Program and Compliance Manager

  • 104310
    GM12

     
SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, this position supervises staff responsible for the development, design, and implementation of program guidelines, execution and reporting of goals for the City’s CDBG, HOME, SHIP and other community development, housing and social services programs. Grant administration experience, a proven working knowledge of federal CDBG, HOME, SHIP regulations and housing rehabilitation programs, policy and program development, neighborhood revitalization, economic development, housing project finance skills are strongly desired. This position is critical to the implementation of the City’s Federal and State programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Directs and coordinates staff in the operation of the various housing, economic development, and community development programs.
  2. Designs and formulates assisted housing programs under CDBG, HOME, and other Federal and State grant programs.
  3. Oversees and participates in the administration of grants projects and development of program guidelines.
  4. Prepares monthly agenda packets on issues of concern for grant programs for the Community Development Policy Advisory Committee. Communicates recommendations to the City Administration and City Commission.
  5. Confers with nonprofit and for profit organizations, financial institutions and residential groups to identify neighborhood revitalization goals and objectives for meeting community needs. Prepares status reports as required.
  6. Delegates work assignments to staff, reviews, and evaluates work.
  7. Provides policy input into program operations. Coordinates preparation and development of program policies to be presented to the City Commission. Prepares project reports and other special reports as required.
  8. Ensures, through program monitoring, continual ongoing review and reporting compliance with HUD and other Federal, State and Local regulations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of federal HUD/CDBG/HOME/SHIP regulations.
  • Knowledge of the planning process and techniques for policy development.
  • Knowledge of project management methods.
  • Skills in effective verbal and written communications.
  • Skills in public relations.
  • Ability to supervise and direct the work activities of staff.
  • Ability to negotiate with tact with Advisory Committee and interest groups.
  • Ability to target issues and focus to solve identified problems and concerns.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:Work is performed mostly in an office setting. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments and construction sites. While performing the duties the employee is frequently required to talk or hear, sit, use repetitive motions of hands and/or fingers, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, push, pull, lift, finger, grasp, lift and/or move light objects (up to 10 pounds), and perform other similar actions during the course of the work day. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business Administration, Planning, Economic Development, Public Administration or related field and five (5) years experience in administering Federal housing and community development programs, including two (2) years direct supervision of professional staff, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Masters degree preferred with demonstrated housing project, community development and housing rehabilitation experience strongly desired. A valid state of Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: Exempt
B/U: None
Last revision date: August 2005
 
Overtime: No
 
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