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Community Development Coordinator

Recruitment #190618-060600-002

Introduction

Full-Time Benefits: Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; and more.

Nature Of Work

The employee in this class is responsible for the implementation of the City’s Consolidated Plan, provides grants support and project management and evaluation services to support the City’s community development efforts. Work is of unusual difficulty and requires the exercise of extensive initiative and independent judgment in planning activities that impact the municipal, federal and state resource allocation process through operating and capital improvement budgets and the solicitation and administration of grants. Work is performed under administrative direction and reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results achieved.

Examples of Duties

Assigns, schedules, supervises, and reviews the work of subordinates; completes performance evaluations; recommends step increases, hiring, promotions, and transfers; administers discipline as required; responds to grievances; develops and maintains project schedules; interprets housing rules, laws, and regulations for staff members.    

On a grant by grant basis, oversees and coordinates staff in: disbursing and overseeing the implementation, compliance and monitoring of grant funded projects to meet the goals and objectives in the Housing and Community Development plans as adopted by City Council.  

Responsible for completing special technical and planning projects, such as neighborhood revitalization, public service, affordable housing and redevelopment plans; and development of conceptual designs.  

Assist in the development and implementation of research and data collection methodologies to provide municipal conditions and needs analysis; assist in the development of short-range and long-range plans in conjunction with city staff, non-profit and for-profit community partners.  

Participates in planning, directing, and overseeing the activities of division: searching for, identifying and analyzing grant opportunities; providing technical assistance to non-profit partners in preparing grant proposals and coordinating the grants process through application, state and federal review, implementation and audit stages; maintaining a tracking status of all City grant activities.  

Serves as liaison with other governmental officials and agencies to coordinate planning efforts and to develop and maintain funding sources; prepares reports and correspondence.  

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of:  principles and practices of the Department of Housing and Urban Development programs, State of Florida Community Development programs, housing and public service agencies; management systems. 

Extensive knowledge of:  federal, state and municipal legislation impacting and funding community development planning efforts; methods of collection and analysis of planning data and research design and methodology; modern developments, current trends, issues and sources of information relating to professional planning, grants acquisition and administration and project management. 

Considerable knowledge of: statistics, economics and sociology as related to municipal planning; modern management practices and procedures.

Ability to:  plan, assign, supervise, review and coordinate the work of assigned staff; prepare oral and written reports in a variety of settings; conduct analytical research and draw sound conclusions; establish effective working relationships with city officials, directors, managers and employees, officials of other governmental organizations, representatives from public and private organizations and the general public; interpret grant requirements and write effective grant proposals

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in planning, human services, public administration, or a related field and five (5) years of experience in community development programs, project planning or a related field; including three (3) years of supervisory or project manager experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid drivers 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.

Conclusion

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