- Community Development Representative II
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is mid-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; may serve as specialist in an assigned technical economic development area.
Serves as specialist in an assigned technical economic development area such as environmental review, labor standards, and/or civil rights.
Coordinates and provides planning assistance relating to block grants, community betterment, and neighborhood assistance programs; provides information on zoning laws, land use analysis, site evaluations, and establishing planning committees.
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 and presents program-specific workshops, administrative training sessions, and project director seminars.
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.
Plans and conducts transition meetings with grantees, local administrators, and public officials to discuss program requirements and responsibilities for newly-awarded projects.
Monitors progress and maintains records of all projects to ensure compliance with the requirements of specialty area; provides technical assistance and training in specialty area to project administrators and program staff.
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.
Interprets and explains state and federal rules, regulations, and program guidelines applicable to assigned projects.
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 general administrative direction.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
One or more years of experience as a Community Development Representative I with the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
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; and,
Two or more years of professional or technical experience in community or economic development, planning, business management, loan/grant/tax administration, or a closely related area.
(Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience at a rate of 24 earned graduate credit hours for one year.)
(Additional qualifying experience 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?
Intermediate knowledge of community and economic development grant objectives, programs, theories, and practices.
Intermediate knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations, and program guidelines applicable to assigned projects.
Intermediate knowledge of not-for-profit and community-based organizations.
Intermediate 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 prepare and present program-specific workshops, administrative training sessions, and project director seminars.
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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