Housing Services Equity & Community Engagement Senior Program Planner

$79,494 - $100,647 yearly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Sep 12, 2023
Full time Other (Please Specify)

Job Description

Housing Services Equity & Community Engagement Senior Program Planner

Job ID: 107167

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time



Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:

• Service
• Professionalism
• Integrity
• Respect
• Individual accountability
• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT. https://www.clackamas.us/countyadmin/spirit

Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.


This position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be Monday, October 2, 2023. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.


Annual Pay Range: $79,493.86 - $100,646.63

Hourly Pay Range: $38.218203 - $48.387801

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position. This posoition is classified as a Program Planner, Senior.

Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees), and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering, health and wellness classes and events, and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle. Employee benefits become effective the first of the month following an employee's date of hire.

Attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions are detailed below.

Generous paid time off package, including:

• 12 hours of vacation accrued per month

• Eligible newly hired employees will have the one-time option to frontload their first year of vacation accruals in compliance with https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/a51ff5d3-d243-49ba-aa11-15324f4c0bf8! This means you have access to vacation time at time of hire.

• 8 hours of sick accrued per month
• 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

Other Benefits:

• Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):
• Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contribution (The county currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.)
• OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65

• A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision, and prescription drug coverage
• A Choice of Dental Plans
• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
• Longevity pay
• Other retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457b Deferred Compensation Plan
• A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)

This is a full time County position represented by the Employees' Association.




Clackamas County's Health, Housing, and Human Services Department (H3S) seeks an experienced and passionate individual committed to advancing racial equity within the housing services system to join our team as the Housing Services Equity & Community Engagement Senior Program Planner.

In this role, you will have a unique opportunity to influence positive change, strengthen community relationships, and champion racial equity within the county's housing services. Your responsibilities will encompass strategic leadership, policy development, coordination, collaboration, and subject matter expertise to drive transformative change within our housing services program.

Key Responsibilities of the position include:

• Equity Initiatives and Policy Development: Lead the conception, development, and execution of housing services racial equity initiatives and policies that align with Supportive Housing Services guiding values and other funder requirements. Your role will involve strategic analysis, policy formulation, and the implementation of measures to ensure compliance with equity-related standards.
• Partnership Building and Collaboration: Collaborate with internal divisions, programs, and external agencies to establish partnerships to foster racial equity within housing services. Your ability to work cross-functionally will facilitate collective efforts to achieve common equity goals.
• Subject Matter Expertise: Provide authoritative expertise in equity and community engagement within the housing services realm. This will involve leveraging your knowledge to guide decision-making, inform program design, and cultivate an environment of inclusivity.
• Supportive Housing Services Program: Serve as a key influencer within the Supportive Housing Services Program, utilizing your leadership to drive equity-centric strategies and enhance client service quality. Your oversight of contracts with culturally specific providers will be instrumental in addressing community engagement needs.
• Strategic Planning and Implementation: Develop and execute strategic plans that advance racial equity in housing services. Your role will encompass overseeing community engagement activities, which inform resource planning and budgeting while prioritizing the inclusion of underserved communities.
• Contract Management: Take charge of overseeing contracts related to equity and community engagement efforts. This includes drafting scopes of work, defining performance metrics, budget negotiation, and contract monitoring. Your leadership will ensure alignment with equity goals.
• Equity Knowledge Leadership: Stay up-to-date with the latest principles and best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially concerning housing and housing services. This expertise will guide your decision-making and innovation in advancing equity.
• Policy Analysis and Development: Analyze systems, policies, practices, and procedures within the housing services unit to identify areas that require improvement in terms of racial equity. Collaborate with division leadership to develop and implement policies and strategies addressing these deficiencies.
• Training and Capacity Building: Provide ongoing training to staff and contracted-agency personnel, ensuring the effective implementation of strategies that promote racial equity within housing services.
• Inter-Departmental Collaboration: Lead efforts to coordinate with other departments, jurisdictions, and counties to champion equity and engagement in housing services. Represent Clackamas County in multi-jurisdictional contexts, contributing to a unified commitment to equity goals.

Your leadership will contribute to a more inclusive and just housing environment for all members of the community.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• At least five (5) years of experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills to perform the responsibilities of this position
• Demonstrated experience advancing racial equity in a workplace and community setting
• Experience utilizing the principles and practices of equity, diversity, and inclusion
• Experience in policy development, implementation, and compliance
• Thorough knowledge of homeless services systems and the vulnerabilities that are disproportionately represented among people experiencing homelessness
• Strong analytical skills for policy analysis and program evaluation
• Ability to provide subject matter expertise and training to diverse teams, internally and externally, and establish and maintain effective relationships with participants, mainstream and culturally specific supportive services in the community, county employees, and other public and private agencies.
• A commitment to continuous learning and staying current with evolving equity practices
• Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check
• Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. http://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/828106a0-265a-47cc-a3a6-0a2c8b028673

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Experience in contract management, negotiations, and oversight
• Experience coordinating cross-departmental or inter-jurisdictional efforts
• Experience working with large public organizations to achieve policy goals

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Duties may include but are not limited to:

• Plan and implement strategies within the housing services unit of Housing and Community Development (HCDD) to advance racial equity in providing housing services.
• Lead and oversee the contracted agency or staff-led community engagement work necessary to inform the planning and budgeting of housing services resources, emphasizing equity and inclusion of underserved communities, including communities of color. This includes drafting work and performance metrics scopes, approving budgets, and negotiating and monitoring these contracts.
• Maintain technical mastery/knowledge leadership of the principles and best practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially as these relate to housing and housing services.
• Analyze/lead the analysis of systems, policies, practices, and procedures in the housing services unit of HCDD for consistency with a commitment to advance racial equity; in close coordination with division leadership, develop and initiate program policies, strategies, and methods to address deficiencies in these areas based on such analyses.
• Provide/coordinate ongoing training for staff and contracted-agency staff in implementing strategies to advance racial equity in housing services.
• Lead inter-department, inter-jurisdictional, and tri-county coordination on equity and engagement in housing services; represent Clackamas County in multi-jurisdictional contexts with equity and engagement counterparts from other jurisdictions/departments.


Thorough knowledge of: Principles and practices of contract monitoring; applicable federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, and policies related to program scope and operations.

Working knowledge of: Principles, procedures, and techniques of research, program evaluation, and analysis of program design and administration; availability of community and contract resources; evidence based practice; facilitation; departmental policies and procedures as they relate to stated goals and objectives; concepts and principles of human behavior, behavioral or personality adjustment problems as they relate to the client group and respective program emphasis of a specific department; office practices and procedures; budget concepts, basic accounting and mathematical skills and techniques of monitoring expenditures.

Skill to: Assess and present need for service, compose and negotiate contracts, and establish procedures for effective program appraisal; analyze and evaluate situations accurately and recommend effective courses of action; present comprehensive information in either oral or written form; effectively organize and prioritize; communicate effectively in public; interpret professional material to lay individuals; conduct staff training in utilizing available programs and assess their effectiveness with departmental personnel and the public; establish and maintain effective working relationships.


This position is included in the County's alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended. This position is eligible for hybrid on-site/telework subject to the https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/9065b5fb-2237-47ce-9534-e7c8c40fc2bc and based on the Department's business needs. The exact amount of on-site/telework and schedule will be discussed with the hiring manager during time of offer. Telework locations cannot be located outside of Oregon or Washington. Washington residents must perform 50% of their time on-site at Clackamas County.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.

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The Housing and Community Development Division (HCD), within the Department of Human Services, manages programs to provide decent housing and economic opportunities, community improvement and affordable housing projects and housing rehabilitation loan programs for low and moderate income residents of the County. HCD is comprised of the Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) and Community Development Division.

The Housing and Community Development Division (HCD), within the Department of Health, Housing & Human Services, manages homeless services programs and programs to provide housing and economic opportunity, community improvement and rehabilitation, and affordable housing development for low and moderate income residents of Clackamas County. HCD is comprised of the Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC), Housing Services, and Community Preservation.



Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

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If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or mailto:jobs@co.clackamas.or.us?subject=Application%20Materials%20Question. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).


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Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Once a job applicant has accepted a position, they will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States prior to their first day.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.


James Callahan, Recruiter

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4583538

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