HACLA (Housing Authority of the City of LA)

Transformative Climate Communities Project Coordinator for Economic Initiatives & Compliance

Employment type
2 months ago
Los Angeles


Funded by the State of California's Cap-and-Trade Program (via the California Climate Investments Initiative), the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program empowers the communities most impacted by pollution to choose their own goals, strategies and projects to enact transformational change by providing funding for environmental, health, economic development and housing initiatives. For the inaugural FY 2019 TCC program year, the Strategic Growth Council awarded $33.25 million to the Watts Rising Collaborative led by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA.)

The Watts Rising Collaborative is a coalition of over thirty neighborhood based organizations and City Departments that will be implementing 25 different projects in the areas of sustainable housing, active transportation, urban greening and low carbon transportation in Watts over the next three years. In addition to achieving the specific project related goals, the Watts Rising Collaborative will be working to create local jobs and businesses, achieve deep and long lasting community engagement, and deepen our understanding and implementation of policies that prevent displacement, and collect and monitor data that will allow us to evaluatethe effectiveness of each of the projects within the community.


Under the general direction of the TCC Senior Project Manager and in collaboration with HACLA compliance staff and outside partners, the TCC Project Coordinator for Economic Initiatives and Compliance will ensure that at a minimum the 25 different projects in the Watts Rising Collaborative meet the local hire (Section 3) and Prevailing Wage requirements outlined in the TCC Grant Agreement by and between HACLA and the State and our First Amended MOU by and between HACLA and our Project Partners.

The position includes a diverse array of duties to include, but not limited to: job mapping; employer recruitment assistance; coordinating job readiness tools for Watts residents, including early education & training; developing extensive analysis, data and information collection; investigating and resolving wage disputes between employees and contractors; auditing payroll records. This position requires independent judgment, a collaborative approach that facilitates compliance with a wide array of laws and regulations, extensive communication with project managers, contractors, residents, municipal and developer partners, the Strategic Growth Council, the Department of Industrial Relations and the Department of Labor.

The TCC Project Coordinator for Economic Initiatives & Compliance is a single incumbent, three- year position that will be paid for using both TCC funds and HACLA matching funds.



The TCC Project Coordinator for Economic Initiatives & Compliance responsibilities are as follows:

  • Provide technical assistance to all projects with Section 3 and Prevailing Wage obligations to ensure comprehension of requirements and completion of all paperwork, approve project strategies for meeting obligations, monitor progress, address non-compliance issues or wage disputes & compile comprehensive reports to grantor and other required regulators, as necessary.
  • Create a TCC Jobs Map based upon the Economic Opportunity Plans submitted by each project partner.
  • Work comprehensively with public agencies, local WorkSource and BusinessSource centers, education and training organizations to ensure appropriate training and tools are available; engage local residents in opportunities; and pair qualified candidates with positions.
  • Identify opportunities to help local businesses and organizations expand capacity to meet program needs or help individuals start new businesses and organizations to compete successfully for growing opportunities in green, tech, health, food, and other related industries.
  • Research, interpret, analyze and enforce various sources of regulatory documentation pertaining to labor issues.
  • Review bid specifications, analyze scope of work to help ensure the appropriate wage determination(s) and required TCC Grant guidelines incorporated in contracts prior to contract award.
  • Conduct job site visits and interviews.
  • Prepare scopes of work or Memorandums of Understanding for and with any consultants or third party partners to assist in fulfilling on TCC goals related to economic initiatives, local hire (Section 3) and wage compliance.
  • Assist with preparation of materials or content for grant applications to enhance or improve Watts Rising-related activities and functions in your related area of expertise.
  • Prepare presentations, attend meetings, and develop communications to keep community engaged in resources and opportunities.




  • Read, interpret and apply regulations
  • Analyze, verify and interpret data
  • Work independently and process new information and regulations quickly
  • Communicate clearly both in writing and orally and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, residents, and internal staff
  • Good command of Microsoft Word and Excel programs, and general technical skills



A combination of training, education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position including graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration or other related field and five years (5) of related work experience.



Must possess a valid California class 'C' driver's license.


Ability to speak and understand conversational Spanish is preferred.



Applications will be reviewed for relevant experience, education, and training. Applications must be detailed and complete for proper evaluation. Resumes may be included but may not be submitted in lieu of application content. Only the MOST QUALIFIED APPLICANTS will be invited to the interview process. Applicants must pass each phase of the interview process with a rating of 80% or higher to continue in the selection process. Only the most qualified applicants will be referred for interview and considered for the position; however, only the best-qualified applicant(s) may be selected.


Applications will be reviewed for relevant experience, education and training. The application must be detailed and complete for proper evaluation prior to examination.


All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment evaluation, which includes: a post-offer medical examination (includes drug and alcohol screening), criminal records check, employment history and education verification, and documentation of the right to work in the United States.


If you require special testing accommodations due to a physical, mental or learning disability, please call (213) 252-5400 for special assistance. Special testing accommodations may be arranged if verification of the disability is provided by a physician, rehabilitation counselor, or other authority.


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