Community Development Grant Specialist (Grant Funded)

City of Henderson, NV
September 9, 2023
Henderson, NV
Job Type


Position Overview

The City of Henderson announces an examination to create an eligibility list and to fill one (1) vacancy for the classification of Community Development Grant Specialist (Grant Funded) in the Department of Community Development and Services. The eligibility list may be utilized to fill vacancies for this classification for up to one (1) year.

Under general supervision, performs technical and administrative work in support of the City of Henderson Housing and Grants Programs; and performs related duties as assigned.
Agreement/contract development, negotiation of project scope and budget, monitoring that federal and state regulations are applied, verification of eligible activities, researching and reporting on activity outcomes, and conducting on-site inspections.

Standard shift assignments include a four (4) day work week (Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm) and three (3) days off (Friday - Sunday.) *This position is eligible for remote work for up to half of the regularly scheduled work week; at least 50% of the work time must be spent in-person onsite. This option for remote work is only available for incumbents who successfully complete their probationary/qualifying period. Remote work options for this classification/vacancy are subject to change.

An ideal candidate will possess strong project management skills with the ability to coordinate, manage, monitor, and report on various affordable housing projects and grants. Key responsibilities for this position will include evaluating and underwriting loans for affordable housing projects, mixed-use projects, preparation of loan documents, and monitoring construction financing. The ideal candidate will have the ability to operate with a high degree of independence of action, including the use of judgment and initiative in developing solutions to problems and interpreting policies and federal guidelines. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage complex public and private partnerships are highly desirable.

An ideal candidate's educational background would include major coursework in public administration, business administration, urban studies or a closely related field such as finance, economics, real estate, social work, or human studies.

NOTE: This is a grant-funded position. This position is currently funded through an entitlement grant and the continuation of this position is subject to ongoing grant funding. Upon the expiration of grant funds, employees taking this position will have rights as outlined in the "reduction in force" language in the applicable contract or civil service rules.

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Salary placement for non-represented positions is based on a comprehensive compensation review and takes into consideration the candidate's qualifications as well as internal equity.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in public administration, business administration, urban studies, or a closely related field
  • Two (2) years of full-time experience performing grant administration or housing program duties for a municipal government or non-profit agency; or four (4) years of full-time experience in residential new construction or rehab, construction management, economic or urban development, building inspection, or a related field
  • Note: An equivalent combination of related training and experience may be considered
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Nevada or "border state" driver's license, as defined by NRS 483
  • Desirable: Experience in the development of multi-family affordable housing and vulnerable populations

Required Documents/Assessment Information
1) Completed Employment Application

Oral Board Interview with Performance Component* (Weighted 100%) - Monday, October 16, 2023
(Best-Qualified Candidates)

*Candidates who are invited to the Oral Board Interview will be asked to complete a performance component prior to their scheduled interview time. More information will be sent to those candidates who are invited to move forward.

Selection Interview - Thursday, October 19, 2023
(Top-Scoring Candidates)

All applicants will be notified by email or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after the closing date of this announcement.

If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, you will be required to self-schedule through the City of Henderson online application system. Please check your email and/or text messages on a regular basis after submitting your application for complete instructions, which include where and when to report.

The assessment and selection process for this position will take place on the dates listed above. All candidates who wish to be considered for this position will need to be in Henderson, Nevada and/or available via Microsoft Teams to participate in the testing process at any time on any of the dates listed above.
Selection Process
The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best-qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. The City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. It is the responsibility of the candidate requiring accommodation to contact the Human Resources Department (preferably in writing) at the time of application.

Appointment may be subject to the successful and timely completion of a post offer pre-employment background investigation and medical/physical examination, including a drug/alcohol test. Please see the job description to view the physical requirements. The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards.

Full-Time Regular Non-Represented
Position Benefits Summary


  • Health Insurance: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision.
  • Employer paid Long Term Disability.
  • Employer paid Term Life Insurance - $50,000 or one times annual salary, whichever is higher.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Medicare - Employee and City each pay 1.45%.


  • Employer paid membership in the State of Nevada Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
  • No Social Security tax on employee's wages.
  • Retirement Health Savings (RHS) program.
  • Service based retiree health insurance subsidy.


  • From date of hire, employee is credited with a minimum of 18 days* of PTO prorated by the number of full months remaining in the calendar year, not including the month of hire. In January of each year, employee will be provided with a lump sum annual allocation of PTO as follows:
  • Second year through fifth calendar years of service- 22 days
  • Sixth year through twelfth calendar years of service - 26 days
  • Thirteenth calendar year of service and beyond - 30 days

*Actual number of days of PTO granted may vary by position.


  • Four consecutive days of leave, with pay, per occurrence, to attend funeral for immediate family member.


  • 12 paid holidays per year.

Banked Holidays

  • Holidays that fall on a day the employee is not scheduled to work will be banked. Employees may accumulate up to 152 hours of banked holiday hours at any given time.

Floating Holidays

  • Employee credited with two (2) floating holidays at the beginning of each calendar year. If hired prior to July 1, employee will be credited with two (2) floating holidays and if hired between July 1 and October 31, employee will be credited with one (1) floating holiday.


  • Four day, 9.5 hour work day, 38 hour work week.
  • Four day, 10 hour work day, 40 hour work week for Police PERS positions.


  • IRC 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • IRC 401A Deferred Compensation Plan (new/re-hired employees only)
  • IRC125 Plan Flexible Benefits Plan
  • Cancer/Catastrophic Illness, Accident, Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Auto and Home Insurance
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Supplemental Term Life Insurance
  • Legal Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Identity and Credit Protection
  • Employee Network Membership

NOTE: Benefits subject to change based on the discretion of the City Manager or City Council.

Revised 05/18

Closing Date/Time: 10/4/2023 3:00 PM Pacific

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