City of Tampa

Community Development Technician (#060610) N28

$24.24-$36.29 Hourly / $4,201.60-$6,290.27 Monthly / $50,419.20-$75,483.20 Yearly


Introduction

This is professional work in community development and municipal grant management.

Nature Of Work

Employees in this class assist in the administer the City of Tampa’s CDBG, ESG, HOPWA, HOME, SHIP and other community development funds.  Work is of complex and includes administering and monitoring for compliance grant funds, conducting needs assessments and gathering data to develop a comprehensive plan to address needs.  Employees must possess considerable knowledge of community development principles and practices and possess or be capable of readily acquiring knowledge of broad program or subject areas associated with assigned specialty.  Work is performed under direction and reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

As a Community Development Specialist Technician, the employee will have entry level knowledge, skills and experience in at least one of three (3) core division areas: Housing, Public Service or Homelessness, and the ability to provide support to at least one additional area.

Assist the CD Specialist with administering one or more grant funded programs such as HOME, CDBG, ESG, HOPWA and SHIP funds. Work directly with non-profit agencies and/or clients verifying income and eligibility.  Assist in monitoring efforts gather documentation for compliance determinations. 

Assist CD Specialist in the RFP process and pre-application workshops for entities seeking CDBG, HOME, SHIP, HOPWA, ESG and or other state and federal program funding.

Process reimbursement requests; and, monitor Project Sponsor’s performance activity and fund-source expenditures to ensure that objectives are accomplished. Collect data and prepare reports involving services delivered, and contract compliance for the City’s Action Plan.  

Perform desk and onsite monitoring for all funded projects per the agreement/contract and funding source guidelines. Monitor contracted activities to ensure terms of the contract(s) are met; acts as liaison between contractor(s) and the Community Development Specialist/CD Coordinator and represents the division as required.

Receives complaints relative to contract area(s) and/or contractor performance and works with the  CD Specialist to take appropriate action; make regular field reviews of work in progress and determines if is being completed in accordance with contract(s) guidelines and department policies.

Attend and participate in meetings and public hearings regarding grants and related matters; assist in the presentation of recommendations regarding plans and other proposals to various municipal officials; and attend and participate in meetings of various planning committees.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: HUD funding programs; grant funding; principles and practices of real estate; federal and state guidelines relative to housing assistance programs, local lender underwriting criteria, and state bank statutes that affect leveraging programs.

Working knowledge of: Community Development programs and HUD funding

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, human services, urban planning, social sciences, or a related field and (3) years of experience in community development programs related to housing, HUD programs, public service, special needs population which include homeless and HIV/AIDS direct client services, program implementation and/or case management or an associate’s degree in business administration, human services, urban planning, social sciences, or a related field and five (5) years of experience in community development programs related to housing, HUD programs, public service, special needs population which include homeless and HIV/AIDS direct client services, program implementation.

HUD training certificate for one to two programs (HOME, CBDG, IDIS, Environmental Review, HOPWA, ESG, Lead, Section 3, Davis Bacon, Continuum of Care, Housing Counseling, etc.) should be submitted with application as support for working knowledge of programs. 

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid driver’s license may be required.

Examination

Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.

Comments

During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

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