Posted in General Business 14 days ago.
Location: Riverside, California
ABOUT THE POSITION
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The Riverside County Department of Housing & Workforce Solutions (HWS) is seeking a Development Specialist II position located in Riverside.
This posting may be used to fill future Development Specialist II positions within HWS throughout Riverside County.
The selected candidate for Development Specialist II will serve the Workforce Development Division (WDD) and will be undertaking duties such as coordinating events, assisting with the preparation of funding requests, monitoring grant-funded projects, creating newsletter / advertainments, and meeting with agencies.
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Meet the Team!
The Riverside County Department of Housing & Workforce Solutions (HWS) is a dedicated group that prioritizes delivering services to the County's most vulnerable populations. Through helpful interventions that meet our county's housing and workforce-related needs, HWS is promoting prosperous neighborhoods and healthy communities. Can you see yourself here?
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
• Collect, organize and analyze program or project data.
• Conduct needs assessment and determine program priorities.
• Identify areas of economic, housing and community development, workforce development, and aviation needs; analyze the effectiveness of existing programs in these areas.
• Ensure implementation of programmatic, organizational, administrative, budgetary, financial, and personnel elements of a variety of economic, housing and community development, workforce development, and aviation programs funded by outside and governmental agencies.
• Assist in the preparation, modification, administration, and evaluation of funding requests from contractors, citizens, private agencies, and local, County and state officials for loan, grant funds or rebate incentive programs; analyze and review routine financial loan applications and proposed contracts for adherence to program guidelines and policies.
• Project and analyze sources and expenditures of grant and other financing funds.
• Assist in implementing public financing bonds, grants and programs.
• Cooperate with and advise cities, chambers of commerce and local non-profit organizations on developing and implementing workforce, economic and community development programs for workforce, commercial, industrial, tourist, and recreational attraction programs.
• Arrange facilities for the staging of various special events, conferences and meetings to publicize County developments and opportunities.
• Review routine property and equipment lease agreements, subcontracts, change orders, and contract extensions for departments or divisions; submit grant-funded program contracts to County, state and federal agencies for approval.
• Monitor the budgetary and financial management of community and economic development, public facilities and improvement projects; make periodic on-site visits to monitor grant-funded projects.
• Participate in coordinating and meeting with agencies, technical consultants, County personnel, and other involved persons to negotiate contract terms, work schedules and budgets.
• Employment and Training Programs: Assist with the promotion of training programs to gain program support and participation of employers and educators; represent the department at meetings and conferences.
• Negotiate routine contracts.
• Interview, counsel and maintain client cases.
• Prepare materials and conduct instructional client workshops.
• Serve as liaison between clients and program operators.
• Provide technical assistance to individuals, groups and employers regarding job and training opportunities, eligibility determination, intake procedures, and business support services.
• Conduct on-site visits to engage with employers and provide information about County resources and programs.
• Review allocation and encumbrances of project or program operations' budgets; monitor program contract compliance; assess and recommend procedure changes; evaluate program performance.
• Answer program inquiries.
• Perform research or analytical duties in the development of plans, projections, evaluations, recommendations, and statistical and narrative reports.
Experience: One year as a Development Specialist I with the County of Riverside.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in business or public administration, behavioral science, social science, political science, aviation, public policy, urban studies, education, marketing, economics, environmental sciences, geography, or a job-related field similar to that utilized within the County of Riverside Department of Business & Community Services, Department of Housing, Homelessness Prevention & Workforce Solutions or Aviation within the Transportation & Land Management Agency.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in public or business administration, behavioral science, social science, political science, aviation, urban studies, education, marketing, economics, environmental sciences, geography, or a job-related field similar to that utilized within the County of Riverside Department of Business & Community Services, Department of Housing, Homelessness Prevention & Workforce Solutions, or Aviation within the Transportation & Land Management Agency. (Additional professional, technical or senior clerical experience in a job-related field similar to that utilized within the County of Riverside Department of Business and Community Services or the Department of Housing, Homelessness Prevention & Workforce Solutions or Aviation within the Transportation & Land Management Agency may substitute for the required education on the basis of one year of qualifying full-time experience equaling 30 semester or 45 quarter units of education.)
Experience: One year of professional experience in a job-related field similar to that utilized within the County of Riverside Department of Business & Community Services, Department of Housing, Homelessness Prevention & Workforce Solutions or Aviation within the Transportation & Land Management Agency.
EXAMPLES OF BUSINESS & COMMUNITY SERVICES/HOUSING, HOMESLESSNESS PREVENTION AND WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS/AVIATION FIELDS: Economic development; housing and community development; aviation; commercial development; real estate; community services (e.g., parks, community centers or lighting, water and utilities programs), workforce development (e.g., employment programs or job training programs); eligibility or social programs; finance; contract monitoring/management; environmental or sustainability programs; foreign trade; public relations; marketing; fundraising; film; human resources; museums; and libraries.
Knowledge of: Basic laws, regulations and policies pertaining to assigned programs; basic structures and functions of local, state and federal governments, and community human services resources and organizations; basic principles and practices of economic, industrial, housing, and community development; basic principles and practices of public relations and job training; basic principles and practices utilized in governmental, business and financial administration; methods and techniques used in performing land use planning; economic and industrial development resources used to assist businesses to locate or relocate in the County; composition of the business community involved with economic, industrial and community development; purpose and structure of publicly funded training programs; laws and regulations governing the funding and operations of publicly funded training programs; employment problems of economically disadvantaged persons; local employment practices, conditions and needs; statistical applications used in analyzing labor market, economic and demographic data.
Ability to: Gather and analyze basic program data, reason logically, draw valid conclusions, generate and evaluate alternatives; plan and prepare materials to be used in promotional materials; provide technical assistance regarding grant-funded programs; plan and coordinate effective citizen participation groups; establish and maintain effective relations with clients, private and public employers, other community service agencies and civic groups, the general public, and fellow staff members; communicate effectively in oral and written form to individuals and groups of various organizational and socio-economic levels; understand, interpret and apply the provisions of basic government regulations, policies and program operator contracts.
License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required.
The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. See the policy here ( Download PDF reader ).
This recruitment is open to all applicants.
Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the Housing and Workforce Solutions (HWS) Department may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.
Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.
The County of Riverside is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter for the position noted above. For additional information and/or to obtain the appropriate form for requesting a reasonable accommodation, please visit the Disability Access Office web page located at: http://dao.rc-hr.com/ .
BASED ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.
Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application.
Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.
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For questions regarding this recruitment please contact Jeannette Morales via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: A choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect. The County provides a Flexible Benefit Credit contribution as governed by the applicable SEIU Memorandum of Understanding to contribute towards the cost of these plans.
Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list here .
MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).
Contribution rates are subject to change based on the County of Riverside annual actuarial valuation.
This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to email@example.com or by calling the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981,
If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees' Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there's any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.
VACATION ACCRUAL (Bi-Weekly Accrual):
0< 3 year = 80 Hours (10 Days)
4< 9 years = 120 Hours (15 Days)
10 or more years = 160 Hours (20 Days)
Maximum Vacation leave accumulation is 480 hours.
SICK LEAVE: Four (4) hours Sick Leave accrual per pay period with unlimited accrual.
HOLIDAYS: Normally 12 paid holidays per year.
BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: Allowed 5 days (3 days are County paid; 2 additional days can be taken from accrued Sick Leave balance).
BASIC LIFE INSURANCE: Equal to one times annual base salary not to exceed $50,000 of term life coverage. Premiums are paid by the County. Additional Supplemental Life plan is available for employee purchase.
DISABILITY: Short-term Disability benefit pays up to a maximum of $461.54 weekly, payable up to a maximum of 52 weeks.
POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION: A monthly contribution is made by the County towards retiree health insurance offered through the County as governed by the applicable SEIU Memorandum of Understanding.
OTHER: There may be other benefit provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding. Please contact the recruiter listed on the job posting directly for more information.
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