Urban Development Director (Unclassified)



JOB CODE: 3082

PAY GRADE: 2310

SALARY RANGE: $63,783 - $106,870

LOCATION OF WORK
Office of Community Development

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under general direction of the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, performs highly responsible professional and administrative work as the Director of the Office of Community Development. Work involves responsibility for the administration of a variety of federal and state programs for housing and community development including but not limited to Community Development Block Grant, HOME, Emergency Solution Grants, Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA), Supportive Housing (Continuum of Care), and Weatherization Assistance Programs; oversees development of new, related programs and preparation of funding proposals; administers related activities such as citizen participation, relocation assistance, fair housing, technical assistance to, and coordination with other agencies and private entities; long and short term program planning. Supervision is exercised over a large staff of both professional and skilled and semiskilled personnel. Work is reviewed through conferences and periodic reviews of plans and reports. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Administers and manages federal/state applications, proposals, and grant agreements for housing, community and economic development. Manages and implements federal/state grant programs; establishes program guidelines and operating procedures, planning, and policy development; prepares multimillion-dollar budget. Supervises a staff in the provision of rental assistance, applicant assistance determinations, housing rehabilitation and various support services. Coordinates and provides assistance to various City-Parish agencies, state and federal agencies, private nonprofit and for-profit organizations and citizen organizations to ensure effective administration of programs. Administers the evaluation of funding proposals of various types, development of written agreements with sub-grantees or other parties and oversight of contract performance. Approves purchases, requisitions, bids, payments, etc. Negotiate agreements with nonprofits and private developers. Executes agreements; sub-grantees, homebuyer and multi-family housing mortgages.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of community, economic, and housing development. Knowledge of regulations governing federal housing, community development and related programs. Knowledge of basic real estate and mortgage lending practices. Ability to establish effective working relationships with applicants/clients, neighborhood and community-based nonprofit organizations, individual citizens, investment property owners, contractors, real estate agents and with a variety of federal, state, and local governmental agencies. Ability to plan, assign, supervise and monitor the work of professionals and nonprofessionals in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to express facts and ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to groups and to individuals.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree and attainment of a graduate degree in urban planning, public or business administration, or a closely related field, and four years of experience in urban renewal, community development, affordable housing, or directly related fields, including one year of managerial supervisory experience.

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
None.


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