Community Development Programs Specialist
Coordinates and supports the annual Community Development and Human Services funding processes and grant administration; monitors CDBG and Human Services contracts, processes payments, and maintains grant files and financial accounting documentation; inputs CDBG and HOME project information into HUD's mainframe computer system and requests draws; assists with staff support to the Community Development Human Services Committee; provides information and technical assistance on CDBG regulations, human services funding processes and City ordinances, i.e., Rental Housing Discrimination, Mobile Home Lease Ordinance; prepares special and ongoing reports and other information, including mandated CDBG Consolidated Plan, Annual Plan, Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report, environmental clearances, related grant applications, and other HUD reports as needed; provides staff response and input for HUD audits and monitoring; monitors CDBG sub-grantee performance and federal regulation compliance and ensures that Federal Grant Standards are met, including Davis/Bacon Prevailing Wages, Fair Labor Standards, Equal Opportunity and Fair Housing; monitors progress of CDBG capital improvement projects; develops and conducts public information campaigns for fair housing, CDBG and human services; provides technical information and assistance to both landlords and tenants concerning fair housing and mobile home park issues; conducts limited complaint investigations, and assures compliance with Federal, State and local fair housing laws and ordinances; assists in the development and maintenance of homeless programs; and completes other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of: CDBG rules/regulations and reporting requirements; Federal, State and Santa Barbara City fair housing laws and ordinances; local community groups and tenant/landlord organizations; mediation techniques; and homeless assistance programs.
Skill in: Microsoft Word and Excel; report writing; public speaking; and project monitoring including fiscal expenditures and contract and regulatory compliance.
Ability to: Interpret and explain related City ordinances and enforcement procedures; apply fair housing laws; gather and analyze pertinent information, draw conclusions and recommend a course of action and/or identify technical resources related to the issues or problems; compile data and statistics; prepare and conduct media campaigns and make public presentations to educate the public on fair housing and CDBG/human services grants programs; perform regular assignments following standard procedures without instructions and modify procedures to meet specific situations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of groups and individuals; deal tactfully and objectively with sensitive issues involving divergent viewpoints.
Desirable Qualifications: Ability to speak and/or write Spanish is highly desirable.
License Requirements: A valid California Driver's License at time of appointment may be required.
It is important that your application and responses to the supplemental questionnaire show all of your relevant experience, training, and/or education that qualifies you for this position. Applications and questionnaires may be rejected if incomplete. Applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may consist of an application rating and/or oral examination in addition to a department selection interview.
CITY APPLICATION AND RESPONSES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE ARE BEING ACCEPTED ON AN OPEN UNTIL FILLED BASIS.