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13-0017 Housing Program Specialist
13-0017 Housing Program Specialist, Community Services Dept.Hiring Range: $20-$30/hr. Part Time Temporary.
DEFINITION: Complete specific work under the direction of the CDBG Program Coordiantor which could include administration of specific HOME/CDBG projects, conducting HOME monitorings, participation in the work of the City’s Workforce Housing Task Force and assisting in the preparation of the Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) and other federal, state and local reports.  

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: For the CAPER - Pull data from database, prepare and write narratives, work in IDIS, pull information from files, work with staff to get needed information, work with consortium members to get and provide information to complete CAPER by March 31.  For Workforce Housing Task Force – review and pull data from Housing Needs Analysis report, summarize information from past years’ Task Force minutes and handouts, research best practices, have and be able to provide an understanding of Affordable Housing Program protocols, assist in draft and final report writing. Prepare and set up contracts, and project files for new CDBG and HOME projects, prepare bid documents for contract work, advertise for services, and accept bids pursuant to City policy and procedure.  Recommend general contractors for approval by the City.  Maintain and update approved lists and current bidding lists of contractors. Conduct and prepare for loan closings.  Prepare legal documents including, but not limited to, Deeds of Trust, Promissory Notes, Truth-in-Lending, Good Faith Estimate of Closing Costs and Settlement Statements.. Assist in conducting HOME Monitorings, write up findings/concerns and document files. Assist in preparing periodic records and reports for city, state, and/or federal compliance with statistics tracking, grant funding, and project completion. Enter data into databases for tracking client records, demographics, project completion, financial and lending institution records, funds, etc. Work with residents and neighborhood groups to proactively identify housing needs. Maintain client files.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Most work is performed primarily in a standard office environment, with some movement between office locations, and occasionally in people’s homes.  Work requires visual and physical capabilities to work on computers and associated equipment for prolonged periods of time, sitting for extensive periods, continuous use of fingers and hands to operate standard office equipment, for writing and frequent light lifting, carrying, and transporting of files (under 15 pounds).  Work requires continuous reading of documents, written and verbal communication in person and via telephone, detailed work, confidentiality, and performing multiple concurrent tasks.  Work requires frequent reading of flood plain and street maps, problem solving, use of math and reasoning, and customer contact.  Work involves occasional moderate lifting/carrying (15-49 pounds), pulling, pushing, reaching, walking, standing, climbing, crawling, bending/stooping, twisting, kneeling, and squatting to conduct rehab inspections, occasional exposure to noise, dust, sun, slippery/uneven walking surfaces, and working around machinery and moving vehicles.  Position works alone to complete daily tasks and frequently works closely with clients and others in providing and coordinating services. Periodic after-hours work may be required for meeting attendance.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Social Science, Public Administration, Human Relations, Community Development, or related field and at least four years direct work experience in CDBG and/or  HOME program management. Experience with budget and grant processes and administration of funds.

DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION (required). You can apply for this position using our new on-line application process. All applications must be received by the Human Resources Division, 350 Kimbark St, Longmont, CO 80501 , no later than 5:00 pm, Mountain Daylight Savings   Time, on January 23, 2013.  For more information please call (303) 651-8609.