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ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR (Data and Compliance Analyst)

at City of Houston

Posted: 2/1/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2646387
Keywords: office

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

POSITION OVERVIEW



Applications Accepted from: All Persons Interested


PN 22468

Division: Planning and Grants Management
Reporting Location: 2100 Travis, Houston, TX 77002
Workdays & Hours: 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday*
* Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The City of Houston's Department of Housing and Community Development (HCDD) works to create safe, stable, and complete communities by funding projects related to affordable homes, public facilities, economic development, public services and infrastructure. Partnering with non-profit, governmental, and local entities, HCDD seeks to strengthen Houston's neighborhoods, provide true housing choice and execute the Mayor's vision for One Houston with complete communities throughout.
 
To achieve this mission, the Planning and Grants Management Division is seeking an Administrative Coordinator (Data and Compliance Analyst) to join a team of talented individuals committed to, and responsible for, HCDD's fair housing efforts, including using data to implement strategies to promote fair housing choice and measure outcomes. Qualified candidates are skilled in interpreting data, applying regulatory guidance, managing projects, and applying process improvements to reach strategic goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Acts as a subject matter expert in required fair housing regulation, compliance, etc.
  • Assists with a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative research activities, including collecting, interpreting, and synthesizing large volumes of data to develop easily comprehensible information and original written and graphic content for complex technical reports, plans, and marketing materials.
  • Develops and reports on internal metrics and performance indicators to improve program strategies and ensure fair housing compliance.
  • Creates systems to gather and maintain appropriate documentation for grant compliance, including recording affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH) actions taken to address barriers in the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice.
  • Researches and remains current on relevant economic, legal, social, and political topics associated with civil rights.
  • Designs and implements project plans, timelines, and project management tools to ensure timely completion of essential tasks.
  • Leads and assists in other special projects, as needed, to support fair housing outreach and new initiatives.
 
Essential Attributes
  • Articulate: Ability to organize and simplify complex information and utilize plain language, instincts for technical writing best practices, and a modular approach to systems analysis.
  • Results Oriented: Using confidence, creativity and focus to exceed expectations in successfully implementing plans/actions and taking ownership of assignments to achieve goals.
  • Critical Thinker: Displays well developed analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Accurate: Sets and maintains high personal work standards, while demonstrating an attention to detail and a focus on quality.
  • High-Performing: Highly functional in a dynamic, challenging environment, with the ability to anticipate and remove obstacles that slow down or prevent programs from delivering on stated objectives.
 
This is a grant funded position subject to cancellation when funds are depleted and/or contract period ends.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS     
This position is physically comfortable. There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions.
 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS 
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Liberal Arts, or a related field. 
 
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Five years of administrative experience is required.

Professional administrative experience may be substituted for the education requirement above, on a year-for-year basis.
 
MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
None

PREFERENCES

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree Urban Planning, Public Policy, Data Science, Statistics, or related field.
  • Public policy, public administration, data science, data analysis, research, urban planning, grant compliance, or civil rights experience.
  • Utilizing traditional marketing concepts to promote social change.
  • Creating compelling and persuasive outreach and advertising campaigns.
  • Effectively building partnerships and facilitating meetings to build consensus among diverse stakeholders with competing interests.
  • Developing education/training plans, curriculum, and assessment tools.
  • Developing and implementing strategic initiatives to address social problems.
  • Using qualitative and quantitative data to identify community needs and trends and inform strategic direction. 
**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
Department may administer skills assessment relevant to job description.
 
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION     No      
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
 
SALARY INFORMATION             
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. 
 
Pay Grade 24

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.
 
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832.394.6200.
 
If you need special services or accommodations, call 832.394.6200. (TTY 7-1-1)
 
If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.
 
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
 
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided. 
 
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.