Office of Homeless Services- Local Homeless Council Support

  • Full Time
  • Utah

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description


The Department of Workforce Services, Office of Homeless Services (OHS), is seeking two highly skilled candidates to fill Program Specialist positions. This position will provide technical assistance and support to Local Homeless Councils (LHC) throughout Utah.

Principal Duties:
This position is responsible for:

Assisting with LHC policy and procedure creation, identifying and communicating improvement opportunities to LHC leadership and members, and providing technical assistance;
Coordinating with colleagues in the Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS) Office of Homeless Services (OHS), DWS contracts team, homeless service providers, federal partners, local governments, and other state departments and divisions;
Providing training and technical support to agencies throughout the state to ensure compliance with federal rules and regulations, Continuum of Care (CoC) policies, data collection and quality, national best practices, and making recommendations for improvement;
Providing expertise and training on federal, state, local regulations, standards, and best practices related to housing and supportive services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness;
Working with a variety of stakeholders, including homeless service providers, health providers, social justice advocates, law enforcement agencies, affordable housing and community development organizations, and local governments;
Supporting the implementation of the statewide strategic plan on homelessness in coordination with local strategic homelessness plans;
Collaborating on the development of Requests for Grant Applications (RFGA) and other solicitations;
Collaborating on the creation and submission of state and federally required reports and ad hoc queries;
Resolving high conflict issues due to service delivery breakdowns by responding to requests, issues or problems from stakeholders.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this position is someone who has:Experience creating relationships with providers in both rural and urban communities who are working to end homelessness;
Demonstrated ability to create and provide training to a diverse group of stakeholders, including high level elected officials, executive directors, front line services providers, and the general public;
Experience with the best practices and requirements for a variety of homeless services, including emergency shelter, homeless prevention, rapid rehousing, Permanent Supportive Housing, street outreach, transitional housing, and general case management;
Experience with domestic violence service providers;
Professional experience and working knowledge of homelessness services, state homelessness strategies, and U.S. Housing and Urban Development funding and processes;

Why You Should Join Our Team
Besides working for a fantastic agency that is dedicated to helping the citizens of Utah, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of benefits we offer. We also provide generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.

The Agency
The mission of Workforce Services is to strengthen Utah’s communities by connecting the workforce to new opportunities and providing services to individuals and families in need. Today, more than 2,200 Workforce Services employees assist individuals in preparing for and finding jobs, meeting workforce needs of Utah businesses, administering temporary assistance, and providing economic data and analysis. Through a collaborative approach, the department has served millions of Utahns and has become a leader on several statewide initiatives. These include intergenerational poverty, homelessness, affordable housing, supporting refugees, helping rural communities, serving veterans and individuals with disabilities, and getting Utahns trained and back to work. To learn more about Workforce Services, click here


Supplemental Information

Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
DHRM rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state of Utah employees.
Typical work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
This position will require travel within the state of Utah.

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