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DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

DEFINITION

Under direction, directs and has complete charge of a community development program and all of its personnel, and is responsible for the administration, planning, and development procedures of community development programs and for promoting and administering a comprehensive community development service which includes planning, organizing, monitoring, and evaluating federal, state, and county community oriented programs; does other related duties as required

NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  • Directs a staff engaged in providing technical, professional, and administrative assistance in the development, monitoring, evaluation,and related agency functions.
  • Directs the training and development of technical and professional personnel
  • Supervises the preparation and submission of project and management operating reports and budgets and the monitoring of expenditures to higher level management officials.
  • Supervises the preparation of reports including midyear, quarterly,and annual progress reports
  • Develops policies and procedures to be followed in closing out funded programs and ensures that guidelines for closing out such programs are followed
  • Attends policy meetings with federal, state, and local officials
  • Disseminates information on programs both internally and to other agencies and individuals
  • Participates in interagency, intergovernmental, and interdepartmental negotiations and in the formulation of mechanisms for improved administrative coordination and program design
  • Provides staff with needed advice and assistance when difficult and unusual problems arise
  • Carries out policies of the authority responsible for the community development program
  • Plans, promotes, organizes, and administers a community development program
  • Establishes administrative procedures to ensure maximum service is provided at reasonable cost
  • Interprets the community development organization, its philosophy, and objectives to others
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with other agencies, neighborhood councils, and interested individuals
  • Prepares comprehensive reports
  • Interprets and stimulates public interest in community development
  • Directs the establishment and maintenance of records and files
  • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency,office, or related units

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

NOTE:  Applicants who do not meet the above education requirement may substitute additional experience as indicated below on a year-for-year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits being equal to one (1) year of experience.

EXPERIENCE:

Five (5) years of supervisory and/or administrative experience in the organization, direction, planning, coordination, and control of community development projects or programs.

LICENSE:

Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the Housing and Community Development act of 1974, as amended, and other related regulations and legislation of the generally accepted theories, concepts, and techniques of implementing a community development program
  • Knowledge of principles and methods of organization, planning,management control, and supervision
  • Knowledge of functions and interrelationships of state and local governments
  • Knowledge of methods and procedures involved in mobilizing individuals and resources
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with citizens and pubic officials
  • Ability to evaluate programs and procedures
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate activities of diversified units
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in evaluating situations and making determinations
  • Ability to organize assigned work and develop effective work methods
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise, accurate, and informative reports
  • Ability to organize, develop, and coordinate the community development program, give assignments and instructions to subordinates, and supervise their work
  • Ability to establish and maintain helpful, cooperative relationships with governing authorities, interested agencies, and individuals
  • Ability to direct the establishment and maintenance of records and files
  • Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform duties of this position.  American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.


This job specification is applicable to the following title code:

Job Spec Code: 05333

Variant:

State,Local or Common: L

Class of Service: C

WorkWeek:

StateClassCode: N/A

LocalClassCode: 35

Salary Range:

Note: -

This job specification is for local government use only.

Salary range is only applicable to state government.

Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.