Recruitment #2111-4284-001


*This position is exempt from civil service; the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Community Development Grants Administration Director. *

Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed old-world charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.

The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


The Continuum of Care (CoC) Specialist provides dedicated support and coordination efforts to the CoC Leadership Committee, Board of Directors and the Full Body. 

Essential Functions

Staff Support for CoC Committee

  • Coordinate meetings and agendas; prepare and distribute meeting minutes.
  • Coordinate and attend community and region-wide discussions to implement and sustain financial leveraging, housing and services for homeless individuals and families.
  • Maintain the calendar to schedule all meetings for the Leadership Committee, Board of Directors and the Full Body on an annual basis.
  • Work with US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Providers on federal regulations.
  • Maintain and update the policies, written standards and the Governance Charter.
  • Maintain all documents, records and website. 

Program Administration

  • Participate in Region- wide meetings with the State of Wisconsin Continuum of Cares.
  • Write the annual Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) competitive national funding application.
  • Implement a region-wide process; work with homeless housing and service providers and key community partners in compiling performance achievements for use in the annual Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) application.
  • Interact with the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) provider and the Coordinated Entry provider to ensure compliance with HUD requirements.
  • Coordinate the semi-annual Point-In-Time event and the annual Project Homeless Connect event, including submitting press releases for the event and coordinating volunteers, warming rooms sites, and shelter hygiene packets.
  • Coordinate any Community and Neighborhood Engagement activities.
  • Recommend Trainings and speakers for the Leadership Committee and Full Body.

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

  • Individuals who complete an application for general City employment on or after September 1, 2021 and are subsequently appointed to a position must provide proof of being vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e., received both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) or have an approved religious or medical accommodation within ten business days of their employment start date.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Planning or a related degree field.
  2. Valid driver's license and availability of a properly insured vehicle at time of appointment and throughout employment*. (*Automobile allowance is provided.)

 Equivalent combinations of education, training and experience may also be considered.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To receive credit for college, transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. College transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejectedYour transcript must be legible and include the following information:  the university or college name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date the degree was completed. Student copies are acceptable.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

Technical and Critical Thinking:

  • Knowledge of governmental policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Ability to coordinate and provide staff support to a community development committee.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex job-related documents.
  • Ability to utilize related computer software programs, including all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to stay current with evolving technology changes necessary to perform web-based duties.
  • Ability to problem solve, apply critical thinking and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Ability to take decisive action to ensure that files, minutes and reports are accurately maintained.

 Communication and Interpersonal

  • Ability to prepare accurate and effective written communications, including meeting minutes, reports, memos, letters, and other documents.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to City Departments and the public.
  • Ability to verbally communicate effectively to colleagues, department heads, committee members, and members of the public.
  • Ability to listen well and to communicate effectively both in person, video applications, email, and over the telephone.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and follow through on assignments to completion.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with team members and serve as back-up on critical job functions shared among a small work team.
  • Ability to perform work with a high degree of accuracy and detail.
  • Ability to work in a diverse, collaborative, time-sensitive environment, managing multiple tasks that are deadline-driven.
  • Ability to work effectively and positively with people whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Ability to always remain professional.

Current Salary

The current starting salary range (PG 2EX) is $48,670 - $63,426 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $50,130 - $65,329 annually. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.


 The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass

 For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit

Selection Process


  • Screening for this position will be based on an evaluation of each applicant’s education, experience, and professional accomplishments, which must be detailed in a cover letter and resume.
  • Cover letter, resume, and college transcripts must be sent via email to: by 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, December 9. 2021.
  • Please indicate “Continuum of Care Specialist” in the subject line of the email message.
  • Questions relative to the selection process may be directed to Rafael Acevedo by calling 414-286-5548.
  • The City of Milwaukee reserves the right to invite only the most qualified applicants to participate in the selection process.



  • The selection process will be conducted as soon as practical after Thursday, December 9. 2021.
  • Receipt of application materials may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

  • Interested parties will be contacted to schedule an interview with the department.  Final approval of the promotion is subject to a review by the Department of Employee Relations.
  • If you have additional questions about this posting, please contact Rafael Acevedo at 414-286-5548 or 


The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.