Grant Administrator (Unclassified)



JOB CODE: 3606

PAY GRADE: 2260

SALARY RANGE: $49,975 - $84,385

LOCATION OF WORK
Office of Community Development

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
This unclassified position is responsible for the management and oversight of U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Planning and Development (CPD) Programs. Responsibilities include performance of administrative and professional work associated with housing and community development activities. Work involves oversight, monitoring, and compliance of HUD funded grant programs. Performs other related work as required.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Assists in the development of the City-Parish Five-Year Consolidated Plan that establishes project priorities as well as development and implementation of the Annual Action Plan. Develops eligible and achievable projects to be incorporated in the Consolidated Plan through information obtained by a needs assessment, analysis, and public input in compliance with local, state, and federal rules, regulations, and statutes. Monitors partner agencies and program managers for compliance with all local, state and federal grant requirements. Serves as a liaison between the department and partner agencies and program managers. Participates in all federal and state monitoring visits and activities. Processes draw requests and invoices by reviewing for eligibility and cost reasonableness. Inputs data into a database and into HUD's Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS). Provides responses to complex requests for issues related to projects. Ensures proper procedures are established to provide proper use, security, economy, and accountability of all funds. Develops, implements, and assists with written and oral presentations to other government agencies/officials, HUD, community based organizations, and the general public. Ensures compliance and monitoring of HUD funded programs, including but not limited to file maintenance, payment review, execution of written agreements, ensuring regulatory compliance, implementation of written policies, and procedures and oversight of City-Parish contractors. Makes recommendations regarding program development and implementation of Community Development activities. Coordinates Community Development activities with other public and private local, regional, state, and federal plans and programs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of community development. Knowledge of local, state, and federal programs relating to community development, neighborhood improvement, and housing. Knowledge of the Federal Housing and Urban Development Department's Community Planning and Development Programs. Knowledge of principles, practices, and research methodology essential to the analysis and evaluation of community development programs. Skill in the operation of modern office equipment and in the use of standard and pertinent computer applications. Skill in the use of a specialized utilities customer service billing system. Ability to solve problems, offering a range of creative and suitable options. Ability to prepare and critique annual budgets and fiscal reports. Ability to prepare and critique grant applications, written agreements, and contracts. Ability to manage multiple complex work assignments independently. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, associates, City-Parish officials, and the general public. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning, economics, public administration, business administration, human services administration, or closely related field and five (5) years' experience in community development planning, public administration, or related field.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
Position(s) in this classification may require typing or other computer software skills.


NOTE:
Unclassified job specifications may be revised at the will of the appointing authority.