Administers, organizes, implements, and monitors the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) programs to ensure funds are used in compliance with grant requirements and that the City is in compliance with federal law. Monitors spending by sub-recipients, contractors, and other agencies for grant compliance. Prepares and processes complex funding draw request, reviews financial documentation, and manages contracts. Prepares and maintains records and prepares required reports on grant compliance. Performs on-site inspections to ensure compliance, as needed. Assists in the review of sub-recipient applications for funding. Reviews applications, assists in determining eligibility and assists with the CDBG Advisory Committee’s review. Update project activity information and prepares Environmental Reviews in the Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) operated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Monitors program budgets; tracks expenditures; makes projections and assists with budget preparation and service improvement requests. Develops requests for proposals for professional services or program design, analyzes responses and prepares contracts. Prepares the City’s “Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report”, Annual Action Plan, Consolidated Plan and any other required reports for HUD or other granting authorities and manages required public hearings.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university in Planning, Public Administration, Construction Management, or a related field; and experience managing HUD Community Development and Housing Grants is required. At least three (3) years’ experience in CDBG and HOME grant management; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Must have a valid state driver’s license. Must be able to complete NIMS training within six (6) months of hire.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME and other applicable and related federal grant and program administrative requirements, methods, techniques, and objectives. Knowledge of administrative procedures such as business letter and contract writing, including using a computer and Microsoft Office Suite. Must be able to communicate effective orally and in writing and be able to accurately proofread for grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Knowledge of basic budgetary, purchasing, and accounting principles and practices. General knowledge of building construction methods and practices. Skilled in using tact, discretion, initiative, and independence judgement within established guidelines. Ability to maintain a collaborative and cooperative working relationship with elected and appointed officials, other City employees and the public.
Physical Demands: Walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, to reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds.
Typical Working Conditions: A normal office environment.
In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position.
Apply online at www.indepmo.org/hr or on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO 64050. Position Open Until Filed. First Review of Applications – July 23, 2021.
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