Senior Project Coordinator

Exempt | Location: Civic Center

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LAHD Personnel

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The Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) is seeking candidates for a Senior Project Coordinator position, Class Code 1538, to be filled on an exempt appointment basis. This position will be assigned to Homeless Services Unit of the Program Operations Division.



The current salary range for the Senior Project Coordinator position is $80,325 to $120,623 annually.




This position is an Exempt Civil Service position under City Charter Section 1001(b).




The responsibilities for this position is as follows:



·         Under the supervision of the Assistant Chief Grants Administrator, the Senior Project Coordinator is responsible for leading the Homeless Services Unit team to administer contracts that transfer federal and state grants and City General Funds for the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA).  Hire, train and evaluate staff.  Provides direction and ongoing oversight of work assignments.


·         Coordinates with staff from other City departments to deliver funding and grants to and reports about LAHSA, including Mayor’s Office, Chief Legislative Analyst, City Administrative Officer, City Attorney, City Council offices, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


·         Collaborates with other divisions within LAHD to ensure LAHSA’s compliance with federal, state and City policies and procedures for budgets, invoices and program reports.  This includes compliance with HUD grant requirements.


·         Contributes data, analysis and perspective from LAHSA contract administration to the department’s homelessness policy and programs.


·         Performs other related duties as assigned.




·         Plans, prepares and facilitates meetings with staff, other departments and external stakeholders.


·         Prepares, reviews and revises written reports, letters, memos and presentations.


·         Synthesizes relevant information from documents, reports and news sources.


·         Communicates effectively in person, on the phone and in writing with staff, other departments and LAHSA, as well as other external stakeholders.


·         Prioritizes workflow according to multiple, competing deadlines.


·         Represents departmental leaders with key external stakeholders.




Candidates for this position must meet the following requirements:


1.    A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university;




2.    A.) Four (4) years of full-time, paid professional experience working with homeless services and/or government agencies in contract implementation;




B.) A minimum of four (4) years of full-time, paid professional experience with government funding and/or community organizations providing program services.





The selection process will consist of an oral interview and may include a writing exercise to determine the most qualified candidate for this position. In the event that there is a large candidate pool, screening criteria will be used to bring the most qualified individuals forward to the interview process.

In accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, candidates must meet the minimum requirement of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption and report their vaccination status prior to being hired by the hiring City department. The ordinance is available at

How to apply



Interested applicants must submit a completed City of Los Angeles Application form and a résumé (ATTN: Senior Project Coordinator/Program Operations) to the following email address: no later than 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact the Los Angeles Housing Department Personnel Unit at (213) 808-8804.






If employment is said to be exempt, it is meant that the employment is exempted from the civil service provisions of the City Charter. In order to receive a regular civil service appointment, employees must have successfully participated in a civil service examination, received a high enough score on the examination to be placed on and receive an appointment from an eligible list, and they must serve a probationary period. Exempt employees do not compete in a civil service examination, they are not placed on an eligible list and receive an appointment from that list, nor do they serve a probationary period. As a result, exempt employees do not have what is referred to as a “property interest” in their job. Exempt employees serve at the will of the appointing authority and can be terminated at any time without cause. Employees with a property interest in their job, i.e. civil service employees, cannot be deprived of their employment (discharged or suspended) without due process.




Exempt employees serve at the will of the appointing authority, and as such, they may be discharged, suspended or otherwise disciplined without cause. Exempt employees have no property interest in their employment, and any procedural benefit or other prerogative extended to them by their appointing authority is not intended to create and does not create any such property interest. No officer or employee of the City may make to any other officer or employee any representation of a property interest in employment which does not correspond to Charter provisions unless the City Council, by ordinance, permits such representation. No unauthorized representation can serve as the basis of an employee’s reliance on, or expectation of, a property interest.




There is no protective leave for an exempt employee appointed to a civil service position. Upon receiving a civil service appointment and passing probation, the former exempt employee will be subject to the Civil Service provisions described in Article X of the City Charter. Upon appointment, the civil service employee will begin to accrue displacement and layoff seniority on the first day of his/her civil service appointment and may file for promotional examinations for which s/he qualifies. A full or half-time exempt employee appointed to a full or half-time civil service position continues to: contribute to the Retirement System; accrue vacation time; accrue sick time; receive anniversary date salary increases; and, receive health and dental benefits identical to those received in the civil service position.