Chief Neighborhood & Housing Development
Under limited direction, is responsible for the daily administration and operation of home improvement, mortgage servicing programs and office operations. Provides comprehensive financial management including accounting, budgeting and fiscal functions for the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Act (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Comprehensive Housing Counseling (CHC) grants in accordance with county and federally mandated requirements. Prepares Division and individual grant budgets for submittal to the County and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Prepares and supervises the preparation of various financial reports and the annual comprehensive financial report for the U.S. Department of HUD. Analyzes fiscal systems, organizational methods and work procedures and directs authorized revisions including the implementation of computer systems to improve processing efficiency and accuracy. Participates with the Manager in establishing Division programs and policies. Implements and maintains division fiscal controls. Defines, researches and resolves problems encountered during implementation of home improvement, mortgage servicing and financial activities. Coordinates assessment of housing development proposals. Assumes responsibility for divisional activities in the absence of the Manager. Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.
Minimum QualificationsApplications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application:
1. Possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a preferred major in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Real Estate, Economics, Urban Planning, Public Health or a closely related field.
- Thoroughly documented work history
- Valid Driver's License number
- The application is incomplete in ANY capacity
NOTE: Applicants possessing transcripts from a college or university outside of the United States will be required to provide documentation of degree equivalency from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://naces.org/members.html). The degree evaluation will be required for application processing.
2. Have had at least five (5) years of full-time work experience including budget, personnel and/or project responsibilities in an increasingly responsible administrative position in a public or private agency, with at least the equivalent of one (1) year of this experience managing real estate lending, development, or investment; and/or housing rehabilitation programs, or assisting in the coordination and management of federal and/or state grant funds at a policy or decision-making level.
NOTE: A Master's degree in one of the fields listed above may be substituted for one (1) year of the general work experience described in 2.
3. Possess a valid United States motor vehicle operator’s or chauffeur’s license. Out of country driver’s license holders will be required to obtain the appropriate valid State of Michigan driver’s license before the hire date.
4. Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical, established for this classification.
5. Successfully complete the six-month probationary period.