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City of Seattle TES/OOC Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist in Seattle, Washington

Position Description Position Description: Human Services, a department of the City of Seattle, funds and operates programs and services that meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable people our community – families and individuals with low incomes, children, domestic violence and sexual assault victims, homeless people, seniors, and persons with disabilities. We invest in programs that help people gain independence and success. The Human Services Department is currently looking for approximately 4 OOC/TES Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist to fulfill the interim needs in the Homeless Strategy and Investment (HSI) division and Safe and Thriving Communities (STC) division. These assignments are expected to last 6 months with potential extensions. A first review of candidates will occur on May 7. If all positions were not filled after first review, this candidate pool will be reviewed monthly up to 6 months after posting. The Homeless Strategy and Investment (HSI) division ensures a continuum of resources and services exist in our community to support families and individuals experiencing homelessness. The Homeless Strategy & Investment (HSI) Division has identified these three items as the Scope of Work that our team seeks collectively to implement: * Reduce the number of people living unsheltered. * Quickly move people from homelessness to stable housing. * Decrease the number of people who need homeless services Consider applying if you excel at the following: * Writing and editing skills * Math and budgeting skills * Results driven problem solving skills * Paying attention to details * Developing and maintaining relationships * Prioritizing racial equity The Safe and Thriving Communities (STC) division was created in response to the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 and ensuing community advocacy efforts that urged the City to focus on BIPOC communities and shift safety investments into community-based organizations. These positions will report to the Safe and Thriving Communities Contracts Supervisor and will develop and manage contracts to achieve these six results: * All youth in Seattle successfully transition into adulthood. * All people living in Seattle are able to meet their basic needs. * All people living in Seattle are housed. * All people living in Seattle are free from violence. * All people living in Seattle experience moderate to optimum health conditions. * All older adults experience stable health and are able to age in place. Current investments promote well-being and reduce harm by addressing gun violence, gender-based violence, hate crimes, elder abuse, and neighborhood prevention. The investments will span the safety continuum: prevention, crisis response, diversion, intervention, restoration, system navigation, and capacity-building. Community safety investments are tightly intertwined with health and well-being, and they have a focus of empowering historically and currently marginalized communities. Position will report to: Grants and Contracts Supervisor Currently this position will be performed via telework under the City’s COVID-19 response plan through July 5, 2021. The City will provide equipment and resources to support telework. Some onsite work may be required, depending on operational needs. The City is not a multi-state employer and has the expectation that employees will reside and work within the State of Washington and be readily available to report to onsite work in Seattle when operational needs require. Under the City’s COVID-19 response plan, teleworking employees will be asked to resume onsite work in early July 2021. Employees who wish to request a telework arrangement after the COVID emergency has ended may do so, subject to City policy and manager approval. Job Responsibilities * Develops, prepares, and negotiates project, agency, and consultant service agreements and amendments, including program goals and objectives, performance standards, reporting requirements, budgets, etc. * Monitors and evaluates effectiveness and efficiency of services provided by contractors; reviews monthly and quarterly reports; conducts on-site visits; prepares written program evaluations to determine compliance with performance standards and Federal, State, and local regulations; recommends program modifications or funding changes as appropriate. * Reviews and monitors accounting and service records of contractors to determine actual costs for services provided; reviews and monitors monthly invoices; ensures amounts charged comply with contract provisions and applicable laws, rules, and regulations; approves release of funds to reimburse contractor; may conduct annual fiscal assessments and semi-annual analysis of contractor expenditure reports. * Represents department to other agencies, community groups, service providers, and the public. * Provides technical assistance and training to contractors to increase their ability to provide quality services. * Drafts reports, correspondence, and other written material. * Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned. * Support programs in meeting performance standards for exits to permanent housing and racial equity goals. Process invoices within 5 days of receiving invoice from agency contractors. Ensure providers are utilizing HMIS with a goal of 100% data entry, collect and review monthly, quarterly, and annual reports from HMIS. * (HSI only)* Qualifications Minimum Qualifications* Education:* Bachelor's Degree in a Business or Public Administration, a human services field or related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). Experience: *Requires a minimum of two years professional experience in contract administration, budget management, planning, human services administration. Must be proficient in Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook. *Certification/License: *None *Desired Qualifications * Experience writing or managing budgets with Federal funds (HSI only) * Experience working with single adult homelessness services including homeless housing programs and emergency shelters. (HSI only) * Experience working with community based organizations and community groups in the area of Community Safety. (STC only) * Experience developing contracts and monitoring for compliance with fiscal and programmatic standards. * Experience implementing, analyzing, and/or ensuring compliance with complex State/Federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures in the provision of services to vulnerable populations. * Experience in providing technical assistance to strengthen compliance with contract terms or service delivery. * Experience staffing and/or facilitating small and large community meetings. * Extensive knowledge of human service programs and providers. * Understanding of race & social justice principals and impacts of systemic racism and oppression on communities * Proven track record of providing customer service to a diverse set of stakeholders. * Proven track record of data review, analysis, and evaluation. * Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with peers, external partners, and those in leadership positions. * Demonstrated proficiency with standard computer software including Microsoft Office (i.e. Outlook, Word, and Excel). Additional Information Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete. *_Hiring Process_ Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:* 1. Completed NEOGOV online application. 2. Current résumé indicating relevant experience and education. 3. Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications. 4. Supplemental questionnaire responses Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review. Some positions also require a pre-employment exam. For more information on the Human Services Department, please visit: www.seattle.gov/humanservices. Salary: $35.07 - $40.93 Hourly Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Temporary - Non-Benefit Eligible Department: Human Services Department Job Number: 2021-00582 Closing: Continuous Agency: City of Seattle Address: Seattle Municipal Tower 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500 Seattle, Washington, 98104 Website: http://www.seattle.gov/jobs

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