Community Builder


The Rockland County Office of Community Development (RCOCD) administers the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants, including but not limited to its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs. The department is seeking to hire a Community Builder to assist in the day-to-day operation of its grant programs. The ideal candidate will have a firm grasp of, and enthusiasm for, the objectives and mission of RCOCD, as well as thorough knowledge of office procedures, terminology and equipment; good knowledge of record keeping procedures, especially as they pertain to community development programs; good knowledge of business arithmetic; working knowledge of Federal laws, rules and regulations of HUD; ability to maintain cooperative relationships with others; ability to maintain records in accordance with established procedures; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Job description:

Prepares documentation, reports, vouchers, etc. for various grants (e.g. CDBG, HOME and ESG) in accordance with HUD requirements;

Verifies payments and maintains a variety of records in accordance with Federal guidelines (e.g. environmental review records, Section 3, Davis-Bacon);

Maintains records and accounts for grants and other projects by posting ledgers, maintaining basic account balances, and processing vouchers;

Evaluates applicants’ financial resources and makes recommendations concerning eligibility for assistance according to guidelines set forth by HUD;

Assists with the preparation of various Federal reports (e.g. Consolidated and annual Action Plans, Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER)) and budget planning by gathering and organizing relevant information;

Reviews Federal guidelines and procedures in order to distribute information, review records, etc. needed to ensure compliance;

Develops and maintains filing systems, including computer-based information systems;

Performs general office clerical duties (e.g. maintaining records, filing);

May conduct housing unit inspections for compliance with HUD housing quality standards;

May complete special projects and attend meetings, as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

An associate degree or higher and two (2) years of experience in the preparation, processing,

review and/or monitoring of reports, vouchers, documents, etc. relating to compliance with rules and regulations of specific programs or, an associate degree or higher and three (3) years of office clerical or business experience.


  1. Additional years of the experience described in (a.) or (b.) above may be substituted for the associate degree on a year-for-year basis, up to two (2) years.
  2. Paid work experience in a community development, property management**, urban renewal, or comparable, setting may be substituted for the experience described in a. or b. above on the basis of one (1) year of community development, property management, urban renewal, etc., experience for two (2) years of experience in a. or b. above.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid motor vehicle license or accessibility to transportation to meet field work requirements in a timely and efficient manner.


If you are interested in this position, please email a resume and cover letter to:

Alexandra Obremski

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