Community Development Specialist I/II – Montgomery County

Jul 20, 2022 | Jobs

Position Overview
Depending on experience, candidates will be considered for either a level I or a II. 
Community Development Specialist I:
Basic professional level in community and economic development occupation under general supervision requiring working knowledge of community planning &/or development in order to oversee projects awarded to political jurisdictions having internal staff and assists in the planning and administration of projects funded by Montgomery County.

Community Development Specialist II:
Specialized professional level in community & economic development occupation under general supervision of CED Operations Manager and/or the Economic Development and Planning Manager requiring considerable knowledge of advanced federal policies and rules and the methods and requirements of community/economic development planning and development programs and services in order to administer complex assignments and perform coordination, planning and analysis, and administration of projects funded by Montgomery County as outlined in rank 1 job duties 50% of the time and also must perform rank 2 and rank 3 job duties.

Summary of Job Duties
Community Development Specialist I:
Oversees community development / economic development projects awarded to political jurisdictions having internal staff, maintains overall record keeping for assigned projects, evaluates programs to determine if goals are met, assists in the management and monitoring of assigned development projects (e.g., contract negotiation and development, work programs, budgets and timetables, monitoring sub-recipient projects on-site to ensure fiscal, regulatory and program accountability, providing program guidance and technical assistance, coordination with others to ensure compliance with all programs, processes timely payment to sub-recipients), operates motor vehicle to perform field services, assists senior staff with more complicated project assignments (e.g., lead base paint, three year planning process) and regulatory requirements.

Conducts planning, implementation and monitoring activities associated with the planning efforts of the division including the funding process, research, analysis and preparation of required reports, coordinates with other agencies to develop strategies, monitors and identifies resources to implement plans, maintains contact with related agencies, develops and implements new projects and approaches, assists in the development of staff recommendations to county officials, participates in departmental long & short range planning.

Completes environmental assessments of projects in accordance with regulations, prepares legal notices to public regarding project including descriptions, locations and related information, requests for release of funds for projects with copies to relevant federal and state agencies, maintains environmental review records, assists in preparation of performance reports, monitors compliance with federal acquisition and relocation regulations and assists sub-grantees with the procedures including making sure proper appraisals and review appraisals are done, negotiating and settling purchase prices with owners, assisting in smooth relocation when necessary, acts as representative of department with local governments.
(Performs Related Duties As Required)

Community Development Specialist II:
Administers complex assignments (e.g., lead-based paint program, economic development projects), enters business intelligence into customer relationship management software; enters and retrieves building and site inventory database for business attraction and for retention & expansion, performs required regulatory and or business retention and attraction activity functions (e.g., environmental reviews, acquisitions and relocations, labor standard compliance, historic preservation, marketing, business roundtables and walks ), manages more sophisticated projects involving significant interface with political subdivision staff, consultants, businesses and residents of target neighborhoods, coordinates all facets of projects (e.g., infrastructure, housing, environmental review, contract compliance, acquisition and relocation, financial and non-financial management systems) including consultant selection, bidding, construction management and labor standard compliance, negotiates and develops contracts, work programs, budgets and timetables, monitors sub-recipient projects on-site to ensure fiscal, regulatory and program accountability, operates motor vehicle to visit project sites, provides program guidance and technical assistance, coordinates with others to ensure compliance with all programs, processes timely payment to sub-recipients, maintains overall record-keeping on assigned projects, evaluates programs to determine if goals are met, identifies grant opportunities to support department activities, with assistance of staff and other agencies.

Conducts planning, implementation and monitoring activities associated with the planning efforts of the division including the funding processes, researches, analyzes and prepares required reports, coordinates with other agencies to develop strategies, monitors and identifies resources to implement plans, maintains contact with related agencies, conducts industry research and analysis, assists in developing and implementing new projects and approaches, assists in the development of staff recommendations to county officials, participates in departmental long- and short- range planning, performs cost-benefit analysis for retention and attraction projects, and identifies relevant incentive programs.

Undertakes business attraction and retention activities utilizing Executive Pulse or other customer relationship software, through the proper documenting of business visits, journal entries, and referrals to resource partners. Assists in preparation of performance reports as it relates to CED programs, monitors compliance on federal programs and assists sub-grantees with implementation of projects. Meets with business and community groups to discuss projects, gain community support and cooperation, and when necessary, acts as representative of department with local governments. Assists in marketing of the Business First! program and other department activities with County staff and other agencies via print, video, social media and other mediums.
(Performs Related Duties As Required)

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements
Community Development Specialist I:
Must have current valid driver’s license with acceptable driving records. Completion of undergraduate major program course work in community planning, public administration or urban studies. – OR alternative, equivalent evidence of the Minimum Class Requirements.

Community Development Specialist II:
Must have current valid Ohio driver’s license with acceptable driving record. Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years related experience in economic development, community development and planning & project management; OR administration in community planning or public administration or urban studies and four (4) years related experience in economic development, community development and planning & project management.
– OR alternative, equivalent evidence of the Minimum Class Requirements.

Supplemental Information
Pay range will differ depending on if candidate is interviewing for a I or a II.

Pay range for Community Development Specialist I: $19.74 – $24.19 Hourly 

Pay range for Community Development Specialist II: $21.22 – $26.00 Hourly 

Must maintain licensure.

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