- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is senior-level professional and supervisory work planning and coordinating the activities of field staff engaged in monitoring community development projects and tracking awarded grants.
Trains, supervises, and evaluates professional field staff responsible for monitoring approved grants and projects; monitors staff work load and reviews progress logs, status reports, and compliance records to ensure efficient program operation.
Supervises the review of all community development projects to ensure compliance with state rules and regulations, and specialized technical requirements in such areas as environmental review, labor standards, and/or civil rights; ensures that designated staff maintain technical expertise in assigned specialty areas.
Prepares and maintains a financial reporting system required for fiscal control and federal audits; monitors program expenditures; recommends budget adjustments to grantees.
Interprets and explains state and federal rules, regulations, and program guidelines to staff, grantees, community groups, neighborhood organizations, businesses, administrators, and the general public; provides technical and administrative assistance to grant recipients.
Participates in developing and implementing program policies, procedures, and activities; provides recommendations pertaining to administrative and project manual revisions.
Plans and coordinates meetings with grantees, local administrators, and public officials to discuss program requirements and responsibilities for newly-awarded projects.
Reviews grant applications from community groups and neighborhood organizations; determines eligibility and participates in the rating process in accordance with program guidelines.
Monitors funding approvals to ensure program compliance.
Responds to inquiries and provides assistance to community groups, neighborhood organizations, businesses, public officials, not-for-profit organizations, economic development professionals, and the general public relating to community development programs, community development and planning, status and/or completion of grant/tax credit applications, and project-specific requirements.
Functions as liaison with state and federal agencies, legislators, local government officials, community organizations, and the general public.
Prepares and reviews close-out documentation upon completion of projects indicating project accomplishments, financial certifications, and grant expenditures; tracks and coordinates the status of audits for administratively closed projects.
Plans and schedules work activities to achieve established program goals and objectives.
Exercises considerable 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 II 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,
Three 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?
Comprehensive knowledge of the nature and objectives of community and economic development grant objectives, programs, theories, and practices.
Comprehensive knowledge of economic, political, social, geographic, and cultural factors which affect community and economic development programs.
Comprehensive knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations, and program guidelines applicable to assigned projects.
Comprehensive knowledge of not-for-profit and community-based organizations.
Intermediate knowledge of the principles and practices of effective supervision, management, and training.
Intermediate knowledge 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 organizations, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, grantees, public officials, and the general public.
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