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Housing & Community Development Division Deputy Director

Housing & Community Development Division Deputy Director

Job ID: 106735

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time



Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:

• Service
• Professionalism
• Integrity
• Respect
• Individual accountability
• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.

Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.


This position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be Monday, December 12, 2022. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.


Annual Pay Range: $109,355.56 - $147,630.59

Hourly Pay Range: $52.574787 - $70.976243

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.

Generous paid time off package, including:

• 16 hours of vacation accrued per month
• 8 hours of sick accrued per month
• 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

Other Benefits:

Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):

Employer paid 6% Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) retirement contribution (The County currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.)
• OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65
• Other Retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision and prescription drug coverage
A Choice of Dental Plans
• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
• Longevity pay
• A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)

This is a full time Non-represented Group 2 County position.


Clackamas County's Department of Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) is seeking an experienced manager who enjoys a fast-paced environment and has a track record of collaboration, communication, and organizational and systems development to join our Housing & Community Development Division (HCD) as the Deputy Director.

H3S promotes and assists individuals, families, and communities to be safe, healthy, and thrive. The HCD Deputy Director reports to the Housing and Community Development Director and provides executive leadership to the Division's programs and services through broad strategic and operational support. The Division's housing and homeless services programs consist of system support and coordination, outreach and engagement, shelter services, housing placement and retention, supportive housing, and Housing Authority programs, including public housing. . The incumbent acts as the Division Director in that person's absence and provides direction to all members of the Housing and Community Development management team to facilitate operational planning, delivery, and outcomes for all programs.

The HCD Deputy Director will lead with equity, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a flexible work style to achieve results, exhibit organizational acumen, possess strong attention to detail, and have problem-solving skills for administrative challenges in a multifaceted organization. In addition, we are seeking a candidate who will employ a hands-on, proactive, and collaborative approach that builds trust and develops positive relationships both internally and externally, including with tenants, elected officials, community partners, staff, and other stakeholders. Candidates should be able to work on high-profile issues and problems while maintaining strong, trusting, and effective relations with others. They should also have experience in employee and labor relations and understand leading within a union environment.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in a related field that would provide the required knowledge and skills to perform the duties of the role.
• A minimum of two (2) years of the experience must have been in a leadership or program management role
• Experience managing and building consensus among major stakeholders, both internal and external to the organization
• Experience in working with elected officials/boards
• Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, including organizational development, personnel management, and procurement
• Knowledge and experience related to housing and public housing
• Strong verbal and written communication skills in a leadership role, including the ability to convey complex information to various audiences
• Proficiency in key concepts related to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and commitment to leading with these values
• Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check
• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or other relevant fields of study.
• Experience working in a unionized environment, including an understanding of labor relations and personnel issues.
• Experience developing or refining strategic plans, developing and refining performance measures, and collecting and analyzing performance data
• Knowledge of process improvement and organizational change management concepts

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

• On behalf of the Housing and Community Development Division Director, oversees the administration of the Division's programs and activities, including street outreach and engagement, regional homeless services coordination, emergency shelter services, rent assistance programs, contracted service provision, resident services, affordable housing development, property management and maintenance, supportive housing, and related program budgeting; oversees and prepares materials, reports and supporting documents; develops systems and controls to improve quality of business processes and performance.
• Participates as a part of the executive management team in developing strategies and goals to ensure the agency; develops and implements strategic plans and community engagement activities; helps build and design all operations and services in alignment with trauma-informed care practices.
• Supports the development of annual budgets; provides direction to Finance Team on managing program budgets; recommends budget proposals to Housing and Community Development Director and H3S executive management; researches alternative funding sources including preparing and/or approving grant proposals.
• Oversees the development of housing annual reports; presents reports to division and department director, federal agencies and the Board of Commissioners; reviews and evaluates performance of programs; ensures quality assurance and service delivery.
• Assists in the planning and development of affordable housing development or acquisition/rehabilitation; assists in developing and implementing the repositioning of the Public Housing Portfolio.
• Hires and directs division management staff to provide quality service to community members and staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments; enforces a safe workplace and establishes a constant flow of communication among staff.
• Assists in the development, planning, and implementation of new and revised policies related to the Department and Division goals and objectives; responds to service needs; establishes goals and objectives and supervises the preparation of annual plans; ensures compliance with Federal and State statutes, rules, and regulations in all areas of housing.
• Assists in the ongoing planning and implementation of regional Metro programs; ensures programs are implemented in accordance with Board approved plans and while leading with racial equity.
• Oversees and assists in the development of the Division's annual plan, and other required documents that require policies and procedures in alignment with Federal, State, County, and other requirements.
• Represents the division to public and private agencies and groups; makes presentations before commissions, boards, and the public; responds to citizen, tenant, city and landlord concerns regarding program operations on behalf of the Housing and Community Development Director; coordinates division work efforts and objectives with other county departments or divisions.


Comprehensive knowledge of: Principles, practices, methods and techniques of public administration, personnel management and budget/grant/contract administration; participative management theories; principles and techniques of housing, property and construction management; principles, methods, practices, and procedures of housing development; applicable federal, state and local statutes, rules and regulations; state and local government operating methods and procedures; funding sources and financing methods for public housing; rent assistance and resident services federal, state and local requirements, techniques of negotiation and public relations housing and support needs of low and moderate income people.

Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare and deliver oral presentations to public and private groups; develop and implement operational and administrative policies; prepare and justify budget requests and grant proposals; interpret and apply pertinent Federal, State and local statutes, rules and regulations; organize, direct, train, and evaluate management, professional, technical and administrative staff; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality productivity and effectiveness; incorporate team participation in decision making; respond to changes desired by citizens and staff; establish and maintain accounting and budgetary control procedures; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with outside agencies, elected officials, employees and the public.


This position is included in the County's alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended. This position is eligible for hybrid on-site/telework subject to the and based on the Department's business needs. The exact amount of on-site/telework and schedule will be discussed with the hiring manager during time of offer. Telework locations cannot be located outside of Oregon or Washington. Washington residents must perform 50% of their time on-site at Clackamas County.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.



The Housing and Community Development Division (HCD), within the Department of Human Services, manages programs to provide decent housing and economic opportunities, community improvement and affordable housing projects and housing rehabilitation loan programs for low and moderate income residents of the County. HCD is comprised of the Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) and Community Development Division.

The Housing Authority of Clackamas County is a public corporation, established under the federal Housing Act of 1937 and the provisions of Chapter 456 of the Oregon Revised Statutes. Although it is a separate public corporation, the HACC falls under the administrative structure of Clackamas County government. Created in 1938, HACC was the first housing authority established in the State of Oregon. The HACC provides affordable, safe, decent and sanitary housing opportunities in a fiscally responsible manner to low-income people in Clackamas County.

Community Development manages housing and community improvement projects funded with federal funds that the County receives primarily through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Fund sources include the Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Investment Partnership Program, Emergency Solutions Grant, and Continuum of Care funds.


Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:


If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).




Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.

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