Special Assistant to the Chief Operations Officer

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Job Code: PD18-47
Posted On: Wednesday, 12th September 2018
Department: Executive
Location: Main Office
Kensington, Md
10400 Detrick Avenue
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: 4 Year Degree
Pay Rate: Minimum -Grade-$67,733

Job Description:

This position requires work in performance management as well as data and financial analysis for the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer. The employee will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Will monitor, produce ad hoc and other reports of performance and financial data for the purpose improving the performance of all customer-facing services by working closely and collaboratively across departments. The work involves collecting performance and fiscal data and information on complex problems or issues, developing technically sophisticated presentations, conducting in-depth research and analyses, and recommending data driven solutions. Employee will assist the COO and divisions in business process improvements using a wide range of analytical tools and methods. The results of their work is intended to ensure agency accountability and transparency of operations for HOC Commissioners, staff and constituents. The nature and purpose of interactions involve understanding current processes and workflows, compiling data and financial information, interpreting performance relative to policy objectives, explaining data submission and other requirements, facilitating meetings and resolving difficult, highly visible problems or issues.

Preferred Skills:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, public policy, business administration, real estate development or related field
  • Minimum four years’ experience performing data and financial analysis and interpretation, program evaluation and/or process improvement in an academic, data administration or business data analytics environment.
  • Project management experience in a fast-paced business environment is preferred
  • Must have ability to research and compile reports and to analyze information
  • Knowledge of public housing authority practices and policies
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of development and expense budgeting and forecasting
  • Knowledge of cash flow analysis and amortization scheduling
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of effective grant writing for capital development
  • Strong computer skills required (MS Office Suite)
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to deal tactfully, effectively and courteously with the general public
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish is a plus.