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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 09/06/2006 01:06 PM -----

      Date of Announcement: September 1, 2006 Examination No.: 06/07-20D-O
      WEB SITE www.srcity.org/jobs
      24-HOUR JOB HOTLINE  (707) 543-3076

      Economic Development and Housing Department
      Redevelopment Division
      Program Specialist I: $4512 - 4740 - 4975 - 5222 - 5486 per Month
      Program Specialist II: $5278 - 5542 - 5819 - 6110 - 6415 per Month
      Final Filing Date: Monday September 25, 2006

      The Department of Economic Development and Housing for the City of Santa
      Rosa is currently seeking qualified applicants for
      the position of Program Specialist in the Economic Development,
      Redevelopment Division. This position may be filled at either
      the Program Specialist I or Program Specialist II level depending upon the
      qualifications and experience level of the successful
      candidate. This eligibility list may be used to fill future vacancies in
      other divisions of the Economic Development and Housing

      The City provides excellent benefits, including:
      3% at 60 CalPERS retirement package; medical benefits for employees and
      their dependents is available at a small cost
      to employee (City contribution for medical is approx 87%); dental and vision
      insurance for employees and their
      dependents is fully paid for by the City; 12 paid holidays per year; 10
      vacation days to start; 12 accrued sick days per
      year, with unlimited sick leave accrual; $800 for educational expenses
      annually; and flexible schedules.

      Redevelopment staff works to improve deteriorating conditions in targeted
      areas by conducting various studies, improvements
      programs, public projects and development assistance. Incumbents assigned to
      Redevelopment will:
      *                 Administer redevelopment plan adoptions, amendments and mergers
      *                 Administer Disposition and Development Agreements & Owner
      Participation Agreements
      *                 Develop and implement new redevelopment programs
      *                  Administer public improvement projects

      The following duties are typically assigned to incumbents in all divisions:
      * Research, analyze, develop and administer policies, programs, projects and
      procedures related to activities of the department
      * Analyze and apply federal, state and local regulations and policies to new
      or existing programs and projects
      * Prepare and administer Requests for Qualifications, Requests for
      Proposals, and contracts or agreements
      * Prepare and present information and recommendations to policy making
      * Represent the department at meetings of neighborhood, community and policy
      * Prepare a wide variety of reports, memoranda and correspondence
      * Individual incumbents may be assigned supervision duties, including work
      assignments, training, performance evaluations, discipline, and career
      development for technical or administrative staff

      Knowledge of: Federal, state and local housing and community redevelopment
      laws, policies, regulations and procedures;
      financial and real estate procedures, methods and practices; underwriting
      methods and procedures; methods used in
      developing cost estimates; building codes and zoning laws; principles of
      supervision, training and evaluation.

      Ability to: Understand local economic development, redevelopment, and
      affordable housing issues and problems; develop and
      implement possible solutions; plan and organize workload; analyze and
      compile technical and statistical data; read, understand
      and interpret federal, state and local laws, policies, regulations and
      procedures pertaining to affordable housing and
      redevelopment programs; understand construction documents; prepare loan
      packages and contract documents; analyze
      operational problems and recommend and implement effective corrective
      measures; understand and interpret regulations and
      Memoranda of Understanding; schedule and assign work; address
      personnel-related issues, such as hiring, training, evaluation,
      discipline and career development of subordinates; review and check accuracy
      of subordinates' work and serve as a resource to
      assist them in solving problems; establish and maintain effective working
      relationships with those contacted in the course of
      work; negotiate with building owners, contractors and developers; maintain
      clear and concise records; communicate effectively,
      both orally and in writing; produce written documents with clearly organized
      thoughts using proper sentence construction,
      punctuation and grammar; enter data or information into a terminal, personal
      computer or other keyboard device; comprehend
      and draw inferences from written material; work under pressure and meet
      established deadlines. The ability to speak Spanish is

      Experience and Education: Any combination equivalent to experience and
      education that could likely provide the required
      knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the
      knowledge and abilities would be: Experience - Sufficient
      years of experience in a professional capacity in an economic development,
      redevelopment, or housing program, or in an urban
      or municipal planning, architecture or development finance environment, or
      in a federal or state assistance program, to
      demonstrate possession of the required knowledge and abilities; Education -
      Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an
      accredited college or university in planning, architecture, public
      administration, or a related field.

      LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE: This classification requires the use of a vehicle
      while conducting City business. In order to drive,
      individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely and
      must possess a valid, Class C, California driver's

      WORKING CONDITIONS: Incumbents in this classification communicate orally
      with customers, clients, or the public in a faceto-
      face, one-to-one or group setting, and by telephone, giving instructions,
      providing information and responding to questions.
      Program Specialists I review or check the work products of others to ensure
      conformance to standards. They produce and/or
      use graphic instructions, such as schematic drawings or other visual aids,
      when making presentations, analyzing proposals and
      monitoring construction progress. Incumbents learn new, job-related material
      through oral and/or written instruction in an on-thejob
      setting, and through structured lecture and reading in a classroom setting.
      When completing paperwork at a desk,
      incumbents sit for extended periods of time with the ability to change
      positions, e.g., stand, stretch and move about, at will; and
      they operate a variety of standard office equipment requiring continuous or
      repetitive arm-hand movements.

      SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants possessing the MOST DESIRABLE qualifications
      based on a screening of application
      materials including a supplemental questionnaire will be invited to continue
      in the selection process. The selection process may
      consist solely of an application screening or may include an oral appraisal
      interview, assessment center or other activity selected
      by the Human Resources Department.

      HIRING REQUIREMENTS: Individuals who participate in a hiring interview will
      be asked to sign a release authorizing prior
      employers to provide employment information as part of a background check,
      and candidates being considered for selection
      may be subject to a background investigation and a City-sponsored physical

      may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue,
      Room 1, Santa Rosa, CA 95404; via phone
      at (707) 543-3060 (voice), (707) 543-3063 (TDD), or (707) 543-3076 (24-hour
      Job Hotline); via the City website at
      www.srcity.org/jobs; or via email at jobs@.... You may also apply
      online at www.srcity.org/hr/Sigma/MainPage.aspx.

      FINAL FILING DATE: Application and supplemental questionnaire must be
      received by the City of Santa Rosa Human
      Resources Department by Midnight on Monday, September 25, 2006. Application
      packages postmarked by the final filing date
      will also be accepted. Applicant's Responsibilities: Before making the final
      submission of the application, it is your
      responsibility to ensure correctness of all information provided in the
      application and to ensure that all applicable documents
      listed above are included at the time of submission.

      SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: If special accommodations are necessary at any stage
      of the examination process, please
      provide the Human Resources Department with advance notice, and every
      attempt will be made to consider your request. EOE
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