Neighborhood Services Manager Job at Lodi, San Joaquin County, California

Neighborhood Services Manager

City of Lodi , California

Job Information 


Community Development

Senior Level


$94,871.65 - $115,316.42 Annually

Application Deadline 


08/11/2020 03:50 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


Lodi Community Development Department is currently recruiting for a Neighborhood Services Manager.  The City of Lodi is home to 65,000 residents, ideally located adjacent to Highway 99 and I-5, 34 miles south of Sacramento, 10 miles north of Stockton and 90 miles east of San Francisco.  The City of Lodi is a community surrounded by lush parks, wineries, museums, a lake and open space.  


The examination process will consist of a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and the Supplemental Questionnaire; therefore, it is to your advantage to provide as much detailed and relevant work experience as possible, as a resume will not be accepted or reviewed in lieu of the application materials.

All applications and supplemental questions must be completed fully and submitted on an official City of Lodi application form. Applications will be accepted and processed until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. This recruitment may close without further notice; interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.

New Salary - January 2021 (4% COLA)


Under general direction, plan and direct the City's housing and community development-oriented programs and policies; coordinate and promote housing and neighborhood improvement and other related work as required.
Receives general direction from the Community Development Director.  May exercises supervision over professional and technical staff.


Examples of Duties


Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Plans and directs the City's housing and community development-oriented programs and policies; coordinates and promotes housing and neighborhood improvement;
Implements neighborhood improvement programs on a city-wide basis and develops neighborhood improvement strategies; develops programs and plans to produce housing, especially affordable housing, by means of new construction, rehabilitation or acquisition; evaluates proposals and make recommendations;
Prepares a variety of reports on housing preservation and development, neighborhood improvement, and other related City activities; gathers and analyzes data; recommends appropriate action;
Ensures compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, ensures consistency with local objectives and community requirements;
Supervises established programs of housing rehabilitation and first-time buyer;
Administers and supervises the division budget, and ensures that program performance objectives are met;
Represents the Housing and Neighborhood Improvement Division at City Council, other boards and commissions, and at professional and public meetings as required;
Maintains a high level of public relations with neighborhood associations and City residents;
Staff Liaison to the Lodi Improvement Committee, Lodi Committee on Homelessness and the County Continuum of Care;
Supervises mentors and Leads Gang Intervention Worker(s);
Serves as City ADA Coordinator;
Manages Community Development Block Grant Program;
Supervises, trains, develops, and evaluates assigned staff;
Performs other duties related to the operation of the department and the City including additional duties that enable the department and City to meet the diverse needs of its community.  


Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Procedures, regulations, and practices in housing and redevelopment, financing, land acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, and historic preservation; principals of the Uniform Housing Code, zoning code, and local codes concerning health, sanitation, homelessness and property nuisances;
Private financial institutions, including procedures, requirements, and eligibility criteria pertaining to housing preservation and production; federal and State laws pertaining to funding sources;
Principles and practices of organization, administration, personnel, and budget management;
Physical, social, and economic implications involved in community development and neighborhood improvement matters;
Principals of organization, supervision, administration, budget, and personnel management; computer applications related to work.
Ability to:
Plan and direct the City's housing and community development-oriented programs and policies; coordinate and promote housing and neighborhood improvement;
Analyze, interpret, apply, and explain laws, rules, codes, and regulations related to housing production, preservation, and maintenance, neighborhood improvement, redevelopment, and economic development;
Plan, organize, supervise, review, and evaluate the work of staff in a manner conductive to independent judgment, high performance, and personal accountability;
Research proposals, evaluate alternatives, and make sound recommendations within established policy guidelines; coordinate multiple projects and meet critical deadlines; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledges and abilities would be qualifying.  A typical combination is:
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public administration, business administration, planning, community organizing, or a closely related field.
Four years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in development in a public agency.
Possession of an appropriate, valid Driver's License from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.


Supplemental Information

Apply online at or in person at Human Resources Department, City Hall, Second Floor, 221 West Pine Street, Lodi, CA. Telephone: 209/333-6704.

Persons with hearing impairment, please call the California Relay Service 7-1-1.

TESTING PROCESS: Candidates considered to be among the most qualified will be required to participate in a qualification appraisal testing process. This may include oral interviews, assessment exercises, and physical exercises. Passing scores will determine placement on an established eligible list. Eligible lists last approximately 2 years unless abolished sooner. Fingerprints and/or background clearance is part of the testing process.

EVALUATION of Qualifications: Application materials and resumes will be screened to determine if applicants are considered to be among the most qualified as outlined on the job announcement. Only applicants who are among the most qualified will be invited to participate in the testing process. Resumes may not be substituted for a completed application.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - The City of Lodi is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of fair employment practices regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation, marital status, age, mental or physical disability or perceived disability, medical condition, pregnancy, political affiliation or belief, or other unlawful discrimination.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT - In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the City of Lodi provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations must contact the Human Resources Division upon application submittal to confirm the request.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION - City of Lodi is authorized and required by the state of California to access Local, State, and/or Federal criminal history as part of the testing process. This process can be completed by initial fingerprinting and/or a full Background investigation pursuant to Penal Code §11105(b)(10), §11105.3, §13300(b)(10); Education Code §10911.5; Public Resources Code §5164) and in compliance with the City of Lodi's Fingerprinting Policy ad Procedure. As a future employee or volunteer, you are required to be fingerprinted and processed through the Department of Justice and cleared before you can start. All information obtained will be kept in strict confidentiality.

HIRING PROCEDURE - Applicants must possess the minimum qualifications by the final filing date. Eligible lists are established upon successful completion of the selection process. The candidates must be successful in each part of the testing. To fill each vacancy the hiring department will request names to be certified from the eligible list and will make a selection from this certification list.

CONDITIONAL JOB OFFERS - Conditional job offers are subject to successful completion of a medical drug screen and/or physical. Candidates should not quit or give notice to their current employer until final notification has been awarded by the Human Resources Division.

MEDICAL-DRUG SCREENING – All positions may be subject to a physical or drug screen issued by a qualified medical physician assigned by the Human Resources Division. Under the requirements of the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Lodi has been designated as a drug-free workplace.

APPOINTMENT - At the time of appointment all candidates will be required to execute an oath of allegiance and complete Form I-9 - Employment Eligibility Verification in compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act. United States citizenship is not required. All new appointees are required to successfully complete a probationary period of twelve months.

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS SALARY - The starting salary is the first rate shown on the job announcement. Advancement to the higher steps of the salary range is based upon merit in accordance with the Salary Ordinance and Rules for Personnel Administration. Eligibility for the first merit increase is effective after 12 months and for additional merit increases after one year intervals until the employee has reached the maximum step.

HOLIDAY, VACATION, SICK, AND ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE - Holiday - An average of 13 paid holidays per year. Vacation - 2 weeks paid vacation annually, increasing with length of service depending upon the appropriate labor agreement. Sick Leave - 10 days per year depending upon the appropriate labor agreement. Administrative Leave - Management/Mid-Management positions receive 80 hours per fiscal year, and specified professional/technical positions receive 40 hours per fiscal year (Pro-Rated).

HEALTH INSURANCE - Medical, Dental and Vision plans are available for employee and dependents. A portion of the premiums may be the employee's responsibility.

LIFE INSURANCE AND LONG TERM DISABILITY - The City pays the full premium for employee and dependent life insurance, and offers a long-term disability plan that provides up to approximately 2/3 of an employee's salary.

RETIREMENT AND DEFERRED COMPENSATION - The City of Lodi is a member of the Public Employees' Retirement System (P.E.R.S.). Lodi is not a member of the Social Security System except for the required medical contribution. Employees may participate in a 457 Deferred Compensation program.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT - Employees may participate in a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This bulletin does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions or job duties contained in this bulletin may include modifications pending labor agreements and/or council approval.


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