensive review of each candidate's technical knowledge and overall suitability for the position. Qualified applicants will be notified of the exact date, time, and location of examinations approximately two weeks in advance. If applicants have not received written notice at least one week prior to the tentative test date listed in the flyer, they should contact the City of Alameda Human Resources Department at (510) 747-4900.
Candidates passing all components of the examination process will be placed on an Eligible List. A list of names is certified to the department(s) having vacancies based on the type of examination conducted pursuant to the provision of the City's Civil Service Rules. Final selection will be made from the Eligible List by the Department Head subject to approval by the City Manager. The Department Head may utilize additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision. Placement on an Eligible List does not guarantee employment. Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted which may include a credit check and background. The selection process may be evaluated and revised based on the number of qualified applicants. Federal law requires that prior to employment, you must furnish proof of your identity and eligibility for employment in the United States, as required by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
E-VERIFY: The City of Alameda utilizes the Federal government's E-Verify program and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization, which includes showing a valid United States Social Security card at the time of hire (photocopies not accepted).
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE CREDIT: A job applicant qualifies as a veteran if honorably discharged from active military, reservist, or National Guard duty of at least 18 consecutive months within the past five (5) years of the date of application. In case of discharge attributable to service-connected injuries or illnesses, the 18 months active duty requirement need not be fulfilled. An applicant claiming veteran's preference credit must attach to their application, a legible copy of their DD-214 verifying the type of discharge and date(s) of active service. NO OTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The City of Alameda encourages minorities, women and the disabled to apply. It is the City's policy that all aspects of employment and promotion shall be without regard to sex, marital status or disability (except where dictated by requirements of the position), race, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious creed, color, national origin or age. Qualified disabled persons must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. No individual may pose a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or other individuals in the workplace. Barring undue hardship, reasonable accommodations can be made in the application and examination process for disabled individuals or for religious reasons. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made in advance to the Human Resources Department. Hearing Impaired TDD (510) 522-7538.
The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
QUALIFICATIONS TO APPLY Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in public policy, public or business administration, planning, economics, real estate or a related fields.
Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience in managing redevelopment, real estate development, land development or capital improvement projects which includes substantial supervisory responsibility and experience in construction administration, contract negotiations and complex real estate transactional processes.
Desirable Experience (not required): Public sector experience and/or private real estate development experience, including deal structuring and negotiation, land development and entitlement/forward planning experience.
We will also consider an equivalent combination of education and experience that meets the stated requirements in the job description.
Additional Salary Information: 4 days per week, 36 hours per week
About City of Alameda
Organized under 14 departments, the City provides a broad range of services including police and fire protection; construction and maintenance of streets, parks, storm drains and other infrastructure; recreational and cultural
activities, including a golf complex comprised of two 18-hole championship golf courses and one nine-hole executive course; and general government and administrative support services.