Community Development Specialist-Community Planning/Outreach Coordinator
Pasco County, FL - Pasco County, FL

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Salary Disclosure:
Starting Salary: $43,614.00*
Salary Range for this Position: $43,614.00 - $74,039.00
*+up to 15% depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant.

Current Paso County Employees - Please refer to the Career Service manual for starting salary information.

General Description:
Represent Pasco County through building and sustaining relationships with community partners; therefore, strong customer service skills and the ability to work with diverse populations are required. Ability to identify, define, and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as coordinate the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to federal, state, and private agencies.

Essential Job Functions:

Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing and computer skills, and database management skills. The candidate must be highly organized with the ability to work effectively under pressure, use independent judgment, and produce a high quality work project with tight time constraints. The successful candidate must have previous experience demonstrated by a proven track record in neighborhood and community redevelopment, a comprehensive ability for research, and previous technical writing expertise.

The primary responsibility is to serve as the coordinator for community redevelopment, outreach, and nonprofit capacity building, for the purpose of managing the Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant for the Lacoochee-Trilby neighborhood. The successful candidate would serve as project manager, overseeing the various portions of the grant process, providing status updates to the HUD and the BCC regarding grant milestones and compliance. The successful candidate would procure professional services, through requests for qualifications and proposals, manage planning efforts conducted by internal and external partners, and provide training and technical assistance to agency and community partners.

Performs related work as required.

This position is time limited, and is only guaranteed for a period of two years. The position will be reevaluated after the two year time frame to determine need and feasibility to extend its tenure.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The successful candidate must possess mastery of the English language, excellent written and oral communication skills, experience with neighborhood and community planning, computer literacy including mastery of Microsoft Programs, and have experience in identifying problems, creating innovative solutions, and managing and evaluating complex projects. The successful candidate will have knowledge of planning timelines and budgets, as well as experience in federal grant monitoring and reporting requirements. The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) to diverse external and internal team members and will be a self starter who is a quick worker, detail oriented, accurate with financial details, organized and able to multi-task under tight deadlines.

Minimum Requirements:

Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing, and vision skills.

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Finance, Public Administration, Planning, or a related field. Four years of professional urban/regional planning, community development, or governmental grant experience in providing service delivery to the public.

A comparable amount of direcly related experience MAY be substituted at the County's discreation for the minimum educational requirements if candidates are not available that fully meet the minimum requirements of the position as posted.

Must possess a valid driver's license.

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the esssential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.