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Community Development Program Specialist

Company: City of Aurora, CO
Location: Aurora
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Summary of Job DutiesSalary to commensurate with experience.The hiring range for this position is $22.75 - $28.44The salary for this position is $22.75 - $35.55City of Aurora, ColoradoIt is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees.Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, andCustomer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.Why Work for Aurora? Make a difference in the lives of real people every day Diverse community Competitive total compensation package Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan Light rail station minutes away On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement Access to innovation work spacesOVERVIEW OF POSITION / DEPARTMENTThe Community Development Program Specialist plans, coordinates and monitors community development and affordable housing programs funded under Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) federal programs and performs project monitoring functions during all phases of City projects funded via Community Development Block Grants for the Community Development Division of the Housing and Community Services Department. PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESCoordinates, promotes, and implements housing/community development programs and community revitalization projects Monitors projects and programs for compliance with federal, state, and local requirements; complies, researches, and analyzes program data Stays abreast of changes to HUD regulations, new HUD regulations, HUD notices and updated compliance guidance issued by HUD Maintains records, prepares reports, plans and coordinates daily activities Reviews funded projects for compliance with applicable environmental regulations Reviews agreements, contracts and disbursement of funds for program compliance and monitoring Ensures federal compliance of payroll and employee rights for both rehabilitation and new development work sites Ensures the Division's policy and procedures manuals are up to date Conducts training for new personnel Writes and prepares public notices Makes recommendations regarding budgetary matters Monitors expenditures Monitors projects for contract compliance and mediates contract disputes when necessary Assists the Division in the preparation of HUD-required plans and reports May be required to develop and implement new division projects and programs May serve as a liaison to other government and non-profit agencies for collaborative work Serves as liaison with other departments when assigned to special projects Performs additional duties as assignedMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSAn equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.Education:Associates degree in public administration, planning, business, real estate or a related fieldExperience:At least one (1) year progressively responsible experience in HUD, CDBG, HOME, ESG programs, community development and affordable housing programs, planning and/or grant administrationKnowledge:Structure, purpose and administration of government and foundations grant programs, community development and housing programs, and planning principlesProject management and related techniquesCommunity and citizen outreach principles and strategiesSkills:Strong interpersonal, analytical and organizational skillsPublic speaking, research and writing skillsStrong customer service skillsAbilities:Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City departments, community organizations, and citizensHandle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacyProblem solveDemonstrate a command of high quality and professional written and verbal communication skillsThis job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.WORKING CONDITIONSEssential Personnel:When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.Physical Demands:Light physical work requiring the ability to lift, push or pull a maximum of 20 pounds with or without assistanceOccasional lifting, carrying, walking and standingFrequent hand/eye coordination for operation of computer systems and motor vehicleVision for reading and interpreting reports and documentsFrequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees, program participants and citizensWork Environment:Works primarily indoors but may work outdoors assisting with a program or outreach events in varying weather conditionsMay work in a dusty and/or noisy environmentCombination of in office environment and working from homeEquipment Used:Frequently uses standard office equipment including computer, calculator, telephones and copy/fax machinesThis position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment___________________________________________________________________________For Veterans preference: Please show all of your employment history, military service and include related documentation (DD214) on the application.The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants. It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace. A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

Keywords: City of Aurora, CO, Aurora , Community Development Program Specialist, Other , Aurora, Colorado

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