Community Services Coordinator
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
Pinellas Park, FL United States
Please apply online at https://www.pinellas-park.com/apply
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Minimum Hourly Rate: $22.2646
Definition: Under general direction, implements, organizes, coordinates, and assists in the oversight of the City’s community development programs funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) Program.
Essential Functions: (Essential functions as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive list of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
- Coordinates, implements, and organizes CDBG programs associated with the various funding sources; drafts and prepares documentation for sub-recipient funding agreements and other documents related to community development programs; assists, supports, and participates in the development of policies, procedures, and standards for the various CDBG programs; assists in the generation of semi-annual and annual reports and plans, policies, procedures, incentives, and strategies related to the CDBG process. Works with consultant to develop HUD Consolidated Plan; assists in the development and administration of the Annual Action Plan; assists in the preparation of environmental review records; maintains the loan portfolio management system, and federal disbursement systems. Performs work in the processing, management, follow-up, and communication of CDBG programing as well as work in the development, management, and maintenance of the online grant application submission system; coordinates on-site monitoring schedule of sub-recipients and records accomplishments according to executed contracts; prepares accurate and timely reports and documentation. Performs program marketing to include outreach, advertising, and presentations to community groups. Must be flexible in hours and days of work due to frequent meetings and events outside of normal work hours.
- Answers customer inquiries and provides informational material for grant funded programs; assists in the planning, implementing, and accounting of grant funded programs and activities; participates in the preparation, evaluation and submittal of written reports and maintains records and documentation, and tracks progress for grant funded projects/programs and activities; maintains and balances financial records and may assist in reconciling grant funded accounts. Assists with, or assumes responsibilities as needed, in all other areas of the Planning and Development Services Division and Community Development Department as assigned.
- This position is assigned the status of Emergency Non-Essential Personnel for the purposes of work assigned before, during, and after a disaster-related event.
Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics:
- Knowledge of local and federal grant funding sources; SHIP, HOME, CDBG, and PCHTF or similar; Housing and Urban Development systems; basic customer service principles, office practices, procedures, and equipment; standard business and management practices and procedures; financial and program reporting systems for grant funding agencies; Freedom of Information Act and public record retention.
- Ability to work in highly confidential environment and exercise utmost discretion; effectively interpret complex federal, state and local grant regulations and principles, primarily regarding CDBG requirements; maintain records of programs and activities and prepare related reports and correspondence as required; and perform detail work involving written or numeric data.
- Skill in operating a computer and related software; communicating effectively, orally and in writing; and establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships and function in a team environment.
Physical Requirements: Work is primarily sedentary with occasional lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 20 pounds. May travel via automobile in and around the City and surrounding areas.
Qualifications: Requires a bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or a related field and three (3) years’ experience in a housing/financial related capacity; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered. Employees are required to pass the National Incident Management System (NIMS) training courses identified for their position and listed in the most recent version of the NIMS Training Guide, and complete WISER training through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s HUD Exchange within one (1) year of placement into this position. Requires a valid Florida driver license.
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