Are you interested in becoming a member of the community outreach for our Community Development and Revitalization program area to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey? If yes, please consider applying for a Community Outreach Coordinator. Performs highly complex (senior-level) community outreach, consultative services and technical assistance work representing the GLO as we implement short-term housing assistance needs for Texans. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing community programs to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, Assists program staff, councils of governments, governmental agencies, community organizations and the general public. May train, lead, and/or prioritize the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Veterans, Reservist or Guardsman with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of Army - 46A (Public Affairs, General), Navy - 165X RL (Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs), Coast Guard - MGT13 (External Affairs), Marine Corps - 4502 (Communication Strategy and Operations Officer), and Air Force - 35PX (Public Affairs) Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf In order to receive Veteran's preference, a copy of the DD #214 is required at the time of interview. *This is a federally funded position contingent upon continued funding. At this time it is anticipated this will be a 12 - 18 month position. *May be required to pass both Federal and State Background check.
Essential Job Elements:
Represents the GLO within Hurricane Harvey impacted communities by providing outreach to assist in implementing short-term housing needs for Texans. Work with partners and staff to plan, promote and coordinate services for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Conducts outreach activities for impacted clients and community officials about available housing options and other response services. Develops and maintains positive relationships with community groups, county and city officials and staff, state agencies, and recipients. Establishes and maintains knowledge of community and participates in community events, other activities as needed. Reports outcomes and community needs to CDR-FEMA team on a ongoing basis. Due to the nature of this position some work on weekends and evenings will be expected. Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in public administrations, marketing, business administration or a related area of study and 2 years’ experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in marketing and/or providing community outreach Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading. Experience in public speaking and marketing a portfolio of housing solutions Experience in community organizing and/or coordinating a community program. Experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines. Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people in the impacted region. To be successful the candidate must model the GLO's competencies of Integrity, Open Communications, Teamwork, Innovation and Proficiency.
Three years of experience in community outreach, public relations, governmental relations or marketing. Experience in developing and maintaining strong relationships with community members. Interest and willingness to learn about the available housing programs for community members.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to the program area; of public administration and management techniques. Knowledge of public relations and community outreach. Knowledge of preparing informational materials. Knowledge of training and marketing techniques. Knowledge of program management processes and techniques. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and outreach services This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Skill in identifying measures or indicators of program performance and in operating computers and applicable software. Skill in active listening to understand needs of constituents and to adjust actions in reactions to other actions. Skill in talking to others to convey information effectively. Skill in using logic and reasoning to determine appropriate solutions and approaches to problems. Skill in actively looking for ways to help impacted communities. Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts. Ability to devise solutions to problems. Ability to market programs. Ability to prepare reports. Ability to develop, evaluate, and interpret policies and procedures; to communicate effectively; and to train, lead, and/or prioritize the work of others. Ability to combine pieces of information to assess the situation and identify solutions from a selection of alternatives.
This position requires the employee to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (moving around the work-site) is routinely required to carry out some duties. This position requires extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact and communication. It requires the ability to move and position oneself as needed for filing and similar routine office duties. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Ability to read printed materials and computer screens. The individual must be able to move and transport records, documents, boxes, and all related information and materials, weighing up to 20 pounds when required. The individual must be able to remain stationary for long periods of time when commuting to and from assigned destination and when traveling on state business including fieldwork and training assignments.
Other (licenses, certifications, et cetera):
Valid State of Texas driver's license is required. The GLO was formed to determine who owned what and where after Texas won independence. Today, the GLO manages state lands, operates the Alamo, helps Texans recovering from natural disasters, helps fund Texas public education through the Permanent School Fund, provides benefits to Texas Veterans, and manages the vast Texas coast.
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The Texas General Land Office/Veterans Land Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or genetic information in employment or the provision of services. A criminal conviction records check is required for applicants who are selected for a position. The State of Texas requires all males who are 18 through 25 and required to register with the Selective Service to present either proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire. The U.S. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. The Texas General Land Office is a non-smoking agency. Smoking is permitted only in designated areas. In compliance with the FLSA, the GLO compensates overtime work though time off in lieu of payment.