Job Details

Anti-Poverty Program Specialist Senior

Multnomah County, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 08/20/2019

Pay Range: $33.81 - $41.61
Department: Department of County Human Services (DCHS)
Job Type: Regular Non-Represented
Exemption Status: United States of America (Non-Exempt)
Closing Date: August 20, 2019

The Opportunity:

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS:

We describe the required application materials in the SCREENING AND EVALUATION section below.

When completing the application on Workday as an external candidate through multco.us/jobs, you will come to a page where one of the prompts is to upload a "Resume/CV." This is the place where you need to upload your cover letter and resume. There will be no other prompt for you to upload your cover letter and resume. Do not submit your application before you upload all of your attachments.

When completing the application on Workday as an internal candidate, you may need to scroll down to see the “Resume / Cover Letter” prompt on your screen. This is the place where you need to upload your cover letter (and your resume, if you choose to include one). There will be no other prompts for you to upload your cover letter (or resume) . Do not click the orange “Submit” button before you upload all of your attachments.

-- Only apply ONCE for this opportunity. Duplicate applications CANNOT be submitted in Workday. --

OVERVIEW:

Come help us create effective systems of support that impact poverty and stabilize housing, so that individuals and families have the opportunity to engage in the level and depth of services that they want in order to thrive! Multnomah County Department of County Human Services invites applications for a Program Specialist Senior in the Youth and Family Services Division.

The eligible list created from this recruitment may be used to fill future regular, limited duration, or temporary positions.

This Work Matters - watch our video to learn more.

In this Program Specialist Senior role, you will create, design and implement innovative anti-poverty initiatives at the department level, across other County departments, and with external systems and partners. You will be an integral part of the Anti-Poverty Initiatives Team and a countywide subject matter expert in the areas of housing, economic opportunity, and anti-poverty initiatives. You will help ensure that every person, at every stage of life, will have equitable opportunities to thrive in Multnomah County.

Primary responsibilities include:

Leading and conducting research and analysis of housing, economic opportunity, and anti-poverty policy and best practices

Staying abreast of new developments and best practices in the areas of housing, economic development and anti-poverty policies, programs, and interventions

Actively championing racial justice and eliminating inequities in program policies and procedures

Creating policy briefs, position statements, project and program proposals, contract language, legislative testimony, and related written work products

Managing multiple high-level and high-profile projects independently and on short timelines

Organizing and producing speaker series and education events for County staff, partners and the public

Leading stakeholder processes toward a goal and/or deliverable using principles of project management

Managing County procurements and contracts to design and develop a portfolio of housing stability and economic opportunity programs

Functioning as a technical consultant, thought partner, and subject matter expert in policy analysis and program design as part of a high functioning team

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

Ability to promote a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and values

Knowledge of cultures, customs and social experiences of communities experiencing marginalization and barriers to opportunity

Knowledge of principles and practices of anti-poverty and housing stabilization approaches and interventions

Knowledge of trauma-informed practices that actively do not re-traumatize individuals and communities

Ability to successfully and independently complete duties and assignments that are complex, difficult and varied

Ability to collaborate, build relationships within a team to achieve positive work outcomes

Ability to build effective partnerships with internal and external colleagues who have distinct charters, missions and goals

Ability to consider approaches that go beyond individual programs into system and policy level considerations

Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines under time constraints

Ability to communicate effectively and manage relationships at all levels of a large and complex organization

Comfort with change

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, equity is at the core of what we do. We don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TO QUALIFY:

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, program evaluation, public administration or a related field (Professional work at or near the level of this position can substitute year for year for the educational requirement)

Five (5) years of technical program experience in housing and/or economic development program development and oversight (housing development, legal services, or management level human services program or policy advocacy experience is preferred but not required)

Must pass a criminal background check (this step occurs after a job offer)

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills* (NOT required, but may improve your chances of moving forward as a candidate):

Masters degree in public policy, public administration or a related field

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

SCREENING AND EVALUATION:

The Application Packet:

1. A resume. Please attach your resume as a separate document. (If you are an internal candidate, you may choose to complete your Talent Profile in Workday instead of or in addition to attaching a resume, but a comprehensive Talent Profile is not required to apply for this position.)

2. A cover letter. Please attach your cover letter as a separate document. Your cover letter should address why you are interested in this opportunity and how your qualifications and experiences will make you a successful candidate for this position. The cover letter should demonstrate your work experience and transferable skills and how they are related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement.

Note for internal candidates: After you have applied, you will receive the Oregon Veteran Preference Questionnaire in your Workday inbox. Your application as an internal candidate is not complete until you fill out and submit the Oregon Veteran Preference Questionnaire.

-- Only apply ONCE for this opportunity. Duplicate applications CANNOT be submitted in Workday. --

We will not review attached files that are not your resume, your cover letter, or documentation that establishes your eligibility for veterans' preference. (The recruiter as listed on the job announcement must receive all required veterans’ preference documentation by the closing date of the recruitment.)

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

1. Initial review of minimum qualifications

2. Cover letter review

3. Phone screen

4. Consideration of top candidates

5. Background and reference checks

Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Type of Position: This hourly union-represented position is eligible for overtime pay.

Note regarding salary placement: New employees and rehires will be paid at the minimum rate in the range for their classification unless a higher rate is approved by the Appointing Authority.


Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.

Questions?

Recruiter:

Mark Kille
Email:

mark.kille@multco.us
Phone:

+1 (503) 9887527 x87527

Complete details: https://multco.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Multco_Jobs/job/Southwest-PortlandDowntown/Anti-Poverty-Program-Specialist-Senior_R-1642