As an entitlement jurisdiction, the City of North Miami receives an annual allocation of federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As such, the Housing Administrator performs professional work within the Community Planning and Development Department, involving the administration of HUD programs and budget management of associated program funds. This position is responsible for monitoring and compliance of the City's HUD funded programs to ensure consistency with local, state and federal guidelines.
An employee in this position works under limited supervision. However, work is subject to regular review by the Housing and Social Service Manager to ensure conformity with established policies and attainment of desired objectives. Work is performed under supervision with considerable latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment. Position relies on experience and extensive knowledge of local, State and Federal guidelines. Independent judgment is needed to determine the best approach by using and interpreting established policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Preparation and submission of Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation (CAPER), Annual Action Plan and Consolidated Plan to local HUD office;
Preparation and submission of Local Housing Assistance Plan to the state;
Knowledge of planning techniques and budgeting, especially those required in the preparation of Local Housing Assistance Plan;
Assists Housing and Social Service Manager in preparing reports and correspondence for regulatory agencies;
Attends meetings and training related to housing and grant coordination;
Makes presentation before City boards and at community workshops, as needed;
Composes and types correspondence to outside agencies and developers;
Investigates, analyzes and resolves housing related problems and issues;
Monitors grant programs and identifies potential grant opportunities for the City;
Performs customer relations activities for interested and eligible program participants and related federal, state, and county agencies;
Receives and reviews housing development and grant projects for accuracy;
Assists in the monitoring and implementation of local, state and federal grant programs;
Assists with update and maintenance of the City's Housing Guidelines on an ongoing basis;
Develops and maintains external relationships with regulators, elected officials and key trade associations;
Keeps abreast of all updates and changes in regulatory requirements;
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must be in possession of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration, Management, Urban Planning or related field with at least 3 years of relevant work experience.
An equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Possession of a valid Florida driver's license.
Knowledge of Local, HUD and State Programs (HOME. CDBG, NSP, SHIP)
Knowledge of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, amendments;
Knowledge of HUD implementing regulations;
Knowledge of the various Acts, Executive Orders, and Regulations which apply to all Federal programs such as HOME, CDBG, NSP, SHIP;
Knowledge of research techniques and the availability of sources of information;
Knowledge of Housing Finance;
Knowledge of Microsoft Programs (PowerPoint, Excel and Word);
Ability to communicate effectively and to prepare and present concise verbal and written reports in a clear and logical manner;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, City officials, officials of other agencies, and the general public;
Ability to understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions and guidelines;
Some knowledge of basic principles, practices, and techniques of demographic planning, zoning and/or economic development;
Document and report financial and project outcome information in federal database (Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) and Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System
DRGR inclusive of any lapses, review and implement financial, administrative and bookkeeping requirements;
Some knowledge of City, County and State Legislation on Community Development Block Grants;
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally, and in writing.
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