- Community Development Representative I
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is entry-level professional work providing technical economic assistance to community groups, neighborhood organizations, and businesses, and monitoring approved community development projects in an assigned geographical area of the state.
Monitors, tracks, and assesses progress of community development projects to ensure compliance with grant requirements; prepares and maintains progress logs, status reports, compliance records, and close-out reports on completed projects; maintains regular contact with local project administrators.
Conducts on-site performance audits to evaluate progress of projects; reviews grant and contract documents; prepares evaluation checklists and letters to grantees detailing areas of non-compliance.
Reviews grant and/or tax credit applications from community groups, neighborhood organizations, and businesses; participates in rating and determining eligibility in accordance with program guidelines.
Receives training in an assigned technical specialty area such as environmental review, labor standards, or civil rights.
Interprets and explains state and federal rules, regulations, and program guidelines applicable to assigned projects.
Assists in preparing and presenting program-specific workshops, administrative training sessions, and project director seminars.
Responds to inquiries and provides advice and assistance to community and neighborhood groups, businesses, public officials, not-for-profit organizations, economic development professionals, and the general public relating to community development programs, grant preparation, community assessment and planning, status and/or completion of grant/tax credit applications, and project-specific requirements.
Prepares statistical, progress, and assessment reports for assigned program areas.
Promotes community development services and programs.
Plans and schedules work activities to achieve established program goals and objectives.
Exercises independence and initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities within established guidelines; receives close supervision.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following requirements will determine merit system eligibility, experience and education ratings, and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers. When practical and possible, the Division of Personnel will accept substitution of experience and education on a year-for-year basis.)
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Community or Economic Development, Business or Public Administration, Finance, Planning, or a closely related field.
(Professional or technical experience in community or economic development, planning, business management, loan/grant/tax administration, or a closely related field may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Introductory knowledge of community and economic development grant objectives, programs, theories, and practices.
Introductory knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations, and program guidelines applicable to assigned projects.
Introductory knowledge of not-for-profit and community-based organizations.
Introductory knowledge of the use of personal computers and related software packages.
Ability to interpret and explain state and federal statutes, regulations, and agency policies related to community grant and tax credit eligibility.
Ability to plan and organize work activities to achieve established program goals and objectives.
Ability to communicate effectively and prepare complete and concise reports.
Ability to travel in the performance of assigned duties.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, community groups, neighborhood groups, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, grantees, public officials, and the general public.
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