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Community Development Division Manager
 
JOB CODE:105660
 
PAY GRADE:2240
 
SALARY RANGE:$45,329 - $76,818
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Office of Community Development
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the general direction of the Assistant Urban Development Director, performs responsible supervisory and administrative work serving as a senior management team leader. Work involves planning and directing the work of a staff of professional, mid-level professional, and clerical employees engaged in program operations. The employee of this class is responsible for one of the following teams: administrative services, sub-recipient programs, housing services, or planning, reporting and compliance. Work is performed with relative professional discretion and independence. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Manages day-to-day workflow of the programs and inspections teams, including but not limited to the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA) Grant, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Weatherization programs. Prepares, develops, and maintains tracking instruments and procedures for monitoring and reporting Housing and Urban Development (HUD) commitment and expenditure rates for all department grants. Generates reports and data for federal, state, and local reporting requirements. Maintains a log of customer complaints and denied applicants. Interacts with the general public and sub-recipients in regards to programs and projects. Sets up and closes out activities and projects in HUD's Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS). Assists with the development of the City Parish's annual action plan, consolidated plans, and Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). Manages cycle time and workflow of programs and projects in order to reach department goals for the Consolidated Action Performance and Evaluation Report and timeliness of expenditure of funds. Ensures proper procedures are established to provide proper use, security, economy, and accountability of all funds. Presents at public hearings; organizes and manages the Question & Answer workshop for the department's Request For Proposals (RFPs); reviews the RFP submission with a team, summarizing for management the outcome of evaluations; maintains a log of funding requests for the RFP list; disseminates approval and denial letters; works with the director to compile packets for council and committee approvals. Writes contracts, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), and Request For Proposal (RFP); works with sub-recipients to execute contracts for HUD approved projects and programs.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of construction industry, quality, and housing affordability standards. Knowledge on property and project management, both programmatic and construction. Knowledge of the Department of Entergy and Department of Health and Hospitals' weatherization programs. Knowledge of cross-cutting federal regulations, such as A133 audits, Davis Bacon, Section 3, 504 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and environmental reviews. Knowledge of the basic principles, practices, and techniques of modern business administration, with the ability to apply them to the administration of HUD programs. Knowledge of basic computers and related equipment. Knowledge of principles and practices of contract management, grants administration, and budgeting. Skill in the use of Microsoft Office products, such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, management, outside vendors, and contractors. Ability to think objectively. Ability to work independently and in groups. Ability to organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines. Ability to research and analyze data applying that understanding to federal, state, and local laws regarding procurement compliance and bid programs. Ability to perform analytical work carefully and accurately. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with clarity and conciseness with staff, community, private partners, and external agencies. Ability to demonstrate commitment to the department mission, values, and policies in the performance of daily duties. Ability to supervise or lead lower-level personnel. 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.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in urban planning, economics, public or business administration, or a related field, and four years of professional experience in community planning, public administration or related field, including or supplemented by one year of supervisory experience.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
None.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
Position(s) may require passing a word processing, spreadsheet, and/or other computer skill test(s).
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.