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$51.24-$68.49 hourly / $8,881.00-$11,871.00 monthly / $106,579.20-$142,459.20 yearly


Under general direction, to recommend, promote and implement the goals, and countywide strategic framework to address homelessness.  This position will establish and maintain a framework for activities in order to build a strong inter-jurisdictional coordination structure, align policies, promote systems integration and promote collaboration among public agencies, educational institutions, businesses and community groups; and to do other work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This classification is responsible for exercising a high degree of leadership and independent judgment in the coordination and implementation of the County’s overall plan to address homelessness and assisting with the implementation of the countywide strategic framework on homelessness.   

Typical Tasks

  • Develops and recommends semi-annual work plans to coordinate and implement the Countywide strategic framework to address homelessness;
  • Coordinates the provisions of the health, housing, and human services with other private and public sector agencies in order to execute the Strategic framework;
  • Provides written analysis, evaluation and recommendations regarding services, programs and proposals; 
  • Identifies and implements strategic, short and long range planning and programmatic framework to achieve goals;
  • Helps coordinate the implementation of health, housing, and human services programs;
  • Identifies resources needed to implement the framework;
  • Provides leadership and serves as a subject area expert on housing and homelessness matters, providing technical advice to other departments and agencies;
  • Acts as liaison to and builds strong relationships with City and County officials and departments and other key stakeholders, including government agencies, schools, labor organizations, non-profits, and businesses, as well as entrepreneurial and civic/community groups, regarding issues related to homelessness, including recommendations for affordable housing projects; 
  • Makes presentations to boards, the business community and other groups regarding findings and recommendations; facilitates and represents the Agency and County at meetings with members of the business community and the general public;
  • Reviews and analyzes complex data;
  • Researches, analyzes, interprets, and prepares studies and reports on a variety of data related to housing and homelessness;
  • Negotiates, prepares and administers contracts and agreements;
  • Researches, prepares, and/or oversees preparation of grant and funding applications and proposals, and administers grants;
  • Researches and advises on implementation of evidence based practices and measurable outcomes;
  • Develops qualitative and quantitative measures to monitor, ensure, and evaluate programs and projects, contract/grant/permit compliance, professional consultant/contractor performance, and client satisfaction;
  • Performs various public relations activities, which may include development of promotional materials and press releases;
  • Prepares and recommends project and program budgets and participates in preparation of budgets that support services;
  • Supervises, directs and coordinates County staff, outside professional consultants and contract service providers;
  • May serve as staff for, or provide advice to, boards, commissions, and committees.

Employment Standards


Thorough knowledge of:

  • The principles and practices of housing services strategies, program administration and resources, including methods for business attraction and retention;
  • Organizational and management principles;
  • The principles and practices of researching and analyzing the economic feasibility of programs and projects;
  • Methods of financing housing services projects;
  • The principles and practices of Request for Proposal/Qualification planning, development, administration, evaluation, and contract development;
  • The principles and practices of grant writing, application, and administration;
  • Marketing, public information, and promotional techniques;
  • The principles of work plan development and implementation;
  • The functions and relationships between private and public sector groups that serve people experiencing homelessness;


Working knowledge of:

  • The principles, practices and techniques of research and statistical analysis;
  • The principles and practices of financial forecasting, budget preparation and budget administration;
  • Federal, state and local policies, laws, rules, and regulations relating to homelessness and financing;


Some knowledge of:

  • The principles and practices of  training, and performance evaluation;
  • The principles and practices of conflict resolution;
  • Local government organizational structure, functions, and management;
  • Principals and practices of developing and nurturing collaborative partnerships;
  • Principals and practices of diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize and promote housing services strategies, programs and related activities;
  • Research, analyze and prepare technical funding proposals, contracts, and financial reports;
  • Research, analyze, interpret and present findings on complex data, documents, technical studies, leases, agreements, contracts and other data and documents related to housing services projects and programs;
  • Administer grant and contract activities to ensure compliance;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with City and County officials and private and public entities;
  • Evaluate and recommend changes to policies, practices, and procedures;
  • Analyze problems and identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals;
  • Interpret and apply complex federal, state and local policies, laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Work effectively with business leaders, financial institutions, citizen groups and department managers;
  • Work effectively in time-sensitive situations to meet deadlines; coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks concurrently;
  • Exercise sound independent judgment and demonstrate initiative and creativity, with minimal supervision;
  • Communicate complex material clearly, logically, and concisely, both orally and in writing, including public presentations to large and small audiences.

Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business, finance, social sciences, or a related field. (A Master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable.)


Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in public administration, including three years experience in the design and delivery of programs to address homelessness.  A master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of professional experience.



Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority.

Bargaining Unit: 11
EEOC Job Category: 02    
Occupational Grouping: 85
Worker's Comp Code:  0053

CLASS: SH8; EST: 7/1/2015; REV: 7/1/2015;