Detail of : Housing and Community Programs Specialist I Job Opening in Redding
CURRENT VACANCY IS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY ACTIONS PROGRAMS ORAL EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 2021 SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS SEE “SPECIAL REQUIREMENT” SECTION REGARDING
POSSESSION OF A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE FINAL FILING DATE: AUGUST 02, 2021 AT 5:00 PM SALARY INFORMATION $3,574$4,561 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $20.62$26.31 APPROXIMATE HOURLY* *Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining Unit Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases* Please visit https://co.shasta.ca.us/MOUs ABOUT SHASTA COUNTY offers all of the amenities of the big city while retaining a comfortable small-town atmosphere. With its natural beauty, diversified culture, affordable housing, excellent educational system, abundance of recreational opportunities, and excellent quality of life, is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT Housing and Community Action Agency The Housing Authority administers the Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program through a contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Housing Authority also assists local efforts to provide affordable housing opportunities to low-income residents. The Community Action Agency provides leadership, advocacy, and services assisting low-income and disadvantaged persons to achieve self-sufficiency. ABOUT THE POSITION Under direction, performs duties connected with Housing and Community Action Agency including program casework services or duties related to affordable housing and rental assistance and/or loan programs; and perform technical and analytical duties and responsibilities related to housing and community development programs, projects, and activities. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level classification within the Housing and Community Programs Specialist series. Incumbents are given instruction in and perform duties of a less complex and more routine nature. This classification is distinguished from the journey level Housing and Community Programs Specialist II classification by the complexity of the programs, projects, and activities that may be assigned to the latter. As requisite skills and knowledge are developed, greater independence and the full scope of responsibility are exercised.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
The following are job duties typically performed by employees in this classification. Not all of the job duties listed are necessarily performed by each incumbent in this classification. For the Housing and Community Programs Specialist I, duties are performed at the entry level. Obtain, review, and compile information and verifications to determine eligibility for affordable housing and rental assistance programs including housing rehabilitation or homebuyer assistance loan programs, the Housing Choice Voucher program, and other rental assistance programs administered by the Agency. Determine level of assistance in accordance with program rules, regulations, and County procedures. Participate in special projects in support of housing development or community action activities under the direction of senior staff and leadership. Perform other duties as assigned. Rental Assistance Program: Incumbent performs a variety of duties related to housing assistance programs. The incumbent works with landlords, tenants, and community agencies to assist low-income families in obtaining affordable rental housing and may conduct individual and group presentations for program participants and interested community groups; researches local rental market trends for rent reasonableness; compiles local available units information; negotiates rents with landlords; coordinates leasing process between landlord and tenant; schedules and performs Housing Quality Standards Inspections; prepares leasing documents; monitors participant eligibility for continued assistance; collects and enters data in department software; initiates investigation of suspected fraud and calculates overpayments; maintains extensive case file documentation; provides referral information for supportive services; calculates client escrow accounts and monitors progress in achieving economic self-sufficiency; assists in Fair Housing workshops and complaint processing; and participates in related committees. Housing Development: Incumbent performs duties related to affordable housing, redevelopment and loan programs. The incumbent may seek out and inform applicants regarding the housing rehabilitation and first-time homebuyer loan programs; review applicant loan applications; screen applicants for program eligibility; arrange for appraisals, pest inspections, and lead based paint inspections; work with Housing Rehabilitation Specialist to determine housing rehabilitation requirements; research title documents; make determinations regarding appropriate financing; make presentations to Housing Loan Committee for loan approval; prepare all loan documents; monitor all construction payments; monitors construction projects; may prepare and record Notice of Completion; receive and close out all case files when project is complete. Incumbents may also prepare reports, payment requests, monitor grant expenditures, perform loan servicing duties, and prepare lower level National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) review and prepare appropriate documents. Community Development: The incumbent may provide support for committee processes including development of agendas and minutes for Community Action Board or Continuum of Care Boards; participate in technical assistance and data management for the Homeless Management Information System and Coordinated Entry systems; perform field surveys and gather data for regulatory reporting or grant applications; assist senior staff with community services programs and community facilities program; assist with business assistance loan program, and participate in special projects for the Community Action Agency under the general direction of senior staff and leadership.
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following: Knowledge of: General knowledge of real estate lending; means of marketing and public promotion; basic loan accounting practices; general knowledge of government affordable housing, community development, and social services programs; and effective communication skills. Ability to: Learn the objectives and requirements of government-subsidized affordable housing, community services, and community development programs; learn housing program regulations and eligibility standards; interpret and enforce regulations and policies; conduct detailed research and accurately calculate assistance; provide accurate reports of expenditures using housing and spreadsheet computer programs; maintain organized, accurate, and complete case files and database information; learn to perform field inspections of housing units for compliance with Housing Quality Standards; relate to and communicate with low-income, minority, senior, and citizens with disabilities; analyze financial packages and prepare complete loan files; evaluate title and loan-to-value real estate issues; deal cooperatively and communicate effectively with co-workers and the general public; maintain accurate financial records; perform research; work well under time constraints; and operate a personal computer. These standards are typically attained with one (1) or more years of experience in a housing-related field, social service program, or community development program OR one (1) year of experience as a loan officer in a lending institution or government housing program; as a title officer handling the more complex real estate cases; or working in a government housing, community service, or community development program. SPECIAL REQUIRMENT
Possession of a valid California driver license may be required.
IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate will have a strong technical aptitude with ability to learn new skills and software quickly. Candidate will possess at least one year of experience in a housing related field, social services program or community development program working with low income or homeless households. The ideal candidate will also have data entry experience, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage technical projects with a variety of non-profits and social service agencies, a strong work ethic and ability to work independently as well as the ability to work well under pressure and meet multiple, competing deadlines. SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.
Do you have one of work experience in a housing-related field, social service program, or community development program? Yes/No
If yes to question #1, please list your work experience and your dates of employment. If none, please write "N/A".
Do you have one year of case management experience in a housing related field, social service program or community development program? Yes/No
If yes to question #3, please list your work experience and your dates of employment. If none, please write "N/A".
Do you have one year of experience in determining eligibility for affordable housing programs in accordance with program rules and regulations?
If yes to question #5, please list your work experience and your dates of employment. If none, please write "N/A”.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. It is also required for the employee to operate a motor vehicle, computer, telephone, and fax machine on a regular basis; to occasionally remove and replace files from cabinets; and to occasionally speak to large groups. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
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In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Public Employees of California (UPEC) – General Unit.
Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute up to 8.75% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employees benefit page at Employee Benefits for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County’s website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County’s website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES
Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00 p.m., on August 02, 2021. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter,” or “See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter” the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered. Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof. Veterans' Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE. Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at apply online or submit an application to the Personnel Office. Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345. SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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NOTE: Various bargaining units may have benefits that alter from this general summary. This summary of benefits is not a binding document and is provided as a courtesy. Refer to labor agreements (MOUs) for specific benefit information.
THESE BENEFITS DO NOT APPLY TO EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES
Holidays: 12 paid holidays (96 hours) per year.
Vacation: 10 working days a year during the first three years of service; 15 working days a year4 through 9 years of service; 17 working days a year10 through 15 years of service; 20 working days a year16 or more years of service. Noteaccrued vacation leave may not be used until after six months of employment. For purposes of vacation accrual, a working day is no more than 8 hours.
Sick Leave: 96 hours of sick leave are earned each year with no maximum accrual. Employees terminating in good standing after completion of 5 years of continuous service will receive a pro-rata payoff of accumulated sick leave. Unused sick leave may be converted to PERS service credit upon retirement. Noteaccrued sick leave may not be used until after three months of employment. Accrued paid leave benefits are used in conjunction with FMLA/CFRA as appropriate.
Bereavement: Maximum of 24 hours for each non-concurrent death in the immediate family.
Health Plan: contracts with PERS for medical insurance and has an alternative Blue Cross plan. Employees in the Teamsters bargaining unit are insured through a Teamsters Trust plan. Depending on the plan selected, the County pays most, or all, of the employee premium, and contributes a portion of the dependent premium. Contributions are made for a portion of a retiree's insurance premium.
Dental Plan: The County pays a portion of the employee's and dependents' premium for dental insurance. The employee pays the full premium during the first six months of coverage.
Vision Plan: The County pays the employee premium and employees may enroll dependents at their own expense.
Life Insurance: The County pays the premium for life insurance for most employees. The amount of coverage varies by bargaining unit.
Retirement: The County is in the Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) coordinated with Social Security. Members hired prior to May 8, 2011 are covered under the retirement formula of 2% @ 55 benefit. Members hired after May 8, 2011 but before January 1, 2013 are covered under the retirement formula of 2% @ 60 benefit. Members hired after January 1, 2013 are covered under the California Public Employees Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) with a benefit formula of 2% @ 62. Please review the specific MOU for stipulated retirement formulas. Employees pay 7.75% of his or her salary, on a pre-tax basis for a period of time as specified in his or her labor contact, or Personnel Rules as appropriate.
Deferred Compensation plans available through specified companies.
IRC Section 125 plan available for pre-tax payroll deductions for contributions towards un-reimbursed medical expenses and dependent care.
Optional insurance products are available.
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