Are you an experienced professional with experience in the field of community development and housing?
Does the thought of positively impacting your local community excite you?
Are you looking for a collaborative work environment that will support your goals and growth?
If so, the City of Soledad may have an opportunity for you as their next Housing Analyst!
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Regional Government Services and its staff are conducting the recruitment on behalf of the City of Soledad.
Under the direction of the Community and Economic Development Director, the Housing Analyst oversees the development and administration of housing programs, grant-funded services, and resources to support long-term housing stability and affordability for the community, including unhoused and vulnerable residents, partner with public agencies and nonprofit organizations, to facilitate implementation of projects and programs to address housing needs for a diverse community and assist families and individuals that are experiencing, or at risk of homelessness, and plan, implement, and manage a variety of programs, projects, and federal, state, and regional housing/community service grants (including Community Development Block Grant) to formulate a comprehensive approach to affordable housing, enhancing housing production, preservation of long-term housing stability and affordability, protection of residents, and recommendation of key community services to help meet the City’s priority needs. The Housing Analyst coordinates with City departments, public agencies, and community stakeholders in the implementation of housing goals, policies, and programs in the Housing Element, conduct community education, outreach, and workshops on housing resources, and partner with other public agencies, developers, property managers, and community-based organizations to inform residents of affordable housing opportunities, assistance programs, and community services.
The Ideal Candidate will:
Be curious and intelligent with demonstrated experience successfully leading large or complex projects.
Have experience planning, implementing, and managing a variety of programs, projects, and federal, state, and regional housing/community service grants (including Community Development Block Grant) to formulate a comprehensive approach to affordable housing.
Be motivated by the opportunity for professional growth and satisfaction that comes from working in an environment ripe with challenge and possibility.
Is an innovative and creative problem solver who is proactive, ethical, self-motivated, adaptable, organized leader who is comfortable working in a project-focused environment.
Communicates in a proactive, approachable, and responsive manner, demonstrating understanding of stakeholder interests and needs and commitment to meeting them.
Be a successful relationship builder and team player accustomed to coordinating with regional partners.
Be adept at identifying critical issues and resourceful in crafting feasible options to propose to partners and decision makers.
Be articulate and credible, have excellent communication and presentation skills, particularly in addressing non-expert audiences on complex communications.
Has knowledge of principles and practices of teaming and project management work models coupled with solid skills in setting performance expectations, defining deliverables, holding people accountable, and supporting effort through well-designed work processes.
Be analytical and appropriately detail oriented and have demonstrated experience managing projects and initiatives.
Effectively and professionally communicate in writing and prepare agendas, staff reports, and policy documents.
Adaptability and Flexibility - Responds effectively to multiple demands, ambiguity, shifting priorities, emerging situations, and rapid change
Analytical Thinking - Identifies and defines problems; extracts key information from data; and develops workable solutions for the problems identified
Collaboration - Fosters team communication and dialogue; identifies opportunities for building consensus for team options, decisions, and outcomes
Communication - Effectively conveys and exchanges thoughts, opinions, and information verbally and in writing
Decision Making and Problem Solving - Takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences to define problems and implement solutions
Initiative - Identifies and takes action to address problems and opportunities
Interpersonal Relations - Builds relationships based on mutual trust and respect
Leadership - Inspires others toward a common vision and fosters trust and ethics
Reliability and Commitment - Shows commitment, dedication, and accountability, and follows through on all projects, goals, and aspects of one's work
Results Oriented - Translates objectives into action plans, including identifying task interdependencies
Teamwork – Works collaboratively with a group of people in achieving a goal
Time Management and Organization – Manages and prioritizes both everyday responsibilities and high-level, longer-term objectives
About the City
Soledad is a city in Monterey County with a population of approximately 19,000. Nestled between the beautiful Santa Lucia Mountains to the west and the picturesque Gabilan Mountains to the east, Soledad’s origins started with Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad which was founded in 1791. Development and growth continued its rich history until eventually incorporating as a city in 1921. Today, Soledad is a notable tourist destination, owing to its proximity to Pinnacles National Park, a California Mission, and the Santa Lucia Highlands wine country. Soledad is surrounded by the Salinas Valley’s booming agricultural community, home to fields of lettuce, broccoli, and asparagus, as well as row upon row on some of the finest wine grapes in the state.
The City of Soledad continues to be a model of economic vitality and resilience through the implementation of infrastructure improvements to city parks, roads, schools, and water treatment systems. Renewable energy, water reclamation, and downtown revitalization are at the heart of our mission to provide a sustainable future for our residents, businesses, and visitors.
Since the early 2000’s, the City of Soledad has played a major role in fostering and increasing much-needed units of affordable housing to support the diverse needs of Monterey County’s growing workforce. Since 2015, the city has been working closely with developers to add single family and multi-family housing to areas approved for development before 2008. This housing development boom is increasing economic development opportunities for small businesses, franchise businesses, service providers, medical facilities, entertainment venues, and large retailers who seek to expand to an untapped market.
Examples of Duties
Provides financial counseling and processes applications for low-interest rehabilitation loans, business loans, housing assistance grants, and deferred payment loans for first-time buyers programs.
Monitors consultant contracts for housing and business revolving loan funds, first-time buyer assistance programs, financial reporting, and grant funding programs.
Establishes and maintains records and files for assigned programs, including all documentation related to loans, contracting agreements, housing photos, and fund disbursements.
Responsible for presenting AMBAG and RHNA information to the Planning Commission and City Council.
Responsible for applying to managing all CDBG, HOME, ESG or other County, State and Federal grant programs.
Oversee the development and administration of housing programs, grant-funded services, and resources to support long-term housing stability and affordability for the community, including unhoused and vulnerable residents.
Partner with public agencies and nonprofit organizations, to facilitate implementation of projects and programs to address housing needs for a diverse community and assist families and individuals that are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.
Plan, implement, and manage a variety of programs, projects, and federal, state, and regional housing/community service grants (including Community Development Block Grant) to formulate a comprehensive approach to affordable housing, enhancing housing production, preservation of long-term housing stability and affordability, protection of residents, and recommendation of key community services to help meet the City’s priority needs.
Coordinate with City departments, public agencies, and community stakeholders in the implementation of housing goals, policies, and programs in the Housing Element.
Conduct community education, outreach, and workshops on housing resources and partner with other public agencies, developers, property managers, and community-based organizations to inform residents of affordable housing opportunities, assistance programs, and community services.
Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, finance, accounting, economics, or a related field and three (3) years of professional-level budgetary, programmatic, special projects and related administrative support experience.
Valid California class C driver’s license with satisfactory driving record.
Modified Work Schedule – City offers 9/80 work schedule
Vacation - Ten (10) days per calendar year
Sick Leave - Twelve (12) days per calendar year
Holidays - Eleven (11) paid holidays, and one (1) floating holiday
40 hours of Paid Administrative Leave
Cellphone and tablet/laptop offered to employees
Insurance - City provides comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits for the employee and their dependents. Employee participates in premium cost. In addition, City pays the full premium for Long Term Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance.
Retirement - City participates in the CalPERS Retirement System. 2% at 60 for Classic Members and 2% at 62 for New CalPERS Members.
Social Security - City participates in Social Security Program
APPLICATION PROCESS AND SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Applications must be submitted on-line through this applicant tracking system. Materials must be complete and clearly indicate the candidate meets the minimum qualifications. Incomplete, late, emailed, and faxed applications are not accepted. Resumes are not considered in lieu of the required employment application.
Certificates, resumes, and/or cover letters must be uploaded with your application through this applicant tracking system.
All statements made on the application, resume, and supplemental materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for immediate disqualification, removal from eligibility list, or discharge from employment.
The deadline to apply is October 2, 2023, at 11:59 PM PST.
Appraisal Process – (Pass/Fail) After the closing deadline, applications will be screened in relation to the criteria indicated in this announcement.
This process may also include various interviews and/or a skills assessment exam to rank applications, and to prepare a Qualified Candidate List.
Application – Minimum Qualification Assessment - (Pass/Fail) All completed applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed and assessed for each applicant's ability to meet the minimum work experience, training, and education qualifications.
Remote Screen Interview Exam – (Pass/Fail) Candidates who pass the application assessment will be invited to a Remote Screen Interview Examination to evaluate training, experience, and other job-related qualifications for the position. The Remote Screen Interview will be conducted via a video conference platform and is tentatively scheduled for the week of October 9, 2023.
Successful candidates will be submitted to the City of Soledad for further consideration.
All communication and notices will be sent via e-mail. Additional inquiries about the position may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neither Regional Government Services nor the City of Soledad are responsible for failure of internet forms or email in submitting your application. Candidates who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Regional Government Services by mailing email@example.com.
The City of Soledad is an Equal Opportunity Employer.