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13-0371 Hsg/Comm Investment Prg Spec
13-0371 HOUSING & COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)/AFFORDABLE HOUSING DIV, COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPT. HIRING RANGE: $3,320-$3983/MO. REGULAR FULL TIME, M-F 8-5, PERIODIC AFTER HOURS FOR MEETINGS.
DEFINITION: Administer the construction, rehabilitation and/or service projects funded through the City’s Housing and Community Investment Division Programs including the federal CDBG and HOME Investment Partnership programs, the local Affordable Housing Fund and the local Human Services Fund ensuring compliance with all applicable federal state and local rules and regulations.  Administer the daily activities of the Housing Rehabilitation Programs, Down Payment Assistance Program, Fee Waiver Programs, the Small Business Loan Program and the Human Service Agency program.  Collaborate with grantees, non-profit organizations, inspectors, contractors, realtors, and lenders to further the program objectives and to achieve grantee, non-profit, homeowner, and home buyer, satisfaction.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES Review applications for housing, business or other financing assistance.  Determine eligibility for funding from the CDBG, HOME, Affordable Housing Fund and/or Human Service Agency programs.  Meet with applicants to explain program requirements and to verify income, when needed, to determine eligibility for direct service programs. Prepare contracts with agencies, non-profits and other groups receiving funding. Set up and maintain project files. Monitor projects for program compliance. Prepare bid documents for contract work, advertise for services, and accept bids pursuant to City policy and procedure.  Recommend contractors for approval by the City, maintain and update approved lists of contractors. Schedule inspections and coordinate with the inspector, contractor, non-profits and homeowner or tenant to provide services and assure completion of projects. 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. Track projects and budget fund expenditures and financial transactions.  Prepare contractor vouchers and review invoices for accuracy. Track loan payment status and address any defaults. Assist in preparing periodic records and reports for city, state, and/or federal compliance with statistics tracking, grant funding, and project completion. Develop and maintain databases for tracking client records, demographics, project completion, financial and lending institution records, funds, etc. including mapping and HUD’s IDIS program/system. Assist in marketing programs by creating brochures, flyers, promotional materials, web information, and other marketing tools, as needed, and working with collateral agencies to promote programs and services. Coordinate services with outside agencies such as lending institutions, real estate firms, title companies, private land developers, housing builders, non-profit developers, and service providers. Work with residents and neighborhood groups to proactively identify housing and other community investment needs. Maintain project and/or client files maintaining and ensuring confidentiality of specific information.

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 construction 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 two years experience in human services, non-profit programs, planning, loan financing, city rehabilitation programs, housing construction, or related field. Special Qualifications: Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills desired.

Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, background investigation, criminal background check and substance screening.

DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION (required) must be received by the Human Resources Division, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501, no later than 5:00 pm, Mountain Standard Time, on July 26, 2013. An on-line application process is available for this position on our website at www.ci.longmont.co.us. For more information call (303) 651-8609.