$6,113 - $7,430/mo. + excellent benefits
DEFINITION: Under general direction, the Project Specialist assists in the administration and monitoring of a wide variety of City/Agency/Authority programs, projects and activities in conjunction with pro-active delivery of the Housing strategies. The Project Specialist will provide advice and recommendations regarding program objectives and funding availability in providing Housing opportunities throughout the community.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: The Project Specialist has responsibility for the development of programs, projects and activities designed to pro-actively implement various elements of the Housing Strategies; promotes City/Agency/Authority programs through public speaking and seminars; conducts lender and realtor training/information sessions; participates in the evaluation of various policies for effectiveness; assists in the development of new financing mechanisms and develops new program components; monitors programs and agreements for compliance; monitors funds and prepares reports; assists in the preparation of annual goals and budget objectives; researches housing issues and prepares documents relating to the implementation of programs and projects.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The employee must have the ability to:
- Develop, coordinate, and pro-actively implement programs, projects and activities in conjunction with the Housing Strategies.
- Identify and seek housing related funding through grants from federal, state, local, and private sources; facilitate and monitor the implementation of said funding.
- Analyze and evaluate federal, state, and regional housing programs for the purpose of developing plans and procedures to implement changes and/or new programs.
- Collect, analyze, and evaluate data to assess local housing needs.
- Prepare detailed and comprehensive reports, as required.
- Make presentations to the City Council, outside agencies, the public and business community.
- Assist in the implementation, management and coordination of Department goals and objectives.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Perform any other tasks or functions deemed necessary to the daily operations of the employer.
THE ABOVE LIST OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE AND MAY BE SUPPLEMENTED AS NECESSARY BY THE EMPLOYER.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in preparing reports using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision when preparing and reading written reports and other work related documents. Acute hearing is also required when providing phone and counter assistance.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES: A combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. The employee must have the knowledge of Federal and State funded development programs such as Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home and other housing and economic development (business development and retention) programs; housing finance, banking and underwriting procedures and guidelines; bond financing techniques and requirements; California Redevelopment Law with respect to housing requirements; research methods, techniques and practices; principles, practices and techniques of housing and community development grant administration; effective customer service techniques and principles. EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in Housing experience. EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized college or university with major coursework in planning, public administration, business administration, economics or a closely related field. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education. LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Possession of, and continuously throughout employment, a valid CA Class “C” Driver’s License.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Prior to completing an application, please read the minimum qualifications for the position in which you are interested. You cannot be considered for a position unless you meet the minimum experience, education, license, and/or certification requirements. Under the work experience section, account for all employment within the last ten years (including gaps in employment), beginning with your current or most recent employer. Applications will be rejected if “SEE RESUME” is written on any portion of this section. The Work Experience section of the application should clearly demonstrate that minimum qualifications are met. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification, removal from the Eligibility List, or discharge from employment.
SELECTION PROCESS: Following a review of applications submitted, qualified applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process, which may include the date, time, and place of an examination. Written, oral, performance and physical exams may be given (no veterans preference given). All candidates will be required to provide identification before being admitted to written, interview, or performance examinations.
We encourage everyone to file an application with us and we do not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, or veteran status. Reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act are available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Please call (909) 350-7650 for additional information or to request an accommodation. The provisions of this job posting do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained in this job posting may be modified or revoked without notice.
THE CITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RATE CANDIDATES BASED ON A REVIEW OF THE APPLICATION MATERIALS AND TO INVITE ONLY THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO PARTICIPATE IN SUCCESSIVE PARTS OF THE SELECTION PROCESS.