Finance, Economics, Banking, Housing, Community & Economic Devel, Human Services
Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is direct the planning and organizing functions associated with overall operations of the Housing and Community Development Department.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: makes hiring or termination decisions/recommendations; develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; and provides progress and activity reports to county management.
Oversees the administration and contract compliance management of federal and local grant funds provided for community development, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP); and HOME, Emergency Solutions, and other programs; and/or housing projects within Fulton County and its municipalities.
Conducts comprehensive business studies and develops position papers, briefing memos, and complex written and oral reports for presentation to the County Manager, and Board of Commissioners to advise of issues and concerns affecting funding for affordable housing.
Analyzes and interprets existing and proposed legislation affecting housing-related issues to determine their impact on Fulton County's programs and practices and to ensure federal and state compliance.
Oversees Fulton County's Homeless Continuum of Care and other service assistance to those experiencing homelessness.
Oversees grant administration: identifies and evaluates housing-related funding sources; directs the application process for federal and state funding and oversees grant-funding processes; and develops policies and procedures to govern grants and grant-funded programs; and oversees financial management of grant-funded projects, including preparing operating budgets, reporting, cost allocations, managing expenses, and ensuring appropriate audit controls.
Oversees development of division budget: reviews previous year's expenditures, and determines budgetary needs for staffing, supplies, equipment, services, and/or capital improvements; confers with Deputy Director to monitor expenditures for budget compliance; and approves program expenditures prior to submission for payment.
Develops action plans and creates strategies and methods for establishing policy for projects.
Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation; reviews/approve documents created by subordinates; completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.
Maintains a current, comprehensive knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, principles and practices relating to Housing & Community Development; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; and attends meetings, workshops, hearings, and training sessions as required.
Performs other related duties as required.
Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) in business or public administration, public policy, management, finance, marketing, economics, or a related field required; supplemented by ten years of experience in planning and administering community development programs (including administering HOME, Housing and Urban Development - HUD, and Community Development Block Grant - CDBG program grants), experience with turnaround Management and Project management; and 7 years of supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license. Professional certifications related to Housing and Urban Development regulations and HUD recognized financial systems are preferred including HUD Certification, Certified Public Management (CPM), Program Management( PM) and Six Sigma.
Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all county or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.
About Fulton County Government- Department of Community Development
Fulton County is the largest local government in Georgia, providing effective and cost efficient services to approximately one million residents in 15 cities and an unincorporated area. The County is home to over one million residents who enjoy first-rate schools, world-class sports and entertainment, public transportation, and a government that is committed to providing exceptional services. In addition to unincorporated territory in the southern part of the county, Fulton County is composed of the cities of Alpharetta, Atlanta, Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Palmetto, Roswell, Sandy Springs, South Fulton, and Union City. Fulton remains committed to insuring that all people are healthy, safe, self-sufficient, have economic opportunities, lives that are culturally enriched, and trust that government is efficient, effective, and fiscally sound.