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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.  Learn more about the County’s driving policy

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


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)

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