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Housing Program Specialist I/II


Under general direction from the Community Housing Program Manager, provides administrative and technical support to the Housing Program Services Division. Also initiates and maintains contact with property owners, residents, organizations and governmental entities involved in community development programs offered through the Housing Program Services Division.

This classification is assigned to the Turlock City Employees Association bargaining unit for labor relations purposes and is subject to overtime assignments.


Housing Program Specialist I – This position is distinguished from the Housing Program Specialist II by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to the position.

Housing Program Specialist II – Employees within this class are distinguished from the Housing Program Specialist I by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the level I classification.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provide statistical methodology for major projects.
  • Marketing the community development programs administered through the Housing Program Services Division; create and prepare division brochures and flyers.
  • Develop and maintain automated systems, such as the HUD IDIS system.
  • Gather data for the preparation of the required HUD Annual Action Plan application, CAPER, and related HUD documents.
  • Monitor and gather data for environmental compliance for all program activities administered by the Housing Program Services Division.
  • Compile, analyze and assist in the preparation of reports and required HUD documentation.
  • Provide home counseling under the HUD Certified Counseling Program to all Stanislaus County residence in the area pre and post purchase counseling, money/debt management, and pre-foreclosure and foreclosure counseling.
  • Gather data for the monitoring of non-profits for HUD compliance.
  • Gather data for the monitoring of the HOME Consortium in order to insure uniformity of the activities to HUD regulations.

Knowledge of:

Knowledge of Federal, State and local housing and community programs and regulations

Effective communication skills with a diversity of clients

Technical analytical report writing

Basic statistical and record keeping methods

Principles and practices of basic real estate transactions

Basic computer skills and operations

Ability to:

Conduct effective interviews

Evaluate applicant personal and financial data

Gather data and prepare recommendations

Make accurate arithmetical computations

Prepare statistical charts, graphs and exhibits

Foster cooperative working relationships with the general public

Deal effectively with individuals from a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic groups

Prepare and present reports for public meeting and funding workshops

Prepare work that requires attention to detail

Establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing



Equivalent to an Associate Degree with course work in real estate, finance, business or a related field.


Housing Program Specialist I:

Considerable journey-level clerical experience directly related to loan processing, property rehabilitation, escrow procedures, financial accounting, real estate transactions or other related housing fields.

Housing Program Specialist II:

Equivalent to two years of experience performing duties comparable to a Housing Program Specialist I in a program funded by HUD or a sub-recipient of HUD for the purpose of affordable housing.


Possession of an appropriate valid California driver’s license, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment.


Work is performed primarily in an office setting with occasional off-site assignments as needed.


Vision adequate to operate vehicles and office equipment, read instructions and follow directions; hearing adequate to converse on telephone and in person; body mobility adequate to drive and perform required office duties including reaching and bending for files and related office items; use of hands and fingers adequate for operating vehicles, writing, typing, computer, copier, and fax machine and related functions; ability to lift office files, binders and small office equipment, as needed.

      For questions about City employment, please contact:

      Human Relations
      156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
      Turlock, CA 95380-5454
      (209) 668-5150
      Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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