Housing Coordinator
City of Brownsville - Brownsville, TX

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS: The primary purpose of the position is to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding HOME Investments Partnership Program, and other federal and state assisted programs. Responsibilities include construction monitoring and project evaluation. Incumbent performs special projects and research related to the programs administered by the department. Work requires the incumbent to be proficient in both written and oral communications.

ESSENTIAL TASKS: Performs monitoring of departmental and grant program activities to ensure compliance with funding requirements and applicable regulations. Researches, gathers, and analyzes census, demographic, and housing data in order to assist in identifying housing or housing market study needs or to evaluate and/or support proposed projects. Effectively communicates with subrecipients, building contractors and recruits Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO). Meets with City Planners and City Inspectors to ensure HOME funded activities are well-integrated with other City requirements including proper zoning and building codes.

Conducts onsite monitoring of HOME-funded construction projects to ensure consistency with contractual requirements and applicable federal regulations. Investigates complaints and recommends corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints. Provides technical assistance to subrecipient staff to develop their capacity to comply with applicable regulations and procedural requirements, including federal labor standards activities related to any Section 3 and Davis-Bacon issue if necessary. Assists with the planning and development of the consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development and the Annual Action Plan.

Prepares and updates Environmental Review Records as required for various programs: - Researches and prepares assessments for approved activities which include issues such as alternate approaches, noise assessments, historic preservation, etc. - Prepares and submits notices and affidavits related to the environmental review process. - Responds to inquiries concerning the environmental review process.INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE AND THINGS DATA INVOLVEMENT: Requires summarizing, tabulating, or formatting data or information in accordance with a prescribed plan to facilitate the identification and extraction of useful information.PEOPLE INVOLVEMENT: Requires persuading or influencing others in favor of a service, point of view, or course of action; may enforce laws, rules, regulations, or ordinances. INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS: Requires handling or using machines, tools, or equipment requiring moderate instruction and experience such as computers, software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets or custom applications; or may service office machines.COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS REASONING REQUIREMENTS: Requires performing coordinating work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem solving.MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires the use of addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and/or calculate ratios, rates and percents.LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: Requires reading journals, manuals, and professional publications; speaking informally to groups of co-workers, staff in other organizational agencies, general public, and people in other organizations; composing original reports and other written materials, using proper language, punctuation, grammar, and style.MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires performing professional level work requiring g the application of principles and practices in a wide range of administrative, technical, or managerial methods in the solution of administrative or technical problems; or the coordination of entry level managerial work; requires general understanding of operating policies and procedures and the ability to apply these to complex administrative problems; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressures.JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS: Requires being responsible for guiding others, requiring frequent decisions, affecting the individual, co-worker, and others whom depend on the service or product; works in a somewhat fluid environment with rules and procedures but many variations from the routine.VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION VOCATIONAL/ EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION: Requires Bachelor's degree in a related field.SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: Valid Texas Drivers License.EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Candidate should possess at least two (2) years experience in real estate project management.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS PHYSICAL DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS: Requires performing sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or routine operations.ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: The job risks exposure to no significant environmental hazards.SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.ADA COMPLIANCE The City of Brownsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.BENEFITS: The City of Brownsville offers benefits including a retirement system, sick and annual leave, and health and life insurance. This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job.

The incumbents may be requested to perform job related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events. This updated job description supersedes prior descriptions for the same position. Management reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

This position is contingent upon continued availability of funds.HOW TO APPLY: Application and resume may be submitted online at http://cob.applicantpro.com Equal Opportunity, Reasonable Accommodation Employer If you need an accommodation, please call (956) 548-6037 or (TDD) 1-800-RELAY TX Email: hr@cob.us

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