City of Los angeles- Data Specialist

4/19/2022 10:27:31 AM 266


$24.76 - $25.92 Hourly


CA 90017, CA

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Data Management

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The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) seeks motivated professionals who want to use their talents and skills to make a difference.  Our staff are flexible and passionate about enriching people’s lives.  If you are mission-driven, dedicated to superior service and support, can diligently work independently and in a collaborative environment, join our team.  LAHSA is leading the fight to end homelessness in LA County.  Here, not only would your work have a real impact on the community, but we also offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.   

Created in 1993, LAHSA is a joint powers authority of the city and county of Los Angeles.  As the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, we coordinate and manage over $800 million annually in federal, state, county, and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing, and services to people experiencing homelessness. 

Under the supervision of the Supervisor, Data Integrity, the Data Specialist will serve as a technical resource for the verification and reporting of outcomes and quality data. The position will rotate among the homeless service providers for the Coordinated Entry System for Families.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide direct, field-based technical assistance to Family Solutions Centers and
  • crisis housing providers as needed.
  • Provide technical assistance to providers to aid in their use of HMIS to enhance programmatic management and outcomes data collection.
  • Identify data integrity or data collection challenges and assist or escalate as appropriate to develop solutions to those challenges.
  • Work collaboratively with internal teams to address data issues.
  • Runs reports on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to ensure data quality, accuracy, and substance of reports.
  • Conduct HMIS refresher trainings.
  • Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational and informational webinars from vendor, HUD, and others as it relates to HMIS.
  • Create and maintain an ongoing relationship with program staff at agencies.
  • Work with the CES for Families team to standardize paperwork and develop procedures when new resources are added.
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Los Angeles CoC HMIS and data requirements.
  • Excellent people skills, specifically a capacity for collaboration and interpersonal relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to express technical concepts clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple work assignments.
  • Ability to present technical concepts and data reports to external homeless service provider staff.
  • Expert problem solving, prioritization, and decision-making capabilities.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office Suite.

Training & Experience

  • Proven professional experience and educational background.

COVID-19 Vaccines  

  • Effective November 1, 2021, LAHSA will require proof of vaccination for all employees. This requirement is in response to the public health emergency and is intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among LAHSA employees, our stakeholders and those we serve – it will remain in effect for the duration of the public health emergency.  
  • Employees may apply for an exemption if they cannot be vaccinated due to complicating medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs. If the exemption is approved, then the employees will be subject to weekly COVID-19 testing.

Appointments are typically made between the minimum and the midpoint of the range, depending on qualifications. Applicants may make a reasonable accommodation request for this job by calling the Human Resources Department at (213) 683-3333; or via email at humanresources@lahsa.org. 

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
707 Wilshire Blvd, 10th FL

Los Angeles, California, 90017