Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
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TDHCA - ESG CARES Program Specialist
at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
Programs, Single Family Homeless Program, Performance Division
THIS IS A TEMPORARY POSITION ASSOCIATED WITH ONE-TIME FEDERAL FUNDING UNDER THE CARES ACT. THE POSITION IS ESTIMATED TO BE FILLED THROUGH APPROXIMATELY DECEMBER 2022, WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION SUBJECT TO FEDERAL FUND AVAILABILITY.
Performs complex (journey-level) consultative and technical work in the planning, development and implementation of the Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG) funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Work involves providing technical assistance and guidance to participating organizations, the general public, and other TDHCA staff. Reviews submissions from participating organizations in accordance with federal, state, and department rules. Work is performed under the direction of the Director with general oversight by the ESG CARES Program Coordinator and with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Reviews information submitted by participating organizations to ensure eligibility under the Division's program guidelines and compliance with federal, state, and department rules, regulations and policies.
•Provides technical assistance and oversight during subrecipient administration of ESG CARES contracts, including review of performance and expenditure reports. Ensures that reviews are performed timely and that documentation submitted meets applicable requirements.
•Provides technical assistance and guidance to participating organizations with regard to ESG CARES program requirements.
•Reviews and evaluates the performance of ESG CARES organizations and offers guidance and assistance by building positive relationships with grant recipients, maintaining consistent and effective communication with recipients, and developing and conducting program trainings in coordination with the ESG CARES Trainer.
•Familiarity with subrecipient performance report criteria in relation to Homeless Management Information System data standards and recommends appropriate changes.
•Recommends appropriate changes to participating organizations and guides participants in implementing effective procedures in the administration of ESG CARES funds.
•Assists management in reviewing and developing program marketing and training materials, rules and guidelines, improving program performance, determining trends, resolving operational problems and making recommendations to the division management.
•Prepares administrative and technical reports, studies, and specialized research projects, as assigned.
•Performs related work as assigned.
•Travel as required. Approximate travel is 10%.
•Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, or social services is generally preferred.
•Experience or education may be substituted for one another on a year for year basis with a minimum of two years of relevant experience required.
•Experience with management or monitoring of contracts is generally preferred, experience in monitoring subrecipient contracts for housing or homelessness program activities is highly preferred with increasing preference for more experience.
•Direct programmatic/administration experience with HUD Programs is generally preferred. Direct programmatic/administration experience with the ESG or homelessness programs is highly preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
•Technical knowledge and experience with homelessness and/or federal housing programs; experience with the ESG Program is highly preferred.
•Must possess the ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; to prepare concise reports; to develop and evaluate policies and procedures.
•Knowledge of and experience with HMIS or SAGE reporting preferred.
•Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, state agencies, local government officials, nonprofit organizations, and the general public.
•Must possess proficient knowledge and skill in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access.
•Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
•Must possess the ability to speak to the public. Experience in both small and large settings, ability to organize and produce cogent presentations.
•Must possess the ability to adapt to changing workloads and deadlines.
•Must possess the ability to set priorities and organize workload.
•Must be willing to work overtime.
•This classification functions in a standard office environment. Ability to drive and travel as needed. Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, use office machinery, attend meetings in various offices and conference rooms, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer, and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate data in a variety of formats, including hard copy, electronic, and various media formats. Must be able to work non-standard hours including the ability to work beyond 40 hours per week as needed and in compliance with the FLSA.
•The employee must be able to lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds. Must be able to push and/or pull up to 10 lbs.
Must be willing to work in a non-smoking environment and adhere to all applicable Department policies and procedures. Must be willing to work overtime if necessary which may include nights and weekends. Must attend work regularly and adhere to approved work schedule.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE CANDIDATE:
• Official transcripts or other minimum requirement validations will be requested of final applicants.
• Criminal background checks will be conducted before an offer of employment is extended.
We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and encourage opportunities to hire Veterans, Reservists and Guardsmen.
Males born on or after January 1, 1960, between the ages of 18-26, will be required to present proof of Selective Service System registration on the first day of employment or proof of exemption from Selective Service registration requirement.
The U.S. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Failure to provide this information within the required timeframe will result in the offer being rescinded.
Thank you for considering employment at the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs! The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.