Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Job Opening: Homeless prevention team manager

A new job opening at the Division of Housing has been posted:

LOCATION: Denver, Colorado
PRIMARY PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: 1313 Sherman Street, Denver, CO
SALARY: $5,481.00 - $6,875.00 Monthly

FLSA STATUS: Exempt; position is not eligible for overtime compensation.
OPENING DATE: 08/01/12
CLOSING DATE: 08/15/12 05:00 PM
JOB TYPE: Full Time

For many communities throughout Colorado, the Department of Local Affairs is the "face of state government"—that initial and primary point of contact where local communities work in partnership with the state. Our department's mission statement, "Strengthening Colorado Communities," exemplifies the level of responsiveness and attentiveness that lies at the heart of our services.  Through financial and technical assistance, property tax administration, property valuation appeals, and programs addressing affordable housing and homelessness, our department works in cooperation with local communities. It is through that work where we learn first-hand how to build on the strengths, unique qualities and priorities of Colorado. For more information about the Department of Local Affairs go to www.dola.colorado.gov.
The mission of the Colorado Division of Housing (DOH) is to ensure that Coloradans live in safe, decent and affordable housing by helping communities meet their housing goals.    For more information about the DOH go to http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DOLA-Main/CBON/1251590375290.
DUTIES:  This position manages the Homeless Prevention Team (HPT) that carries out Colorado’s plan to address statewide homelessness, Pathways Home.  Through the HPT, the manager oversees projects and programs including C-SCHARP, Money Follows the Person, Homeless Prevention Activities Program, homeless youth programs, Emergency Solutions Grants,  HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance, Family Unification Program, Shelter Plus Care, and Housing Opportunities for People with Aids; and works to create new housing for special populations from a variety of federal and state funding resources including, but not limited to, Community Development Block Grants, HOME, State Housing Development Grants, Housing Development Loan Funds, Section 8 Rental Assistance, NSP Program Income and 811. 
·        Promote housing for the homeless and broker partnerships with housing developers and service agencies to increase the supply of permanent supportive housing for the homeless.
·        The position oversees, guides, trains, evaluates, and provides technical assistance to state contractors (non-profits and local governments) and Colorado Division of Housing (DOH) staff in using state and federal funding resources, data collection, and general operation of affordable housing and homeless programs. 
·        Plans on-site monitoring reviews to detect agency violations and failures in state federal contract compliance and evaluates contractor performance with regard to goals established in the legal documents. 
·        Advises other DOH staff members and DOH Director on the regional needs to address homelessness and makes funding recommendations for programs statewide. 
·        Researches, analyzes and sets policies to address homelessness statewide. 
·        Supervises and supports the four professional staff members of Homeless Prevention Team work unit.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  (Only those applicants who possess the required minimum qualifications will be allowed to continue through the selection process.)  Qualified applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and four years of professional experience with the administration of homeless programs, developing affordable housing and/or direct management of federal housing assistance programs.  Previous supervisory experience is preferred.  SUBSTITUTION:High level professional experience with the administration of federal housing assistance programs and/or service programs addressing homelessness which provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree.  A master's or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study related to the work assignment may be substituted for the bachelor's degree and one or two years of the general experience respectively.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license.  Occasional statewide overnight travel required.
The Department of Local Affairs requires all applicants to submit a completed employment application and a current RESUME.   Applicants may submit the resume along with the online application using the "Attach" feature, or via email or fax to the contact listed below.  Application and resume must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the announcement closing date (postmarks will not suffice). If your application and resume are not received by the closing date of this announcement, you will not be considered for this position.  Application forms are available at the Dept. of Local Affairs employment website at http://dola.colorado.gov/employment.html.

Applications are used as part of the selection and exam process.  Applications will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position and may be ranked to determine the most qualified applicants for this position.  Be sure your application specifically addresses all the requirements listed.

Please include your current e-mail address on your application, as most correspondence regarding this position will be electronic-based.
The department cannot guarantee the successful delivery of e-mail. You will be notified of the status of your application two weeks after the closing date of the announcement. If you do not receive information regarding the status your application after this time, please contact (303) 866-5884.

HOW TO APPLY: Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.
Dept. of Local Affairs, Human Resources Office, 1313 Sherman St., Rm. 315, Denver, CO 80203, fax: 303-866-2251
Susie Esparza, email: susie.esparza@state.co.us, phone: 303-866-5884
METHODS OF APPOINTMENT: Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created or the transfer, non-disciplinary (voluntary) demotion or reinstatement applicants. However, there is the possibility that appointment(s), for valid, articulated business reasons may be made by transfer, reinstatement, disciplinary or non-disciplinary demotion, trial service reversion, placement due to return from military service, or another method of appointment not stated.