Rural Development Specialist - Housing Counseling - California ($67,332-$74,297)
Company: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Location: West Sacramento
Posted on: January 19, 2023
Position Descriptions The Rural Development Specialist Housing
Counseling will provide training and technical assistance to
nonprofit agencies to implement RCAC's housing counseling programs.
Major responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Conduct site visits to ensure sub-grantee compliance with
- Provide technical assistance
- Conduct performance reviews on agencies receiving HUD or
housing counseling funds
- Perform outreach and networking
- Plan and/or deliver training
- Program development
- Administrative duties Work performed will be in the technical
areas of housing counseling and nonprofit agency operations and
management. -Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are
established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation and
work plan process. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not
limited to: -
- Understand, interpret, and explain program requirements to our
network of agencies including, but not limited to: HUD Housing
Counseling Handbook 7610.1 and 24CFR Part 214, Part 84 and Part
- Monitor network organizations to ensure their housing
counseling work and reporting conforms to their contract
- Assist in the processing of draws; develop and maintain project
workplans and sub-agreements.
- Conduct site visits and performance reviews with
- Deliver direct technical assistance to network organizations
and ensure their scope of work is completed.
- Collaborate with the housing counseling team on team and
departmental strategic planning sessions.
- Plan, prepare and deliver in person and/or online technical
training relating to housing counseling at various conferences,
institutes, workshops, or clinics.
- Collaborate on RCAC funds applications and coordinate the
internal NOFO process for the network organizations.
- Facilitate meetings for sub-grantees and funders.
- Stay current on applicable government regulations and policies
that govern housing counseling.
- Provide weekly updates to the network.
- Approve staff changes, workplan updates or other items governed
by the contract or funder.Skills and Qualifications
- Knowledge of housing counseling, particularly HUD-funded
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment
- Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
- Ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and provide a
high level of customer service
- Ability to listen effectively and communicate verbally and in
- Ability to proofread and edit documents
- Develop and deliver training for adult learners
- Proficiency with computer software including Microsoft Office
- Experience/Ability to facilitate meetings with external
Physical Job Requirements:The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. - Work performed
in an office requires the ability to operate computers and various
pieces of office equipment, including the telephone. Use may be
moderate (average 2 hours per day) to heavy (4 or more hours per
day)While performing the duties of this position, the employee is
frequently required to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of
time; walk; talk; hear; use hand to finger; handle; feel or operate
objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The
employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop,
kneel, crouch or crawl.The employee may occasionally lift and or
move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this
job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.This
position also requires moderate (up to two days per month) to heavy
(up to ten days per month) automobile and airline travel, including
overnight travel. Preferred Education and Experience:A combination
of experience and education is necessary to qualify for the
position. A typical qualifying combination may include:Experience:
Three years of experience in housing counseling and/or other
housing programs (education may be substituted for
experience)Preferred Education:Associate or bachelor's degree
preferred (additional qualifying experience may be
substituted)Special Requirements:Possession of a valid driver's
license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum requirements
($100,000/$300,000) of RCAC corporate liability policy will be
required when traveling for business purposes. While there is no
specific location for this position, RCAC prefers that the position
be located within its service area.
RCAC is an equal opportunity employer and considers all employees
and job applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender,
sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual
orientation, gender identity or marital status, or any other status
protected by law. RCAC strives to reflect the diverse
constituencies that the organization serves.RCAC employees are
federally mandated to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition
of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by
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