COM SVS/NGHBD RSCS PROJECT COORDINATOR

Continuum of Care (CoC)

Recruitment #2111-1461-001

Introduction

The Project Coordinator (CoC) will be an integral part of the Continuum of Care Lead Agency team, assisting with the facilitation of coalition meetings, events and training activities. The Project Coordinator will assist with strategic planning, performance evaluation, administration of local funding competitions, preparation of Federal funding applications, and facilitation and documentation of community meetings.

This position will oversee Federal grant sub-awards and vendor contracts with community agencies and maintain comprehensive records for the HUD Continuum of Care in compliance with Federal and local requirements. Qualified candidates will have exceptional customer service skills, facilitation experience and possess the ability to manage multiple high-demand projects concurrently on time and with accuracy.

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness

General Description

Coordinates project activities, including contracts for services. Some positions manage rental properties. Provides information to neighborhood associations regarding City policies, processes, and procedures as it relates to neighborhood association organization, developing tools and methods for communicating with their members, establishing programs designed to improve neighborhood quality of life, and responding to inquiries through NOVA and other City customer intake systems.

Essential Functions

Supervises and coordinates the equivalent of two or more fulltime employees and all assigned work in a unit ensuring timely and quality activities to respond to the needs of the City, community, department, and unit.

Assists with the implementation, evaluation and interpretation of department policies, projects and procedures.

Manages, coordinates, and determines priorities of work load, monitoring levels of resources, establishing time lines, assigning work, monitoring progress, recommending changes and suggestions, writing, reviewing and editing reports prepared by staff, and approving completed projects and reports.

Implements controls for appropriate unit staffing and effectiveness by participating in the recruitment and hiring of employees, making recommendations on employee discipline, and other human resources issues, evaluating and managing employee performance, discussing and identifying personnel issues and facilitating resolutions, promoting positive morale in the unit, ensuring staff is trained appropriately for maximum performance, and providing leadership and guidance.

Contributes to the needs of the community and City by implementing and causing others to implement the organization's values and strategies by leading through example, competency, and accountabilities.

Provides customer service by responding to information requests, conducting research, providing solutions to problems, and correcting errors.

Ensures that unit work conforms to local, state, and federal governmental regulations, and other applicable rules and requirements.

Plans, organizes, implements, and assists in the coordination of project activities by monitoring funding allocations, coordinating fund distribution, developing policies, coordinating various services, attending meetings, managing and monitoring various aspects of the project, communicating with other departments and agencies, analyzing and resolving organizational and procedural problems, completing program client intake and qualification for program assistance.

Develops and coordinates contracts for services by negotiating and writing contracts, monitoring contract performance, investigating and resolving complaints, reviewing reports, approving payments requests, and maintaining files.

Develops and manages various programs by conducting site visits, providing technical assistance as needed, inputting data into the computer, writing grant applications, coordinating activities of staff, reviewing technical standards and budgets, responding to management and public requests, and managing relocation programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Associate's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years of experience in community services, public contracts or property management

Special Job Requirements


Exceptional customer service and communication skills

Project management experience

Excellent organization skills to facilitate management of multiple high demand projects concurrently

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience related to homelessness policies and programs

Prior experience related to HUD Continuum of Care

Direct Federal program administration experience related to housing and homelessness

Experience working with project management and collaboration software

Advanced Microsoft Office skills

Management of Federal grants and contracts

Prior experience overseeing sub-recipient relationships

Candidate has lived experience with homelessness (you personally experienced homelessness or resided in a subsidized housing program)

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. 

Applicants will receive instructions to submit a writing sample that will be scored and evaluated as part of the selection process.

The highest scoring applicants will be invited to participate in a Virtual Oral Board.

 

**It is important to note that the City of Tucson uses Microsoft Teams for its virtual oral boards. Please ensure that you have access to this software application, if you are not able to participate in the virtual format, please contact the H.R. Technician listed below for other options once you have been invited to participate in the virtual oral board.**

Virtual Oral board interviews will be held on December 16, 2021

Hiring interviews may be conducted.

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:     

10% of your rating for education work experience and supplemental question responses

20% of your written assessment score

70% of your virtual oral board interview

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies in Housing & Community Development Department within the next 6 months. 

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process.  The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characteriza20%tion of service. If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact Neil Nickol by email at Neil.Nickol@tucsonaz.gov or by phone at (520) 837-6947 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Conclusion

You are highly encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important testing dates and information that you will need to refer to later, as it will not be available after the closing date.

Additionally, communication during this process will be sent via email, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from jobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.

 

**The City of Tucson values the safety of our employees, our residents, our community, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the City of Tucson.**

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

None

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

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Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.



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