Housing Specialist 3 - Grade 27

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This title exists in Temp&Disability Asst, Office of and has approximately 4 positions.

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Salary Information for Housing Specialist Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Housing Specialist Trainee 1 13 $49,363 $63,169
Housing Specialist Trainee 2 14 $52,198 $66,634
Housing Specialist 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Housing Specialist 2 23 $84,156 $106,454
Housing Specialist 3 27 $103,784 $127,830
Housing Specialist 4 64 $123,793 $156,224

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Job Duties

As a Housing Specialist 3, you would supervise a unit engaged in various housing and service programs for homeless and low-income households; participate in the development, evaluation and approval of agency RFP process; recommend policy and procedures; direct staff in contract management and monitoring; review staff work; ensure grant funded reports are developed and processed in accordance with State and federal laws; respond to requests for information from prospective project sponsors, grantees, the Legislature, local districts, and other State and federal agencies; assist higher level managers with policies and procedures related to programs; brief bureau head on all issues impacting program administration; act as principal manager for grant program(s); ensure programs adhere to State and federal law; and coordinate and maintain reporting, tracking, and vouchering systems of assigned grant programs. You may serve as an officer of the Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Housing Specialist 2.

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How to Apply

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