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Housing Program Coordinator – WAP & LIHEAP

Published on September 10, 2020
Organization: Tennessee Housing Development Agency

 

Tennessee Housing Development Agency

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 AT 11:59PM

Division: Community Programs
Reports to: Housing Programs Manager – Energy
Location: Nashville, TN
Full-time/Part-time: Full-time
Salary Grade: 32
Monthly Salary Range Minimum: $3,710
FLSA Classification: Non-exempt (01)

Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change due to changes in our business processes or other business-related reasons.

POSITION SUMMARY: Administers and monitors the federally-funded Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Implements, administers, and monitors assigned programs, including program design, contract issuance, payment review, and grant closeout.
  • Assists in preparation of related contracts and contract attachments.
  • Reviews payment requests for compliance; authorizes payments; processes grantee pay requests.
  • Assists in policy interpretation and implementation.
  • Assists in preparation of the annual federal application for WAP and LIHEAP.
  • Provides technical assistance to grantees.
  • Reviews Quality Assurance audits and prepares monitoring reports for WAP.
  • Reviews program monitoring reports for LIHEAP and reviews and approves grantee responses to LIHEAP monitoring reports.
  • Assists in the development of program manuals, program descriptions, and policies.
  • Analyzes and reviews state and federal statutory and regulatory policies as they relate to assigned programs.
  • Prepares required reports for submission to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Energy or other entities as assigned.
  • Enters data into and generates reports from federal and state mandated tracking systems.
  • Recommends policy clarifications and revisions to Director or Program Manager.
  • Researches specific policy issues as requested by the Director or Program Manager.
  • Participates in Division workshops, including making presentations on relevant topic areas.
    • Assists in the training of new staff and partner agency personnel.
  • Works collaboratively within and across Divisions to support implementation of assigned programs and other Division programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED; post-high school certification, especially a Bachelor degree, preferred.
  • One year of experience in the administration of a housing weatherization or energy efficiency program or a federal assistance program; interpreting, evaluating and implementing housing policy; and/or managing state or federal grants.
  • Experience in the administration of the Federal WAP and/or LIHEAP programs is preferred.

The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

  • Knowledge of energy efficiency standards and WAP technical requirements or the ability to quickly learn these.
  • Knowledge of LIHEAP policies and procedures or the ability to quickly learn these.
  • Experience with the implementation of federal, state, or local energy efficiency programs is preferred
  • Skill in grant administration is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong time management skills; uses time effectively.
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and completely.
  • High level of detail and accuracy.
  • Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with agency staff and the public in giving and obtaining information.
  • Treats people with dignity, respect, and compassion.
  • Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion.
  • Computer literate: proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and the internet; able to effectively adapt to and use other computer systems as needed for daily activities.

Special Demands:
The special demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Current, valid driver’s license from domicile state and the ability to drive.
  • Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk and hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

BENEFITS:
THDA offers an excellent benefits package: medical, dental, vision, and life insurance options; disability insurance; retirement plans; flexible benefit pre-tax accounts for medical, dependent care, transportation, and parking; annual leave and sick leave that begin accruing after the first month of employment; and 11 paid holidays per year. We also offer work-life balance opportunities through alternative work schedules, flexible schedules, and telecommuting.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETE AND RESUME ATTACHED FOR CONSIDERATION

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.THDA.ORG AND FOLLOW THE ONLINE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS