Institute for Building Technology and Safety

  • CDBG Specialist I

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1555
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Locations
    US-CA-Santa Rosa
    Category
    Disaster Recovery
  • Responsibilities

     

    • Assist in CDBG DR Subject Matter expertise in Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Puerto Rico and other places
    • To assist IBTS in pursuing projects various locations
    • Provide assistance for CDBG and CDBG-DR programs
    • Ensure compliance with the federal CDBG and CDBG-DR regulations
    • Recommend and assist in the development of the RFPs by identifying goals and requirements
    • Prepare reports and documents
    • Review HUD policy changes, updates, and recommend changes in IBTS policies or procedures to maintain compliance
    • Providing expert technical assistance to the CDBG-DR requirements and regulations
    • Manage the development of an application intake and evaluation process for CDBG-DR housing programs including housing buyouts, rehabilitation and elevation, infrastructure program and economic development program
    • Work clients to prepare all compliance reports required by the CDBG-DR program
    • Communication with senior leadership staff from clients including elected officials
    • Attend client's internal staff meetings
    • Interface with the general public
    • Attend meetings with US HUD
    • Identify and resolve conflicts with the program
    • Utilize the telephone and computer (MS Office)
    • Performs other duties as assigned

     

    Qualifications

    • CDBG Specialist 1: Must have from 2-5 years of CDBG or CDBG-DR experience.
    • CDBG Specialist 2: Must have from 5-10 years of CDBG or CDBG-DR experience.
    • CDBG Specialist 3: Must have from 10-20 years of CDBG, CDBG-DR or other Community Development experience. 
    • CDBG Subject Matter Expert: Must have more than 20 years of CDBG, CDBG-DR or other Community Development experience.
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Disaster Management, Business Administration, Finance, Planning, Public Administration, Public Policy or a related discipline. (Master’s degree can account for 2 years of Experience)
    • Minimum five (5) years’ related experience with progression in complexity and scope of assignments.
    • Experience in CDBG-DR, CDBG State or Entitlement programs
    • Experience in providing technical assistance to CDBG-DR grantees and Subrecipient’s related to CDBG requirements such as, financial management, procurement, environmental review, fair housing, section 3, Davis Bacon, URA and other HUD requirements;
    • Experience in delivering HUD single-family and multifamily housing programs, infrastructure programs, buyout or acquisition programs or economic development programs;
    • Experience conducting monitoring visits and writing monitoring reports, overseeing corrective actions, and coordinating HUD monitoring visits. 
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Proficiency in MS Office products including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook
    • High degree of attention to detail

    Competencies

    • Ability to lead a team with excellent leadership skills
    • Previous experience negotiating with key federal, state, and local officials on controversial disaster recovery and financial issues strongly preferred
    • Ability to relocate
    • Could require and/or temporary or permanent relocation

    Language Skills

     

    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
    • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

     

     

    Physical Demands

     

    The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Overtime may be required to meet project deadlines
    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

     

    Overview

    Bring your passion, expertise, and experience to IBTS, where we appreciate and are committed to our employees. We offer outstanding benefits, growth opportunities, and work hard to maintain a culture that values our employees. 

     

    The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established to provide unbiased professional building code compliance services, while enhancing the communities in which we work. At IBTS, our mission is to deliver quality services to meet the challenges of governance at all levels while enhancing public safety, economic development, and the general welfare of the community. Our services include Building and Community Development, Energy and Sustainability Services, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Quality Assurance, as well as Compliance and Risk Monitoring.

     

    IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, VA, with additional offices in Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, DC.

     

    We are committed to building a community of experts with diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives who are passionate about our mission. IBTS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. This opportunity is open to Section S3 Residents.

     

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