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Planning & Development

Job Title

Community Development Administrator



I. Department - Planning and Development
Supervisor - Director of Planning and Development
Date Revised – November 26, 2019
II. Job Statement
The Community Development Administrator performs complex professional work in conducting community development, planning activities and special projects in the Planning and Development Department.  Grant administration is a major activity for this position.  Work performed is under the general supervision of the Planning Director.

III. Job Duties/Responsibilities
1. Act as a liaison between the county, governmental and private agencies and the public with regard to various community development grant programs.
2. Administer various grant programs as assigned and maintain good working relations with state and federal funding agencies, and actively seeks to stay up-to-date with compliance any new or changing grant or program requirements.
3. Prepares grant applications and reports following guidelines provided by funding agency.
4. Researches various grant and funding opportunities for county and municipal projects and becomes familiar with the funding agencies’ administrative requirements.
5. Collects, organizes, and maintains social, economic, and census data for use in various technical studies and reports.
6. Responsible for independent research and data analysis in connection with grants. 
7. Interacts with the County Commissioners and County Planning Commission (HCPC) for direction on community development matters.
8. Interacts with municipal and non-profit leaders in the preparation of grants and acquiring needed data to administer grants in-hand.
9. Interacts with engineers, architects, solicitors, and other professionals to complete projects, including reviewing any designs, plans, contracts, agreements, etc. as needed.
10. Provide technical assistance to others applying for implementation funds as assigned.
11. Prepares elements of the comprehensive plan, community development plan, and other planning studies as assigned.
12. Works collaboratively with planning staff to complete community objectives.
13. Prepare public education programs and materials in connection with other planning projects, as well as educate key stakeholders on items required to complete projects.
14. Reacts productively to change and handles other essential duties as assigned.
15. Attend various meetings and conferences as a representative of the county or the HCPC, sometimes outside the regular working hours of a typical day.
IV. Job Specifications
A. Education - BS or BA Degree with a major in planning, public administration, geography, landscape architecture, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required skills and abilities.
B. Experience – Two Years of Grant writing and administration experience is required.
C. General Requirements - Good working knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment, including a computer and telephone.
Good knowledge of business arithmetic and English grammar.
Ability to speak and write English effectively.
Ability to communicate in an appropriate manner and get along well with others.
Ability to fully understand and follow complex oral and/or written instructions.
Ability to quickly conduct research needed to completed necessary projects.
Ability to make major decisions using good judgment and acting in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a personal vehicle.
C. Specific Requirements - Knowledge of the principles and practice of community planning and local government administration; ability to maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials, developers, design professionals and the general public; ability to write clear and concise reports and correspondence; ability to organize, supervise, and carry out complex research projects and present the results effectively in oral, written, and graphic form; ability to use a personal computer.
D. Physical Requirements
Lifting/Pushing - 0
Climbing/Balancing - 0
Stooping/Bending - 1
Standing/Walking - 1
Grasping/Reaching - 1
Repetitive/Dexterity - 4
Sitting - 5
Hearing - 5
Speaking - 5
Vision - 5
Inside - 5
Outside - 1
Heat/Cold - 0
Wet/Dry - 1
Noise/Vibrations - 0
Hazards - 0