Housing Programs Specialist

San Mateo County in

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Description of Work



Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:
 
The North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR), Division of the Department of Public Safety is a new Office, responsible for executing multi-year recovery and resiliency projects related to damage sustained in Hurricanes Matthew and Florence. The work will be focused on supporting survivors and communities impacted by Hurricanes Matthew and Florence and their recovery.
 
The Office will be actively engaged in projects in the following areas: Single-Family Homeowner Rehabilitation/Repair; Housing Repair Reimbursement; Single Family Homeowner Reconstruction; Homeowner Buyout; Mobile Home Repair; Mobile Home Replacement; Homeowner Assistance; Infrastructure
Most projects will be funded by the Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR). The office will be headquartered in Durham County. Staff will be directly engaged in helping North Carolinians recover from Hurricanes Matthew and Florence, building stronger communities, and making our state more resilient for future disasters. Staff will work as a team, planning and implementing housing and infrastructure programs to help survivors return to or remain in safe and sustainable housing through a variety of state and federally supported programs. 

Purpose of the Position:
 
The position assists in overseeing the single-family housing program including reimbursement, rehabilitation, reconstruction and manufactured housing units (MHU). The program is funded through NCORR for recovery post-disaster. The State of North Carolina has received approximately $236.5 million in CDBG-DR awards to date for Hurricane Matthew. The State anticipates additional Florence CDBG-DR awards for long-term recovery. The position reports to the NCORR Single-Family Program Manager. 
 
Essential Functions

The Housing Program Specialist will assist in establishing program manuals and standard operating procedures for the single-family housing program; ensures compliance with Federal rules, laws, Federal Register, case decisions, related laws and HUD findings. Specifically, update and maintain policy and procedure for the Appeals and Complaints as well as the Exceptions policies and procedures.
Assist in performing compliance functions ensuring contracts are meeting policy requirements for applicant awards including, but not limited to understanding program policy and reviewing contractor procedures. Recommend system of record modifications to ensure compliance and maximize System of Record efficacy. Directly review and approve contractor-generated awards for accuracy and program compliance.
Will assist in the design and implementation of the Appeals process; conduct Level II Appeals; consult and coordinate questions with staff, legal and others; renders final decisions, which does include contractor steps for compliance; notify the contractor of the appeal. Provide monitoring and compliance for Level I Appeals process.
 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
  • Basic knowledge of the principles and practices of Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) buyout and related programs, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and housing disaster recovery laws and rules.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to research Federal Regulations and assist in the generation of housing policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to handle with tact, consistency and sound judgment the diversity of public contacts demanded in consultative services and enforcement.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders including public officials, strategic partners, citizen groups and other administrative partners.
  • Minimum Education and Experience Requirements


    Bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution and two (2) years of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
     

    Supplemental and Contact Information

    The North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

    • Online applications are only accepted through http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/
    • To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application.
    • The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities AND the Minimum Education and Experience are REQUIRED in order to be considered qualified for the position. Therefore, you MUST provide supporting information within the body of the application that clearly demonstrates your possession of the KSA's and the Education/Experience requirements. DPS will NOT accept "see attached resume" in lieu of education and work experience completed on the application.
    • Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
    • Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.
    • During the online application process, if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process. If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to http://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/831a884b-7b81-42bf-aa646d725bbbd49e/Criminal-Justice-Education-and-Training-Standards.aspx for specific certification requirements.


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