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Limited Term ARPA Navigator

Posted by
The City of Shoreline
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Shoreline, WA
New
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Published 21 days ago

SALARY: $72,897.00 - $92,385.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 07/12/21

CLOSING DATE: 07/25/21 11:59 PM

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Shoreline is an inclusive City that endeavors to build a work culture which embraces diversity, encourages participation, and promotes equity.   

The City of Shoreline is seeking individuals interested in joining the Recreation, Cultural and Community Services Department as an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Navigator. This is a 2-year Limited Term position with the potential to be extended for a third year if needed. This position was created to help ensure that Shoreline’s ARPA funding is utilized to the greatest benefit for the Shoreline community. The ideal candidate will be excited to investigate existing resources and to develop recommendations regarding how best to use additional resources. The person in this role will work as part of an ARPA Navigation Team but will also need to be self-directed and able to work independently. Interest and skill conducting research and providing direct assistance to individuals and organizations is critical. Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Fluency in Spanish, Amharic, or Tigrinya is desirable, but not required.

The City's mission is to fulfill the community’s vision through highly valued public service. Our employees work relentlessly to achieve organizational goals while embracing the City’s values. City Mission, Values, and Goals  

The City offers generous benefits to all regular employees.

This application does not support attachments. In lieu of a cover letter, candidates are expected to provide complete responses to the Supplemental Questions.

Job offer to the most successful candidate is contingent upon a successful passing of a criminal background check. 

DEFINITION

Investigate where Federal, State and County governments are investing ARPA funds in programs and services that could benefit local residents and small businesses. Learn how those resources are accessed and provide direct assistance and advocacy to individuals and organizations in need of support, as appropriate. Identify gaps in services accessible to the Shoreline community and develop recommendations for allocation of Shoreline’s ARPA resources.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:

  1. Track and monitor Federal, State and County American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Funds as a resource for Shoreline residents, human service agencies, arts programs and businesses.
  2. Investigate options of the use ARPA funds to benefit Shoreline residents.
  3. Represent the City on local and regional COVID recovery work groups and teams.
  4. Respond to public inquiries and provide requested information or refer as appropriate.
  5. Provide direct assistance to the public in need of support to access various resources.
  6. Work with the staff team to develop recommendations related to City allocation of ARPA resources in response to service gaps identified in Shoreline.
  7. Prepare contracts for City Manager and City Council approval.
  8. Review and approve invoices for programs in line with all state and federal requirements, including programmatic reporting.
  9. Perform research and analysis; prepare program and project reports including financial and budget reports, briefing papers, council staff reports, policies, programs, contracts, ordinances and grants.
  10. Make presentations and recommendations to City Council as needed.
  11. Facilitate project team meetings or staff meetings as needed.
  12. Lead or support implementation of human services COVID recovery efforts as needed. 

Marginal Functions:

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge of:

Basic structure, operations and functioning of local government and nonprofit groups.

Operations and activities of community organizations.

General understanding of various program eligibility requirements and documentation.

Principles and practices of program development and implementation.

Methods and techniques of public speaking and presentations.

Ability to:

Participate and work effectively in an organization committed to advancing principles and practices of equity and anti-racism. 

Learn City organizational structure, operations, policies and objectives.

Work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

Learn and utilize City's electronic contract routing platform.

Learn and summarize broad array of funding opportunities across multiple sectors.

Develop clear public communications.

Identify and respond to sensitive community and political issues, concerns and needs.

Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.

Establish and maintain partnerships and relationships with groups and individuals.

Problem-solve and engage in issues that may require empathy and be sensitive in nature.

Work directly with residents in need of support to access available resources

Interpret and administer policies and procedures to staff and public.

Utilize computer programs such as word processing and desktop publishing software, and social media for assigned work.

Experience and Training Guidelines

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:

Two years of experience providing direct service to individuals enrolled in a social service program, OR

Two years of experience serving as a program/project manager of a program/project supported with public funds

Training:

Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in social work, sociology, public affairs, community organizing, organization development, or a related field.

Note:

Employment is contingent upon successfully passing state/federal pre-employment background checks.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

Environmental Conditions:

Office environment; exposure to computer screens; extensive contact with the public.

 

Physical Conditions:

Essential and marginal functions may require sitting, walking or standing for prolonged periods of time; extensive use of computer keyboard; near visual acuity for working on the computer

SALARY: $72,897.00 - $92,385.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 07/12/21

CLOSING DATE: 07/25/21 11:59 PM

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Shoreline is an inclusive City that endeavors to build a work culture which embraces diversity, encourages participation, and promotes…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Application Deadline
    July 25, 2021

Salary

$72,897 - $92,385Fully Benefited

Benefits

The City offers generous benefits to all regular employees.

The City offers generous benefits to all regular employees.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Fluency in Spanish, Amharic, or Tigrinya is desirable, but not required.

Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Fluency in Spanish, Amharic, or Tigrinya is desirable, but not required.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Shoreline, WA
Associated Location
17500 Midvale Ave North, Shoreline, WA None, United States

How to Apply

APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED THROUGH THE CITY OF SHORELINE ON-LINE APPLICATION SYSTEM.

To view the complete job description and to APPLY: 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/shorelinewa

APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED THROUGH THE CITY OF SHORELINE ON-LINE APPLICATION SYSTEM.

To view the complete job description and to APPLY: 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers…

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