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Housing Group Fellow

at State of Georgia

Posted: 10/9/2019
Job Reference #: ADM08DP
Keywords: housing

Job Description

Current Georgia state government employees will be subject toState Personnel Board rule provisions.


The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is a Stateagency dedicated to partnering with communities to help create a climate ofsuccess for Georgia's families and businesses. DCA offers a fast paced, challenging and dynamic environment thatrequires attention to detail, pride in quality of work, and the ability to workas a versatile team player.  We are adiverse team of highly competent and committed professionals who strive to helppeople and communities thrive through technical expertise, innovative thinkingand a passion for making a difference. Team members are at their best when collaborating and supporting eachother as they perform challenging and dynamic work.


DCA's housing group is responsible for the agency's programs andservices in the areas of homeownership, rental housing development, rentalhousing assistance, and foreclosure prevention. This arm of DCA also includeshousing programs serving populations with special needs and those experiencinghomelessness.


The Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Housing is seekingcandidates for the position of DCA Housing Group Fellow. The successfulcandidate will be a highly motivated, enthusiastic and independent thinker withworking knowledge of or interest and commitment to affordable and fair housing,as well as community and economic development. The position requires teamcollaboration, writing, reporting, and the ability to perform an array of tasksin a fast-paced environment.


The Fellow will report to the Senior Housing Policy Analyst. Thisposition is based at 60 Executive Park South NE, Atlanta, GA in Dekalb County.

Job Summary & Responsibilities:
Under general supervision, the DCA Fellow will:
  • Conduct policy and legislative research in support of DCA'spriorities
  • Work closely with the housing policy team on a range of projectsrelating to research and development of policy issues and campaigns at thestate or local level
  • Assist with preparation of informational materials (presentations)and communications related to DCA housing policies and programs
  • Attend various meetings and conferences, and provide support asrequired, including taking notes and providing summaries.
  • Lead and/or assist with various projects as needed.
  • Respond to a variety of requests in person, by phone or inwriting.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to work independently, with limited supervision.
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonalcommunication skills.
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures (SOP) and otherbasic established office processes and procedures.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent customer service skills with prompt and appropriatefollow-up, etc.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work in a fast-pacedenvironment
  • The ideal candidate will have completed a bachelor's or graduatedegree in Policy, Law, Planning, Economics, or a related field from anaccredited college or university no more than one (1) year before applying forthis post
Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who, in addition to meetingthe minimum qualifications, demonstrate some or all of the followingskills/experience:

  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of public policy and state and/orlocal government
  • Demonstrated interest in affordable and fair housing and/orcommunity and economic development policy
  • Ability to work independently, solve problems and takeresponsibility for moving tasks forward with minimal supervision
  • Strong research and writing skills and the ability to analyze andreport/summarize policy and technical issues quickly and concisely withattention to detail

DCAis an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexualorientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any othercharacteristic protected by law. All qualified applicants will be consideredbut may not necessarily receive an interview. Due to the large volume ofsubmissions received by this office, information concerning application and/orinterview status cannot be provided.  Selected applicants will becontacted for next steps in the interview process.  Applicants who are notselected will not receive notification.  This position is subject to closeat any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

If you need an accommodation for aninterview, please contact the Human Resources Office at (404) 679-4845.

This is a temporary hourly position established for one year. Applicants must be a recent college graduate with a degree in Policy, Law, Planning, Economics, or related field from an accredited college or university.  

Hiring iscontingent upon satisfactory results of employment verification, background,criminal records investigations and motor vehicle reports.