CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS
Works independently under the general direction of the Community Development Director to perform professional planning work related to federal and state-funded housing and community development programs. Incumbent exercises independent judgement in the application of knowledge of urban planning principles and the administrative and legal requirements of various Housing & Urban Improvement grant programs. Oversees City boards assigned to the division. Assignments are carried out in accordance with general work instructions, professional knowledge of housing and community development issues and related federal/state/local laws, regulations and polices, theories, including supervision and management of the division. Performs other work as necessary.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Assigns work, provides instructions, and evaluates the performance of professional, technical and secretarial staff that are responsible in carrying out all Division activities and programs.
Prepares housing and community development planning documents, prepares and reviews reports to state and federal agencies and provides status reports for management as requested.
Maintain data on all Housing & Urban Improvement programs to facilitate audit by the City's independent auditors and other agency compliance monitors; formulate responses to audit findings or concerns.
Develops annual division budget based on all program allocations, prior year's expenditures and community priorities; monitors expenditures and prepares budget adjustments.
Performs needs assessment surveys and collects, analyzes, and interprets data for use in developing recommendations for housing programs.
Seeks additional funding sources to support new or existing housing programs and prepares grant applications as required.
Meets with community groups and other interested parties to share information and gather input for developing housing plans, programs and projects.
Provides staff support to committees and boards as required.
Oversees contracts, requests for proposals, forms, procedures, and systems necessary for the implementation of programs.
Reviews housing and community development grant requests.
Maintains project files, tracks expenditures, monitors project budgets, and reviews project progress to ensure timely completion and compliance with state and federal regulations from inception to completion.
May act as the Community Development Director in the absence of the incumbent in that position when assigned.
A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Social Science, Public Administration, or a related degree from an accredited college or university, and five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, including at least two years experience in administering and implementing federal and state housing and community development programs. Supervisory experience and experience with computerized grant management programs required. . Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida driver’s license.
B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of modern planning, research and survey practices.
Knowledge of housing issues, the local housing market, and factors affecting the affordability of housing.
Knowledge of statistical principles and their application.
Ability to gather, compile and analyze data.
Ability to prepare comprehensive written reports and present recommendations orally and in writing.
Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing. Ability to understand laws, rules, and regulations governing federal and state housing programs.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, the general public, and local, state, and federal agencies.
Skill in performing mathematical calculations.
Ability to supervise professional and support staff.
Ability to operate modern office equipment such as personal computer, copier, and calculator.
Ability to attend regular committee meetings outside of normal business hours.
C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to speak, read, hear, see and write the English language.
Ability to read, write and interpret technical reports.
Ability to use reasoning and comprehend technical materials.
Ability to learn routine and complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.
Ability to deal with pressure of multiple deadlines and public presentations.
Ability to use computer keyboard which requires the use of hands, wrists, and fingers.
Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull items weighing up to 15 lbs., for distances not to exceed 300 yards.
Ability to walk, stand and sit for periods not to exceed two (2) hours consecutively.
Ability to bend, kneel and squat for periods not to exceed ten (10) minutes.
Ability to work regularly scheduled hours.
Ability to grasp objects such as opening filing cabinets.
Ability to walk for distances during field visits.
Ability to operate motor vehicle.
Ability to work in undesirable conditions such as heat, humidity, dust and various other unpleasant working conditions on occasion.
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGNS OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.
Revision Date - 10/1/2013