Salt Lake City

  • SPECIAL PROJECT ASSISTANT - PART TIME

    Requisition ID
    2018-3876
    Department
    COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORHOODS
    Minimum Salary
    USD $14.00/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $16.50/Hr.
    Post End Date
    11/26/2018
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    This position will be located in the Housing & Neighborhood Development division of the Department of Community & Neighborhoods. Hours are limited to 28 hours per week.

     

    Incumbent works closely with the Homeless Strategies and Outreach Coordinator on a variety of topics related to homelessness, services and policies. Assists division/department management with technical support needed to advance various administrative projects and initiatives. In addition, conducts research on best practices, data collection, and performs analysis, prepares reports, and develops recommendations. Coordinates and assists with implementation of multi-agency, large scale, and long-term department/division initiatives.

    Responsibilities

    • Attends and facilitates meetings with city departments, diverse groups from the community, other governmental agencies, and consultants to obtain further insight and information necessary to negotiate a balanced resolution to issues, and achieve established goals and objectives.
    • Explores and develops creative concepts, ideas, plans, or processes to address policy and implementation issues.  
    • Develops and monitors program and special project activities. Provides regular updates and reports to department and division management. May assist with monitoring compliance with contracts.
    • Represents the department/division at community meetings, workshops, business, and other government meetings.
    • Responds to community concerns related to homelessness
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Public Administration, Political Science, Business Administration or a closely related field, or four (4) years paid professional or academic experience including any combination of research, statistical analysis, project and legislative review, policy development, and related activities. Preference may be given to candidates with public sector experience.
    • Ability to prepare and present meeting and project details for use by Division Managers, City Council, and general public.
    • Knowledge of government operations, processes, and public policy analysis.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups and people, including elected officials, department officials, staff, and community representatives.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently with initiative, self-reliance, and dependability.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Knowledege of homeless population and community resources.

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