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Class Code:P6304

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST I

NATURE OF WORK

This is community development activity assisting in monitoring and implementation of projects funded by the CDBG (Community Development Block Grant), HOME and ESG grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the SHIP Grant from the State of Florida.

 

Work involves assisting superior/s in planning programs which provide the local community with necessary human, natural and economic resources.   Work includes reviewing and monitoring programs in operation and preparation of monitoring reports. Work is reviewed through periodic reports, conferences, and evaluation of results achieved.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Consults with local government officials and public and private agencies to increase the overall effectiveness of community development programs at the local level.

 

Monitors projects implemented by cities and non-profit organizations for fiscal and program compliance with federal, local and grant regulations.

 

Assists the individuals and family in planning a rehabilitative and preventive program for themselves and the household.

 

Prepares monitoring reports and follows up on corrective actions to clear findings; maintains records of activities as required.

 

Provides, in conjunction with other staff personnel, technical assistance and training to staff of municipalities and non-profit organizations on grant administration.

 

Maintains contact with public service agencies; informs community of available services and program changes.

 

Performs related work as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of HUD federal grant regulations and OMB circulars.

Some knowledge of administrative and fiscal controls.

 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

 

Ability to speak effectively in public and to express ideas clearly in writing.

 

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, gender, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in public administration, planning, business administration or other field closely related to the area of assignment; six (6) months of experience in community development work; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:                                    Government Supervisors Association   ( Professional Unit)

FLSA status:                                        Non-exempt

Code of Ethics Certification:                  No

Work Locations:                                   Community Development Division

Class Spec. Estab/ Revised:                   El0/1976    R 07/2004

 

 


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