Housing Specialist

  • City of Chico, CA
  • Chico, California
  • Jul 05, 2019
Full Time Housing Human and Social Services Real Estate
  • Salary: $67,288.00 - $92,705.60 Annually

Job Description

Position Information

This recruitment is to fill one vacancy and establish an eligibility list. The ideal candidate is an organized, self-motivated person with a passionate interest in serving community members of low and moderate income.

This is a continuous recruitment, until further notice.

Job Description


Under general direction, to perform a wide variety of administrative and technical work in affordable housing and community development program areas; coordinate activities between City departments related to community development and housing programs; provide on-going review of community development activities; perform related work as required.

Typical Duties:
  • Administer, implement and monitor housing related programs or projects including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Affordable Housing Fund program and activities;*
  • Input information into the federal Integrated Disbursement of Information Systems (IDIS);
  • Interpret local, State and Federal regulations and codes related to housing and community development;*
  • Project manage affordable housing developments;*
  • Develop and monitor contracts with subrecipients;*
  • Perform statistical research and analysis;*
  • Coordinate housing/community development projects with internal departments;*
  • Assist with research and writing of funding proposals;*
  • Prepare reports and correspondence;*
  • Provide staff support to committees;*
  • Perform related duties, as necessary.
*Essential Function

Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class; such assignments shall fall under the category of "other duties, as assigned."

Tools and Equipment Used:

Personal computer, including word processing, data base, and spread sheet software; digital camera; motor vehicle; calculator; phone, cell phone; copy and fax machines.

Physical Demands:

Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments and construction sites. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear; stand or sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of the job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions, including exposure to hot temperatures, and wet weather.

The noise level of the work environment is usually quiet in the office and moderate in the field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of : State and local regulations related to housing and community development; federal HUD programs, especially CDBG and HOME; affordable housing financing and development process; basic real estate and appraisal terminology; research and report preparation techniques; familiarity with principles and practices of governmental planning and zoning, including Housing Element law; familiarity with the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program; and principles and practices of municipal organization.

Ability to : Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; make public presentations; interpret and apply Federal, State and local regulations and policies related to community development and housing activities; plan, coordinate and schedule multiple projects and responsibilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff, consultants and public; analyze housing project financial proformas; gather and analyze data and reach accurate conclusions.


Minimum Qualifications:

Experience : Typical experience would include three years full time professional experience utilizing and/or administering CDBG and HOME programs, and other housing and community development programs/projects.

Education : Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in Public Administration, Urban Planning or a related field of study which is likely to contribute to successful performance of the position.

Additional Requirement : Possession of a valid California Driver License.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience: Experience in affordable housing development and financing. Four years of full-time professional experience using and/or administering CDBG and HOME programs, and other housing and community development programs.

Equivalency may be established pursuant to the City-Wide Classification Plan.

Additional Information


If this is the first time you are applying using the online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build your application which can be saved and used to apply for other City of Chico employment opportunities.

Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure applications are received by the City of Chico Human Resources Office.

Degree, Licenses, Certifications and/or Equivalencies: Candidates must include copies of items listed as a minimum qualification; failure to provide required certificates by the close of the recruitment will result in candidate disqualification.If this position requires a typing certificate: typing certificates must have been issued within one year and the net speed must match the minimum requirement listed in the job description. For standardization, net speed will be calculated by subtracting the number of errors from the gross WPM. Internet generated typing certifications arenotaccepted. Equivalency for experience and/or education listed within a job description may be established pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan and through coordination with Human Resources. Candidates seeking an equivalency must contact Human Resources, at (530) 879-7900, for instructions on submitting an equivalency request. Being minimally qualified for a position does not guarantee a candidate progression through the full recruitment process.

Travel and Recruitment Related Expenses: The City of Chico does not reimburse applicants for any travel or expenses in connection with applying for employment, unless authorized by the City Manager.

Pre-Employment Processing: Applicants may be required to pass fingerprinting and a medical examination as a condition of employment or promotion. Medical exams may include a fitness exam, psychological exam, and a drug and alcohol screening, depending on the position. E-verify is used to determine candidate eligibility to work in the United States.

The City of Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Chico will consider individuals with disabilities based on their qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying and will provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process. If you require accommodation in the application and/or testing process, please notify the Human Resources Office within seven (7) days of the need for accommodation, so appropriate alternative arrangements can be made.

If you have any questions, or need additional assistance regarding City of Chico employment opportunities, please contact the Human Resources Department at (530) 879-7900 or jobs@chicoca.gov .
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