Salt Lake City

  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GRANT ADMINISTRATOR

    Requisition ID
    2019-4427
    Department
    COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORHOODS
    Minimum Salary
    USD $24.20/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $33.01/Hr.
    Post End Date
    11/22/2019
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Under the direction of the Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development, incumbent administers and manages programs and activities associated with the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Grant (HOPWA) program including: determination of project eligibility; evaluation and selection criteria; preparation of annual reports; regulatory compliance monitoring; and implementation of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan and Citizen Participation Plan.

     

    This is a professional position which requires the ability to understand and analyze complex data and present the information to citizens, sub grantees, and interested parties. Advises and negotiates with all parties to ensure they understand and comply with program parameters to meet the goals of the City’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan, City Initiatives, and associated implementation efforts.

    Responsibilities

    • Reviews Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), HOME, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA) applications. Verifies applicant’s compliance with federal regulations and approves “eligibility status” before forwarding to Mayor and Board for approval.
    • Writes legal grant agreement, Memorandums of Understanding, amendments, promissory notes and trust deed contracts for projects approved by the City Council for the above federal grant programs.
    • Attends and/or conducts meetings to explain community development activities. Proposes conflict resolutions and responds to inquiries. Prepares information for the Mayor, City Council, CDCIP Board, various advisory groups and the general public, as needed.
    • Conducts compliance monitoring to ensure funds are being used in accordance to federal regulation and city policy.
    • Manages the process and activities associated with the citizen board and all Community Development Block Grant projects; maintains required records, meeting summaries, and other mandatory information; prepares meeting and informational materials for all involved parties; negotiates solutions with sub grantees, officials from the City, other municipalities, counties, the State of Utah and the Federal Government.
    • Prepares and submits information required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for the CDBG, ESG, HOME & HOPWA programs though that agency’s Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) to report all financial activities, demographic data, and community services activities. Reconciles performance measurements and objectives required by the consolidated plan for all projects receiving funding. Balances IDIS with City accounting systems, and other grant management systems. 
    • Facilitates and coordinates policies and activities, as needed, with other city departments to implement policies, plans and initiatives; organize meetings, maintain records, prepare reports and meeting summaries.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Public Administration, or a closely related field plus 2-4 years of related experience. Education and experience may be substituted one for the other on a year-for-year basis.
    • Ability to perform the compilation, analysis and preparation of professional written reports and technical statistical analyses and forecasts. Ability to analyze projects for financial feasibility, compliance with required policies and regulations and develop reports for board, mayor or City Council consideration.
    • Knowledge of federal regulations related to community development and grant tracking. Knowledge of planning, building construction, site development, zoning ordinances, historic preservation, or architecture as they relate to community development projects 
    • Demonstrated ability to use various computer applications to track programs and grant status, and to perform compilation analyses and to prepare and write professional staff reports. Ability to analyze projects for feasibility in Salt Lake City. 
    • Must communicate effectively both orally and in writing with individuals from diverse organizations and backgrounds. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with division heads, supervisors, employees and the general public.
    • Must possess a valid state driver’s license or Utah driving privilege card.

     

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • Municipal environment experience.
    • Experience with grant or other public sector financial tracking, grant review, board administration, housing development, budget maintenance, or planning.

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