Fremont is a well-managed innovative city located in the heart of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Fremont prides itself on green technology, a low crime rate, great schools and parks, open space, a low unemployment rate, and an incredibly diverse population of 235,000 residents. As a full-service city, Fremont employs 936 regular employees and has a General Fund budget of $205 million dollars.
The City Manager’s Office works to support a vibrant community through the creation and maintenance of services that empower individuals, strengthen families, encourage self-sufficiency, and enhance safe neighborhoods. The City values its people, creativity, quality service, integrity, open communication, collaboration, and building a strong community through partnerships.
This is an exciting new position within the City Manager’s Office reporting to an Assistant City Manager. The position will partner with other City departments and act as a community focal point to develop and implement strategic plans to prevent, reduce, mitigate and end homelessness.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The City of Fremont is looking for someone with initiative, a creative approach to problem solving, and exceptional people skills including the ability to establish trust within the Fremont community and target population.
The candidate should have the following: - Ability to develop and implement innovative programs to help mitigate the impacts of, reduce and end homelessness - Ability to represent the City to various internal departments and external organizations and community groups - Ability to establish effective relationships with City departments, local service providers and the homeless community - Ability to prepare concise narrative and statistical written and verbal reports - Demonstrate a balanced understanding of and compassion for the root causes of homelessness including mental health and substance abuse as well as the City’s obligation to enforce state and local laws.
WHAT YOU WILL DO ALL DAY
- Develop, coordinate, manage and evaluate City operated or contracted programs to address homelessness and mitigate its impacts. - Analyze and identify potential funding sources for homeless activities and services. - Develop and implement communications strategies including public outreach and the dissemination of materials. related to services. - Manage requests to county or state resources for assistance with homeless individuals and those at risk. - Serve as the first point of contact for homelessness related community concerns. May provide direction to staff in other City departments with responsibilities in addressing various aspects of homelessness. - Monitor and analyze new and revised statues, legislation, articles, trends and developments related to homeless issues, services and funding. - Prepare and monitor project and program budget and expenditures. - Coordinate, in collaboration with Every One Home, the biennial homeless census as mandated by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). - Develop and maintain strong working relationships with staff in the Human Services and Police Departments, health care professionals, family service providers, the Family Resource Center, homeless/housing service providers and the community at large. - Prepare written and statistical reports. - Prepare correspondence, and Council summaries highlighting work progress.
The successful candidate will have any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge and skills necessary to satisfactory job performance. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skills would be: - Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Social Sciences or a related field. - Five (5) years of directly related experience is desirable. - A Master’s degree is highly desirable.
This position requires the ability to travel independently within and outside City limits. Therefore, a valid Class C California Driver's License is required by time of appointment.
Internal Number: 18CM04
Recently ranked second on the “Best Run Cities in America” list by 24/7 Wall St. and America’s third “Sharpest, Smartest City” by Reader’s Digest, the City of Fremont is a city continuing to move forward! Located in the heart of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, this strategically urban city prides itself on innovation, green technology, a low crime rate, great schools, a low unemployment rate, and an incredibly diverse population of over 235,000 residents.
As a full service city, Fremont employs over 937 regular employees and has an annual operating budget of $205 million dollars. Fremont is an employer that values its people, creativity, quality service, integrity, open communication, mutual respect, and diversity. City of Fremont employees find their work challenging, and most importantly, enjoy the chance to make a difference through public service.