Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) SPECIALIST
CDM Smith - Minot, ND

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CDM Smith is seeking a senior Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) specialist to be the Housing Program Manager to oversee the day to day activities of the CDBG Disaster Housing Program in Minot, North Dakota. The appropriate candidate will be responsible for compliance with all CDBG requirements and client needs. The Housing Program Manager will report directly to the Director. All housing supervisors and lead housing staff will report directly to the Housing Program Manager.

The Community Development Program Specialist will be expected to:
• Assist Program Director and/or Deputy Director to design and implement CDBG Housing Programs
• Determine compliance with all program requirements and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations
• Monitor program financial and administrative performance and compliance at the state and local level, by way of desk and on-site monitoring, and follow up as necessary
• Evaluate program/project reports and records for compliance, program accomplishments and performance measurement
• Provide technical assistance to units of general local government, staff or non-profit organizations and community development entities concerning grant requirements such as environmental reviews, construction contracts, labor standards, financial management etc. via telephone, fax, e-mail and in person
• Write and update project management manuals and handbooks pertinent to specific areas of project management
• Help to promote the program, make presentations and help conduct and coordinate conferences, meetings and other forums
Job Requirements
• 7-10 years of work related experience, specialized knowledge of management consulting practices, supervisory capability and excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Bachelor's degree in a business or technical discipline
• Possess extensive experience in public administration, planning or community/economic development and real-estate development including program planning, monitoring and evaluation of housing related issues
• Clear understanding of affordable housing programs serving Low-moderate income populations
• Manage large staff
• Possess knowledge and have a clear understanding of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development rules and regulations concerning the Community Development Block Grant Program (specifically 24 CFR Part 570, 24 CFR Part 91, 24 CFR Part 58, 24 CFR Subtitle A, part 85, and Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as Amended)
• Have well-developed skills in: administration and organization, written and verbal communication, interpersonal relationships, multi-tasking and problem solving, and computer literacy (MS WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT etc.)
Additional Information
We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate—as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an equal opportunity employer.

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