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Full Time Position - San Leandro, CA - Housing Specialist

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... The City of San Leandro, California Invites you to apply for HOUSING SPECIALIST THE POSITION Reporting directly to the Housing/CDBG Manager, the position
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 29, 2004
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 11/29/2004 07:10 PM -----


      The City of San Leandro, California

      Invites you to apply for

      HOUSING SPECIALIST

      THE POSITION

      Reporting directly to the Housing/CDBG Manager, the position will perform
      a
      wide variety of administrative duties related to the City's housing and
      community development programs, including administering the Community
      Development Block Grant (CDBG) and developing and monitoring City and
      redevelopment housing assistance programs for moderate and low-income
      families. The Housing Specialist will also assist the Manager in analyzing
      proposed assistance for affordable housing projects, and providing
      technical
      support to the City's Rent Review Board. This position provides a
      tremendous opportunity for career growth and development for an individual
      interested in public administration in a mid-size, local government, and
      being mentored by a manager with extensive experience in managing CDBG
      federal programs and complex housing projects.

      The selected individual may be required, at times, to work evening hours
      to
      attend meetings of the City Council, the Rent Review Board, advisory
      commissions, and special committees.

      THE CANDIDATE

      The successful candidate will demonstrate a combination of training,
      education, and/or experience necessary to perform the duties of the
      position. The ideal candidate will have graduated from an accredited
      college
      or university with a degree in urban planning, public or business
      administration or a closely related field and/or have at least three years
      of responsible experience in public sector community development involving
      program development, administration, evaluation and monitoring, capital
      improvement, and budgeting. A Master's degree in a closely related field
      is
      highly desired and may be substituted for two years of experience.

      The ideal candidate will have some knowledge of federal, state and local
      regulations dealing with neighborhood improvements, housing, CDBG or HOME
      programs, have the ability to plan, organize, and develop programs and
      projects for lower income households, and can communicate clearly and
      effectively, both orally and in writing. The ideal candidate can
      demonstrate the ability to monitor and administer programs and projects in
      accordance with federal, state, and local rules and regulations. Direct
      experience with HUD's IDIS accounting system is desirable. Further, the
      ideal candidate will show excellent customer service skills for
      establishing
      effective working relationships with other City staff, community groups
      and
      the public.

      The selected candidate must have a valid Class "C" California driver's
      license by the date of hire.

      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

      * Assist in the administration of housing set-aside funds
      for affordable
      housing and work collaboratively with the planning and business
      development
      staff to implement programs designed to address the City's community
      development needs.
      * Assist the Manager in providing staff support to the
      City's Rent Review
      Board and assist in the administration of the City's Rent Review
      Ordinance;
      * Prepare correspondence and written and oral reports to
      the public, City
      Council, City Boards and Commissions, and other public agencies;
      * Work directly with the public, service providers,
      non-profit agencies, and
      property owners on low/moderate income housing assistance and housing
      rehabilitation projects;
      * Monitor projects and programs for compliance with federal
      guidelines on
      the use of CDBG funds, including establishing reporting procedures,
      maintaining financial records, preparing reports, securing funds from HUD,
      and processing reimbursements;
      * Maintain a positive working relationship with co-workers,
      other City
      employees and the public with tact, courtesy and respect, and performing
      other related administrative duties as assigned.

      COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

      The current salary range for this position is $5,088 - $6,185 per month.
      Appointment to the position may be made within the range dependent upon
      the
      selected candidate's training, education, and prior related work
      experience.

      Current benefits include the following:

      * The City pays the employee's 8% contribution for CalPERS (2.5% @
      55 Plan);
      * Vacation is based on the length of service; 12 days the first
      five
      years increasing to a maximum of 25 days per year; sick leave accrues at
      the
      rate of 12 days per year;
      * A cafeteria benefits plan providing a choice of various medical
      plans offered under the CalPERS Health Plan; a dental plan with a buy-up
      option; medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and
      City-paid
      life and disability insurance plans with the ability for the employee to
      purchase additional coverage;
      * The City pays the premium for a $20,000 term life insurance
      policy, and 40% of base earnings up to $5,000 per month for long-term
      disability insurance;
      * An opportunity to voluntarily contribute pre-taxed salary into a
      Deferred Compensation 457 Investment Plan;
      * The City participates in the Social Security and Medicare
      programs;

      APPLICATION AND APPOINTMENT

      A City application and supplemental questionnaire may be obtained from the
      Human Resources Department, City Hall, 835 East 14th Street, San Leandro,
      CA
      94577, by calling the City's Job Hotline at (510) 577-3397, or visiting
      the
      City webpage at www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us. The City will not accept a
      resume
      in lieu of submitting a completed City application and supplemental
      questionnaire. FINAL FILING DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 3,
      2004
      to the Human Resources Department, City Hall-Room 207, 835 E. 14th Street,
      San Leandro. Late applications are not accepted.

      Based on the review and evaluation of the City applications and
      supplemental
      questionnaires, a limited number of the best qualified applicants will be
      invited to participate in the selection process which may include an oral
      board interview, a written exercise, or other elements determined by the
      City to be appropriate.

      The scores resulting from the selection process will be used to establish
      an
      employment list.

      Before appointment, the successful competitor may be required to pass a
      City-paid medical examination and criminal history background check. There
      is also a one-year probationary period which is an integral part of the
      selection process and is used to observe and evaluate the employee's
      ability
      to effectively and responsibly perform the duties of the position.

      In accordance with the provisions of Federal Americans with Disabilities
      Act
      (ADA), if accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection
      process, please contact the Human Resources Department prior to 5:00 p.m.
      of
      the final filing date. Medical documentation must be provided upon
      request.

      Agency Shop Requirement: This position is represented by the City of San
      Leandro Employees', Local 21 IFPTE, AFL-CIO, and payment of union dues or
      an
      equivalent service fee is a condition of employment.

      THE CITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

      MISSION STATEMENT: We, the employees of the City of San Leandro, are
      dedicated and committed to serving the citizens of this community. We
      strive at all times to achieve the highest professional standards, to
      communicate a vision of the future, and to enhance the quality of life for
      every citizen.

      Information contained herein is subject to change without notice.

      11/15/04
      RFC/rmm
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