Starting Salary: $54,485.00
Pay Grade: P41
Current Pasco County Employees: Please refer to the Personnel Policy & Procedure Manual for starting salary information.
Department: Community Development
Location: Port Richey
General Description: Responsible to ensure the Community Development Department is operating in compliance with federal, state and local housing and community development programs, including grant requirements, regulatory and County contractual agreements; and BCC and Department policies and procedures.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an emergency. During an emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.
Essential Job Functions:Supervise professional staff who manage compliance monitoring of grant programs, review their work, serve as the liaison between compliance staff and program staff. Coordinate planning and preparation for monitoring of federal and state grants. Serve as part of the leadership team of the department; coordinate with other supervisors as needed.
Tracks HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), State Housing Investment Partnership (SHIP) and other grant funding expenditures and program income ensuring compliance with state and federal requirements. Records encumbrances and reconciles expenditures to the client level, ensuring budget, set-aside, administrative caps, CDBG timeliness requirements are met.
Oversees information in tracking spreadsheets and prescribed databases to included HUD IDIS and DRGR to ensure accuracy and timeliness. Contributes to completion of required annual reports to include the State Housing Initiative Partnership Annual Report and HUD Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report.
Lead the development and implementation of appropriate compliance policies and policy changes that support the Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, Local Housing Assistance Plan and department programs. Keep current on any changes in regulations affecting applicable Housing and Community Development programs. Direct staff to update Compliance policies, procedures, and forms on shared drives. Ensures systems are in place to monitor site compliance with all regulatory agreements and requirements, including but not limited to HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), State Housing Investment Partnership (SHIP), and tax credit projects to also include affordability requirements.
- Researches regulations by reviewing regulatory bulletins and other sources of information
- Oversees staff in compliance and program teams who monitors developers, non-profit housing agencies and provide technical assistance for compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
- Function as the lead person with internal and external auditors directed by the Director;
- Reviews and approves corrective action plans for noncompliance.
- Proactively audits processes, practices and documents to identify department/program weaknesses.
- Coordinates compliance training for internal and external partners with other department staff members.
- Ensures reconciliation of grant expenditures to the County’s Munis System. Ensures program income is received and credited as appropriate. Reserves the appropriate amount available for Program Administration and if directed, Public Services.
- Ensures accurate reporting of loan portfolio; monitors collection and foreclosure processes to to ensure loan repayments are compliant to mortgage payback stipulations and County policies.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Computer literacy including proficiency of Microsoft Programs.
- Experience in federal or state grant monitoring and reporting requirements.
- Ability to solve complex problems within strict programmatic guidelines.
- Ability to analyze data and trends.
- Exhibits a keen attention to detail.
- Displays professional integrity and ethics.
- knowledge of federal and state community development funding programs (i.e. CDBG, HOME, NSP, ESG, SHIP) is preferred.
Minimum Requirements:PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing, and vision skills. Must be computer literate and know how to use MS Office. Sit for long periods.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration, Planning, or a related field and four (4) years’ of progressively responsible and professional experience in government grant programs related to housing and community development OR a Master’s Degree and two (2) years’ of experience. One (1) year of supervisory experience.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS: Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a vehicle.
ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act.
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter 55A-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.