- Close Date: Sep 27, 2013 Salary: $75,982.40 - $92,560.00 Annually About the Department The City of San José , the Capital of Silicon Valley, is one of theMessage 1 of 1 , Sep 19, 2013View SourceClose Date: Sep 27, 2013
Salary: $75,982.40 - $92,560.00 Annually
About the Department
The City of San José , the Capital of Silicon Valley, is one of the nation's best managed cities and one of the top ten cities in which to live, work, and do business. Moreover, San José is the center of cultural, government and economic activity for the region. The employees of the City of San José have embraced the following values: Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Celebration. The City's Housing Department is seeking an individual whose values align with the values of the City's employees.
The Housing Department's mission is to assist San José 's lower- and moderate-income families by increasing, preserving, and improving housing that is affordable and livable, and to the extent possible, ensuring long-term affordability and contributing to neighborhood revitalization.
Position and Duties
The Development Officer is part of the City's Housing Department and will be assigned a wide range of responsibilities. This position will be assigned to the Homelessness Response Team, which focuses on the City's broad response to homelessness, including the concerns about homeless encampments in neighborhoods, and the need to connect homeless residents with services and housing. This position will report to a Senior Development Officer. The selected candidate will have the following duties and responsibilities:
-Facilitate strategies to implement innovative programs to prevent and end homelessness in the City of San José .
-Coordinate, manage and enhance the City's Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA) and its supportive service component.
-Manage Citywide Homeless Outreach and Engagement Program, including the Downtown Program, and facilitate coordination and enhancement.
-Lead the registration and surveying strategies for Destination: Home's Housing 1000 Campaign.
-Assist Grants Team in monitoring Federal Entitlement Grant Programs (ESG, CDBG, HOPWA, HOPWA SPNS), which includes making funding and service recommendations.
-Oversee applications seeking Housing Trust Fund (HTF) assistance; make funding recommendations, and assist in the management of the budget.
-Assist grantees and sub-grantees to implement projects, review performance reports and outcomes, and report to Grants Team regarding compliance.
-Oversee and manage the Haven/Triplex contract with InnVision Shelter Network.
-Collaborate with multiple community entities, including non-profit service organizations, the San José Police Department and other government agencies.
-Manage HRSA grant to expand the Medical Respite Program at EHC LifeBuilders' Boccardo Reception Center .
-Responsible for managing and updating homeless pages on Department website.
-Manage the biennial Homeless Census and Survey contract with Applied Survey Research.
-Conduct public education presentations to the community on homelessness in San José as requested.
-Provide research, analysis, and recommendations on homeless programs and policies.
-Represent the Housing Department/Homelessness Response Team:
---Member of the Collaborative Steering Committee
---Member of the Service Provider Network
---Member of Engaging Faith-Based and Civic Organizations Task Force
---Board Member of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (FEMA)
---Member of the Mental Health Housing Advisory Committee
---Member of the Leadership Team for the Housing 1000 Campaign
---Facilitate Housing 1000 Surveying Team Meetings
---Stakeholder for the Care Coordination Project
-Provide customer service and manage the distribution of the City produced homeless resource pocket guides to constituents.
-Handle referrals, complaints, grievances and mediation to/for homeless persons as needed.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:
Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Housing, Geography, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology or related field
Experience: four (4) years of increasingly responsible directly related work experience, including one (1) year performing work of a similar nature and level as Development Specialist with the City of San José .
Additional experience beyond four years can substitute for up to two years of the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Licenses or Certificates: Possession of a valid State of California driver's license may be required for some assignments.
Employment 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 Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Dept. of Labor.
To Learn More and Apply
To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José , please visit the City of San José ’s employment page by clicking on the link below.
Then click on the “Prospective Employees” link.