DEPUTY ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (EXE LEV) - Director, Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs

    • Houston, TX

POSITION OVERVIEW

PN# 19968: DEPUTY ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (EXE LEV) - Director, Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs

Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Workdays & Hours: M - F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Directs and manage the coordination, implementation, administration and operation of various systems, plans and projects for the Office of Veterans Affairs. Assist Houston in becoming the best city in the nation through unparalleled service to our serving military, veterans, and their families. Advises the Mayor on ways and means to improve the relationship between Houston and its' military community. Recommends to the Mayor and City Council the coordination of economic development, health care and social services programs as they relate to veterans who are residents of the City of Houston. Provide a forum for members of the military community to express their views and interests directly to local government officials. The office will bring these matters to the attention of city staff with appropriate recommendations. Works to improve quality of life by increasing local community support to the military community. Effectively advocates on behalf of veterans and their families, and assists them in obtaining veteran services and benefits. Develops programs to assist veterans and returning service members by connecting them with services and benefits at Federal, State and City agencies, as well as non-profit organizations. Actively seek collaborative partnerships and grant funding opportunities to support program initiatives. Manages the overall office budget and grant funding agreements to maintain compliance with federal, state of local requirements. Manages trains, develops, counsels and evaluates staff performance.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field.

EXPERIENCE
Seven years of progressively more complex/responsible administrative experience are required, with at least three of the years in a supervisory capacity.

A Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a field closely related to the work being performed may be substituted for two years of experience.

LICENSE
Requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).

PREFERENCES

Preference will be given to applicants with previous grant writing experience.

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED None.
However, the Department may administer a skills assessment test.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION: No
This position is not subject to random drug testing if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION GENERAL FUND POSITION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 30

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov. To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm .For application status inquiries please contact(832) 393-6069.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, with specific instructions, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

If you need special services or accommodations, please call TTY 7-1-1.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is 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, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.


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