9774 - Senior Community Development Specialist I

Recruitment #tex-9774-089159

Introduction

 9774 - Senior Community Development Specialist I

Position - One (1) year duration

Position Description:

The position is located in the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), in partnership with the Mayor’s Budget Office. This is a limited duration position dedicated to furthering the implementation of active contract monitoring, a recommendation of the Nonprofit Working Group. This will include developing practices to be integrated into MOHCD’s current contracting process and identifying best practices that could be utilized further citywide implementation.

 Under general supervision, the Performance Management Specialist performs a variety of activities related to active grant management and data-driven program improvements. This position will work in a highly collaborative environment and assist with moving grants toward better outcomes and maximizing the impact of program resources. Strategies will include enhanced data utilization, performance management teams, and action-based grant management.

Responsibilities will broadly support integrating real-time data into strategic and operational decision-making. Below are examples of specific activities that may be included:  

Data & Analytics: Provide data-driven analytical support to real-time problem solving in collaboration with key MOHCD staff and grantees.   

Identify appropriate performance metrics, develop relevant data collection and visualization tools (including dashboards), and conduct analysis to assess progress on grant goals and priorities.

Synthesize quantitative and qualitative information on operational, performance, and outcome-related data. ·

Communicate analyses to internal and external stakeholders through presentations, written reports, and oral briefings.

Support Eviction Prevention and Tenant Empowerment grant portfolio, interfacing extensively with MOHCD’s grants management database.

Where appropriate, assist with development of data-sharing agreements and protocols.

Refine data collection and reporting processes to support monitoring efforts, as needed.

Project Management & Capacity Building: Develop and implement a project plan, and foster learning within MOHCD, its grantees, and the citywide Nonprofit Working Group, about how data and active management impact grant outcomes.

Develop and implement project plan, including the business case, roles and responsibilities, intended outcomes, specific deliverables, tasks and action items, milestones, risk mitigation strategies, and a timeline.

Establish structured problem-solving processes that support continuous improvement and a collaboration between grantees and MOHCD staff.

Coach and train staff, as needed, to engage core problem definitions, data analysis and review, and action planning designed to drive performance.

Support in the coordination and facilitation of meetings using a data-driven performance framework (e.g. monthly meetings with grantee leadership, MOHCD grant coordinators, and MOHCD senior leadership).    

 

Minimum Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1.        Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND three (3) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR

2.       Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, urban planning, government, social work, education, finance, criminal justice, or related field AND two (2) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice or elections related work; OR

 3.       Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public policy, planning, social work, public administration, finance, education, criminal justice, or business administration AND one (1) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR

 4.       Possession of a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university AND one (1) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice.  

SUBSTITUTION: Verifiable administrative/professional experience involving community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice, and/or elections may substitute for the educational requirement in Minimum Qualification #1 on a year-for-year basis. 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Passion for improving government performance and solving social problems.

Excellence in both written and verbal communications, including policy memos, presentations, meeting facilitation, and public speaking addressing complex topics.

Exceptional project management capabilities and creativity in problem solving; ability to shepherd complex projects through conceptualization, design, and implementation.

Outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills, with experience generating and using data to drive insights.

Track record of adeptly navigating complex organizations, developing trust with senior leaders, and building relationships among a diverse group of stakeholders.

Proficiency in operating computers using Windows-based programs, including word processing, spreadsheet and database software in a standard indoor office environment.

Self-motivated with an orientation towards results and a track record of driving results with limited supervisory direction.

Willingness to learn, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task. 

Administrative/professional experience involving community development, housing and/or housing development and finance.

Administrative/professional experience involving change management.

Administrative/professional experience in Active Contract Management in a local government setting.

Administrative/professional experience with data visualization and information design techniques, including proficiency in Microsoft Power BI.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

How To Apply

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Verification:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

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Selection Procedures

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Requests:
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

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Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be 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 used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Exam Type: Exempt - Issued:  08/14/2018 - Micki  Callahan Human Resources Director -Department of Human Resources-  Recruitment ID Number: TEX-9774-089159 - Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development/KH/415-701-5557

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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