Grant Program Specialist

City Of Scottsdale, AZ Scottsdale , AZ 85250

Posted 3 months ago

Introduction

Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale.

About The Position

Performs several functions of grant program service delivery for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program including client services, case management, contract administration and performance reporting. This position manages a high Section 8 participant caseload including but not limited to: examining applications and client documentation to ensure accuracy, calculating applicants' income and rent amounts, determining program eligibility, issuing housing vouchers, reviewing leases, preparing housing assistance (HAP) contracts, processing annual and interim examinations, and assists senior staff with the program waiting list and briefings. This position responds to inquiries and provides information regarding programs requirements, addresses complaints and mediates disputes between participants and landlords, and interprets and enforces federal regulations applicable to the administration of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Selection Process

Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel interview and an assessment exercise. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

  • Fingerprinting

  • Criminal Background screening for the past 7 years

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • A high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent and two or more years of responsible professional-level experience with federal grants (i.e., CDBG/HOME/Section 8) directly appropriate to the assigned position.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements

Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on division/department/service assignment. Essential Functions

Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:

  • Coordinates assigned activities with other Housing Agencies, landlords, contractors, clients and non-profit agencies and provides staff support to the Community Assistance Office.

  • Sets up, maintains and reconciles a variety of client and project files for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, HOME program or Section 8 Housing Assistance Program.

  • Calculates applicants' income and determines program eligibility

  • Performs several functions of grant program service delivery; client services, case management, contract administration and performance reporting.

  • Addresses complaints and mediates disputes between clients and service providers.

  • Issues certificates and vouchers to eligible program participants.

  • Prepares rent/HAP calculations.

  • Performs annual and interim re-examinations.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 30 pounds.

  • Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, telephone, calculator, copy and fax machines requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye movement.

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The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.


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Grant Program Specialist

City Of Scottsdale, AZ