Class Code Pay Plan Class Title Eff.Date
2414  AR - 22 HOUSING SPECIALIST 1  Oct 31, 2014
In the Department of Housing, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks related to housing and/or community development programs and/or projects.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of a higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
Reviews, analyzes and processes financial assistance applications, program plans, budgets, term sheets, contracts, revisions to contracts to ensure accuracy and conformity with statutory and agency requirements; provides funding and other recommendations on financial applications; reviews and processes requests for disbursements, contract modifications and other program and project modifications requested by the financial assistance recipients and makes recommendations; provides technical assistance to staff, state agencies and federal government entities relative to housing related programs including but not limited to moderate rental housing, rental homes for elderly, urban revitalization, tax abatement, relocation, housing site development, housing development corporations, downtown revitalization, incentive housing zones, local programs to facilitate affordable housing development, lead abatement, emergency shelters, transitional living, rapid re-housing, accessibility, homelessness reduction or prevention, fair housing, transit-oriented development and housing code enforcement; assists local agencies and authorities in areas of program planning, design, operations and management; serves as liaison with agency administrative staff, state agencies and federal government entities, property managers, landlords, private consultants, advocates, service providers and attorneys on housing, housing related and community development matters including agency projects and programs; performs inspections, recertifications, reviews and evaluations to determine quality of program operation, conformance with program plan and other contractual requirements and effectiveness and makes recommendations; prepares comprehensive statistical, financial, budget, progress and other reports; maintains and monitors program budgets and completes related paperwork; monitors status of payment requests; may serve on committees, task forces and work groups; may represent the agency in meetings with financial assistance recipients and public fora; performs related duties as required.
Knowledge of local, state, federal governmental and private resources available in the area of housing and community development; knowledge of the challenges and programs related to the expansion of affordable housing, community revitalization and homelessness reduction and prevention; knowledge of social and economic factors related to expansion of affordable housing, community revitalization and homelessness reduction and prevention; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to review, analyze or prepare financial assistance applications from local, state, or federal governmental entities; ability to plan, analyze and evaluate housing programs and projects; ability to utilize computer software.
General Experience:
Six (6) years of professional experience in the development and coordination of housing programs or projects or financial or technical advisory assistance to local, state, or federal government entities relative to housing or related housing matters.
Substitutions Allowed:
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's Degree.
A Master's Degree in housing and community development, housing studies, housing and human environments, urban planning, business administration, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
For State Employees, one (1) year of experience as a Assistant Economic And Community Development Agent, with a concentration in housing and community development, may be substituted for the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operatorís license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to speak a foreign language.
New Class.

2414A 10/21/14 cm
CC Item#  Occup. Group Bargaining Unit EEO
2414  1995  (33)-Social Services
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)