Grant Compliance Specialist I

Full-time

Serving the public with research and compliance work in support of housing rehabilitation and other community development programs, in accordance with federal and state laws and city policies.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

Work involves responsibility for gathering and analyzing data needed for preparing various grant planning and reporting documents. The employee also monitors compliance with grant requirements and follows up on loan delinquencies and other non-compliance issues. This is the first of a two level classification series. It is distinguished from the next higher level by its emphasis on monitoring and tracking various grant and program compliance documents and its lack of lead or supervisory responsibility.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (These essential duties are only illustrative.)

Monitors and follows up on loan delinquencies and bankruptcies/foreclosure actions, and prepares mortgage releases, subordinations, loan assumptions, and requests for loan payoff.

Completes environmental reviews for projects assisted by the Department.

Monitors, tracks, and documents various program requirements to ensure regulatory compliance; monitors project closeouts.

Creates, maintains and updates policies and procedures for federal and state funded programs.

Assists in preparing the 5 Year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, and any other grant and program planning and reporting documents.

Manages the administration of the CEDD grant management system to ensure that data is being entered and reported correctly. Acts as primary liaison with grant management software provider to address issues, ask questions and make programmatic changes.

Prepares reporting mechanisms to track minority and women-owned business (MBE/WBE), Section 3, and Davis Bacon data for required reports, which are submitted to HUD by the City’s Grant and Contract Compliance Officer.

Assists in grant writing and development of grant agreements.

Assists in implementation of strategic plans.

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

 Graduation from an accredited college of university with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration or a related field and one year of community development administrative experience.  Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may be substituted for the required experience.

Sarah Brinkmann

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