The City of San Jose Housing Department is recruiting for a Policy Development Specialist. Please share this job announcement with anyone who might be
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, Jun 20, 2007
The City of San Jose Housing Department
is recruiting for a Policy Development Specialist. Please share this
job announcement with anyone who might be interested. Thank you.
The deadline to apply for this position is June 28.
The Development Specialist position
in the City of San Jose's Housing Department will be responsible for conducting
high-level policy analysis on issues related to affordable housing.
A candidate must have the ability to conduct research, perform analysis,
develop reports, and make recommendations for review by the Department's
Executive Staff. This position requires the ability to coordinate
effectively with other City departments and agencies. The Development
Specialist must be able to work well in a team environment and provide
technical support as needed to ensure that the team meets it goals in a
timely manner. Computer literacy is a must. This position
reports to the Senior Development Officer overseeing the Department's Policy
& Planning Section.
This classification is represented
by Municipal Employees Federation (MEF) Local 101 AFSCME, AFL-CIO).
The ideal candidate will possess the
most desirable combination of training, skills and experience, as demonstrated
in past and current employment history. Desirable experience, knowledge
and skills for this position include:
1. General knowledge
of affordable housing programs and issues
2. Knowledge of
the general principles and practices of public agency organization and
3. Ability to research
and analyze complex policy and administrative issues, summarize and communicate
them concisely and effectively to Executive Management with limited supervision
4. Ability to organize,
coordinate, and participate in regular monthly evening meetings of the
Department's Housing and Community Development Advisory Commission
5. Expertise in
Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
6. Strong interpersonal
skills and the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships
with City staff and members of the public
7. Ability to communicate
effectively, both orally and in writing
8. Ability to conduct
community outreach efforts, including public presentations and the use
of group process skills
Any combination of training and experience
equivalent to the following:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Planning,
Housing, Geography, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration,
Political Science, Sociology, Government, Politics or related field.
Two (2) years of directly related work experience. Additional experience
beyond two years can substitute for up to two years of the education requirement
on a year-for-year basis.
Licensing: Possession of a valid State of California driver's license may
be required for some assignments
Qualifications: Incumbents may be required to have different combinations
of the listed qualifications, or more specific job-related qualifications
depending on the position.
Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification
of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed
that the City of San José will not prepare or file a labor condition application
with the Dept. of Labor.