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Job Description

The Homelessness Prevention Administration (HPA) works to keep New Yorkers in their homes. HPA works with the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) and many other organizations and City agencies to assist families and individuals in need in obtaining and maintaining stable, affordable housing.

Under executive direction of the Office of Homelessness Prevention, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative, the Deputy Director of the Rental Assistance Unit, is responsible for systems and operational analysis of all City-wide case consultation data, supervision and coordination of task and performance of workers with a myriad of titles both at central office and in each borough Housing Court. The Deputy Director acts in place of the Director in his absence.

HPA is recruiting for one Administrative Job Opportunity Specialist (NM) I to function as a Deputy Director of RAU who will:

  • Review and authorize approvals for exception to policy for payment of emergency housing assistance requests monthly from Job/Income Support /Diversion staff, Housing Court Workers, Judges legal advocates, city and state officials, community activist.

  • Authorize payment by the Department of Finance for cases submitted by legal providers to HRA's Legal Services Payment Authorization Team for work on cases with non-Jiggetts related matters in Housing Court.

  • Analyze statistical reports and payment requests for HRA's Summer/Day Camp Program.

  • Determine and analyze data to be matched against benefits issued by income Support/Job Centers in comparison to the number of approvals authorized for comprehensiveness, accuracy, and fraud prevention.

Serve as ombudsman between the Office of Homelessness Prevention and community advocates, Housing Court judges, City and elected officials who raise concerns over specific housing assistance cases.

  • Update operating guidelines based on changing program needs, policies. and staffing requirements in direct correlation to the current Welfare Reform initiatives.

  • Participate in operational meetings with the Director, staff, and related agencies.

  • Train staff on new directives and initiatives that are consistent with on-going program assessment, interpretation, and implementation of departmental policies and procedures.

  • Create documents and statistical reports that facilitate the flow of timely and correct data.

  • Provide evaluation of standard agency forms, recommending changes based on experience and develops forms for local use.


Qualification Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, plus four years of satisfactory full-time experience performing work related to providing employment related services or economic support services to persons in need, at least eighteen months of this experience must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity; or

  2. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and eight years of full-time experience equivalent to "1" above; at least eighteen months of this experience must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity; or

  3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. College credits from an accredited college or university may be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits for one year; year of work experience. However, all candidates must have at least a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and at least eighteen months of experience must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity as described in "1" above.

Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.