Deputy Director for Environmental Health

PUBLIC JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE AND PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION
Deputy Director for Environmental Health
Salary commensurate with education, training and experience.

It is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass background checks as required for the position. If hired, employee is required to move into Allegheny County within one year of employment.

Pre-Employment Drug Screen Requirement

In accordance with Allegheny County policy, all prospective external applicants and re-hires who have received a written conditional offer of employment will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug screen within 48 hours of the acceptance of the conditional offer.

No applicant may begin employment until the drug test results are received by Allegheny County, and the applicant has been made a final offer of employment pursuant to meeting all hiring considerations.

Allegheny County reserves the right to revoke a conditional offer of employment for any valid, nondiscriminatory reason.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate will have a combination of training and experience including:

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, science or environmental health science or other technical fields and an advanced degree in engineering, science management, public policy law or an equivalent field;
  • Eight (8) or more years of professional environmental health work experience, including at least six (6) years in management;
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

AND

  • Must pass a computer literacy examination administered by the Allegheny County Health Department with a score of 75% or higher.

NATURE OF WORK

This is a rare opportunity for an experienced leader to join a world class public health department, manage a highly skilled team poised for excellence and, in partnership with an array of internal and external constituencies, make monumental improvements in the lives of people and their environment.

The Deputy Director for the Bureau of Environmental Health supports the mission of ACHD to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of all Allegheny County residents, particularly the most vulnerable. The Bureau of Environmental Health protects the health of Allegheny County residents by improving air quality, ensuring safe installation and use of plumbing facilities and promoting wastewater and solid waste management.

The Bureau of Environmental Health currently has a staff of approximately 80 employees across three major program areas (air quality, plumbing and wastewater and solid waste management) and an annual operating budget of $10 million. In addition to managing these programs, the Deputy Director will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and the Director and collaborate with fellow deputy directors who manage the Bureaus of Clinical Services; Community and Family Health; Food, Housing and Policy; Data, Reporting and Disease Control; Administration as well as the Public Health Laboratory. The strategic pillars for ACHD include innovation, policy leadership, health equity, community engagement and workforce development.

Overall, ACHD is the public health department for the 1.2 million people and 130 municipalities (including Pittsburgh) of Allegheny County. In September of 2017, ACHD became a nationally accredited public health department. With a budget of approximately $37 million annually, ACHD has a diverse staff of approximately 400 people.

All employees with the Allegheny County Health Department may be required to respond to public health emergencies including, but not limited to, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or catastrophic events.

Hours of work generally fall between 8 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday with potential for occasional evening & weekend hours in the event of a public health emergency.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

The Deputy Director for the Bureau of Environmental Health must possess the following:

  • Significant experience leading and managing large teams devoted to complex tasks.
  • Considerable experience developing strategies, implementing plans, evaluating performance, correcting course and reporting progress.
  • Outstanding communication skills, written and verbal, and the ability to communicate both internally and externally, including to the public.
  • Extensive experience assembling, analyzing and translating raw technical data conveying its meaning and impact in a clear and concise manner, including to the public.
  • Knowledge of and experience with regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.
  • A deep and abiding commitment to public service and health.

FRINGE BENEFITS

Paid holidays, personal days, vacation and sick leave benefits, medical coverage and dental benefits, a retirement plan, life insurance and a deferred compensation plan after eligibility requirements have been met.

PERKS OF WORKING FOR ACHD

Professional growth through training opportunities (CPR, First AID, Public Health Preparedness, Dignity and Respect, Points of Dispensing, and more); ability to advance in county system; job security; meaningfulness in daily work derived from public service; eligible for federal loan forgiveness; organizational commitment to ACHD’s mission to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of all Allegheny County residents, particularly the most vulnerable.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

Applications will be accepted from certified Merit System employees of the Allegheny County Health Department and outside candidates who possess the experience and training listed in this announcement and who are capable of performing the duties of this position.

HOW TO APPLY

Please visit our WEB SITE, www.alleghenycounty.us/healthdepartment, CAREERS for an online application form and job announcement.  Any additional information should be sent to the Office of Human Resource Management, 542 4th Avenue, Room 104, Pittsburgh, PA  15219.  UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:  YOUR OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT MUST BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY FROM THE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY FOR VERIFICATION OF COURSEWORK OR DEGREE.

WEIGHTS

Minimum requirements and computer literacy examination – 60%
Relevant Experience – 15%
Supplemental questions – 25%

SCOPE OF THE EXAMINATION

  • Computer Literacy Exam – Measures basic computer skills, basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook, and typing.
  • Relevant Skills/Certifications – You will receive a score based on the experience you report on your application for employment.  It is therefore important that you provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application or result in a lower than deserved score or disqualification.  Call our Office of Human Resource Management if you have any questions.

COMPUTER LITERACY EXAMINATION

In order to be considered for this position, you must take and pass the Computer Literacy Examination.  Please visit https://es.eskill.com/es/quiz?testId=6355b28e3c1cc696 to take the examination.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

Please be prepared to answer the following questions. You may upload as a Word document answers to the supplemental questions in the “Upload Page” of the application.  Make sure to note “See attached” after the statement on the application form if you are attaching a separate document.  If you are unable to upload the document, you can fax to 412-578-8153 or email to trudy.maxon@alleghenycounty.us.

  1. Why are you applying for this position at this time and what in your professional training and experience would make you the best qualified candidate for this position?
  2. Describe your experience successfully leading complex organizations.
  3. In your career, what is the change you have led of which you are the proudest?
  4. In your career, what is an example of a failure from which you learned the most?
  5. Describe your experience interacting with the public and building relationships with different constituencies.

PURPOSE

To establish open competitive and promotional eligible lists for use in making merit system appointments in the Allegheny County Health Department.  The list will contain the names of successful candidates ranked in the order of final earned ratings.  The list will be in effect for one (1) year unless previously exhausted or superseded.

In the ranking, open competitive applicants qualifying for Veteran’s Preference receive an additional ten points on the final earned rating.  Form DD-214 must be attached to the application form for consideration for Veteran’s Preference.  Determination of Veteran’s Preference is made in accordance with State Civil Service Policy.

IF YOU ARE CLAIMING VETERAN’S PREFERENCE, THEN PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY; DD-214 FORM OR OTHER COMPARABLE MILITARY DOCUMENT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR INITIAL CLAIM.  THE DOCUMENT MUST SHOW DATES OF ENTRY AND SEPARATION AND CHARACTER OF SERVICE.

CREDIT FOR A DEGREE OR COLLEGE COURSEWORK CAN ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT SUBMITTED DIRECTLY FROM THE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY TO ALLEGHENY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES (NON-ACHD)

Regular or probationary employees of County Departments currently in this classification, hired under a State Civil Service System, who apply for this position will not be considered as Open Competitive applicants.  Those employees selected for transfer to the Allegheny County Health Department will be considered to have resigned their Civil Service status from the Department in which they are currently working and will be required to complete a probationary period with the Health Department.

PLEASE REFER TO INSTRUCTION SHEET FOR PROPER COMPLETION OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FORM.

This Announcement may be modified, amended or canceled by the Allegheny County Health Department at any time.

Legal Advocacy Manager

As the WC&S Legal Advocacy Manager, your primary role is to oversee the daily operation of the Legal Advocacy Department. You will provide supervision, training, and support to staff working in the Legal Advocacy Department as they provide direct service through legal options counseling, advocacy and court accompaniment, safety planning, emotional support, case management, and information & referrals. You will learn and understand the essential duties of these positions in order to provide support and direct back-up. The successful candidate has a successful track record of effectively managing teams, handling crisis and conflict, making and sustaining systemic improvements, and working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. Currently, this role is primarily remote with up to three partial days spent in court in Downtown Pittsburgh. The goal is to be co-located between the Legal Advocacy Department in Downtown Pittsburgh and home office.

WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program annually serving over 8,000 adult and child survivors of domestic violence & facilitating an intervention program to over 500 people who are abusive. We are advocates, grounded in fostering a community of safety, healing, and empowerment for anyone affected by domestic violence. Our Mission is to strengthen our ability to meet the individual and evolving needs of those affected by domestic violence by investing in the growth of our people, deepening community engagement, and amplifying the voices of all survivors. All staff learn about and support the organization’s mission, vision, and values of Safety, Uplifting Others, Compassion, Courage, Equity, Survivor-Centered Advocacy, and Stewardship.

This role provides you with the opportunity to showcase your leadership, supervision, communication, and administration skills. You will work with a diverse group of clients and co-workers, collaborate with the legal community in Pittsburgh, develop your team, and contribute to the organization’s mission in a variety of ways. If you have an understanding of the legal system, care deeply about the issue of intimate partner violence, have strong technology and administrative skills, and are passionate about using your supervision experience to successfully manage a fast-paced and professional department then we are eager to hear from you. WC&S will offer you an environment that provides endless opportunities to advance your knowledge and skills.

Here’s what you will do:

  • Oversee the daily operation of the Legal Advocacy Department.
  • Provide supervision, training, support, performance management, and evaluation to personnel within the Legal Advocacy Department; participate in the employee life cycle.
  • Learn and understand the essential duties of positions supervised and provide direct back-up and support to all Legal Advocacy direct and procedural services to victims, including but not limited to: criminal and civil advocacy accompaniment, notification, and assistance; emotional support, crisis intervention, and safety services; individual advocacy; and information and referral.
  • Monitor data collection for grant reporting and assist in the administration of grants (applications, reports, monitoring) for the Legal Advocacy Department; ensure timely and
    accurate submission of client and other service data.
  • Work with the Chief Legal Officer and all Legal Advocacy Department staff to design, implement, improve, and maintain Legal Advocacy Department programs.
  • Represent WC&S to the public including speaking engagements and internal and external trainings.
  • Work with community systems and Allegheny County legal systems to promote change; work as part of the WC&S Refugee, Immigrant, and Limited English Proficiency (RIL) Team to develop and maintain responsible, relevant, and culturally appropriate services to WC&S clients.
  • Participate in and collaborate with the WC&S Leadership Team; serve as a leader to connect the Legal Advocacy Department with the rest of the agency; actively contribute to agency policy development and implementation.
  • This exempt position requires being available for regular business hours, and as needed. Currently, the position is primarily remote.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Here’s what we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services, criminal justice, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least five years of experience with crisis intervention required.
  • Understanding of the justice system required.
  • At least two years of supervisory experience required.
  • Excellent presentation, written, and interpersonal communication skills in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication and conflict management skills with a demonstrated ability to facilitate healthy, trauma-informed communication in a fast-paced professional environment.
  • Strong command of general technology including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite is required; familiarity and understanding of information technology, including Salesforce, Tableau, and Zoom strongly preferred.
  • A demonstration of the understanding of abusive family dynamics, including intimate partner violence, cycle of abuse, power and control dynamics, cultural diversity issues and child abuse and neglect.
  • Ability to understand and perform confidentiality and safety procedures.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing demands and priorities.
  • Experience working in organizations with a successful track record in diversity and inclusion cultures preferred.
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances will be required.

WC&S offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including: generous paid time off; health, vision, and dental insurance; short-term and long-term disability coverage; group life insurance; retirement plan; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; paid training and professional development opportunities; and is a Public Service (Student) Loan Forgiveness eligible employer.

WC&S is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring that both applicants and employees are treated without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity expression, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation/identity, citizenship status, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment to all.

TO APPLY:

This position will remain open until we find the best candidate for the position. To ensure consideration for an interview, please send a resume and cover letter to the Director of Administration at careers@wcspittsburgh.org by end of business on Friday August 6, 2021.

Paralegal

As a WC&S Paralegal, your primary role is to provide general assistance to attorneys in the Civil Law Project (CLP) as they represent clients in cases involving intimate partner violence. This role will principally work on Protection from Abuse (PFA) cases by preparing files, interviewing clients, preparing intake summaries, gathering evidence, and identifying other legal needs. You will help prepare for legal proceedings, assist with case management for the attorneys, sit in on meetings with the Legal Director and CLP attorneys, manage related administrative tasks, and work to enhance systems within the program and agency. The role is currently able to be completely remote, with a goal of being co-located between the CLP Office in Downtown Pittsburgh and home office.

WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program annually serving over 8,000 adult and child survivors of domestic violence & facilitating an intervention program to over 500 people who are abusive. We are advocates, grounded in fostering a community of safety, healing, and empowerment for anyone affected by domestic violence. Our Mission is to strengthen our ability to meet the individual and evolving needs of those affected by domestic violence by investing in the growth of our people, deepening community engagement, and amplifying the voices of all survivors. All staff learn about and support the organization’s mission, vision, and values of Safety, Uplifting Others, Compassion, Courage, Equity, Survivor-Centered Advocacy, and Stewardship.

This role provides you with the opportunity to showcase your paralegal and problem-solving skills, work with a diverse group of clients, collaborate with the legal community in Pittsburgh, and contribute to the organization’s mission in a variety of ways. If you are excited to be part of a supportive and fast-paced nonprofit law project, care deeply about the issue of intimate partner violence, and are ready to make a difference in your community then we are eager to hear from you. WC&S will offer you an environment that provides endless opportunities to advance your knowledge and skills.

Here’s what you will do:

  • Assist CLP attorneys in court preparation and their client representation, including overseeing and conducting PFA case preparation, hearing and trial preparation, and client and witness interviews.
  • Draft correspondence, pleadings, and other legal documents.
  • Organize and manage client case files.
  • Conduct legal/factual research, docket/records searches, and file/deliver court pleadings as needed.
  • Serve as a liaison for CLP with clients, attorneys, court staff, and others.
  • This position requires being available for regular business hours, 40 hours per week. Currently, the position is completely remote.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Here’s what we are looking for:

  • Paralegal certificate or equivalent experience working with court system clients, forms and procedures required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Ability to establish healthy boundaries, trust, respect, and rapport with a diverse population of clients and legal professionals.
  • Ability to understand confidentiality and safety procedures.
  • A demonstration of the understanding of abusive family dynamics, including intimate partner violence, cycle of abuse, power and control dynamic, cultural diversity issues and child abuse and neglect.
  • Adept in utilizing general technology including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Windows, Outlook, and online software platforms.
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances will be required.

WC&S offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including: generous paid time off; health, vision, and dental insurance; short-term and long-term disability coverage; group life insurance; retirement plan; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; paid training and professional development opportunities; and is a Public Service (Student) Loan Forgiveness eligible employer.

WC&S is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring that both applicants and employees are treated without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity expression, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation/identity, citizenship status, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment to all.

TO APPLY:

This position will remain open until we find the best candidate for the position. To ensure consideration for an interview, please send a resume and cover letter to the Director of Administration at careers@wcspittsburgh.org by end of business on Friday August 6, 2021.

Receptionist

The Receptionist of the URA is often the first point of contact for the URA stakeholders and will provide high quality, professional, timely, and engaging service for the organization. This position will collect, produce, and supply information regarding the organization to the general public, clients, customers, and employees as well as supporting front office functions with superb administrative skills.

Job title: Receptionist
Department: Human Resources
Divisional Unit: Central Operations
Pay Grade: 3
Reports to: Human Resources Manager

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Greet all persons entering organization, direct them to the correct destination, inform URA staff when visitors and guests arrive, and offer refreshments to all guests.
  • Tidy and maintain the reception area including coffee bar stations to ensure coffee is brewed for guests and visitors throughout the day, and restock other refreshments as needed.
  • Ensure conference rooms are organized before and reorganized after daily use to maintain professional appearances when guests arrive.
  • Professionally answer the URA’s main telephone line, screen and direct calls as appropriate internally and externally based on the services requested.
  • Take and relay messages when staff members are unavailable.
  • Provide information to callers about the URA’s programs, events, and departments. Answer queries from the public, customers, and clients.
  • Maintain and update phone directories and contact lists as organization personnel changes occur.
  • Monitor visitor access and maintain security awareness. Responsible for providing back up support to the main lobby attendant in the event of an absence to greet all guests entering the building.
  • Receive and sort incoming and outgoing mail for the URA’s various departments. Prepare, weigh and add postage to mail. Notify and coordinate department mail pickup and drop off.
  • Schedule and maintain appointments as needed for conference rooms, vehicle registrations, and create meeting room lists daily for internal staff reference.
  • Assist in the ordering of catering for meetings throughout the URA, and assist with conference room setup as needed.
  • Monitor and maintain office equipment, and office supplies for the organization, as well as scheduling regular document shredding for the URA.
  • Perform administrative support tasks such as preparing correspondences, creating and editing documents, filing, and recordkeeping as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in business related function.
  • 3+ years of experience in a related administrative, receptionist, or front office coordinator role.
  • Proficiency with computers and relevant software including but not limited to: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, etc.
  • Ability to type at least 50 words per minute.
  • Excellent customer service skills and best practices.
  • Strong attention to detail, and thoroughness.
  • Superb oral and written communication skills.
  • Any other combination of degree, skills, training, and experience will be considered.

Competencies:

  • Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Develops Talent
  • Attention to Communication
  • Customer Orientation
  • Takes Initiative
  • Thoroughness
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs., standing, sitting, reaching and stretching.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.

Disclaimers:

The URA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual origination, political, and/or union affiliation.

AN APPLICANT MUST BE A CITY OF PITTSBURGH RESIDENT, OR BECOME ONE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE URA.

Communications Associate

Sequal Consulting is looking for a full-time Communications Associate who is passionate about and experienced in comprehensive strategic communications for justice-oriented movements and organizations. Associate responsibilities range from helping execute communications strategy, researching and analyzing media/political/policy opportunities, and generating and managing digital and traditional communications. The ideal person for this position will have some background in labor union communications. A commitment to movement-building and intersectional justice and liberation for all is required.

About Sequal Consulting

Sequal Consulting is a full-service strategic communications firm based in Pittsburgh, PA. We serve clients across the Commonwealth and throughout the country. We are strategists for social change who help movements shift power from corporations and billionaires to the people and the planet. We help our clients increase their visibility, sharpen their message, share their stories with new audiences, and advance their vision for a more just society.

What you’ll do at Sequal

  • Work with labor union and other clients to execute communications strategies and campaign plans.
  • Craft core campaign messaging and ensure message consistency across communications channels.
  • Monitor media, summarize coverage for clients, and identify opportunities that align with client goals.
  • Produce concise and effective press materials including releases, advisories, op-eds, and letters to the editor.
  • Pitch stories to reporters, editors, online outlets, and other newsmakers.
  • Prepare spokespeople for press interviews, events, and actions.
  • Create and curate social media content and manage client social channels.
  • Draft, target, and send mass emails and help administer online activist toolsets.

What we need to see in you

  • Labor union experience is strongly preferred. 2-3 years’ experience working for an issue-oriented non-profit or community organization, movement, political campaign, elected official, or communications firm serving progressive organizations, will also be considered.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field. Work experience will be considered in lieu of formal education.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Commitment to understanding race, class, gender, and other equity issues as part of our work.
  • Proven track record of messaging across audiences with an ability to match content and tone accordingly.
  • Excellent current events / news sense and political savvy.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and clients simultaneously with strict adherence to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and flexibility in approach to project assignments.
  • An understanding that clients often expect immediate responsiveness, regardless of whether or not you’re “on the clock.”
  • Valid driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle.

The details

  • This is not a strictly 9am-5pm position. Because the position often directly relates to the 24-news cycle and social media environment, it will require weeknight and weekend hours.
  • Travel is occasionally required around the western Pennsylvania region or to state/national conferences.
  • Compensation will be based on skills and experience, with an approximate salary range of $45,000 – $50,000/year.
  • Our comprehensive benefits package includes health and dental insurance, an IRA with a company match, and three weeks paid vacation to start.
  • Staff is currently working remotely, though attendance at certain staff and client events is required. We have had an office in the past and plan to again, but daily office work will be negotiable.

What to send

Sequal Consulting is committed to building a more diverse social justice movement. Women, femmes, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Unfortunately, we cannot hire sitting elected officials in Pennsylvania due to conflicts of interest with client advocacy.

Analyst

We are seeking an Analyst with an interest in human service programs and/or quality improvement programs. The Analyst must be able to work both independently as well as part of a team in conducting quality and outcome analysis to unify and coordinate quality service provision across one or more program offices of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS), and may also conduct research and analysis related to other program areas with which DHS interacts (e.g., public education, health, criminal justice).  DHS’s program offices include Behavioral Health, Intellectual Disability, Area Agency on Aging, Community Services and Children, Youth and Families. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Processing and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to support the daily operational data needs of DHS; a focus on client service data and quick turnaround response to requests from DHS staff/administration and outside entities is a large part of the job. While the Analyst is not required to be an expert in all statistical tests and methods, Incumbent is expected to recognize his/her particular expertise in data analysis and to seek other expert opinions whenever appropriate.
  • Extracting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to support the daily operational data needs of DHS.
  • Developing an understanding of DHS’s services and systems, in order to promote the effective use of data for decision-making through insightful analysis.
  • Sharing knowledge and findings through effective verbal and written presentations, to internal and to external stakeholders.
  • Assisting in the development and design of research studies to evaluate human service programs administered by DHS. Studies may focus upon particular programs, cross-system service utilization or particular consumer groups or service needs. This work may include cleaning and analysis; performing literature reviews; obtaining secondary data sources; and gathering input from a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Serving as a bridge between application developer, leadership and end-users to ensure that the data stored and retrieved from the system meet the research and operational needs of DHS.
  • Querying databases to answer ad hoc requests to support program offices.
  • Creating dashboards and data visualizations using Tableau software.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of quality improvement strategies for DHS.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of DHS’s research agenda.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated interest in public service and research.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience querying relational databases with SQL.
  • Experience with data visualization (Tableau preferred).
  • Experience with R or Python (or other programming languages).
  • Experience mapping in ArcGIS or R.
  • Experience working with both technical and non-technical teams.
  • Ability to embrace and operationalize DHS’s mission and guiding principles in work practices and deliverables.
  • Experience working with a variety of information systems and data files, including large and complex files and transforming raw data into finished products.
  • Ability to think critically and effectively communicate results to a diverse audience.
  • Strong time management and prioritization abilities so as to respond quickly to requests from DHS staff/administration and outside entities.
  • Attention to detail and quality.
  • Ability to interact professionally with DHS and provider staff, consumers and general public.
  • Ability to take initiative and work with a high level of independence.
  • Able to thrive in an environment that requires flexibility and multi-tasking.
  • Able to sit at a computer for long periods (2 plus hours) and traverse the building carrying up to 10 pounds (files, books, etc.).
  • Has both available and consistent access to reliable transportation and is able to navigate in the community for work-related assignments, as needed.

Education/Experience Requirements:

Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in public policy or a quantitative field and experience with data visualization also preferred.

-OR-

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in a related field, plus 2 years of previous relevant experience.

If hired for a position, candidates would work for Allegheny County, Department of Human Services and be employed by Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute.

About Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS)

In Allegheny County, we appreciate people who think big, act boldly, and care about making a difference. You don’t have to be from here to feel at home, or to make your mark. With only 1.3 million people in the County, it’s small enough for motivated people to get things done. Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is a perfect place to get things done that directly affect people in need in a positive and lasting way. We help children grow up safer and healthier, older adults remain able to live independently, and neighborhoods to thrive. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people in Allegheny County.

DHS is the largest agency in Allegheny County government, with a budget of nearly $1 billion. DHS serves over 200,000 people a year through services that include: Protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect and preventing future occurrences of maltreatment; improving child wellness through family support, home visiting, early intervention and in-home services; providing treatment for behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders and mental illness; managing the care of adults with intellectual disabilities; preventing unnecessary nursing home stays; and services that prevent homelessness and provide shelter and housing for families and individuals.

Why DHS?

  •  It is innovative. Most recently, the national attention and awards we’ve gotten are for how DHS integrates data and uses them to improve the safety and well-being of children through tools that support front-line staff in making decisions (using predictive analytics).
  • DHS is diverse, but we strive to be even more inclusive. Our director has made it his top priority that DHS is “the kind of place where a diverse group of talented people want to come, grow, and do their best work.” This includes equity in hiring and advancement, as well as in unleashing the creativity and ideas of staff at every level of DHS.
  •  It has strong, assertive leaders. We do not hire yes-people.

You can make a big impact here. We stand out as one of the best human services organizations in the country. But we need problem-solvers, innovators, and terrific leaders to make sure we are smart in how we use our funding so that we reach the people who most need our help to make their lives better.

“DHS strives to be the kind of place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come to grow and do their best work.”

-From the organization’s statement on Equity and Inclusion

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – M/F/V/D

Assistant Code Enforcement Officer

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The TCVCOG is seeking a motivated, tech savvy and community minded person to join our team. This entry-level position would assist our experienced Code Enforcement Manager to uphold the codes and ordinances on behalf of participating member municipalities. The successful candidate will assist with interpreting ordinances, maintaining records and working with our civic software development, CodeNforce. This is an excellent opportunity to begin a career in community & economic development, planning, etc. The assistant code officer will work toward earning a property maintenance certification within three months of employment, and will learn the following essential job functions of a code enforcement officer.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY):

  • Read, interpret and enforce the codes of ordinances of the participating municipalities
  • Investigate alleged ordinance violations, prepare and issue violation notices as necessary, file citations for failure to comply with violations notices
  • Participate in ongoing training
  • Respond to complaints from residents, business operators, contractors and members of the general public, research background information on code enforcement complaint properties and conduct field investigations of potential code violations
  • Meet with property owners, tenants and business owners to review and explain code requirements and potential violations
  • Conduct Occupancy inspections, explain potential violations and administer pertinent permits
  • Prepare evidence in support of legal action taken on behalf of the member municipalities
  • Attend all necessary hearings for citations that are issued or for appeals that are filed
  • Work with municipal managers to arrange for code enforcement schedule and priorities
  • Manage and organize municipal codes for participating municipalities
  • Maintain records of complaints, inspections, violations, property information in CodeNforce system to ensure that all data is current and accurate
  • Present relevant information to council from time to time
  • Other related activities as directed by the Executive Director or the Manager of Code Enforcement

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:

  • 1+ of experience in construction work, inspection work, or any combination of experience and education/training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is preferred
  • High school Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania drivers’ license
  • Must be able to pass a drug test, a PennDOT Driving History test, and Criminal Background test

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

The Assistant Code Enforcement Officer is expected to maintain the highest standards of personal integrity and ethical conduct, be courteous toward the public and maintain proper decorum. The successful applicant must be able to effectively manage time, be very organized, and be able to conduct necessary follow up. Materials will be centrally located at the TCVCOG office but the assistant code enforcement officer will be required to drive to participating municipalities.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The majority of the work will be performed in an outdoor environment that will include very hot and sub-zero temperatures, and in wet, humid, snowy, icy and windy conditions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS (Moderate):

The position requires a moderate amount of physical activity. The position may require standing and walking on uneven terrain or slippery surfaces, climbing stairs or ladders, climbing hillsides, fitting into tight spaces, balancing, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, repetitive motions, crawling, and lifting. This position requires standing for extended periods of time while conducting inspections.

WORK SCHEDULE/WAGES:

Part time, with the possibility of full time $20/hr The TCVCOG offers competitive benefits.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please either mail or drop off a resume to the Turtle Creek Valley COG at 2700 Monroeville Blvd, Monroeville PA 15146 or email to asett@tcvcog.com.

Assistant Director of Housing Development

The Assistant Director of Housing Development effectively leads and provisions a team to focus on housing & unit production. This will include building relationships with community leaders and city stakeholders to advance production in alignment with neighborhood plans and priorities.

This role will also be the lead and liaison to monitor services provided by developers to the community leaders and will work closely with other departments to deliver challenging community development and community home ownership satisfaction to marginalized neighborhoods.
The ideal candidate for this role will be highly motivated to lead and drive complex projects through to completion by taking a proactive approach to housing development.
Job title: Assistant Director of Housing Development

Department: Project & Asset Management
Divisional Unit: Development Services
Pay Grade: 9
Reports to: Director of Development Services
Full-time / Exempt

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and implement complex projects using a strategic and results oriented mindset, while overcoming barriers to ensure projects are delivered successfully.
  • Proactively drive and produce high volume of residential rental and home ownership units that balance quality & affordability.
  • Achieves goals, deliverables, and unit production outcomes through problem solving, contingency plans, and action-oriented leadership to ensure goals and accountabilities are aligned.
  • Provide direct oversight and management to staff overseeing performance metrics, expectations, accountabilities, and growth strategies for employee development.
  • Assess available resources in staffing and funding to assign responsibilities within the department in a way that leverages all resources to create the optimal outcome to benefit the community at large.
  • Attend and serve on committees, task forces, and advisory board(s) as appropriate to achieve goals.
  • Work collaboratively with URA Leadership to engage in URA visioning and strategic planning efforts, ensuring organization-wide goals, policies and plans integrate with internal operations amongst development services and lending.
  • Provide strategy around major home ownership and mixed-use development initiatives to meet the goals and objectives of the URA and different stakeholders.
  • Structure complex and multi-layered real estate projects, using a myriad of funding sources.
  • Work collaboratively with other URA Leadership in lending and development services:
    • Strategize operational planning for developing and implementing home ownership and mixed-use building projects in marginalized neighborhoods.
    • Develop strategies to increase customer satisfaction and deliver excellent service for homeownership initiatives throughout the city
    • Deliver successful and sustainable home ownership projects and community wealth strategies for marginalized neighborhoods.
  • Work with community groups, City, Planning, URA, PHDC (Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation), and PLB (Pittsburgh Land Bank) teams on mixed-use developments to effectively find a solution for community real estate issues.
  • Work with external stakeholders such as federal, state, city agencies, lenders, contractors, real estate professionals, elected officials, nonprofit organizations, local banks, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), Housing Authority, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with Asset, Transactions, Legal, and Compliance teams to ensure programs meet all compliance consultation requirements for development loans, grants, underwriting, HUD regulations, and other applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Work collaboratively with the Finance team to ensure that program finances are accurate for effective monitoring of different accounts, and budgets while meeting all legal and compliance requirements.
  • Provide performance information, metrics, and reports to enable contracts and programs to be monitored to ensure home ownership initiatives are performing and to benchmark against standards.
  • Fully investigate and respond to all community concerns, comments, inquiries, and ensure appropriate steps are taken to correct any challenges or shortcomings and implement corrective measures.
  • Ensure stakeholders, community groups, and internal colleagues are kept fully informed of significant progress to building community wealth and homeowner programs.
  • Lead relationships with managing agents across all tenures ensuring that services meet required standards and costs are reasonable.
  • Project manage corporate and departmental projects as requested, ensuring key objectives are set and outcomes are properly monitored and recorded.
  • Prepare and manage budgets and service charges in accordance with our financial policies and procedures.
  • Promote and participate in community meetings and involvement activities in liaison with the City, Planning, URA, PHDC (Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation), and PLB (Pittsburgh Land Bank) to represent the URA in such a way that is always committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or Liberal Arts
  • 5+ of experience in affordable housing programs and finance including the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, and public funding programs.
  • 3+ years of management and people supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying and sourcing: LIHTC’s, low interest loans/grants, HOME/CDBG, NMTC, HTC, FHLB, and philanthropic resources.
  • Familiarity with the City of Pittsburgh’s Affordable Housing Task Force initiative, and Housing Opportunity Fund program
  • Understanding of policies, programs, and processes of HUD and PHFA
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a wide variety of individuals, agencies, and community groups as a representative of the organization.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills required.
  • Entrepreneurial sensibility and strong capacity to set department goals, work plans and work independently.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment concerning budget expenditures; funder, community, and political relationships; and partnership arrangements with local organizations.
  • Ability to manage and sustain a diverse loan portfolio.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/experience of tax credit programs is a plus.
  • Prior local government experience in housing is a plus.

Competencies:

  • Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Develops Talent
  • Results Orientation
  • Managing Change
  • Empowering Others
  • Attention to Communication
  • Forward Thinking
  • Establishing Focus
  • Fostering Innovation
  • Fostering Teamwork
  • Managing Performance
  • Building Collaborative Relationships
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Customer Orientation

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs., standing, sitting, reaching and stretching.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.

Disclaimers:

The URA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual origination, political, and/or union affiliation.

AN APPLICANT MUST BE A CITY OF PITTSBURGH RESIDENT, OR BECOME ONE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE URA.

Assistant Director of Business Solutions

This position is responsible for the strategic direction, staff leadership, and daily operations of the Business Solutions Team. Additionally, this role provides thought leadership, guidance, public engagement, creative solutions, and research – working in tandem with URA Directors and staff and stakeholders on all manner of business start-up, retention, expansion, and growth in the city of Pittsburgh.

The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent communication skills, strong analytical and advanced problem-solving ability, detailed knowledge, and experience working with public, private, and nonprofit agencies to advance business start-up, retention, and expansion initiatives. The position requires outstanding ability to adapt and pivot, provide strategic and innovative spirit and vision to the URA’s work. The position requires a strong capacity to review the needs of the organization and structure the department to meet those needs.

Department: Business Solutions
Divisional Unit: Business Solutions Unit
Pay Rate: $73,840.00 – $92,300.00
Reports to: Chief Strategy Officer
Full-time / Exempt

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Chief Strategy Officer to direct all department activities and functions, including direct supervision of department staff, managing budgets, and monitoring financing and support programs.
  • Participates in department strategic planning and initiatives and presides over meetings as needed in the absence of the Chief Strategy Officer, related to the URA’s role in business retention, expansion, and attraction activities in the City of Pittsburgh.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of relationships with businesses seeking to expand or relocate to the City of Pittsburgh.
  • Assist with and create strategies to target specific industry clusters, which may include technology based, neighborhood business district serving, minority and/or women business enterprises, manufacturing, and other clusters and verticals that will result in quality job creation/retention and improve the economic quality and overall quality of life for the City.
  • Complete market research and compile data; this may include research and intelligence for specific market sectors, supply chain business expansion analysis.
  • Support the creation, execution and implementation of programs, projects and activities that continue to enhance the City’s attractiveness to entrepreneurs—this may include creating and gaining expertise for a Business Tool Kit that includes URA Business lending tools, PA DCED’s PREP Program, State tax credit and incentive programs, InnovatePGH, partnership with neighborhood business district groups, small business support initiatives, and other local, state, and federal initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively cross-departments to find solutions for the department and business needs.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and continual improvement, requiring excellent customer service, encouraging new ideas and process to improve the department’s work.
  • Conduct performance evaluations that are timely and constructive for direct reports, assist in developing staff growth, performance management, and hiring decisions.
  • Oversee department program budgets, special programs, funding applications, and expenses while coordinating staff to ensure compliance, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, business, finance, communications, or a related field
  • Five (5) to or more years of related professional experience in industries such as: business to business engagement, communications, entrepreneurship, etc.
  • Three (3) years of experience in a management role overseeing people and department functions.
  • Knowledge of business retention and expansion strategies, business financing, and entrepreneurial support strategies.
  • The demonstrated ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including policy and business leaders.
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in public policy, business, finance, communications, or a related field
  • Strong ties to the local community, working relationships with public policy, academic, philanthropic, and small business leaders.
  • Experience working with businesses on site location, workforce development, incentives/financing, and other elements of business expansion.

Competencies:

  • Promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Develops Talent
  • Establishing Focus
  • Empowering Others
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Performance
  • Influencing Others
  • Building Collaborative Relationships
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Entrepreneurial Orientation
  • Fostering Innovation
  • Results Orientation
  • Decisiveness
  • Personal Credibility
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Decisiveness
  • Persuasive Communication

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs., standing, sitting, reaching and stretching.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.

Disclaimers:

The URA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual origination, political, and/or union affiliation.

AN APPLICANT MUST BE A CITY OF PITTSBURGH RESIDENT, OR BECOME ONE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE URA.

Director of Public Issues

The Director of Public Issues reports to the President of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE) and collaborates with other senior staff by helping to link COFHE’s research agenda and policies to topical issues of concern for member campuses. The Director maintains close working relationships with appropriate personnel on member campuses in support of their efforts to speak publicly about selective higher education. The Director of Public Issues also advises the COFHE Board of Directors on issues pertaining to media attention to higher education, student aid policy, and federal legislative interest in undergraduate education.

COFHE founded in 1971, is an institutionally supported organization of 35 independent, nonprofit colleges and universities that provides research and sponsors membership meetings on how selective, private colleges and universities can advance their commitments to providing exceptional educational opportunities for highly talented students as well as to following best practices in fiscal management. COFHE has offices at two of its member campuses: MIT and Johns Hopkins University. This position works in the Washington, D.C. office (housed in Johns Hopkins University space).

COFHE has a perspective that is unique compared to other associations with respect to its members’ specific concerns about issues of need-based aid, costs of undergraduate education, tax policy, accreditation, value of a college degree, affordability for students, student debt, and assessment.

COFHE is committed to providing support to its member schools’ senior officers as they take public roles to articulate distinctive messages about highly selective private higher education; there is an unaddressed need for a more coordinated effort to link factual and analytic results to topical issues that represents an important role to be played by this office within COFHE.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Public Issues Committee (PIC) and actively develop its agenda in cooperation with the Chair and COFHE’s president, including planning a productive program for the annual Public Issues Seminar.
  • Convene the government relations and public relations officers of COFHE to target public policy topics not specifically addressed by other DC organizations, which are of high interest and importance to COFHE institutions.
  • Staff the biennial meeting of COFHE’s financial aid officers, ensuring highlights within the meeting plans for presentation of COFHE research findings, PIC topics relevant to aid directors, and the broader COFHE agenda.
  • Develop a personal network of contacts in Washington, DC and COFHE institutions, which will assist COFHE in the timely identification of policy issues and the development of core messages, while also supporting the advocacy efforts of individual COFHE schools.
  • Work with financial aid directors and with public affairs officers, advising and consulting on aid policy developments and on communications about COFHE-related issues.
  • Discern what information might be useful for the DC legislative and policy arenas in order to facilitate more productive connections with COFHE and campus officers.
  • Increase and strengthen COFHE’s organizational visibility in DC with other associations, while retaining a low profile and non-lobbying stance.
  • Find appropriate ways to connect COFHE data with topical issues in the media (e.g., soliciting information from targeted COFHE Breaks or other summary research from COFHE researchers—sensitive data will remain background only and for institutional use, but some topics can benefit from public release of summary data).
  • Strategically anticipate upcoming needs for members’ policy positions and legislative or administration engagement by collecting research results, convening discussion groups, and determining strategy for engagement.
  • Find ways consistently to make COFHE’s Public Issues Officer an engaged participant in articulating the issues and context of elite independent higher education
  • Inform COFHE staff in public issues topics.
  • Participate with research team in development of Value Visual Aids for member schools.
  • Contribute to communications efforts with the membership.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in communications, law, policy study, or higher education preferred.
  • A minimum of five years related experience; experience in the selective, national sector of higher education preferred.

Classified Title: Director Government Affairs
Working Title: Director of Public Issues
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PI
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F/8:30am-5:00pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 01-DC:District of Columbia
Department name: 10000943-COFHE
Personnel area: SAIS

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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