Neighborhood Services Coordinator

CITY OF NORTH LAS VEGAS
Published
January 20, 2023
Location
North Las Vegas, NV
Job Type
 

Description

The City of North Las Vegas announces a posting for the Neighborhood Services Coordinator position. This vacancy is in the Community Services and Engagement Department. Please thoroughly review the information and selection process outlined on this announcement.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

  • Submit a complete application - For your application to be considered, you MUST fully complete an online application, and answer ALL questions. Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this announcement and click "SUBMIT" at the end of your application (applying for a position does not guarantee an interview nor an offer of position)
  • Pay - The starting pay for this position is $2,500.04 biweekly (step 1). All new employees hired for this position will start at step 1 of the range; no exceptions. Existing employees will receive increases as outlined by their bargaining agreement.
  • Work Schedule - Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (36-hour work week)
  • Selection Process - Oral Panel Interview Weighted 100%, Passing score 70%

THE ROLE:

Administer the development and implementation of Federal entitlement and housing programs. Assures applicants meet program requirements. Assure city complies with grant requirements and provides needed services to residents.

IDEAL CANDIDATE:

The ideal candidate is adept at community/economic development processes that promotes sustainability to build a healthy and adaptable communities. Furthermore, the Neighborhood Services Coordinator will cultivate and maintain relationships, collaborating with stakeholders, city leaders and other private organizations to help transform lives and foster diversity and inclusion in the community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : (Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following)

  • Participate in planning, coordinating and administering various entitlement and federal grant programs, such as Community Development Block grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and a variety of cooperative intergovernmental regional government initiatives; represent the city's interest in the projects.
  • Ensure assigned programs comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations and requirements such as labor standards, environmental reviews and project and program eligibility; conduct inspections of properties or other on-site compliance reviews as needed.
  • Prepare and submit annual or other periodic reports for assigned federal or grant programs; assist with periodic audits of records and procedures; develop and implement project tracking systems to ensure the timely progress of grant funded projects.
  • Process various legal documents; maintain current manuals; compose and edit reports, letters, fact sheets, briefing papers, agenda materials, contracts and related correspondence regarding assigned projects and activities.
  • Administer and monitor special projects related to neighborhood development as assigned.
  • Prepare information for assigned programs' annual application process; update applications for funding, review completed applications for threshold compliance.
  • Serve as liaison between departments, federal, state and local agencies, non-profit agency boards and staff, contractors, subcontractors, vendors and the public.
  • Represent the city on various boards, committees; coordinate meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences.
  • Administer assigned projects; coordinate committee meetings; participate in strategic planning for assigned programs; complete Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reports; conduct project monitoring.
  • Monitor program budgets; review purchase requests; monitor and approve invoices by contractors and city sub-recipients to ensure charges comply with contract and grant provisions; approve disbursement of requests for funds.
  • Generates and updates program guidelines for housing and grant programs.
  • Performs special assignments as requested, such as evaluating income and assets ownership of applicants.
  • Conduct field inspections, generating work write-ups, floor plans and estimates. Assist applicants to progress through formal bidding process.
  • Provides information, advice, feedback or assistance to others within the division to refine work outputs or resolve problems.
  • Confers with upper management to keep them informed on key issues and progress toward objectives and to gain their support and approval; makes recommendations to assist management in making needed improvements.
  • Communicate with others outside own work area to coordinate efforts and maintain cooperative and efficient relations.
  • Maintains and upgrades professional knowledge, skills and development by attending seminars and training programs and reading trade and professional journals and publications.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, completes required forms and paperwork and prepares work programs and reports work progress periodically.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration or related field; and
  • Two years of experience coordinating and administering federal grant-funded programs in any of the following areas: housing rehabilitation, homeowner assistance, homeless assistance, business development or capital improvement, gang intervention or similar law enforcement programs and services.
  • Equivalency: Six years of experience coordinating and administering federal grant-funded programs in any of the following areas: housing rehabilitation, homeowner assistance, homeless assistance, business development or capital improvement, gang intervention or similar law enforcement programs and services.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Must possess a valid state driver's license and maintain satisfactory motor vehicle record. Must obtain appropriate Nevada state driver's license.

The following certifications are not required to obtain the job, however, a minimum of two certifications must be completed and maintained within two years of hire or reclassification.

  • Housing Specialist or Housing Quality Standards certification (HQS)
  • Home Energy Rater certification
  • Grants Writer certification
  • Housing Development Finance Professional

Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices of general public administration, administration of housing rehabilitation, federal grants administration and modern construction methods/practices in order to perform the essential function of the position.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • State Prevailing Wage and Federal Davis-Bacon law requirements
  • State and Federal Housing Programs (Tax Credits, HOME/LIHTF)
  • Federal Environmental Review Process
  • Fair Housing regulations
  • Federal entitlement programs
  • HUD Section 3 compliance and reporting
  • Minimum Property Standards

Skill:

  • Analytical abilities are required to make sound, logical interpretation of codes and regulations. Many interpretations and decisions must be made quickly; sound judgment required to act in best interest of the City.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with internal staff, citizens, contractors and/or government agencies in such areas as supervising project work, responding to citizens questions and consulting with others.

Physical and Mental Abilities:

  • Work requires sustained periods of mental and visual concentration, working under pressure of deadlines and continual interruptions in concentration.
  • Ability to use initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Ability to Interpret, apply, explain and enforce applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, recommend best options and implement approved solutions.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Works in a normal office and field environment; travel from site to site; requires entry into substandard buildings, homeless encampments, and challenged neighborhoods.
  • May be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally. Must be able to lift a minimum of 15* pounds unassisted.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; expansive reading.
  • The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
  • Regular and timely attendance is required.

BACKGROUND PROCESSESS & PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates for this position are subject to a Pre-employment screening. Pre-employment screening includes but is not limited to: Local and State Criminal History Check; Federal Criminal History Check via submission of fingerprints, and a drug screen.

This class specification may not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this description. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodations for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant as possible.
**NRS 286.042
NV PERS Official Policy 11.6

Additional Information

  • People Group: Teamster Administrative

Compensation

  • Grade: TEX-21
  • Minimum Salary: 2500.04
  • Maximum Salary: 3937.67
  • Pay Basis: BIWEEKLY
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